So what have we just bought?
It's a 1997 Japanese import with hard top. This is good as it means no mucking about welding the sunroof shut, and also means it's the Revision 3 with the 172ish BHP engine.
Not so good is that it's on 17inch rims which will have to go, and at some point apparently hit a badger which damaged the front bumper a bit. This doesn't really matter as the body is going to get knocked about anyway. The badger was a bit annoyed though.
It's got a new clutch (allegedly..), an induction kit and rather handily comes with a complete set of polybushes the previous owner bought but never fitted. Result!
So off we go down the motor way and oooh that induction kit sound nice :-)
10 minutes later suddenly there is a massive scraping/grinding noise coming from the front. Aaaghh!
Pulling over I can't see anything obviously wrong so carry on but with a bit more care...
Hmm, why am I being flashed by everyone now it's dark? Also why do I have no dashboard lights... oh oh. A quick check reveals that I have in fact got no rear lights either :-(
This is not ideal.
So I get home without being rear ended by a lorry and go to sleep muttering and not happy. These problems will just have to wait for the morning...