That's not that easy, I have lots of pictures of the car but most are taken by me so don't have me in them, others are mobile phone selfies with me and the car which are not exactly of good quality. I also have a picture of me and the car from practical classics magazine photo shoot that would be copyrighted. In the end I opted for a picture from a few years ago of me working on the car taken by my ex missus when we were still married! Anyway, my bit formed a small part in a larger article about GT6s and Spitfires, here it is.
As the picture is not particularly good quality printed on newsprint, here's the original...
I have a couple of issues with the GT6 at the moment. I was checking it over last week prior to a forthcoming MOT. For the last 4 MOTs there has been an advisory note regarding some corrosion on the inner wheelarches on both sides, not excessive enough to fail but within the "prescribed" area of a seat belt point. Anyway having checked this year I found that the bracket for the top shock mount had rotted right through. The bracket isn't used on my car as I have the chassis mount conversion fitted but the rot would still be an MOT failure due to the proximity of the seat belt pivot point.
|Hole rotted through on the redundant shock absorber mount bracket|
On taking the carpet and sound deadening out I found a couple more issues on the inner arch. The drivers side has a large split that had been bodge repaired with filler. This must have been done before I owned the car as the sound deadening has never been off before so the filler has been there about 30 years! The split is within a couple of inches of the seat belt mount so definitely an MOT issue.
|Split and filler on the drivers side rear inner arch.|
|Split in passenger side rear inner arch.|