You bought *that* thing? You're braver than I thought... ... these where the words of Mrs GOO when she saw the magnificent piece of German engineering I'd bought. You can sought of understand her point though: I think the only thing that's holding the body shell together is the paint! having said that, the engine bay seems fine, and the engine turns over and fires first time. I can't hear any misfires or tappet noise - and it seems to idle OK. Needs a clean though: The interior is in a similar state to the bodywork and has the usual old car crap lurking in the side pockets and under the seat. I've already found 9p, so the car has only cost me £99.91 I've also found some non-standard optional extras in the boot - some tools, brake fluid and tranny fluid Anyhow, all the mechanicals work, and it seemed OK to drive when I drove it up onto the trailer I used to get it back to mine. The only thing that's a bit of a worry is the gear-stick, as it seems a bit vague - but all the gears seem to be there. I assume the linkage is a bit slack and sloppy, but I'll find out when I start to strip it out. So - the adventure is about to begin! I'm going to wait until after Christmas as I'm getting some extra tools as gifts (things like trolly jacks and axle stands). But then I'll get cracking. This is where "A GOOster is born" starts!