This is up for grabs if anyone fancies it. Valencia Blue saloon, reasonable miles on the clock.
It is actually MOT'd till March 2018 but the tester must have been a bit pissed/stoned or comatose as it will need some remedial work. I will take some pictures tomorrow. I have two NOS front wings for the car that will obviously need prepping and painting.
The exterior is in reasonable order, the odd rust bleb here and there on a door or two but nothing major. Previous signs of repair here and there. It may well look worse than it actually is but having had a fair few of these cars it isn't a huge piece of work in all honesty. Sills have had work and I would be inclined to tidy them but I am fussy.
The car was a runner but suddenly lost drive according to the previous owner. I have spoken to a fair few FWD lickers and it sounds like it may be a CV joint on the N/S that has died. A new one will be supplied. If not a CV joint it will be an input shaft. Not a major piece of work and I can get a good used one for the new owner if it is that. The car started and the engine ran quite sweetly but I did start to dismantle bits to gain access to the O/S suspension turret which will need a localised repair. The other turret looks good. All the bits were bagged and tagged. Mechanically it's a simple engine. I am pretty certain that the previous owner had a new clutch fitted not a billion miles back. She had spent a few quid on the car during her tenure.
Suspension looks ok, tyres look ok, exhaust looks decent too. The rocker cover gasket needs doing as it was pissing out oil. Rad looks good. Hoses could do with replacing but that is just down to age rather than leaks. They are easy to obtain via eBay or Mick Dolphin/R*mmers.
Lower steering bush needs to be replaced, a poly one is cheap and easily available.
Interior is okay, but not perfect. A good clean would help, needs a front bit of carpet and I think one of the seats has some damage to the vinyl. Seats are beige (actually described as tan). The electric things seemed to work without issue.
There is no way I can do what is needed now which pisses me off as I love these cars (I've had 6 or 7 of them). They have real character.
All in all the car owes me a tad under £800, I am willing to take a small hit but not too much please.
Sadly no swapsies on this one (sorry). Location: Edmonton, North London