Here is an option. I (my son) has a complete car 2001 147 1.6 Red that is less than 60,000 and I changed cambelt, including water pump and variator 12 months and less than 5,000 miles ago. 5 door black leather interior. Clutch is starting to go (very grabby not slipping) due to oil contamination caused by slight leak from gearbox (input shaft seal I assume as leak is clean gear oil dripping from bottom of bell housing.)
Also had new thermostat 2 years ago and crank sensor about 18 months ago.
Bodywork has a lot of minor dinks and the front lower spoiler scratched and a split.
Anti-roll bar bushes need doing but I have heard worse.
Top wish bones minor play but not squeaking.
Recently driven with a flat tyre so currently on a "get you home" and I think the tyre that was driven on flat is U/S.
Other three tyres are 195/60/15 matching Dunlops about third worn.
Turn up with £300 and you can drive it away - it will get you home easily.
Engine is very strong and very quiet.
MOT until June or possibly July if I recall correctly.
Car now replaced with this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331060627477
so existing car must go.
Calculate the serviceable spares this car generates and the engine is effectively free!
Typical Consumable Spares
Coil Packs £?
Crank Sensor £?
Lambda sensors £?
Rear Lateral arms (one less than 6 months old) £?
4x reasonable wheels 3 with good tyres £?
Fully working aircon £?
Good battery £?
Throttle body £?
Drive shafts (nearside only 18 months old) £?
Shocks and springs all good £?
Front / rear hubs £?
Brake servo £?
Master cylinder £?
Slave cylinders £?
Where does the list stop?
Not a consumable but also good black 5 door leather interior £?
If I had the room I would strip and keep the spares and sell the body to the scrapper.
If you get here before Tuesday I will leave the insurance on it so, if you have fully comp, you can drive it home totally legit.