Sold for: £53,280
Whole rear-end of body, from the screen back, rebuilt at Scott-Nelsons of Scarborough: both doors re-skinned, replacement rear shroud, new inner-wings, new nearside rear wing. Jan/Feb 2005. The whole front end of body rebuilt from screen forwards at MPH Ltd. of Blockley. All-new body panels around the grille, new headlamps & bowls. Boot relined with new Armacord laminate. Full respray in BRG. New tonneau cover. Good running condition, not Concours but really smart.
Jan/Feb 2005; new wooden dashboard panels & glovebox. April 2009: new front seats & runners.
January 2013: Rebuilt engine to eliminate cylinder block porosity (becoming a problem on some C-series blocks), had oilways sleeved by Coventry Metalling & Boring. Cylinder bores rehoned, new piston rings, main & big-end bearing shells, engine balanced. New timing chain & tensioner, new cam followers and valve guides, cylinder head lightly skimmed. New clutch, release bearing and slave cylinder, both prop shaft UJs renewed.
Rebuilt with new bearings seals etc 10,000 miles ago. Overdrive unit fully overhauled by a specialist. Overdrive switch moved to a works-pattern gear lever.
2005; Renewed front suspension bushes and fitted new, shorter, front springs with uprated anti-roll bar. 2017: All new wire wheels with Blockley 165 x 15 tyres & tubes. 2019: Rebuilt rear axle with all new bearing & seals. Differential overhauled by Hardy Engineering. Brake cylinders overhauled, new handbrake linkages and new brake shoes.
Completely rewired 2005. Electric fan installed. New dynamo and a new heater unit fitted.
First registered 21st May 1964, sold by A.E. Neale, BMC dealers of Hertford. I’ve owned the car since August 1972 and have kept it in running condition every year but since 1976 it has been garaged and taken off the road every winter to avoid the salt spray. Estimated mileage in my ownership, 90,000. Accompanying the history file is a BMC original loose-leaf workshop manual and parts book.