We’ve been house-hunting recently.
We thought we’d found a good one, too. If we’d gone ahead and bought it, this would have been my garage/workshop 🙂
That would have been nice. Sadly, for various reasons, it just didn’t turn out to be the place for us and we’re now planning some rather extensive renovations to our own home.
We love our location but the house no longer suits our lives the way it did when we bought it. So, we’re going to try and bend it to our will. That includes some better living space, more organised art space for Mrs Swade and – of course – some serious garage and workshop space for your truly.
All that leads me to today’s question – what vehicles would you put in your ideal real-world 4-car garage?
I include “real-world” there deliberately. I think I’ll eventually be able to fill up the space with four cars that are genuinely interesting for me, but that will involve a restricted budget. This is not an exercise in “what would I buy if I won the lottery?” I’m trying to be more realistic than that.
My current thinking – which is always subject to change – is that it’d be great to have a car from each the following countries:
I’ve already got my German car, even though I may have to sell it to help finance the build. Hopefully not. If that has to happen, though, I’d try to pick another P-car up one day.
Italian? I’ve been yearning to add a Lancia Fulvia to my life and hopefully one day that will happen. A variety of Alfa’s (with most of them being very affordable) could more than fit the bill until then.
French? This is the most marginal of the possibilities, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a DS? And there’s always the RenaultSport offering.
Swedish? There are many, many possibilities and I’m not limiting my interest to things made in Trollhattan. My goal remains to get a Sonett at home one day, but a Volvo P1800 or even an Amazon would be great, too.
Writing this down makes me realise that four car spaces is nice, but six would be better 🙂 . I sold my Mazda MX-5 a few years ago knowing that I’d underdone my MX-5 experience. And it’d be nice to have a sporty convertible and do a real custom job.
And where to put the Jag? And does all this mean I have to sell the Brumby??!!
Darn it. We always need room for more, don’t we?
If you have 4 spaces (and you haven’t had 4 spaces before), how would you fill those spaces? Realistic options, please, though if your realistic options mirror the “what would I buy if I won the lottery?” scenario, then more power to ya!