You all know how bad Karl is, right......he's like a crack dealer for old car people, always knowing what your weak spot is.....
The vehicle in question has already featured elsewhere on this forum, I had made slightly unseemly noises towards the owner that could only really be described as "Car Fapping" (Cor, its gorgeous, lovely,etc <eyes roll back>) so when he announced he wanted to sell it I was a pretty easy mark. When I was a teenager these things were the schiznit; a friend droves his parents white Mk I and we called it "The Space Shuttle" cos it really looked like something out of Nasa. Telecom had a whole fleet of them. They were the biggest selling car in NZ for a few months at one stage.
A days work at "Honest Jesses Used Mitsubishi Repair Depot" had her looking mint although I will still need some of Harrys labour to fill in a few holes.
Sure, she is a MkII from 1988 and has the slush box attached to the 2.0 Pinto rather than the manly 5 speed that every man and his dog lusts after, but she runs like an absolute tank. She has been my daily driver for ages and has taken me everywhere......
We did Cromwell 2 weeks ago (via Dunedin and Roxburgh, then home over the Lindis) and this weekend she took me and the bride to Dunedin for the long weekend, eventually clocking up 890k over 4 days.
There are a few ideas on what to do next on her (Karl definitely has a few) but the biggest problem at the moment is trying to find a spare week or so when I dont need her for it to happen!
(Big thanks to @- i5oogt -, @JustHarry and @DoBro Jesus) for their efforts so far)