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October 2010



I'd like to start my own restoration project. But one that I can use everyday in the process, so obviously it needs to be reliable. To fund this I've just got rid of my Ford Focus Estate as the miles climbed but it's health deteriorated, unfortunately. Anyway, I've had experience restoring classics, I used to help my Dad and his friend restore their old Land Rovers (Series II, IIA and III). But I'd like something different.... Read more


Echo the comments on Beetle heater channels - repairs there aren't easy to get right. If you want something useful in modern traffic, I wouldn't have said that either were going to keep up too well.

I am biased but have a look at Triumph Vitesse and 2000. The six cylinder engines are good, and on the Vitesse the separate chassis makes repairs straightforward.