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Anyone on here or know anyone that might be interested? This is the car that used to belong to Austin, OldShep, and was bought by one of my neighbours a couple of years ago. He's been using it to tow his Granada to shows, tow his caravan and also to get to work and back. However, the company he works for have moved their depot so it is now costing him over £120 a week just to get to work and he can't afford it.

In the time he's owned it he's fitted a stainless cat back exhaust, a pair of new rear tyres (will need fronts in the not too distant), one rear brake calliper (he has a brand new replacement for the other side but not yet fitted), and a front bullbar (which I think looks bloody awful but it's secured by existing bolts so can easily be removed without leaving any marks). Faults are minimal and mainly cosmetic. The drivers seat base needs a good clean and has sagged a little on the outside edge but doesn't have any splits in the leather and the headlining is drooping, The interior just needs a good clean. The nav system works and has the most up to date disc in it and the DSP amp is fine. The stereo is intermittent and he was told by someone that it was the amp in the boot so he removed the sub and CD changer, couldn't find anything wrong so put it back. When doing that he noticed that if he wiggles a connector it works on and off. When I say the DSP amp is OK, that's going on the fact that when it works, it works on all speakers. Under the bonnet, there are signs of a slight leak from the throttle body heater but he tells me he's only had to put a litre of OAT in it in the entire time he's owned it. The cruise control doesn't work as the hose to the brake pedal has a split in it somewhere (checked by blowing down it). There's no book symbol on the HEVAC but the AC clutch doesn't kick in so suspect a lack of refrigerant (might need a regas or worst case, a condenser). Both rocker cover gaskets are leaking slightly but have been since he's owned it. He's regularly given it an oil and filter change and when he first got it, we replaced a noisy idler and put a new serpentine belt on it. First registered October 2001, 130,000 miles, MoT til May.

However, he is only looking for £1500 for it.

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My baby!! I can't believe he still hasn't done the rocker covers. He has stuck that tacky V8 badge on the tailgate too. Last time I got it MOT'd, the mechanic told me I was daft to get rid as the engine was as sweet as a nut.

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The engine still is sweet as a nut and everything else is all working as it should too, it is purely that he can no longer afford to run it on a daily basis. His son is now learning to drive and has bought a little Corsa so he's using that to go to work. Quite what he will do come next year when he needs to get the Granny to shows and use the caravan I've no idea.

At least the tacky V8 badge will come off without leaving any marks if you pour hot water on it, much like the bullbar is only secured using the front bumper and slam panel mounting bolts. I bought the rocker cover gaskets when he first got it from you and we were going to do them one weekend but one or other of us was busy or he was using the car so they never got done. I've still got the gaskets in my garage, genuine LR ones too, not pattern.

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Sounds like you shd do the decent thing, old shep, and buy it back

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It is only the fuel consumption that stops me, Roman. I was getting about 12-14 around here whilst my present one is giving me 26.

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convert it to LPG and you'll be even! :)