Purchase Price: £200
Final Cost: £3,700
Selling Price: £3,900
Work Completed: Stripped car to bare chassis and installed beach buggy kit, engine cleaned up and cylinder rockers adjusted, dynamo replaced with alternator, new exhaust system and chrome engine parts installed, rusted chassis replaced with a newer, shorter wheelbase unit, front drum brakes swapped with disc brakes, new tyres with chrome wheels.
Notes: Original plan was to purchase and restore a Volkswagen Beetle. Purchased Beetle, which was a barn find derelict beyond restoration, was custom converted to mark the 40th anniversary of the Beach Buggy. First non-runner purchase. Cheapest purchase in the entire series.