From the factory or slightly bodged repair?
Bodged repairs. Inca fades badly so it's been given several goings over in the past.
Been going through the extensive service history. The car lived in and around London from new until at least 1998, which would explain my whiney gearbox. It's had more owners than I've had hot meals from looking at the pile of receipts for work done, it seems to have changed hand fairly frequently throughout the 1990s but stayed in the same bit of North London for the most part. It has the original service book stamped up to the (2nd from last) 42,000 miles service in 1990 which is impressive given they are at 3000 mile intervals!
I also gathered up the addresses from my paperwork and Street Viewed the places my car used to live/get serviced, quite interesting.
I have the MOTs from present back to 1982 but very few receipts between 1976-1990 and 1998-2012. By 2012 it was in Scotland, seemingly having sat dormant for a while and was sold for ?500 and then changed owners again before it sold to the guy who had it before me in July '13. Recent work includes a brand new stainless steel exhaust system, a Kenlow electric fan and new radiator, electronic ignition and some other miscellaneous stuff.
Interesting, this is my first car that has come with decent history as the 1300's is all lost prior to 2001, as I suspect the original owner died and took the paperwork with him, and the Yaris and Corsa are too new.
Also really need to give it a wash, the yellow hides dirt well but the wheels give it away. Problem is when you leave for work in the dark and arrive home from work in the dark motivation for car cleaning isn't common. :lol:
(Corsa hasn't turned a wheel since I bought the 1850, I haven't even been in it...)