Here she is, my Dolly, bought and collected today.
A few dings and dent here and there, a bit of rust on the rear arches and wing tips but overall a solid little car. Brooklands Green with a brown vinyl interior, has a radio but it's a modern one.
Was one owner from new and lived in Coventry until the early 2000s when the car was SORN'd for a year and then sold on. It's had a few owners since then and made it's way up here from Hartlepool with the last one.
I've been bombing around in it this afternoon, it's happiest at 50-55mph, any faster than that it the noise levels get irritating. Steering is good, plenty of feel and hardly any dead space, clutch seems good, handbrake isn't up to much on steep slopes, no unpleasant noises from the suspension, gearbox is good.
Overall I'm pretty pleased with it.
Going to be a bit of a light rolling-resto, don't want to over-do it as it is perfectly usable in it's current state.
Current "to do" list in no particular order:
Refurb the carb and do a basic service.
Replace the radio with something more period.
Replace the door mirror and radio aerial with better units.
Sort out the wipers so they park lower.
Re-aim the windscreen washers.
Sort out rusty rear wheel arches.
Sort out rusty wing tips.
Buy furry dice.
See if I can restore the paint to a certain degree.