That’s my old Nova Cabrio!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

I was de­lighted to see my old Vaux­hall Nova Cabri­o­let be­ing given the Value My Clas­sic treat­ment ( CCW, 12 De­cem­ber). I spot­ted the car for sale while I was out for a run through a hol­i­day home park in Barnard Cas­tle and bought it a few days later.

I don’t think I re­alised what I had but the penny dropped when a group of teenage car en­thu­si­asts were all over it when I dis­played the car at our an­nual clas­sic show in Cox­hoe. They raved about it and thought it was ‘re­ally cool’!

I de­cided to sell it at auc­tion as it was not be­ing used. I had orginally bought it for £550 and it stood me around £1k. My wife said: ‘You can keep what­ever it makes over £1000.’

Then the bid­ding started and two gen­tle­men, sat al­most side-by-side, bat­tled it out to £1800. My wife soon re­neged on her promise…

An­drew Dick­ens, Durham

An­drew Dick­ens bought this for less than £1k.

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