I thought I'd say hello! I just bought a P38 about 10 days ago. I'm normally pretty sensible buying cars, but in this case I did everything that you shouldn't do. Bought it from an eBay style auction site, saw it in the flesh but didn't hear it run or drive it, it had no service history and it was full of fault lights. It was covered in dirt, cobwebs, stank inside and generally looked a bit sad. So I knew then it had to be saved! Whilst enthusiastic I lack any sort of mechanical skills so I'm hoping I can pick a few things up. I'm ok with the cosmetic side so I've already removed the nicotine staining and smell from the headlining with a bio cleaner, wet vac'd the carpets and begun cleaning and conditioning the leather. Also got my supplies in to start machine polishing the bodywork.
I took it to a garage nearby yesterday who have Autologic. They carried out a visual check, cleared all the faults (lots of them!), road tested it and reported back with the following:
Cured the SELECT NEUTRAL error by fixing the wiring (I was a bit worried about that error)
New OSF Window Regulator
OS Headlight cracked
Front & Rear washer jets not working
Play in OSF Antiroll Bar Link
Play in OSF Wheel Bearing
Centre Exhaust Rubber Broken
Blend Flap Motor Error
The only fault to return was the Blend Flap Motor error. My HEVAC screen is pretty much unreadable, but I'm sure it will have the chequebook on.
Plenty there to keep me busy!