Better late than never!
Having started its life rolling out of Henlys Triumph of Bournemouth on 23/10/1975 after the owner handing over £2254.31 and the £250 part exchange in the form of a D plate MG 1100, it had covered 67649 miles with its one family of owners until it found its way into my ownership in August 2017.
A simple Car and Classic ad with a few photos was all it took, having sold JUD660W to Ian from Sheffield in October 2016 to move to Dundee from Yorkshire I had to have another.
a quick email exchange, some more detailed photos exchanged and it was loaded up on a transporter for the long journey from Somerset to Dundee.
Having being used up until the early 90's where it received a top end rebuild documented in the history it would appear it sat until 2006 where a light overhaul and was used on and off until 2016 where it was put up for sale.
Coming with a boot full of spares, trim pieces, a massive history file (and a crate of cider!) its a good honest survivor with a few battle scars and a few areas needing some attention. some welding will be needed to a small section of the boot floor and the front sills but on the whole its a good solid shell.
So far the front calipers have been rebuilt, front wheel bearings replaced, the typical bulkhead cracking has been welded and strengthened, the engine is partially stripped in preparation for a new timing chain.
I still have the chain to finish, sill welding a tune up and any other things that crop up when its up and running.
Plans include diamond cut sprint wheels, slightly lowered suspension along with polybushes to replace the worn original items and fitting the sports exhaust that has arrived from James.
a quick machine polish brought out a decent shine:
This will never be a concourse example, I don't have an endless supply of funds, this will be a driver and a survivor!
My time is limited to spare weekends that aren't raining and they are few and far between!
hopefully I can keep this up to date, i'm more active on the Facebook side of things but hopefully this will be a good documentation of my progress.
March 1st is my MOT date, fingers crossed!