Why do we say this? Well, read on then. Most of you reading this have, by now adjusted your lifestyles and daily commutes to navigating the UK roads in a five-speed automatic gear box powered sedan or hatchback. That is convenient for you. You can drive and shift gears at speeds that are comfortable for you, especially when you are traversing narrow, winding country roads that just happen to be a tad wet and slippery. But then there are the purists, and they should all be applauded. They are not old-fashioned, so do get that out of your head.
It’s just that they love the feel and noise of the old engine and the sensation that is experienced from utilizing a manual gearbox that carries no more than four gears. That is quite rare these days, but the sensation you get when you are driving one of these old babies is that you can actually feel those old country roads as you wind your way around its narrow bends, many of them over picturesque mountain passes. But these motoring purists have gone auto as well. How do you think they have managed to keep their old classics going for a lot longer than most late twentieth century and present twenty-first century cars and lorries?
They have equipped themselves rather well with knowledge and expertise. Not just the skills that they can utilize by themselves, no, not that, but in knowing where to source spare and new car parts online and in good old fashioned workshops across the country. So, say now you are driving an old Bentley or quaint little Morris Minor with its beautiful wood paneling, and suddenly the engine gives up the ghost. And the local grease monkey does not have a clue what to do next. Because none of the spares and parts he has in his garage is going to do the trick.
But the online technicians have every trick up their sleeve. While Bentleys and Minors may be local for now, these chaps can go across the seas to find the parts an old car needs.