Anyway on to the car, I finally found one that I liked the look of, slightly higher mileage but this was backed up by some fairly hefty recent work by what I beleive to be a well regarded BM specialist in the midlands, Autobhan servicing in Halesowen. I have to admit I had not heard of them previously but reading recommendations on here I was fairly confident they knew what they were doing. I didn't by the car from them directly but from a local dealer who was selling it after autobhan had performed the following work on it in the last couple of months. Reddish rear floor reinforcement kit Poly bushed throughout with Powerflex Black series - excluding Diff mounts Refrubished diff carrier Head gasket replacement New Front and Rear discs refurbished front and rear calipers fully refurbished diamond cut OEM alloys The car it's self is a 2003 03 plate, with 123K on the clock, fitted with black leather, OEM SAT NAV, HK & Heated Seats. she was originally a SMG but Autobhan also carried out a conversion to manual on this, I am told there was no faults with the SMG at time of removal, it was converted as the previous owner did not like SMG. Anyway on to some pics... This is how she was when I piced her up: After I bought the car I went round to Autobhan to speak to the guys who did all the work and they very kindly showed me round the place, as well as putting my car on the ramp to see the work done underneath: Having the majority of the big jobs done prior to purchase for myself was one of my main requirements, I'm willing to work on the cosmetics, but the mechanics are not something I prefer to work with. Anyway that led me to the long drive from Birmingham back up to Aberdeen, gave me plenty of time to get acquainted with my new wheels. At this point I found a couple things I needed to address, someone has converted the dash to blue LED's not my preferred option. so I will likely need to get the soldering iron out and source some OEM colours. also I noticed one of the headlights was out, only as I was driving back up the M6 / M74 the bulb warning light came on, turns out it wasn't the bulb as I stopped in at Halfords to source a replacement, but no luck. I've since spoken with autobhan who are supplying me with a ballast, which will hopefully cure this problem. Some of the cosmetic things I need to address given time, and order of priority, after the lighting issue... New Mirror glass all round, including rear view mirror which has failed, forgot picture of it, and the wing mirrors are starting to brown in places there is a small section of lacquer failing on the drivers rear quarter in a second place... Then a general clean up including new OEM badges... including a tidy up to the grubby engine bay.. and source this missing bolt that will drive me crazy when looking at the engine bay... Then it will be on to the interior, leather will get a full treatment, don't think I'll go to a full recover, but you never know. Then I will try and source matching interior trim for all places, door handles, gear stick surround and dash strips. There will likely be a lot more on top of this, but these are the main points I want to address to get her back to looking good. Updates will be slow as I work away from home regular so don't get as much time to tinker with the car as I'd like to.