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Got One at long last !

Post  Keith H 1959 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:46 pm

Finally after months of waiting I have finally secured a Riley Elf!! Managed to get a 68 Cumberland Green Automatic. will admit auto not my first choice but it is rare and I believe to convert not a huge job. Will need some minor fettling but hope to be on the road in weeks not months!! Right back to E Blag for a dash and try to find some Green front seats

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Post  elfgirl on Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:03 pm

Congratulations!!

Have to admit auto was not my first choice either, but I do quite like it now. Enjoy!
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:13 pm

nice one keith - best of luck with it Very Happy
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Post  discoman41 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:04 pm

Brilliant! Any pictures?

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Post  EBBY HORNET on Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:01 am

Fab welcome to the auto club look forward to seeing you.
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Post  asahartz on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:28 pm

Don't convert! Keep it original! The auto Elfs are fab to drive, and if you need any help with the auto box, pop over to the Auto Mini Register!

Mine's auto and staying that way!
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Post  Admin on Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:25 pm

Do not convert it!

it will lose most its value!
and deprive us of one of the rarer models!

keep it!

my 998cc auto is not being done, but i can only drive autos anyway Very Happy

Keep it original and enjoy it....

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Post  sebillba on Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:21 am

No do keep it automatic, they are really nice and fun to drive when you get used to it. I had never had an automatic before but I am really enjoying the experience. Its a bit laid back and a bit lazy but fun at the same time. Very Happy
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:25 pm

.........as long as your left foot doesn't get bored and go to sleep....... Laughing

though having driven only one auto elf - she knows who she is! - it is a fun little car to pootle about in as long as you're not in a hurry and watch out for all the impatient b*****ds in their modern cars whizzing around all over the place Mad
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Post  robinkritz1 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:04 am

Hey, I can see why everyone is getting excited and trying to get you not to convert, autos are rare and fun to drive, at the end of the day its your car and you should do what makes you happy. I cant wait to see your pictures. Cool
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Post  asahartz on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:59 pm

Big_Al_Smith wrote:.........as long as your left foot doesn't get bored and go to sleep....... Laughing

though having driven only one auto elf - she knows who she is! - it is a fun little car to pootle about in as long as you're not in a hurry and watch out for all the impatient b*****ds in their modern cars whizzing around all over the place Mad

To be fair, my auto Elf has seen off more modern cars at the lights than she has any right to!
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Post  discoman41 on Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:30 am

Keep it auto! I know of a good auto specialist. PM me if you want the details.

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Keeping it auto

Post  Keith H 1959 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:10 pm

OK seems the auto appreciation society have won the day! Did not realise how rare! I did have a Clubman auto in the 80s so its not a new experience! If I dont like it one of you guys with a manual who wanted me to keep it auto can swap !!!! Thanks for all responses

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