Purchase Price: £2,000
Final Cost: £2,750
Selling Price: £5,000
Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt. Gearstick throw shortened from 200mm to 130mm. Faded black window surrounds repainted; metal fracture welded up and minor rust treated on the window frame. Parcel shelf from a donor car refurbished with new paint, carpeting, and hanger strings. Rear interior quarter panels, front bumper, and spotlight replaced with donor car parts. Aftermarket exhaust replaced with original unit.
Notes: Mike spent £1,000 on a donor car for all the spare parts the project car needed; donor car was resold for £873. Restored car brought to Colin Stancombe of Ford Special Vehicles Engineering. Edd ran the car from 0-60 in 10.5 seconds – slightly more than one second slower than the original factory rating of 9.3 seconds.