[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Followup on 3500S in Sausalito
csmith at ssl.berkeley.edu
Fri Mar 14 21:25:00 GMT 2008
Actually this was my car. It wasn't abandoned and
I used it as a daily driver until about two months
ago when the brakes needed yet more work.
It was towed even though it was perfectly legally
parked while I was away and cost a pretty penny to
get out of the tow yard. Due to my frustration at
the time, I sold it very very cheaply to a guy at
the tow yard. It had major structural rust issues
and needed engine work but it also had brand new
rebuilt brake calipers from Ruth and a rebuilt
transmission on it.
It was very sad to see it go. So sad that I still
lurk on the rovernet imagining having one again.
Unfortunately, I now live on a houseboat that
needs more work than my Rover and it has no garage
so there weren't a great many practical options
for working on it.
If there is anyone in the area interested, I have
a front and back windshield from a 1970 SC
available. It is packed in a crate and ready for
transport. I have some more parts I will offer
when I get more organized.
> Subject:[ROVERNET - UK] Followup on 3500S in Sausalito
> From: Geoff Kirkpatrick <britcarnut at yahoo.com>
> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 13:51:11 -0700 (PDT)
> To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
> I did some checking on that 3500S that was apparently abandoned in Sausalito, California and is now gone. I spoke with someone in the city parking office, who couldn't tell me if it had been towed or not, but gave me the number of the towing company the city uses. The man I spoke to there checked his license number records (the license was a custom plate, "3500S") and did not turn up a record for it. So it seems the car was probably moved before the city could tow it away. Hopefully that means the car is back in the hands of its owner, whoever that is.
> "This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him."
> - William Lyon Phelps
> Geoff Kirkpatrick, 382 Riverside Avenue, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, USA
Christopher L. Smith
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