Well, it was 1st registered to the BL Drivetrain Division and then immediately onto the first owner who lived in Coventry, so being a staff car would make sense.
I used to have a contact at one of the London Universities who was very much involved with the CVT developments, is it O.K. if I ask him about your car as well ?
Cheers for now,
No problem, sadly all the history from the first owner (prior 2001) has been lost.
I'll be pulling a Radiomobile LW MW radio out of my Dolly soon if you want it?
I'd certainly be interested, I plan on installing a decent sound system in the boot and installing a period fascia.
So far it's proved itself to be fun reliable transport for whenever the Yaris is too boring.
Today, after returning home from work I noticed the interior light no longer comes on with the doors opening, but works fine with the switch. Pondering this I set off to the chip show, after collecting my food the bloody car refused to start. After attempting to start it a few times I popped open the bonnet and tugged on the throttle a couple of times. At this moment the interior light flicked on! (the drivers door was open). I took this as a sign and hopped in and with a couple of pumps to the accelerator she spluttered into life.
I put on the choke for a second and had a look around the back, exhaust gasses were all the right colour, engine seemed fine. Took off the choke and she returned to a normal idle and drove home like nothing had happened.
Funny that she happily sat at 55-60mph on my commute for 20 miles both ways and then died after a short 25mph drive to the chip shop the other end of town!