Hello Brian et al,
I too have been scanning the ads for a TR4/4A since last summer in readiness for serious purchasing after I retire at the end of this month.
Your photos of the red one were a bit of a horror story. Wondered if you'd been to see
MGX 800D http://forsale.classicandperformancecar.com/detail.aspx?ad=13372&d=1107
EHY 647C http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/87626
Real motive is that I live in Scotland so some feedback from south of the border would be much appreciated!