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Skoda Octavia

License plate of Estonia, Regular car plates

Somewhere in the desert close to Guerguerat and the Mauritania border 08.02.2019

My own vehicle, previously registered in the UK as VU54NGJ

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Comments (10)

BimmerDude 2019-02-11 18:16:36 | #1

Wow! What an amazing road trip.
You make me want to buy something cheap and economical from the UK and take it on a long trip one day.  =)

+5

lulzyboy 2019-02-11 18:31:09 | #2

BimmerDude (2019-02-11 18:16:36)

BimmerDude
Wow! What an amazing road trip.
You make me want to buy something cheap and economical from the UK and take it on a long trip one day.


Cannot recommend it enough.
I´ve added over 200,000+ KM across Europe and other odd places combined on cars that I never paid more than 500€ for and most of the time I end up selling the cars in Estonia where they go on to live rather than being scrapped so it´s all good fun for me and the world.

This MK1 Octavia, an MK3 Octavia (226BPX), Seat Alhambra (830BTH) and the 100 euro Ford Mondeo (318DBD) remain my four cars that I plan on keeping.

+4

Exige_240R 2019-02-11 19:33:46 | #3

Awesome! Don't stop using it (or the others!) And keep adding photos here of the travels  :) I keep forgetting to add more photos of mine as it travels around the world, so don't make my mistake  :D

+3

lulzyboy 2019-02-11 19:35:53 | #4

Exige_240R (2019-02-11 19:33:46)

Exige_240R
Awesome! Don't stop using it (or the others!) And keep adding photos here of the travels I keep forgetting to add more photos of mine as it travels around the world, so don't make my mistake


I take many pictures and post the good stuff on instagram, I plan on updating the comments with what´s gone on the past few months as I travel around with this Octavia. I plan on doing a trip from vladivostok to Alaska via Europe and boat to New Jersey shipping the car back from the Alaska side.It´s the closest I could get to a round the world trip

+2

lulzyboy 2019-02-11 19:37:20 | #5

Exige_240R (2019-02-11 19:33:46)

Exige_240R
Awesome! Don't stop using it (or the others!) And keep adding photos here of the travels I keep forgetting to add more photos of mine as it travels around the world, so don't make my mistake


What´s your personal car so I can try and find you too  :D

+2

Exige_240R 2019-02-11 19:46:50 | #6

lulzyboy (2019-02-11 19:37:20)

lulzyboy

This one is my adventure car on UK plates, link to the original California plates is in the info too! Still have loads to upload on both plates!!
My Car

I'll message you later tonight when I get home about adventures and your plans, they are not far off what I have planned  :)

+3

Tasty 2019-02-13 13:49:25 | #7

Great story and photo. For a car enthusiast it's a big joy to see someone preserving and using cars that are normally not considered classics... yet.

Throughout car-history, it's been a common mistake that everybody wants to preserve the same few cars, forgetting about the rest because they're not considered "worthy"... with the consequence that some car models have vanished completely, crushed by the jaws of death, and now it's too late to bring them back.

I wish car collectors in general would be more conscious of preserving all types of cars, not just a few select models. Car history is diverse and the preserved car pool needs to reflect that.

+4

lulzyboy 2019-02-16 16:30:58 | #8

Exige_240R (2019-02-11 19:46:50)

Exige_240R
lulzyboy
This one is my adventure car on UK plates, link to the original California plates is in the info too! Still have loads to upload on both plates!!
My Car

I'll message you later tonight when I get home about adventures and your plans, they are not far off what I have planned


Just read though your history with the Mustang. Incredible. Did you go specifically with the intention of buying a car for a trip or was it sort of a spur at the moment "lets ship it back" thing?

+1

lulzyboy 2019-02-16 16:33:26 | #9

Tasty (2019-02-13 13:49:25)

Tasty
Great story and photo. For a car enthusiast it's a big joy to see someone preserving and using cars that are normally not considered classics... yet.

Throughout car-history, it's been a common mistake that everybody wants to preserve the same few cars, forgetting about the rest because they're not considered "worthy"... with the consequence that some car models have vanished completely, crushed by the jaws of death, and now it's too late to bring them back.

I wish car collectors in general would be more conscious of preserving all types of cars, not just a few select models. Car history is diverse and the preserved car pool needs to reflect that.


I will never kill a good car. My aim is to visit places people dream of, with a standard, every day cheap hatchback. You don´t need to have some luxury or older car to appreciate the engineering that goes into making vehicles great. I would happily never own another car in my life than this Octavia, and I mean that.

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Exige_240R 2019-02-16 19:18:42 | #10

lulzyboy (2019-02-16 16:30:58)

lulzyboy

Well, I was working in the motor trade since I was 15, and I could save up lots of money by the time I was 21 - when most of my school colleagues finished university with no money I was flying to America to return with no money  :D The idea was to buy a car in California for the trip and sell it in Florida. This was much cheaper than renting a car for 3 months being under 25 years of age, even if I lost some money the loss would be small. So I arrived in Los Angeles and started to search for cars - I wanted an American car with a V8 and a manual gearbox with a budget of US$10,000 - eventually I found Galpin Ford who had taken this Mustang in a part-exchange and offered it in my budget (including sales tax). I thought that for 3 months this car should be fine. It wasn't long before I fell in love with the car and knew I wanted to take it home, and by the end of my trip I spent the last of my money putting the car on a boat heading for England. A couple of months later it was on GB plates and I haven't looked back since - I use it in all weathers and all year round, it lives outside and is more dirty than most SUV's on the road  :D Most Mustang owners in the UK are very precious about their cars because they are rare, but I just want to drive it more, I have visions of taking it through Asia and North Africa, and even further one day...

+3

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