I am a bit slow this week! Thanks for thinking of me Al :thumbup: - but I might pass on this one
I just saw this and I have to agree with everything
you guys have commented on - from true value to parts availability.
I like this bit
"From a quick glance it needs the following- windscreen, front bumper, 1 headlamp unit, poss bonnet (although it is new it has some damage) 2 roadwheels are damaged there may be other smaller items we have not noticed.
"From a quick glance" I can see the vendor has a fully fledged workshop going (complete with VX220, Elise and Caterham 7), has already purchased a load of panels ("light
accident damage" and we need a complete new front end and probably to re-align the chassis!!) and the wear on the outer edge of the seat buttress doesn't quite indicate the 6k miles recorded.
What I can never quite understand is that if it such a great deal than why doesn't the guy selling it do it himself? he seems to be geared up for it...unless it is going to cost more than he thought or as you say he cannot get some of the parts (more likely they are available but at a price he is not willing to pay as it will most likely make the project unviable).
Oh well back to the classifieds...
By the way a little while back I went to see a guy I know who has a machine shop, this guy is a really talented engineer but his workshop is a mess, it is also an Aladdins Cave cos he just buys all kinds of stuff and stores it (anywhere he has room!) anyway I walked in to his workshop (you can only venture about a 1/3rd of the way in before you 'hit' his stuff) and he has 2 ramps which always have cars on/under them that he has bought thinking he is going to do them up and sell them (yeah right!) and out of the corner of my eye I see part of the wheel of this motor parked under one of the ramps, the car has several dust covers/blankets on it so you can't make it out, and so I look at the wheel more closely and I can't believe my eyes, I am thinking Nah! it can't be.
So I say to the guy who works for him, casually, 'So when did ***** get the Ferrari 360?' and he looks at me funny and says 'how do you know its a Ferrari 360?' so I point to the wheel. He just smiled, then pulled off the covers so I could take a closer look. It was actually a 360 Spider with a smashed in door, B pillar and rear quarter. He then proceeded to tell me the story of how this Cat D write off it came to be in the workshop. Since then the guys managed to get a second hand door and a new rear quarterpanel and the car is looking quite good now - except he painted it the wrong shade by accident!!