Oh Lordy. What a day. I was hoping for a bright sunny day. Well. That's what the forecast said at the end of last week. So much for the weatherman.
I had scheduled the Rover the final preparations for the Ebay listing. The 25 had to be washed, waxed and polished. Then the photo's for the listing had to be taken. Things didn't go according to plan....
I took a trip to the local car wash. Although it wasn't out of order or anything. It couldn't be used. There was some work being done there by some contractors and they were using the car wash lane as a car park! I went home again to re-think my plans.
If you've seen a previous photo of the Rover and Jag parked together. You'd notice that they close together. I wanted to reverse the jag, so I could get some nice shots of the 25 from all angles. That promptly went out the window, as somebody else had parked where I wanted to put the Jag. The weather had also started to close in. Everything had started to go to pot.
An hour later, things had started to change. The other car had vanished and the weather looked a bit brighter. It was still overcast, but at least there was more light. I brought the Rover into the drive and gave it a wash. It wasn't the soapy extravaganza that I wanted, but needs are as needs must. A quick wipe down and a quicker wax later (Yeah. Not as good as I wanted), I parked the Jag in the now vacant slot and positioned the Rover ready for the Ebay photo's.
I took a whole heap of photo's. Around 40 in all. It wasn't until I ran up a draft of the Ebay listing did I realise that I could only use 12 of them. It was then an agonizing decision as to what 12 photo's I was going to use. I had to use pictures that showed the Rover at its best, but also show that it also had faults. I decided to mention the faults in the text. It was the best of a bad job really. On the whole. The photo's were OK. They would've been a lot better if it was sunny outside. The red of the body colour would've looked a lot brighter (Another best of a bad job).
Now. I think it would be protocol if I didn't say anything about the auction while the listing is live. Nor do I think that using photo's that are in the listing should be Posted here (To my mind. It's a conflict of interests thing). I'm not even going to Post a link to the auction. Suffice to say; The auction will go live on Thursday, around 7pm. However. I'm pretty sure that it's safe to Post a couple of the unused photo's. So here they are.