Bit of background first - the car has been previously owned by Malc Holmes & Mat Kutub, two respected memebers of this forum and therefore the car may be known to some of you. I would like to personally mention Mat and put on record my huge appreciation for all his help (and support) thus far, I was far less prepared for this project than I thought and to have the advice of a previous owner has been invaluable.
Mechaincally she is sound but needs a complete respray and interior retrim.
The car is going off to be resparyed tomorrow. It is currently yellow and is going to be white. My ambition was to always have a white one and although the yellow grew on my, I have to stay true to my original dream! Some photos of the car taken this afternoon are below. She looks good from distance but doesn't stand up to close inspection. All the waist trim has been removed.
Plan in simple terms is to get the external side sorted this year, internal retrim early next year and any mechanical issues as and when. Maybe some more major mechanical stuff later next year depending on how things progress.
The work is being done by Stride & Sons in Southampton - their main man Dan is a former sprayer of the year and has done work on my Alfa and Elise. They are going to work on the car as and when rather than hit it hard, so it could be away anything up to a month, which suits me and my wallet fine!
I still have not fixed the bloody headlight which is why one is lower than it should be. There is a car electrician next door to the bodyshop so two birds will be killed with one stone. I nearly set the car on fire trying to fix it but thats another story!
I will get some shots as the work is being done and post when I can. I am looking forward to having a fine S2 in due course, this will be a marathon rather than a sprint!
Edited by Nelly9000, 21 June 2009 - 08:57 PM.