the hood folded down as the cockpit quickly fills with fumes from the rear mounted engine!
This is Leon’s first car. He bought it as a non-runner from a family friend two years ago with the promise that he’d resurrect it & use it regularly, which he’s duly done, trundling to work & back in it every day. Half a dozen friends collected the Schmitt in a Transit van, simply picking it up between them & “posting” it through the back doors. He tells me it never fails to make people smile -in fact he admits every journey is accompanied by a soundtrack of constant laughter & finger pointing, but he loves it. As he says, most teenagers have never seen such a quirky little machine before & just can’t believe they were once a common sight. In fact, there are at least four others in the Basingstoke area including one rare four wheeled version.
Although proving a fantastic mobile billboard for his business, this is definitely an enthusiasts’ machine, needing constant attention, & by his own admission, Leon isn’t mechanically adept, but he's learning fast!