Restoration Costs

Below is a comprehensive list of the cost of restoring my Mk1 3000GT

This does not include any labour costs on my part. The restoration took more than two years, with most of that time being at least two hours every weekday evening and most of each weekend day. In addition I was able to spend my lunch hour of each working day sourcing parts from the specialists I was fortunate enough to have close to where I worked.

General :

  • Purchase Price 800

  • Body shop (body preperation and painting) 2,400

  • Front Valence 259.68

  • N/s headlamp mount panel 32.90

  • Weld through primer 18.50

  • Corroless rust stabiliser 18.21

  • Rear wheel Arch repair panels 50

  • Chassis Black 15.28

  • Engine enamel 21.15

  • Aluma blast paint 17.50

  • Underbonnet black 8.22

  • Hammerite 19.17

  • Sunroof, headlining 430

  • Sunroof Runners 152.75

  • Grommets 11.16

  • Screen Rubbers, door seals, glass seals, -
    chrome inserts, window channels, boot rubber 139.40

  • Door rubbers, boot rubber and overrider
    rubber channels 62.00

  • Bonnet fake air vent (USA) 55

  • 2x Number plates ANM 107H total 18.98

  • Interior mirror 22.50

  • 2x Overtaking mirrors total 33

  • Trim clips 13

  • Rear hockey stick trim 78

  • Mk1 boot trim 40

  • Vin Plates (blanks) 9.40

  • VIN Plates stamping 29.99

  • 3000GT Wing badges 30

  • Wiper arm seals 1.13

  • Gear Knob 7.00

  • Stainless screws and bonnet nuts 5.00

  • Hammerite paint spray 6.99

  • Cheap wax for first polish 4.29

  • Autosol 3.99

  • 2x NOS Overriders 45.24
    Total 4859.43

    Engine :

  • Exhaust manifold blasting 20

  • Inlet manifold blasting 20

  • Timing gear 109.90

  • Head gasket set 22

  • Sump gasket 16

  • Gasket 9.99

  • Oil pump and drive 48

  • Ring gear 33.70

  • Thermostat housings 19.39

  • Unleaded Head Conversion 140 per head 280

  • Flywheel Skim 12

  • Clutch 79.27

  • Spigot bearing 13.12

  • Temperature sender 8.97

  • Carburettor refurbish kit 22.50

  • Air Filter Element 6.16

  • Air Filter Housing 15

  • Radiator recore and refurbish 72.87

  • Heater Matrix recore and refurbish 52.86

  • Camshaft Kit (inc surcharge) 186.63

  • Camshaft surcharge 15

  • Inlet manifold gasket 15.72

  • Engine hose kit 18

  • Heater hose kit 12

  • Exhaust manifold gaskets 14.95

  • Full Zodiac hose kit (Mercury) 38.35

  • Fuel tank seal 0.30

  • Oil, Plugs, Distributor cap, points, condensor, -
    rotor arm, oil filter, belt 77.81

  • Water Pump 51.47

  • Fuel line - 49.62 returned - handling charge: 7.23

  • Fuel tank filler rubber tube 13.01
    Total 1312.64

    Running Gear :

  • Wheels stripping 60

  • Suspension bushes 150

  • Gearbox crossmember rubber 19.98

  • Speedometer cable 7.93

  • Brake servo refurbish 15.86

  • Pedal Rubbers 6.00

  • Pedal Box bushes 8.00

  • Tyres and balancing etc 188.46

  • Front brake pads 17.61

  • Braided brake lines 26.40

  • Brake master cylinder refurbish kit 5.66

  • Brake lines (copper) 15.30

  • Brake line unions (front) 12.33

  • Brake line unions (rear) 5.29

  • Brake fluid 10.00

  • Rear brake cylinders 15 each 30

  • Rear brake cylinder clips 2.94

  • Rear brake shoes 18

  • Rear brake cups and springs 2.35

  • Rear brake springs 2.61

  • Bear brake rubber boots 9.98

  • Back axle cover gasket 2.79

  • Gearbox and differential oil 21.73

  • Handbrake linkage wire 15

  • Rear gearbox seal 2.25

  • Black It metal blacking solution 27.99

  • John Blythe credit for discs and shoes 55

  • 2x Track control arms pair 32

  • Front springs 1' lowered 28.44

  • Gearbox Linkage bushes and clips 14.88

  • Wheel nuts and studs x8 14.10

  • Front anti roll bar bolt retaining claps 1.58

  • Front strut tops (rubbers) 70
    Total 898.25

    Electrical:

  • Heater motor 20

  • Front headlamp assemblies 70

  • Coil 15

  • HT Leads 15

  • Loom clips 5.64

  • Fog and Driving Lamps 30

  • Fog and Driving Lamps 5

  • Battery leads (+ and -) 5
    Total 169.64

    Misc :

  • Exhaust manifold bolts 3.60

  • Haynes Manual 13.50

  • Bolts 10.77

  • Bolts 10.95

  • Bolts, washers, clips 21.54

  • Bolts (starter motor) 2.24

  • Bonnet release cable 9.73

  • Bonnet release cable end clip 1.29

  • Bonnet stay clips 2.43

  • Halfords consumables 7.97

  • Curtesy light switches 3

  • Dash panel 40
    Total 127.02

    Tools bought :

  • Brake flaring tool 17.57

  • Welding Gas, wire etc 19.42

  • Welder 200

  • Sanding Discs 20

  • Angle grinder 22.21

  • Air line and compressor tools
    Total 279.20

    Spare Cars bought :

  • 1970 2000 GT V4 Came free with car. Used for front wings, 1x door,interior loom, servo (scrapper) 25

  • 1974 3000 GXL Used for back axle, drivers seat 325

  • 1971 1600 GT XLR Back bumper, interior trim + scrapping 125

  • Total 470

    Grand Total 8121.68


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