Well if nothing else we now have sidelights in the headlights
Well done Jo, one positive to counter the negative.
I know exactly how you feel with this, I’ve been there too with at least two of my current cars! Don’t give up though.
Remember, this is your dream car and you’ve worked bloody hard for it up to now so don’t give up on it. If it gets too much, put it down for a day or two and come back later.
I was on the cusp of giving up on my Capri when it went tits up. Walking away from both the car and the financial investment in it. If I had of done I’d have been a complete and utter pillok and would have regretted it.
Don’t worry about the MOT. Nothing has to change really regardless of MOT exemption.
Just keep working out the fail points then put it in for an MOT regardless. If it fails fix the fails and then MOT it again. If it passes then fantastic!
After that first MOT and you get it registered you can do whatever you want from then on. Keep MOTing it every year or don’t, it’s your choice.
I may be wrong but I think you might be stressing yourself unnecessarily by trying too hard to beat the MOT thing and it’s not helping your efforts to fix the car.