- A car for my father-in-law
I think the biggest risk is if something breaks down during the month, so I suppose we should play relatively safe and get something with a good reputation for reliability. So an old Bentley might not be a good idea. But then again, he might be prepared to risk it. I hope he is 🙂 I found a Muslanne on Autotrader but there’s no way that’s fitting on our drive.
He spent his youth driving small British sports cars which was pretty unusual in 60s America, so a classic Austin/MG could be good too.Posted 3 years ago
Cheap bently’s are fun but a mare to shift
This is useful to think about.. and I think probably why I’d suggest something sensible but decent.
I did think about (assuming they come in summer) having him send the money over in January, buying a convertible, on the assumption that it might even fetch a little more money in August when it gets sold.Posted 3 years ago
My FiL asked if it were possible for them to buy a car whilst visiting us from the US and then sell it when they go back after say 4 weeks, and would it be cheaper than hiring? I thought it certainly would be since I could buy, insure and sell it easily enough if he gives me the moneh. He suggested a figure of five grand or so which is way more than necessary.
The thing is, he’s into cars and likes unusual stuff, so I wondered what ‘interesting’ cars could be bought and sold for little or no loss?
I immediately thought of an older high mileage luxury car (Merc, BMW) but he suggested Rolls Royce… I may be thinking too sensibly…Posted 3 years ago
Hmm, not sure.. but he drove my car last time they came over and I phoned and triple checked with the insurance company and they said it was fine. Can’t remember on what basis. May have been an option when I took out the policy I dunno.
Don’t antipodeans do this a lot when doing European tours? I wonder how they register and insure the cars?Posted 3 years ago
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