When I bought the car it was a little tatty around the edges with a few tears in the interior and some leather problems, but I got all those fixed … Continue Reading Sorting out the interior
The story goes that one of the big dealers over here visited the UK motorshow, saw the TVR’s and wanted to be a dealer. A deal was struck and an … Continue Reading A bit of the TVR’s history
Chest wigs, medallions, Miama Vice, Magnum PI – all these things reek of the 80’s and testosterone… and if one British Car sums up the period it is TVR. The … Continue Reading I love a wedge and am a sucker for pop-ups!
All sorted 🙂 I gave in waiting for the ATC to sort it and get the pass registered on the RTA system. They asked for the day to sort it, … Continue Reading All registered and sorted… bang!
Next was to register the car – after some debate I chose the Dubai Classic plate route – 5 trips to the RTA in 2 days and no resolution, sadly … Continue Reading Registration woes…
Porsche USA offer a great Certificate of Authenticity, for a small fee they’ll send you the basic details and options of your cars build, its birth certificate as it were. … Continue Reading Porsche COA
The wiring harness on a 356 at the headlights goes through a front fender brace and into the lamp bowls. One of mine was so decrepit and twisted from a … Continue Reading 356 – Back to AAA
VIN 212760 – is 1963 356B T6 Karmann Coupe – check, that works. Engine 601416 – is a 1600 Type 616/1 T5, 1960 built in 1959 – hmmm not original … Continue Reading Let’s have a look at what we’ve got then…
Sight unseen – 53 year old car of unknown origins, for about $45,000. One of my smartest moves, probably not, but it did look nice and shiny in the pictures … Continue Reading Arrival
Having left Dubai, sold off my Karmann Ghia and Lotus Esprit and moved my life, family and worldly goods to Dallas… 6 months later I find myself back in Dubai, … Continue Reading The perils of the Emirates Auction site
Did I mention how much I liked my Ford SVT Raptor in the US, so much I bought another in Dubai. In truth it had always been a car I … Continue Reading Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 2012
A glitch in the matrix. I don’t know why I bought it and my wife was shocked when I arrived home in it. It was horrible a real disappointment. It … Continue Reading Range Rover Supercharged 2012
Waiting for us on our return to Dubai, was a rather nice 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, literally waiting for us, at my office! A colleague of mine had bought this … Continue Reading Porsche Cayenne Turbo 2013
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We looked at a Grand Cherokee SRT8, but my wife felt it too plastic and cheap – she’d been spoiled by the Cayene in Dubai. I found another for … Continue Reading Porsche Cayenne S
The move to Dallas was work driven, but only lasted 6 months before I was back in Dubai. I didn’t imagine we’d be back so quickly and to ease the … Continue Reading Ford F-150 SVT Raptor