The photos on this page will give you an idea of the condition of #43 when I acquired it. In a word it was a bit 'rough' to say the least or as my wife put it, " Are you out of your mind, you sold your XKE to buy that?" On the plus side, except for a few small items, it was complete. The aluminum parts including the valance, the Microcell seats, the 20 gallon tank, even the Lucas LeMans 24 headlamps, and best of all, the original engine, were there. On the down side, the shell was badly rusted and the car had been partially dismantled. One of my first projects was to begin reassembling the car, using traces of dirt and paint to help me figure out how it originally fit together.