Soul of a Classic
I have tried explaining my love for classic cars to no avail.
I don’t even know how it started but I remember having a little disposable income and riding in a pal’s E30 that had an exhaust leak… and the sound of the straight six! Enough said! I didn’t research on the car, I didn’t ask for a service history, I just went to the bank, got the cash and bought it. Later that evening I went online and bought a service manual and 101 performance projects for the 3 series because in my head I had BIG dreams for the car some of which were fulfilled.
When it was in my possession, it gave me a myriad of problems that I ended up spending every shilling I had to repair, fix and keep it on the road but am not complaing.
I remember the engine purr… the perfect lines… the factory chrome bits…. the exhaust tune… the torque…. My God! I know for the period I had that car, I only switched on the radio twice as she demanded lots of attention. I sold her on 31st Dec 2011 and am now in the field looking for another car to buy… I know I need a reliable daily driver but on the other hand, I have seen some classic S280 & S280S’ that have refused to leave my heart.
I have really tried to run but I can’t, because these cars have so much soul, lots of appeal, and a happy heart; you can’t help but fall in love. Then I saw Steve Brooks film and I was like wow… am not alone. I am not the only one under the spell of the Classic…
Footage courtesy Steve Brooks