You're spot on there Al. You'd have to be a pro such as yourself to take on a project like that because at least you wouldn't have to pay someone else £50 PH labour.Basically it would be a good route for someone such as I into Ferrari ownership - the end value wouldn't be terribly important, it's the attainability that's the crucial thing - someone who can repair the car themselves can usually afford the space to tuck the car away for some time whilst the parts are being acquired.
I see we both graduated from the same school of Mechanical Engineering.Useful info Boxer. It's not for me though, I don't know anything about car repairs, checking the oil and water levels is the limit of my technical know how. My knowledge only extends as far as who makes what, approximate values of cars and any other useless info I've retained from watching Top Gear for years or reading car mags.