Gut reaction for such a wonderful car is.....GO GRAB IT! , but sometimes common sense has to prevail! If the missus would not have been keen for a 900, I am sure I would have succombed to the temptation .
Isn't that Mrs Zeppelin lurking in the background?
Quick question: is your uprated wastegate actuator the Abbott one? and how much did it cost? (OK that's two: never expect the Spanish Inquisition! ) Nice car and a great sound from the exhaust as I recall.
I bought the wastegate from Motorsport-developments in Blackpool, if memory serves me correct I think I was told they were from the same company that supply Abbott, but please don't quote me on that, the cost was around £90 to £100
I pulled the stat sheets for the carlsson from the net a couple of years ago, when I sort my scanner out (next couple of days) I will send you a copy if you want, the wheels were sorted out at Wheelton Garage took around 2/3 days
The original finish of the wheels is with a 'diamond cut' edge which is lacquered over. This is very susceptible to chipping and eventually water then corrodes underneath the finish. This coating will not last for long, perhaps a couple of years (looking reasonable), but the refurb' guys don't like to give a guarantee of longer than say six months.
When I had my set done a three years back, I had the centres done in the original colour, with the edges in silver (all powder coat, baked on). It didn't look quite as good as the diamond cut edge , but it did last really well and was as new when I sold the car earlier this year.
PS. The cost of the job was £221 inc VAT at Spit'n'Polish in Tonbridge.