One of the darkest nights of my life and the most saddest incident that took place with me in the month of Ramadan occured last night, I am 26 and i have literally seen a lot of death defying and heart pounding situations be it my father's paralysis when i was just 10 years old, my grand dad's death and the whole F****ed life itself, but one thing that always stood by me are my cars both of them being Mitsubishi Lancers.
My Lancer 1988 has been very special to me since i bought it in 2011. it was 65k Driven then, owned by a parsi gentleman and when me a my father went out to search for the car, this car just made me fall in love with it at the very first site, it was immaculate. and since then it has been my partner and my best friend. I have trusted it to be more faithful to me than anybody else in this world and together we almost traveled almost 275000 Km i have spent more time with it then any of my friends. it has kind of grown on to me. i have been thousands of times poked and and nagged to change my car from almost everybody but i haven't. i mean how could i change it i have spent the best and the worst days of my life with it and it never gave up on me and by never i mean never.
Here are some pics when first got it showered in 2012;
But today it has been almost destroyed by a fire in the engine bay when i was going to the market with my father after iftar. this has left an unquestionably the most devastating affect on me than anything.
Some Photos after the incident when i got the thing towed to my house:
The car has had extensive damage to the engine bay( will upload pics in the morning) and the interior console. thankfully the rest of the car is still intact, the engine is likely to be in better nick then most fire and can probably start after the wiring is done, all the plastic and rubber in the engine bay such as the battery, the air filter box and other have been totally melted.
The thing is, i really don't to give up on this car. since she has never given up on me and i have decide something like an epiphany came to me and i am going to scavenge for the the parts that are is working order or can be restored back to shape first thing in the morning and i will start rebuilding it,, firstly getting the the whole thing disassembled the getting it dented and repainted and then get the wiring done properly. i know it is a tedious task and almost a full restoration but i just cant leave it it like that.
I am posting this forum here cause i have been a member a this site for quite some time now and have always been reading the forums and i feel that car enthusiast are people who help each other and give honest suggestions and guidance.. which is require the most. i will be constantly updating this with pics and other info and i hope everyone here and specially the seniors will guide me..