The MR2 (sometimes referred to as Frankentwo due to its Frankenstein esque appearance) is a SW20 Rev 3 model, and arrived three days after the first MR2 had an unfortunate, unscheduled meeting with a tree.
It was missing most of the interior, and what remained was rather tasteless and battered, it had no alternator, an exhaust that made Matt’s MR2 trumpet system sound quiet, and a door with as much rot as the Dodge.
What followed over the next few months was an extensive rebuild using the old car as a donor, making my ‘new’ car feel very much like the ‘old’. It’s very much a work in progress, but is one of Lawrie’s all time great cars, which he never fails to take out for a drive.
As of Autumn 2019 the MR2 is in hibernation for the wintery season ahead where a few of the outstanding issues that have occured will be addressed. Keep an eye on What’s Broken Now episodes for updates.
Current Status – Operational – but stored until Summer
(N.B. Includes pictures of ‘lo’ the first MR2 Lawrie owned)