Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.

Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.
Mr & Mrs JB looking very pleased and rightly so..

Friday, 27 July 2012

Another toy joins the fleet.

We thought our J Van could do with some more company, so as Annette has been eying up Messerschmitt cars for some time (They remind her of her home town in her youth) we have been looking for one to buy.
They are scarce, and even more scarce restored to concourse condition.
We found one in Brisbane Australia (1700 KM from here) so a quick plane trip and a deal was done.
Transporting it home was now a problem as car transport companies want 4 wheels on the transporter, and 3 wheels  don’t fit on their two wheel tracks.
The quick answer was to drive the 1700 KM to Brisbane, we loaded the Messerschmitt on to a flatbed trailer and then we set off, heading for home.
All went well but 300 KM's into our journey we had a disaster.
The Dome top opens to get in and out of the car, and the catch somehow unclipped while we were travelling. The top flew open, breaking the restraining strap and smashed the dome top onto the trailer mudguard – it is not as strong as a J roof so it destroyed the dome.
You can get replacement domes from the Messerschmitt Club in UK so after a payment of over A$2000.00  for the Dome and freight, we have a replacement dome on the water
Our J Van will have the company of a complete Messerschmitt soon, as well as the 2 Mokes it already shares the garage with.

1 comment:

  1. John, I'm so jealous,that's a little beauty, but what a shame about the roof.