Hi guys, apologies for being quiet on here of late. I thought I'd update you with news. I sold the black Speedster to a lovely guy who lives down in Devon. He came up to test drive a much newer Chesil in Brighton (pale blue with tan interior) but didnt like it. He drove mine and loved it. Loved the looks which was far more racy than the 'standard' blue one, and the engine went better and it handled far more like a classic car. Funnily enough he thought the newer car was a bit 'emasculated' and too easy to drive - he wanted a classic car to feel like a classic car. Anyway, both him and his partner are loving driving round Devon country lanes feeling like film stars.
So, my next project.. Is a Westfield XI
Say hello to Josephine (she's in French blue so the name fits). A one owner/builder car (built in 2013), I picked it up a week ago and it feels very special. It's the opposite of my old Speedster in that it's mechanically very sound - the guy who built it was an engineer, now retired, and he built it properly. But there are some, shall we say, not so nice cosmetic stylings that I will put right, as well as going through the mechanicals to sort tired/ worn out bits and pieces (e.g. these cars eat rear trailing arm bushes every 3000 miles). It's a hot A+ engine with around 100hp and it's 544kg all up (1200 pounds in old weights).
I'll staty on the site because a) I've renewed my membership for another year and b) I like the vibe of this place. So I'll keep my Westfield postings to this one thread and chip into Speedster topics as and when I can contribute.
Have a good weekend y'all!