Death of Opi
A sad post to start off the return of The Hungary Years. Good ol' Opi has popped his/her/its clogs and is now flapping its rusty wings in car heaven.
Opi was still going strong but unfortunately the technical certificate needed to run on the road expired. In fact, it expired while we were away and so got a shock when we returned. It meant that Opi was parked illegally for a few days and then driven under cover of rush hour traffic to the garage to get it looked at.
We knew it would take some work to get it past the technical test but didn't know how much it would all cost. Being the cheap and fairly sturdy car that Opi is, we figured that if the bill came to 50,000 Ft or less then we'd go ahead and get it done. Any more expensive and we'd have to think about it. When the call came from the garage to say that the work would cost about 170,000 Ft, the answer was obvious. Opi's time had come.
Again during rush hour and running on fumes, we drove it over to the scrapyard. The scrapyard itself was fascinating. Masses of bottles for recycling, huge cranes delving into piles of cars,
Some other pics from automobile death row:
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