250SE Wedding car

The 250SE Cabriolet did wedding duty today for my Sister’s wedding.  The weather was lovely, and the 250SE is a great wedding car – driving the bridal party very close to the wedding with the roof closed then stopping to open it so they could arrive in style.   I was even able to set the car up with a white ribbon that I got from a friend who runs a wedding car business.   Given this cars extensive history it is likely it has done a wedding before, but if not one more thing ticked off.

The wedding was at Nielson park in Vaucluse and the reception in the kiosk there.  It takes weeks to do, but you can request from the rangers to drive the cars into the park, but they force you out at 10:30pm no exceptions.

The car performed well for the wedding, but when I got it back to the garage I couldn’t find reverse to get it in – turns out the plastic bushing in the transmission linkage had broken and the transmission linkage fallen off.   At least this didn’t happen before the wedding.   Given I was at the garage, I was able to jack the car up and do a temporary repair with a bulldog clip to engage reverse and get the car put away for the night.

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