Hi Simon, it might be an idea to try your local motor factors, you never know, you might get a better deal there. The car I bought from snailshed has been great, and I've no regrets buying it.
Of course I've replaced one or two bits and bobs, but that is understandable on a 33 year old car that's now done nearly 130,000 miles. That's old cars and all part of the fun. It took me to France a couple of times last year with no issues, and I've got some trips planned for this summer. Thank you for asking about it.