Welcome to the CLUB126UK Forum => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Maluch_UK on February 10, 2019, 06:39:18 PM

Title: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Maluch_UK on February 10, 2019, 06:39:18 PM
Over a period of 6-7 months I drove past a little green 126P parked in town which was being used as an advertisement for a breakdown recovery service (speaking with the last owner this was apparently effective). The sight of the little car plumped on an island between two roads leading to and from the town centre with advertisement decals over both passenger sides windows and rear window seemed like a sad demise to such an iconic car. I often thought of leaving a note on the windscreen to ask if the car was for sale but didn't have the nerve.

Fast forward a few months and I didn't think anything else of the little green car as it eventually disappeared. I searched on a popular private car sales website in the hope of finding a 126. To my disbelief there it was! The little green 126 that I saw in town for months was for sale. So now we (me and the wife) are the proud owners of a 126P 650ELX.

We've since stripped off the decals and over the next year(s) we're hoping to recondition the car inside and outside. It has been in the UK for the last 2 years so the bodywork isn't bad, I've seen a lot worse in some German made cars.

So a big Hi to everyone on Club126! We hope to share our experience with you as we work on our Maluch (with plenty of pictures) and hopefully you can share your knowledge and experience with us.
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Pete126 on February 10, 2019, 07:36:51 PM
 :welcome to the club, Look forward to seeing a thread in "Your Restorations"  :D 
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on February 10, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
DESTINY  :)
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: dajwid on February 11, 2019, 08:26:53 AM
Welcome.
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Piotross on February 11, 2019, 09:15:12 AM
Welcome :)
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Post by: Xylaquin on February 11, 2019, 05:34:27 PM
I notice your location is "Bishopton"....please tell me that's Bishopton, Renfrewshire cos that's where I'm from!!
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Gadge on February 11, 2019, 07:49:39 PM
Welcome aboard  :welcome
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Maluch_UK on February 11, 2019, 10:42:03 PM
I notice your location is "Bishopton"....please tell me that's Bishopton, Renfrewshire cos that's where I'm from!!

Hi Xylaquin, one and the same. Hopefully you’ll see a green 126 around


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Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Maluch_UK on February 11, 2019, 10:42:51 PM
DESTINY  :)

It does seem that way


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Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Xylaquin on February 12, 2019, 09:38:35 AM
one and the same. Hopefully you’ll see a green 126 around

I moved to Orkney three years ago, but visit home once a month so I'll be keeping an eye out next weekend!

For starting off, you might find this helpful: List of Suppliers (http://club126uk.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11479.msg83123)
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: DeVilleChris on February 22, 2019, 01:00:09 AM
Welcome! :)
Title: Re: Hello / Introduction
Post by: Maluch_UK on February 22, 2019, 07:48:19 PM
Welcome! :)

Thanks and it's been great to join the community  :)