|April 11, 2008 - The car was found on eBay.|
It's a "blue plate" car from California, meaning that it's always lived in that warm, dry climate. It's avoided the biggest curse of the Little British Car (LBC) almost completely. No rust! That's a big plus. The fact that the car is black is also a plus.
So, time to get to know the car. The paint isn't perfect, with a big burn on the roof and little nicks and cracks elsewhere. But overall, it looks pretty good. The biggest problem is with the brakes. They have a hydraulic leak somewhere.
The plan for this car is to sort out its various problems and run it as-is until after the Targa Newfoundland. Then, take it off the road for a while and stick a Ford 302 under the hood.