Freshly arrived from Holland, Geen Remmen arrives at Malbrad Saab in Huddersfield. Having managed to start it they laid down an “eleven” on the garage floor, plenty of grunt!
Mine now, Geen Remmen (the name taken from a note on the dash on collection: it means no brakes in Dutch) on the way home. Note the strap on the bonnet to stop it flying open on the way back. A relief to find the trailer was wide enough.
British Customs were typically shitty about me importing the vehicle. Inspection involved eight of the border forces finest standing around the vehicle and generally poking around. Didn’t seem to make much difference that I had all the paperwork they could ask for. Registering the car with DVLA was fairly straightforward by comparison. The Californian registration was XUM 037, and looks to have been green with white racing stripes originally. The new UK registration is FND 367F. Would be great to find some of its history if anyone has information on the car.
Having decided on an AMC AMX as the car for the event we had to find one. Chris Partington, a good friend, kindly inspected three AMX’s for sale with Joop Stolze in Holland. Joop had the only cars available in Europe, the big advantage was we could inspect them fairly easily and it would save time shipping in a car from the USA. After a fair bit of negotiation by email I set out to visit the dealership and collect the AMX. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of stock Joop holds