A DVLA Crusher could, in a mere three days, destroy my beloved car; a beautiful, trusty Volvo 440 that I and my family have cherished and adored for the past 24 months. An incredible car, with the looks of a classic, I purchased it used in early 2015, and as months passed by, fell in love with the car. Meeting new friends, going on wonderful road-trips - seeing the country-side, with that beautiful navy blue bonnet before me - hundreds of dozens of memories like this were made in this car; she has been my unwavering companion in every journey for nearly two years now. I've serviced it once or twice; kept it in steady shape, admiring it from my window. One can imagine the shock therefore, when one day, I saw that she had disappeared from the street, no sign of our beloved motor. Looking back two months, in a sad turn of events, the engine, rust bitten, and being the most aged-looking part of the Volvo - had become detached from the body due to a rust-eaten engine mount. Due to recent financial problems - I had been unable to fix the damage; thus, the poor thing had been sitting in the street, unable to start. Unable to be driven. As a consequence of this; I felt, due to a tight budget, that I could no longer pay MOT on car that I don't regularly drive. At all. 'I'll pay for it when the money comes.' I said, longingly; alas, the day didn't arrive. I now hold a letter in my hand from the DVLA company, stating that if I continue not to pay the taxes, the Volvo would be detained, and destroyed. Unless you help, that is. It is why I ask, that you, for a small fee, help me secure my treasured car that I have grown to love - a beautiful thing, with the looks of a classic; I am sure you understand. If you donate to this cause; thank you for your kindness in advance.
--- The money I ask would pay for the following: ---
- Prevent the car from being crushed; and have the car returned to me from the DVLA warehouse. ----- £500
- Fix the engine by repairing the body; and buying a new engine-mount. ----- £400
- Purchase a new period of insurance (when buying new insurance in the UK, it is required to pay two months up-front (£200), not just one.) ----- £200
- For those willing to read a little more, here's a little backstory: -
It began in early 2015; a day that saw me depart by train to a Southern region of London in the early hours of the morning. Some hours of bartering, talking - whilst my fingers grew steadily colder - and inspection later, and I found myself happily driving back home; train tickets, now useless, shoved inside the glove compartment of my newly purchased, second-hand, Volvo 440. A wonderful car; navy blue bonnet glistening in the winter sunshine, it was a pleasure to drive. Famous for its reliability, attention to detail, and above all, a safe driving experience, the Volvo is a renown around the globe, and just driving back North, I saw at least thirty other fellow Volvo owners; both rumbling old models, still in good shape, mind; and neat new ones speeding on the motorway alike - seeing the popularity of the car reaffirmed in my mind that my choice had been the right one. Gently turning steering wheel to the street, in a bid to change lanes; away from a large truck, I smiled to myself, feeling the engine rumbling pleasantly, just so. I could feel, somehow, that the car would serve me well. And despite Volvo famously prioritizing safety; the car was not a slow machine; I sped back, overtaking newer cars than my own; and was home in no time. Aligning the beautiful motor onto my driveway later, my family instantly appeared, sharing my reaction and delight at its sight. They too, fell instantly love. And they too, would dread the car being destroyed by the DVLA. Please help us fund this cause.