Well Im made the most of a difficult situation
Nursed the benz into Walcha and the trans is VERY sick, just about dead and engine oil light came on too in the end. not game to drive further,
walked into local truck co. and talked to the old owner , he said I can park the benz in his locked security yard and told me to drive his Triton ute up to the local car yard where I met the owner Peter who had a subaru forester that been driven backwards into the local hardware store by its 90 yr old owner via the front window! 2 months rego and $800 it should get me and my buick wheel home.
So I wheeled my wheel into the bar and booked a room and peter dropped the Subaru off here for me.
He also lined up the guy that transports his cars to pick the Benz up and truck it to Currumbin for $500....
thats the long story short version....
unfukinbelievable but true😁
Ok a few days later....
Im home! Subaru did the job valiantly.
msgd the guy that sold me the Benz and
he said hes sad to hear what happened and if I get it back to him in Sydney ( i pay for the tow $500, then he will refund my purchase price in full🙂
Jusy put 4 new tyres on Subaru Forester and Ill change engine oil and filter tomoz.
All in all looking like a very happy ending to a terrific adventure!
Benz at sisters farm as I lube the throttle to get a decent idle, was wishfully thinking it was all gonna be well at this stage.
Lucky to score this cheap Subie thats been driven backwards through a hardware store!
The Subie after I 800 and buffed the blue paint off it then gave it a good wash and pulled a few dents.
The Buick Skylark GS Stage 1 original spare wheel from 1971 thats never been on the car, picked it up from the guy I bought the car off over a year ago whilst I was in town...
when Benz fried the auto trans and just limped into Walcha a small bush town where everyones friendly and no one locks anything and theres zero crime.
I wheeled the Buick wheel into the Public Bar on a Friday night as the locals were downing schooners of beer...." I could tell you but you wouldnt beleive me!" I said as I wheeled it in through the saloon doors!
last pic is just for fun..a manic Christine!