looks beautiful, why was it being broken for spares?
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In answer to your question it was finance. In London where the car lived one has to PAY to park on the street. Last year this permit cost £90 and it ran out Jan 31st as did the Road tax, the MOT runs out on the 9th Feb and his insurance on the 15th Feb. For the MOT it required:-
N/S/R sill welding
O/S/F track rod end
Two new rear tyres
O/S/R suspension sphere replacing
I believe that Martin had to rely upon garages for the work so we are looking at a lot of money and during his 17 years of ownership his average annual mileage works out at 4,000 miles P/A. There are other reasons for his not needing a car for some time so even if he had paid all this out then the car would have sat idle for some months.
As they are pretty hot on removing cars with no permits or expired ones the MGF HAD to go by Friday. Hence if no one could take it it had to go for scrap.
There are some body work issues that will need sorting out. It seems some take pleasure is trying to trash others cars:-
Looks like it's been kicked to my untrained eyes.
Some one has had a go at the petrol cap it seems.
Passenger side of bonnet.
This is the N/S/R wing. So it needs the attention of a tin/paint man. The arm rest and cubby hole leather cover has come adrift:-
and the rear window has a split/hole in it. The cream leather is really in need of a good clean as close up it's quite grubby as is the hood but that is something a bit of time and effort can sort out hopefully.
So you see it needs a bit of TLC and it will take a bit of time to get it all done.