Summer's here - roof
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: United Kingdom
I'm doing exactly the same! I have both 147 and Spider 2.0 twinnies. Like you, my Spider will never be sold - it was bought out of some inheritance money, I've a lot of memories travelling around Europe with it, plus unfortunately it's cat C after some idiot ran in to me! Oh and I've spent a fair chunk on it at over the last three years too...
I think it's best to just be working on one of them at any one time. My Spider goes in the garage over winter - it's in there again at the minute for quite a bit of work. Once that's sorted and it's re-taxed, i'll be out in the spring and then I'll garage the 147 for a bit. It needs the belts doing and a good service... If you can keep using the spider while the weather is still OKish and get the 147 together, then you'll be much better off with a solid day to day car while the Spider is being pulled apart!
Just my two penneth...
History - 1999 156 2.0 TS - 1999 GTV 2.0 TS - 2000 GTV 2.0 TS, 2000 166 2.5 V6 24V - 2002 147 2.0 TS - 2004 147 2.0 TS
Current - 2001 Spider 2.0 TS, 2006 Jaguar XK8, 2006 VW Golf GTi