The general consensus of my mental state seemed to be find yourself an interest!!
So I have, I have gone out and bought myself a lovely Jaguar S Type.
To be fair I have been looking at getting a nice car for a while. A couple of weeks ago I actually put a deposit down on a lovely red Saab Convertible which was for sale in the UK, it had only done 23000 miles and was in superb condition, but the logistics of getting it back here and going through the rigmarole of putting it on Spanish plates was doing my head in, so I cancelled. He was a nice chap and gave me a full refund.
Lovely looking motor though.
So I started looking closer to home and thought to myself the car I have always wanted is an S Type Jaguar, I had an XJ6 back in the early 80s but it was an absolute nightmare of fuel.
I was looking for a late model as possible diesel jag with low ks and a full service history.
As luck would have it there was one for sale just over an hour's drive away, I went down to check it out and it is a lovely car.
One company director owner, full service history, reasonably low ks etc.
Its the top of the range twin turbo 2.7 litre diesel, automatic of course.
Most importantly its Spanish registered LHD, so the paperwork although still a hassle by UK standards is minimal.
It has been in Almeria its whole life (9 years), so is totally rust free, Almeria being the driest place in Europe makes sure of that.
I did knock them down a couple of grand, mainly because there are a couple of parking scratches on the front, which in Spain is the norm, but I will get them fixed, there is only one key and it wont be long before it needs a set of new tyres.
It drove absolutely superb along a mountain road plus a quick fang along the motorway.
I am taking a bit of a chance buying privately as there is no warranty, but I wouldn't trust a garage warranty anyway. They seem genuine nice sellars and dont appear to be hiding anything so hopefully it will be a winner.
All going well I will pick it up next Wednesday.
It will be a nice car to drive back to the UK in July thats for sure.