This is Rosalind and her very well kept Mk1 Pajero.
Rosalind’s been very kind in letting me publish these excellent photos. Have a close look and see how good this Paj looks. Seems like a minter to me!
Quite a few photos to enjoy here.
And here’s a little Pajero poetry written by Rosalind’s husband:
Driving these days is bit boring, we get in our cars that all look the same, sit in the seat designed to be good for your back, but hard on your bum, turn on the stereo (which is the most interesting thing in your car – and often more powerful than the engine) and drive to work…sometimes it so boring you can’t even remember driving there!!
And then something comes along and changes all that….a Mitsubishi Pajero! You cant help but admire the rugged quality of the exterior as you approach the car, the clean white body, wide alloy wheels and tyres, the thick ‘clunk’ of the central locking disengaging. You climb into the satisfyingly hydraulically suspended seat and turn the key in the Ignition. Two Thousand Five Hundred Cubic Centimeters of Japanese engine purrs into life, the vehicle rocking gently as you blip the accelerator.
Turn your headlights on (even though its daylight!) and engage the Automatic transmission into drive…release than handbrake and check the beautifully chrome plated Mirrors. You find yourself admiring the sleek sides of the Pajero, with its red pinstripe highlight. The road is clear so you turn the Power Assisted steering with your right hand only and apply the gentlest touch to the accelerator. Every time you do this you feel a little buzz of excitement in your stomach at the shear power, the deep pitch of the engine and the whoosh of the electric fans.
You pull onto the Road and allow the Pajero to take ‘you’ along the street. the road narrows due to parked cars, and to your amazement vehicles coming towards you pull in and stop to let you through…even the white Transit van stops! You arrive at the T junction. Its busy…a steady stream of traffic in both directions. Almost immediately a bus driver stops and beckons you to pull out…the cars stop in both direction allowing you to turn right….What Respect!
As you drive through the shopping area you can’t help but notice the little boy pointing at your car, tugging his Mums sleeve to look. You see the appreciative glance of a retired guy walking with his wife to collect their pension, the rather attractive person in a Land Rover who smiles at you whilst waiting for the lights to change.
Your on the open road, you hardly notice the transmission changing. You approach the National Speed Limit Signs and apply a little pressure to the accelerator, the Turbo kicks in and your away, 30..40…50..the car drops into Overdrive and your cruising now. You approach a New Mini with L plates on the back, its doing 45mph *sigh*. The road is clear, you check in the mirror, the chrome sparkles in the sunlight, its safe to overtake and you indicate and accelerate. The car drops down through the gears and you find yourself pressed into the seat due to the sudden rush of power…….
Should I turn the radio on…nah, just driving this car is all the entertainment you need. “Its a pity” you think, “I just finished polishing the chrome yesterday…that muddy hillside looks like fun!”
Many thanks Rosalind, these Pajero photos are brilliant.
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