Originally Posted by carchaeologist
It was only in Fenit a short while, thats where i picked it up, it was a sin to have it out in that salty air. An old woman in Tralee had it from new for 21 years.
Ok, it must have been me then. Since I am only in Fenit when the weather is fine I could only see the car over there on sunny days. I think it had been parked next to that derelict An Post-Berlingo (gone now as well) on the left hand side before the pier wall begins.
Anyway, it seems to be a really rare find to have a >20 year old car with one careful lady owner and a very special number plate. And I bet it even was quite affordable to take it off her
I am a big fan of clean and simple unmodified lightweight cars. In Germany I once had a 1994 Peugeot 106 that had been imported from Portugal. It had absolutely no gadgets (no power steering, no airbags, all windows and mirrors manual und not even a lid on the glove box) and so it weighed in at just 790kgs. That combined with a rare 50HP engine made it really fun to drive around town, although the seats were terrible and I wouldn't have wanted to crash it. In comparison: a 3-cylinder three door Corsa C with nothing in it is still more than 200kgs heavier than that car...
P.S. I just checked what 10KY1 would have been and it came up as a Pajero. 80KY1 on the other hand is no longer registered. Did those plates even exist that early?.