Love these stories! Foxie48, yours reminds me of that Fawlty Towers when John Cleese berates his car with a branch from a tree.
My Dh had a Triumph Herald which could only be accessed via the boot as the doors both stopped opening. On one journey, the gear stick just came off in his hand. That was fun.
We had a Mini Cooper that used to burn more oil than petrol and an MGA to which you had to hold the passenger door closed. That car also leaked round the windscreen in the rain so I had to keep some rags for mopping up and wring them out of the window as we scooted along country lanes.
My brother’s first car was a Morris van which he handed-painted green. He carpeted it but in wet weather the carpets floated due to the holes in the floor. It had no windscreen washer so he used to open the window and squirt it with water from an old Fairy Liquid bottle. He used it to squirt it at pretty girls, too, to get their attention - he’d probably be locked up for that nowadays! 😳
It’s another world, isn’t it?
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