After many years the UK weather had finally taken its toll. The rocker panels and all the usual spots were starting to rot and the 57 was starting to look a sorry state so it was time to sort her out. I’d now moved to North London, built a proper garage and now had a budget. Little did I know how much I’d have to stretch that budget.

I had to take the wheels off and drop it onto the drums to get it out of the door.