Meet Betty, our beautiful 1957 Morris Minor 1000. Brought off Ebay, you could debate that we were on an
absolute whim. We travelled the 100 miles from Weymouth to Barnstaple to collect her, and believe me it was not a smooth transaction.
We had been informed that her brakes were not in good nick, and that she had a rust hole underneath. However, her engine runs like a dream. Having a look around her exterior, the rust was what you would expect on a car that's 55 years old! And being classic car lovers, and having my fiance (Jake) and our gorgeous group of friends being enthusiastic classic car renovators we were all up for the challenge of renovating.
Jake takes the car for a test drive with the previous owner. Everything seems fine, she starts up first time without a struggle. But then Jake asks the guy to do an emergency stop, just to see how bad the brakes truly are. With that the entire right hand side brake drum snaps and there is brake fluid and the drum trailing off the car behind them! Out of pure shock of what just happens, Jake and the guy burst out into laughter.
|Safe and sound at home with James' Volkswagen 1971 Beetle|
that has been recently renovated by the group.
We managed to get her home thanks to the great help of a lovely tow truck driver, and we booked her into the garage straight away to get her brakes fixed.
|Work Commencing in the barn|