LOCKING UP A CLASSIC OR TWO
In your editorial comment entitled Classics of Tomorrow, part of it reads: “If you’re certain you know which model, go and buy it now and put it away for your grandchildren.” This is precisely what I have done. Seven years ago, I purchased a one-lady-owner 1992 Ford Festiva in immaculate condition. Now, I know this seems mundane and rather new, but in four years’ time, with the VCC [ Vintage Car Club] sliding 30-years rule, the Ford will be eligible to enter their events. My 21-year-old granddaughter and I have twice brought it out of storage in that seven years and entered the Henry Ford Memorial Rally, here in North Canterbury, and in October of this year, the 31st Canterbury All British Day.
Two years ago, I purchased a very rare car for future use in vintage and classic events for my elder granddaughter. This is a 1982 Hyundai coupé 1200. Research has proved it to be the only one known in the South Island, maybe New Zealand. The original interior is like new, still having the factory-fitted clear plastic on most of the upholstery. [It’s] currently undergoing a bare-bodyshell repaint and extensive detailing. I’m looking forward to the day that both girls are in a rally with their cars while I am in my 1965(?) XP Falcon. (Also a one-lady-owner car). Now, let’s see, my great-grandson is 18 months old. What shall I put away for him? Maybe an MG Rover 216 Cabriolet?
Trevor Stanley-joblin Amberley, North Canterbury