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I can store it if required.
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Me too, but try and get it back!!

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maxgreenwood wrote:Oh I wish I'd seen this a bit sooner!

I'd be interested in giving that a new home in Dublin
And I could get before end of June
Mark, PM sent
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I'm meeting the owner tomorrow afternoon at Dave Ashworth's in Blackpool. :)
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Well done Mark.
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i look forward to hearing what it's like
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Well I've had a look at the TRS auto today.

Cosmetics first. It has damage to the N/S rear passenger door and rear quarter panel, caused by a vehicle with a tow bar reversing into it. The front bumper will require replacement/repainting. The paintwork is a little shabby and will require some attention in the future.

Corrosion wise it's not too bad actually. The inner wings are sound, with just some light corrosion showing on the seam of the N/S inner wing, under the washer bottles is sound and the A posts where the door hinges attach are again sound with no corrosion. The area where the sill meets the rear wheel arch is showing some corrosion on both sides, but doesn't appear to have become terminal.

The height adjuster linkage appears to have seized in the normal ride position, so I was unable to get the car on high to have a look underneath.

I took it for a short test drive and it drives really well. Stops, starts and steers fine. The auto box shifts quite well, but I suspect a ATF change would improve it no end. The spheres are shot, so obviously it bounces down the road really well.

The speedo is U/S and there is some 'notchiness' on full right lock, so suspect CV joint.

So to summarise, it's a 27 year old car with some 'issues', but is fundamentally a sound car and with some £'s thrown at it could be a REALLY nice car. It drives ok and the engine sounds and feels really sweet. The mileage is around the 26.5 k mark, but the speedo hasn't worked for a while, so Peter ( the seller ) estimates the mileage to be around the 40 k mark.

It was lovely to meet Peter and it was very kind of him to bring the car round to Dave Ashworth's for me to have a look at. Peter said he has somewhere to keep the car once the MOT has expired and I've explained it would be a real shame to see it cubed and that someone on the forum would be keen to save it.

Hope this covers everything. :-)
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Not all bad then, spheres are a service item and not worth worrying about and a speedo cable is doddle once you can find one. Bodywork damage could be pushed out to make it look a bit better for now and a replacement door wont be hard to find.
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If whoever rescues it is struggling for a rear door, I have some spares somewhere, but they'd need painting as they're the wrong colour.
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Dear Mark,
Well done and well saved Mark, it does look a lovely example ^^bx> and congratulations :D
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Here's the pics that Mark took of the TRS today . . .

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Looks alright to me - that rear door and wing will need replacing . . . proper money! :(

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Cheers Paul. :)
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Looks better than Timex!

Back door shouldn't be an issue - there seem plenty of soares out there, so with patience should find one in a matching colour. The back wing may be more of an issue, but at the end of the day it depends what you want it for - as a daily driver it should do the job for a long time yet. As a show car, it'll take some time and effort, but there's potential there.
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Thanks for the interest shown on here, I'm really glad that the car appears to have a future now, it would have been a great shame to see it wasted. I'll watch with interest to see what becomes of it.

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So, who has got it then?

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