It's the yellow one with the electric temp gauge that you mentioned about finding somebody to view a while ago. Cosmetically it's awful, alright from 100 yards but it's wearing a cheap re-spray with over-spray all over the place, a finish the is rough to the touch and crazed/cracking paint that is down to the primer in a few areas.
Seems to drive well enough, certainly a strong pulling engine, perhaps a little tappety but far better than the 1300. Bodywork is probably a bit better than the 1300 in terms of rust but it's had more welding done in the past, some of which is pretty ropey, the passenger footwell in particular is a bit of a mess. But as it is living outside this is ideal as I won't feel guilty if it rots out, as its an ideal chance to re-do the work to a decent standard.
Due to me spending all my money on it the car 1850 is currently my daily driver, as it's got the most fuel and I'm conserving the Corsa's fuel for if the 1850 goes wrong.
Done over 100 miles already in various weathers and it's coping well.
A few issues:
1: The steering wheel is off centre. Also, the wiper stalk is positioned too low so only the first setting works, it won't go any further without hitting the surround. It's like the whole mechanism has twisted around the steering column.
2: The passenger side footwell is a lake, same as the 1300 but more of a problem as it lives outside. I'm guessing clogged up drain passages.
3: I tried attaching the radio and only caused a burning smell and accidentally making the aerial cable live.
Tested my two spare radios indoors on the 1300s battery and they seem to work without setting on fire. Must be a problem with the 1850s wiring.
4: The rear view mirror fell off and won't go back on, it's one of those suction cup ones.
5: Driver's side rear door won't open from the inside, it's not the child locks.
Also, couldn't help myself