Having just sold Peggy the 1989 Dutton Legerra, I thought I’d better document my time with her. I bought her in 2011 as my first car with a 2.0 EFI Pinto engine and 5 speed type 9 gearbox. Jumping from learning to drive in a modern car to a plastic kit car with non servo brakes took some serious adjustment. A previous owner had fitted seriously rock hard coilovers which made her handling really skittish, so I had plenty of scary moments.
I’ve lost track of the work I did on her, but it was mostly tidying her up and removing the LPG system that some previous owner had fitted.
There was only one time her skittish nature really caught my out, and before I knew what was happening I’d clipped the curb at about 50mph.
This meant a broken lower arm (Escort mk2), bent upper wishbone (which was straightened and sleeved for strength) and a ruined tyre. It could have been much worse.
Anyway, she was a lot of fun and I’ll really miss the raw driving experience.