Jump to content
1949bug

Essex/Suffolk boarder. Looking forward to new venture

Recommended Posts

Hi

 

Having owned and restored well over 20 classic cars, many with impressive bhp, it's time to consider my military vehicle fascination.

Ive just got make the brave step and sell my current classic to make room and funds available. It's a difficult decision as I've owned this car twice. A full bare metal restoration when I first had her when I was 19/20, then sold her for house deposit, then managed by pure chance to buy her back again on eBay 4 years ago! I've just given her respray and it looks as good as before. Over the last 5 years prices have risen x5 so I'm aware it will be a good keeper for investment but the car is no longer 'me' and I really fancy something millatrty.

 

First had a ride in a CCKW as a small boy back in the 80's on an old airfield where my grandma was a 8th bomb group member.........this is my goal.

 

Ive done flat4, N/A4, turbo 4, V6 and V8.

My dad had an old 6cyl Landrover when I was a boy and a few years back for someone I restored an Aston Martin DBS vantage also rebuilding the top end of the straight six.

I think (well apart from a merlin spitfire) a straight six is just the best sound ever and the CCKW ticks a very big box 👍

 

Looking foward to meeting members and getting into the hobby, hopefully make my purchase end of year or next.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As Martyn said welcome.

I can understand your move mate- i had a mk1 mexico for 26yrs and loved it but was time to move on- ok so as investment I should have keep it, but the military movement is more fun and "Friendly"- i don't regret the move. Oh and I have a GPW jeep and a GMC Tipper.

Gerry

NE Essex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the HMVF . I know where you're coming from . I had a WC54 and still have a MkII Triumph Vitesse (not to mention the Unimog) Love the sound of a straight six on song .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the welcoming everyone

 

As Martyn said welcome.

I can understand your move mate- i had a mk1 mexico for 26yrs and loved it but was time to move on- ok so as investment I should have keep it, but the military movement is more fun and "Friendly"- i don't regret the move. Oh and I have a GPW jeep and a GMC Tipper.

Gerry

NE Essex

 

Funnily enough it's actually an Escort RS I'm debating on selling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
welcome to the group. I hope you end up with what you want .

 

Thanks Doug.

 

Im a long way off my goal, this year is pretty much about trying to gain as much information and knowledge as I can on the CCKW and also keeping my mind open to other options available.

 

I think size wise a CCKW is as big as I can go, it's still a relatively small vehicle storage wise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×