Sunday, August 10, 2008

bye bye Camilla

Today John waved goodbye to his favourite car.....
...5 years ago he bought a wreck of a car and slowly but surely poured a lot of time, love and expertise into it's restoration. The car is a 2-stroke Saab (bullnose 1962) in a beautiful soft grey with a blue interior (seat covers darned by John - both of us sitting either end of the sofa sewing away...bliss!)....we have used and enjoyed and shown off John's car for the past year or so but other projects are demanding John's time (and space!) so it was time to find Camilla a home.

Her new owner is a fan of the make and model and he wanted one last classic before his health deteriorated beyond driving capabilities ....honestly, we couldn't have asked for a nicer new owner (his wife is lovely too, but really, these cars are toys for the boys!) We left feeling sure that Camilla (named because the number plate was ***CAM) would be cherished and enjoyed...the perfect new home for her!
It's a bittersweet day....it feels like the end of an era, but I know there are more cars that John can work his magic on and bring back to life so it really should feel like the start of a new era :-)

3 comments:

Celia said...

What a lovely car!!!! My always says that cars must be like family members. ALways with us, lol... It's always like a big goodbye to sell a car, and even more one of that tresures!

ClaireP said...

Aw, that looks like a beautiful car. even i'd be sad to see it go. Bye Camilla *wave*

Nia said...

Gosh, you and John are a talented pair!