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1988 that was the year...

…when you could buy a gallon of petrol (4.5 litres in new money) for the price of a litre today £1.72 (maybe!). A pint of beer was 91p, you could buy Amstrad computers with a disk drive  for £349.99 or a Saisho VHS recorder from Dixons, the Daily Mirror newspaper was only 20p and a BMW 316i ( E30 ) was around £12,425 or you could have a M3 for around £28,200!

Now this may not make any sense to the younger readers of this post but 1988 was a very significant year in Ballymena as the esteemed Richard Torrie joined The Country Garage Ballymena as Service Manager.

Now 34 years later it’s time to say ‘Bon Voyage‘ to RT as everyone knows him as he sets sail into retirement after a sterling 34 years of exceptional Service to the Country Garage Ballymena and thousands upon thousands of BMWs and their proud owners.

Thu 07 April 2022 16.34

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