Hi Sipots, the damage to this car that made it a cat c was to the offside rear door,it was pushed in and the glass was broken, all it needed was a matching door and it was good to go,as I said I bugged out because it had a few more damaged areas, and a keyed passenger door,and there was no record of the clutch been done,and with a mapped car that made me slightly nervous.
The guy you bought off would have known its history,but chose not to mention it.
I am pleased your ok with it,hope it does you proud,and it is useful your Brother can do the bodywork.
Keep us informed about the v5,I hope I am wrong,but I think it will flag up on owner change.
But you might be ok and it slipped the net.