Well, the car still lives and is earning it's keep quite nicely. Actually it's earning it's keep so well I'm hoping to rid myself of the Corsa by summer and use the money I'd save to keep the 1850 as a daily driver. It really is a staggeringly capable car for such an old design.
It's easy to drive, keeps up with modern traffic, is economical if you resist the urge to floor it, can happily carry 4 people yet is compact and it feels far more connected than my modern cars regards driving feel.
It's also easy to park with pin point accuracy, as I found out squeezing between my Mum's Mini and some double yellow lines.
That's a rain drop's width, I'd like to see somebody do that in a modern car! (I was actually a bit further back, but when I let off the foot brake the car eased forwards a bit on to the hand brake/gears).
It also saw me through a sudden and entirely unexpected blizzard!
30mph as visibility could be measured in inches and stopping every 5 miles or so to clear the headlights, progress was steady if not fast.
Much more predictable than the Corsa regards handling, and also better overall grip in snow! Probably due to the Corsa's wide low profile tyres which are hopeless at this time of year.
It seems rather rare for me to report good news when it comes to the Dollys, but this car has done me rather proud over the last few months, so hopefully when it decides to fall to bits I can look back and use this as inspiration to fix it!