In addition my fried, the Ferrari is a keeper....for now. That should be off for a new Larini exhaust soon as well, so i'll let you all know how that goes as well. Actuall i should blog agin aboiut the classic le mans and wales thinking about it..
An MX5, a Mk1 with the pop up lights and much to Jobbo's relief an import as well.
The Ferrari is staying, but it just will not take the punishment of bening hooned around the lanes for an hour or two chasing mates in various VX220, westfields, elises etc. It keeps up, but it is not relxing to drive such and will break something expensive shortly. I did that in wales earlier in the year on a boys driving weekend, it did not fail me and i got home easily, but the bill was £1300 to fix all the issues.
Looked as lots of options, even back at westfields again but i just do not want to spend weekends on my back changing engines etc anymore....grown out of that. TVR chimera was a close second, purely on the noise it was 1st obviously, but at the cheap end of the budget it would require work and welding and well time....
No, i want a car that i can just jumo in and start, topless (the car!), drift around and have fun in but at licence friendly speeds, do the odd track day in if i fancy and is dirt cheep to purchase and run. Mk1 MX5 fits the bill.
Looked at lots and 2 more today, one was a Mazdaspeed tuned car the other one of the endless special editions that exist. Will sleep on it and think agin in the morning on which or to keep looking.