Afternoon everyone, After spending the last 3 days driving up and down the country I’ve managed to swap some cash for this beautiful beast! The previous owner was very sad to see her go and after driving it for over an hour I really understand why. You just don’t get cars that look this good and go so well anymore. It was on song all the way!!!! Even with 90k on the clock it pulled through every gear with each change tight and sweet like ...... (enter your own analogy). I got back and just wanted to take it out again! It came with full history and belt changes when appropriate, decent set of rubber on all four corners, ss manifold and full K-tec exhaust which sounds awesome (albeit would get a bit annoying travelling on motorways a lot but luckily there aren’t any on the IOM). Previous owner has done it proud and really appreciate his efforts. Was considering the 182 to begin with but thought that the improvements on the 197 were well worth the extra money and yep, definitely. Previously I’ve been a Rallye man with both a series 1 and series 2 but this is seriously on a different planet. The plan now is to get it back to the island and hand it over to my mechanic to give it a once over just to make sure nothing is going to fall off it before I really give it some around the TT course . Don’t think it will be long before wanting to add a few bits and get it on the dyno to get properly set up - what are people seeing 12 years down the line in terms of horses / torque and does this improve with some tweaking by the experts? Anyway, thanks for checking it out and I’ll post some updates when I can. Take it easy guys!