It was around 1998, I used to see one parked up by Battersea Square. I always thought the front looked like a mouse! Had many cars since then, but bought a house with a garage underneath. It's had, in no particular order, an MGBGT, Jaguar XJ6, 2x Eunos MX5, 98 SLK, 93 BMW 525 in Arctic White, 98 C280, 92 SAAB 900 Convertible all as second cars and all sold for a profit after a little tinkering. This year however my patience has increased and it was time to get the GTV, but should I go for a 2 litre which as standard handles better and is cheaper, just for the quick thrills, or a 3 litre and spend time on her if she needs work. My budget was £900 and the 98 V6 3 litre won, with £250 under budget. Quite happy to spend time tinkering even if it takes a few years to get her perfect. Took her out for the first time today to the local garage so they could check the oil cooler hoses, and my god it was worth it!!