The DVLC history check is a great idea too, I'll keep that in mind, all I'm missing is a car to go and view!
In the process of getting the Haynes Manual through the magic of ebay, will keep an eye to for the Ford service manual too..
If your interested in the gold 3.0 Ghia one, PM me & i'll pass on the contact details of the seller as he is a mate of mine.
I'm off to a show very shortly but I'll be back this evening
Many thanks, hope the show was good!