We have put new tyres on, the original spare tyre was unused and had about an inch thick white-wall stripe which looked good, but the cost to replace all four tyres with similar was prohibitive for me. We fitted a custom built exhaust from manifold backwards, replaced the hydraulic flexi-pipe for the brakes to the rear axle as the original had collapsed internally, leaving no rear brakes! Handy tip: the replacement pipe and front brake pads were sourced from 1976 Vauxhall Viva parts. We revived all of the brakes components and replaced a steering arm which had bent out of shape somehow.We obtained the steering arm from Sweden.
The sills, valances, rear panel and under bonnet were colour matched and respraed due to chips and marks in the original paint.
The interior is in very good condition, with only one small mark on a rear passenger backrest. The centre console lid has a split, but is still in one piece and the dashboard had a veneer covering, which at some point in the past was either removed or came away and dashboard was painted instead.
There is evidence of an older "blow-over" paint job to the wings and doors as you can see a slight colour tone difference on the roof, bonnet, and boot. On the whole not bad for a 52 year old car!
Upon delivery one of the veneer inserts in the steering wheel spoke came off and was, unfortuunately, lost. Luckily a friend very kindly cut me a replacement which I fitted. About two years later while cleaning the interior the missing original insert appeared under the drivers seat - from a 4th dimension! This was then duly reseated in its original position.