Hi all, I've been popping on to this forum as a reader for a few years now as I've toyed over and over again with the long held dream of a BRM, but finally felt ready to join up and introduce myself. I've come close to BRM ownership several times, but never quite made it. First off there was the one at a dodgy garage in London that was filthy, with a dead battery and surrounded by sales staff who weren't interested, despite being aware that I'd driven over 120 miles just to view the car. Then there was the one that got away. I needed to replace my 820 Tickford and went to look at one in Atherstone at the former Rover dealer. It was tidy and apart from needing a cambelt change and a little rust on the tailgate seemed good. I decided I'd do this properly for a change and not buy the first one I'd looked at. Besides, he'd had it for over a month with very little interest so I had time to look at a few others. Turns out I didn't. After looking at one in Birmingham which was in such a state that I didn't even knock the owners door I caved and called to leave a deposit, only to find that someone had dropped in on a whim that morning and fell for the car, buying it on the spot! After that there were many others, (including the one in Cardiff that appeared to have what looked like tipex all over the back seat) but none of them were ever either as promised or. in one case, actualy repaired properly after a major undisclosed accident. Now I'm back in the market, and hopefully this time I'll actually manage to get one. I may be slightly concerned that I'll no longer fit (I'm somewhat larger than the last time I tried one) but still I'm plowing on with the search, looking for the best I can afford, something important as I don't have time at the moment to work on the car myself (something my garaged Clubman Estate will testify to ). Hopefully I'll be able to get a car sorted and will end up as a valued member of the community! Thanks for letting me join and for taking the time to read my stupidly long post.