- overheating as the water pump was on the top of the block so if any water was lost it stopped pumping
- marginal radiator size so overheating rapidly followed....
It did sound lovely but I got fed up of crawling around under it. In my 5 years ownership it needed 2 gearboxes, a recon engine, a new diff, countless minor issues, and eventually severe chassis rot.
But having said that, a beautiful car and when it was going well a pleasure to drive. I think my mistake was to use it as a daily driver and covered around 75,000 miles in that 5 years. If it had been a weekend toy it would have been better.
Fortunately most of my mileage was for work and was paid at 45p / mile so I could keep on top of costs.