A fascinating, stylish and relatively cheap and unloved '70s GT car
Leather on driver's seat beginning to crack.
Minor electrical gremlins (since sorted)
Very silky and torquey 7.2 litre V8.
Excellent visibility all round.
Characterful interior with lots of dials.
Good handling and ride on motorways and A roads.
The big V8 runs hot in the cramped engine bay, but overheating problems can easily be addressed. Big challenge is to reduce ambient temperature in engine bay. Ceramic-coated headers are an expensive possibility. A louvred bonnet helps. Can cook dinner in the engine bay after a run on a hot day.
Electrical system quite complex and needs to be checked thoroughly before contemplating purchase.
Raffish styling, beautiful to some, awkward to others.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th December, 2005