I’m currently driving the Rover 100 which I bought in Blarney a couple of years ago. She was in good condition when I bought it.
I’m involved with a few friends who are interested in vintage cars and I’ve always been saying that I would buy a car if one came my way. I saw this one in the pink pages, so the following day, myself and a friend of mine went to have a look at it and we thought it was nice.
She’s a big car. So we came away home and I wasn’t long back, and I was humming and hawing and talking to my wife about it and she said to me “can’t you buy it if you want it” and so I phoned yer man back. He said ‘make me an offer’ so I did and we did a deal there and then.
The engine is a straight-six - don’t ask me about the CCs - I have the paperwork here somewhere. It’s the original engine from 1960.
I wouldn’t describe myself as a car enthusiast. I don’t have a huge interest in vintage cars, but I’ve been around cars all my life. The lads are in vintage runs on Sundays, so I go to those.
The first car I had was a 1962 Ford Anglia
After the Anglia, I had a Ford Cortina, then a Morris Minor - you name it, I probably had it at some stage. I can’t pick a favourite, but I’m still driving a Ford today - a Mondeo.
I already have my dream car - it’s out there in the shed - the Rover. I could take it anywhere, I could trust it to bring it anywhere.
I suppose it would be my wife, she doesn’t have any real interest in cars, but she comes along with me.
I’m not normally fussy, but I have no time for back seat drivers.
I have the radio on and listen to my local station here in Bandon. It plays all the music I like when I’m out for a Sunday drive.