One of the documents is very interesting as it is from HR Owen and details all the services the car had from new until march 1981. After that there many invoices to work out where the car was, and what was done... even with a push the mileage per year.
As you will see the quality of the respray is really poor, especially around the sun roof where the paint is already bubbling. Having said that I would not have bought it in that colour.
Over the years I have got quite friendly with a local garage in Datchet called Lucas. Steve who is the owner is more than happy to share his extensive knowledge on servicing theses cars, and he filled me with confidence before I started.
I think my poor car has been somewhat neglected over the years, (I believe it was used on a race track near Oxford for sometime), so although having a considerable amount of money spent on it, there was no time spent on the finer details, like cleaning debris and oil off engine, or in anyway attempting to get the car to concours condition. For me doing this on a tight budget is also going to be tough.