A few weeks ago, I mentioned on here that i was building a weapon of an Escort van and that I’d start a build thread to keep you all updated.
Well, something came up. I had a guy spraying the van who had been bugging the hell out of me to sell it to him. This particular vehicle was on my radar and the opportunity came up to buy it before anyone else.
The seller had another, I nearly bought it but was sniped at the last second (fair and square) by someone who had the money ready to go. Annoyingly, he immediately put it up for sale for 8.k over the price he paid and advertised it extremely efficiently.
I contacted the original seller as he was a friendly guy and asked what the crack was.
He informed me that yes, its the same vehicle, yes the guy bought it and didnt tell him it was going to be flipped, but that he paid his money and its his to do as he pleases which is absolutely correct, if a little annoying for me.
The chatter continues, the now famous words are uttered. In hushed tones.
A better one, one that was to be kept for himself and that he would sell to me if he had first refusal to buy it back. Rough round the edges, but better.
I ended the call. Called my wife. Listened to the eyerolling (yep, audible eye rolling) and got the “fine, do what you want as long as i get a new kitchen” that i was after.
Spoke to my son, 6, who very nearly popped.
Phoned the sprayer, agreed to sell the van, and install all the trick rear steering bits for him and actually made a profit on the thing somehow, he was so excited to own it that I think he may have forgot to haggle.
Deal done, deposit sent for new acquisition.
I’ve been desperately trying not to say anything in case it falls through and I look silly but i can’t contain it any more. The pictures came through last night. Its registered. Its being MOT tested today and serviced next week. We SHOULD be expecting delivery on the 27th but we are visiting next weekend to see in the flesh and finalise the deal.
I’m 99% sure its going to happen. All the pieces are in place and I’m ready to share the next journey. This is for me and my boy to do up together and take to shows and giggle at all summer.
Its loud, stupid, uncomfortable and hugely utterly impracticable and fairly useless. But as cool as hell.
I bought a USMC Hmmwv.
My own humvee.
My gramp passed away a few days ago, its been a pain in the ass. But good things are on the horizon.
I’ve wanted a humvee since i was a child. Lets do this.