This story starts off with the old
favourite "You can't keep them all". And sadly ,in this case
(as with most others), it was a shame to break this car for
spares. The pile of history supplied with car goes right
back to its 3,000 service. Every repair carried out on the
car, the invoice was placed in a folder with everything
Unfortunately, the repairs that were carried out on the car
were not up to standard. Sure work had been done as it was
needed, but significant changes would have meant that the
car would have survived better. For example painting the
inside of the floor with underseal isn't a good idea,
especially if the underneath of the car has had the same
treatment. Also when "bodging" repairs on the inner sills,
it might be easier to allow the original access holes to be
put back in? To allow rust proofing to be done.
The garage where the work had been done, did however
complete the work to a standard (just not the best) The
original sill that was still on the car was more solid than
the one fitted to the driver's side by the garage. As for
water down the bulkhead? Well if I said the words "drenched"
"the" "footwell" "was", I'll let you read them as you see
Even the car was sadly past it, some parts were useful, in
fact I still have heaps of them in my shed. The engine was
to be used in my Uncle's MG project car, but it has reached
a stand still, and the trim was to be used in another 1300
GT, this time vandals decided that setting fire to the car
would be fun.
One day I might scan all the paperwork I have for you to
see, although with in a period of approx 10 years the car
had about £3500 spent on it to keep it roadworthy.