Umm... lets see...
I wanted an XR8, I didnt like the EF's.. the EL's where still brand new (and well out of my price range)
I loved the ED / EB Shape (at the time I was still driving an EA) but the twin head lights on the ED meant it HAD to be the ED.
Now... when you are looking for a manual ED XR8, and only have $22k cash - you dont get too many choices for colour.
All I really wanted was a straight car, went ok, immaculate interior (one pen mark or cig stain and I wouldnt even take it for a test drive).
Luckily I love green, and it was in the 2nd dealer I went to on Boxing day 1997.
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