And what’s it like to drive? “It’s like driving a normal car,” Matt explains. “When you’ve got the windows up its completely quiet inside. It’s a four-speed auto and the overdrive in it only works when it gets up to temperature, but it runs really cold, so you can’t have the heaters on, because as soon as you turn the heaters on it comes out of overdrive and sits in third on the motorway. So basically, if it starts raining it just mists up on the inside and you have to open a window.”
And finally, plans for the future? Would he drift the finished product? “This is the longest drive I’ve done with it and I’m just getting a feel for it,” he admitted, “so I haven’t done anything silly in it yet!”
And what about shows? “Everything I can get it to, I will, just because no-one’s seen them – I’m going to put miles on it! If you take it places you get people of an older generation who haven’t seen one of these in forever, or you get those who are slightly younger who’re like ‘I’ve never seen one of these in my life, what is it?’
“Most importantly, I’m going to keep it,” he laughed. “It’s definitely a keeper…”
Photography by Joe Harding.