Thursday, September 21, 2006

Helas! Mon pauvre Bebop, elle est mort!

Radiator. Head gasket. Roly's roadside repairs.

One of the above, or maybe all of them, contributed to the death of this lovable and reliable little car.

I will admit, she'd been slowly sliding from "reliable driver" to "clapped out banger" over the last couple of weeks, but she'd taken us across France happily enough and have been clocking up the miles over the last few weeks.

Yesterday, on the M27 on the way to Brighton, she gave up the ghost. Some roadside surgery was attempted, but I can honestly say it's never worked in the past, so I wasn't surprised when she failed to spring back into life merely because I'd refilled the radiator and looked at the dip stick.

You'll be missed, Bebop.

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