The rear body was fitted on together with the remaining front panels and it really started to look something! As more bits and pieces got fitted, a lot of them black, the overall brightness of the blue started to ease and it started to look really good.
Eventually the day came to road test it on the way to the MOT. It passed with flying colours and we were able to get it taxed and give it a proper run round. It drove beautifully, a real joy! Final details were done and it was taken over for its last filming day. The excellent, custom made, Exmoor canvas arrived that morning, so it was fitted whilst they were setting up to film. The overall effect with the black hood on was great. The pale blue and black really compliment each other; it is a real eye catcher. With the filming finished and a shakedown, followed by a check over, the vehicle was then handed over to its owner and since then Paul has been using it as a regular car and is steadily clocking up the miles with a big grin on his face. Now all we need to do is to finish off the 40 series we have been building for him with an HJ60 6 cylinder diesel and 5-speed gearbox and he will be all set for Africa!