The owner of this car inherited it from his uncle and wanted to make it a decent driver. He wanted to be in it cheap and wanted a reliable British car. As many of you know, that means a lot of new parts. His uncle had done a lot of backyard mechanic work. Work that was a “fix it for now” job. It had also been repainted in baby blue. It’s an old paint job and everything was painted. The engine, suspension, etc. The owner decided to go with a more modern american car look and paint the trunk and engine compartment black. Upon further inspection, the motor was lacking compression in a cylinder and a couple cylinders were low. He decided to go ahead and pull it for a rebuild.