I am starting a thread to set out details on my QP IIIs and work done and being done. Some of you thought this may be of interest and, while most posts are far more technical than I am capable of doing, I do have some practical experience and thoughts. My journey so far included buying a QP III in the US and paying a highly recommended shop there to restore it only to find that they had taken the money and left it sitting outside - sad. I almost gave up then but bought another and had it shipped to the UK - car was really just parts and the "independent" inspection must have been faked. Sadly, I had to sell it for parts. Finally, I bought a car from Switzerland which was a very nice solid useable example - used regularly, very good condition and maintenance as it was owned by a diplomat. It did need some things done to it mainly a paint job which has been done. It is now in the process of being put back together but some decisions need to be made. While it was in I was offered the low mileage 5 speed and thougth like some of you on other threads it might be the ultimate car. I did manage to buy it and import it from South Africa and it is a very nice car but by no means perfect. Also, the seller has not yet forwarded the rest of the history file so it is missing some of this. Anyway, this is the QPIII story! Would love to keep the 5 speed but my wife cannot use the clutch so not that versatile.