When I moved down to Laaaaaandaaaaan I gave this car to a mate who has subsequently had loads of children and run out of time space enthusiasm so it's coming back to me.
It's in a better state these days- it runs and drives but is still very rusty.
I'm looking to move to place that has a garage so a meaty project could be on the cards. My x1/9 is my true love and needs some TLC but rather than tackle that as my first resto maybe this would make a good first.
I've always wanted to build a marcos or similar and given that this has been sitting in a filed after doing about 20,000 miles it would probably make a good donor for oily bits. BUT! The car was given to me by a dear friend on the condition I give her the private plate back once it's (finally) MOT'd. So the potential of building a kit and not getting to use the original number plate would be very very bad. I've looked into it and hopefully by using all the bits from this on a marcos shell would constitute enough of the original car to keep the plate. I think.
Also, I'm open to options. I looked briefly at moke-like kits. What else should I contemplate?
Only problem is using a fibreglass shell i wouldn't learn the skills needed for restoring my X1/9.
Anyway. Suggestions please!