Got both my cars in the garage momentarily…
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The Falcon battery is flat, so I’m going to have to jack it up, connect a lead to the starter cable and use that to unlock the doors, since a workmate bent the locking rod in the door, rendering the key lock useless.
It’s due for registration renewal next month as well, so needs to go for annual inspection.
As soon as I saw the BA's at the Sydney Motor Show, I had to have one. They looked SO much better than the AU Falcon, and the Holden Commodore of the time. The Barra engines are just *chef's kiss*.
At 20, I had no chance of buying one, but I drove everyone nuts drooling at the Blueprint XRs every time I saw one.
Two years later, when I found this one, and an identical auto, at a motor auction near the bus depot, and Dad said "let's go!", I was shocked. He lent me some money towards it, but I made sure I paid back every dollar.
It still turns my head just sitting in the garage.
On a sunny day, all clean and polished it's absolutely gorgeous, and puts the goofiest grin on my face.
I adore it just as much today, as I did the day I brought it home from the auction.
I had friends at the time who scoffed at me. Saying I didn't pay for it, Daddy did. Which was hypocritical, because they'd already bragged about how their mother lent them money for cars, and then they'd just never paid her back, and thought it was funny that she'd "forgotten", and they had no intention of repaying the loans. We haven't been friends for over a decade now, and I don't miss their bullshit.