Hi All, I have just sen a lovely condition (looking) Series 111 on a garage forecourt. Never spotted one before and am mightily impressed! What I would hugely appreciate is a frank appraisal of whether it is a 'practical' car to own as regards getting spares and maintaining please? Nothing like asking reviews from owners as hopefully they are the ones to "tell it like it is"!
I have always done my own general mechanical work (engine stripdowns, etc,) butam only very basic on electronics - so if they have known gremlins then I would be at a loss!
Is the Series 111 a major improvement on previous models(so worth only concentrating on finding),or mostly cosmetic?
I am no 'racer', so the 2 litre models would do me fine - especially maybe as regards insurance! Does any Company insure them as ''Classics''?)
Are the mechanicals interchangeable with other saloons or are there many specialist engine or running gear parts just made for this model?
The look very affordable, so am tempted, but what should I realistically watch out for other then the usual when after a decade old car?
Over to you please, and MANY thanks in advance