Evaluation: Represented as the matching numbers engine and gearbox. Partially restored, from the estate of David Picking. Bodywork, paint and chassis are done, the engine compartment is wired and redone, everything else is uncatalogued, in boxes or loose. Accompanied by numerous parts including old, red leather, upholstery and interior trim, the dirty original engine on a stand, the original rear window (no windshield). There are many other parts including exterior trim that have not been restored. Likewise the old, dirty Webers, gauges and gearbox. Very much a treasure hunt puzzle only for the committed and well-heeled.
Bottom Line: It took a long time to get here, opening at GBP 600 and taking 22 more bids, but having paid this much for this puzzle the new owner is very much committed and reliant upon the skills and competence of a like-minded restorer. The project has more than a small element of challenge built into the price, but there will be an intangible reward at the project’s end both in driving the car and in having saved it for posterity.