So, the wood is now in the hole.
And it's looking every bit the poor man's Rover I was hoping it would. Any 1970s provincial bank manager would be right at home in this interior.
This means it's pretty much restoration complete now. Literally just need to sort out wheel trims and we're there.
Yeah, it took longer than it should have, and I cheated by getting a lot of the work done by other (significantly more talented) people. But I can still enjoy a sense of satisfaction from having bought an unloved scrapper destined for the breakers, and turned it into a head-turner that's hopefully going to last many more years. And looking at the way values of these have gone, I've probably just about broken even (ish).
Got a ticket for the rescheduled Classics on the Common in Harpenden on 22nd September, so planning to take it for a day out for what will be its first show in many years. Hopefully will bump into some fellow members of the AS massive while I'm there.
Some new exterior shots for the pervs.
A final shout out to MBVR who did the most recent work on it, including that stunner of a vinyl roof. Would recommend them without hesitation.