Some photos from a drive on my ‘shakedown’ route...
I was lucky with the car. Had been looking for a drop top for some time and most that pop up for sale up here are either 'drift yo!' MX5's, shit photos and typicle Gumtree dross or just over priced.
So browsing Gumtree in the middle of the week I saw this, 4 photos and basic info and a short MOT (July) for £750, background of photos and wording made me suspect it was an older person selling. MoT history is fine enough, just normal wear & tear. Just had a good feeling from it and after checking how they are as a car decided to message and ask to view. Viewed it on Friday evening and was impressed not only with the car, but the seller who was nice and very honest. My dad bluntly asked "whats the lowest you'd take" and he said £650, which was less than I was going to try offer. Deal done!
The car its self is fine mechanically & structurally but a bit tabby, few bashes & scratches as well as needing some surface rust on the arches seen to. The seats + hood cover need a good clean & leather rejuvenator applied. The hood is in good condition too with no cuts/tears.
Few small niggles, the wiper blades were fooked & the hood doesn't always go back up and I need a code for the radio!
Wipers were £12 for a set from Halfrauds(trade card discounts), the hood I can manually de-pressure and raise manually & the code for the radio has been sorted, by just fitting an old CD player in. But I do want to get a code & fit the original as its got a 6-track CD player!
Overall, Love it! The engine is perky and has enough power to be happy, handling is better than expected for a convertible based hatchback and its comfy.