thanks, you all seem like a friendly bunch.
i bought it in essex ferryman, so i don't think it was the same one.
it's a 2000 x reg 46000 miles on clock, owned by a doctor in richmond/kew gardens for the last 6 years. Paid 3500 for it.
couple of issues with it, one is the mysterious brake bulb indicator comes on but all brake lights work, the second is when i come to a junction, sometimes the engine cuts out, i'm not sure if its me or there is a problem, should i post in technical forum for advice?