LouisO’Dwyer
©odwyer 2017

Cars

I have had many cars over the years -

here are some of them

1965 Mercedes Benz 300SE Cabriolet

This was actually my Dad's car, but I used to drive it a lot. It was

(and still is, I'm sure) a fantastic machine, with a 3-litre fuel

injected engine and pnumatic air suspension. It had an

automatic column-shift gearbox and was a full-blown four-

seater convertible. It was covered in chrome.

1968 Ford Mk2 Cortina

My first car. I bought it when I was working in London in the late seventies. It was a

standard 1300cc model but I bought a 1600e (the famous one!) in a scrapyard, rebuilt

the engine, then changed out the engine, gearbox and dashboard. I didn't do a great

job on the engine because it seized on the Naas dual-carraigeway three months

later. Allen and Mark Mehaffey were in Dunmore for that weekend, so they brought

up the original engine in the boot of their car, and we changed engines out on the

side of the road. Exciting times!

I later bought another model in a scrapyard, with a bench seat in the front and a

column gearchange, which of course I transferred to my one.

1972 Triumph Stag

This was a great sports car of it's day, it came with a 3-

litre v8 engine. There were always problems with the

original engines and mine had been replaced at some

stage by a Rover 2-litre V6 engine, which was not as

good.

1984 Mercedes 280CE

This was a left-hand drive car I bought in Ireland,

to drive down to France. The automatic gearbox

had been replaced at some stage by a manual

one, it was a bit of a botch job really.

1985 Mercedes Benz 280CE

Another 280CE, this was a lovely car I bought

from a doctor in WHO. Lovely car to drive,

smooth as anything. I sort of screwed it up a

bit by fitting a large sunroof, then I got my

daughter Lucy to paint "Keep On Rocking In

The Free World" along the boot with red paint.

1997 BMW 328 Cabriolet

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500

This is undoubtably the most

sophisticated car I have owned. The

technical specification and high

standard of construction is very

impressive.

1984 Mercedes Benz 380SL

2000 VW Golf V6 4-Motion

LouisO’Dwyer
©odwyer 2017

Cars

I have had many cars over the years -

here are some of them

1965 Mercedes Benz 300SE Cabriolet

This was actually my Dad's car, but I used to drive it a lot. It was

(and still is, I'm sure) a fantastic machine, with a 3-litre fuel

injected engine and pnumatic air suspension. It had an

automatic column-shift gearbox and was a full-blown four-

seater convertible. It was covered in chrome.

1968 Ford Mk2 Cortina

My first car. I bought it when I was working in London in the

late seventies. It was a standard 1300cc model but I bought a

1600e (the famous one!) in a scrapyard, rebuilt the engine, then

changed out the engine, gearbox and dashboard. I didn't do a

great job on the engine because it seized on the Naas dual-

carraigeway three months later. Allen and Mark Mehaffey

were in Dunmore for that weekend, so they brought up the

original engine in the boot of their car, and we changed

engines out on the side of the road. Exciting times!

I later bought another model in a scrapyard, with a bench seat

in the front and a column gearchange, which of course I

transferred to my one.

1972 Triumph Stag

This was a great sports car of it's day, it came with a 3-litre

v8 engine. There were always problems with the original

engines and mine had been replaced at some stage by a

Rover 2-litre V6 engine, which was not as good.

1984 Mercedes 280CE

This was a left-hand drive car I bought in Ireland, to drive

down to France. The automatic gearbox had been replaced

at some stage by a manual one, it was a bit of a botch job

really.

1985 Mercedes Benz 280CE

Another 280CE, this was a lovely car I bought from a doctor in

WHO. Lovely car to drive, smooth as anything. I sort of

screwed it up a bit by fitting a large sunroof, then I got my

daughter Lucy to paint "Keep On Rocking In The Free World"

along the boot with red paint.

1997 BMW 328 Cabriolet

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500

This is undoubtably the most sophisticated car I have owned.

The technical specification and high standard of construction

is very impressive.

1984 Mercedes Benz 380SL

2000 VW Golf V6 4-Motion