Bought this as a project 2005 Black 231, had no service history, NCT January 2018. Vehicle check identified 10 previous owners most of which kept the car for less than a year. The car also appears to have spent several months sitting in a couple of dealers and was even auctioned at one stage.
Body work is pretty good except for the wheels which need refurbishing looks like someone attacked the centre caps with a wire brush. Interior is good except for missing electric seat switch covers and centre console lid locking latch. Usual known issues with coolant sensor and fishbowl tail lights.
Car starts fine hot or cold and pulls through all the gears
Gear stick vibrating in neutral, reckon clutch release bearing is on its way out as making a noise when pressing clutch
Burnt the b****x out of the cat while bringing the car home so first job will be to gutt it.
Haven' had a chance to go through the car properly and expecting to find more issues as I go.
Now the good news! I haven't stopped smiling since collecting the car, can't believe how good these cars drive and looking forward to getting this car back in good shape.
I'll post some pics soon