One of the many benefits of a family never moving house is that the garage becomes a collective of antiques, garden equipment, spares of the weirdest kind of things you can ever imagine, and yes, the odd bit of rubbish… but generally speaking, interesting “rubbish”.
A few years ago I took it upon myself to restore some order. It is still a work in progress, but, surpringly perhaps, I am quite enjoying it, because now and then, and in between sneezing your lungs out in sesssions, you will find a little treasure.
During my latest clean-up excursion, I started to go through some of the boxes that came from my grandparents’ house. It is here that I discovered the folder with all the details of the last car my grandfather ever bought. It was a Peugeot 305 from 1980, and it cost him the princely sum of R5 998,72!
Allow me to put the past 31 years into inflation perspective, using the new Porsche 911 (code name 991) options list that I currently have in front of me. You can now have coloured seatbelts on your Porsche or cruise control for the same money, but not both!