Remember this from last year's Frosty Cars thread? Well, I took advantage of the dry weather last weekend to swap the X1/9's shapeless grey cover for a smart new fitted one. As the old cover came off, I found that the bodywork was in somewhat worse condition than I remembered. Holes, cracks and splits everywhere in the front wings and doors, although it seems pretty sound from the B-pillar backwards. Before putting the new cover on I thought it best to give the car a bit of a wash - something it did not get before the old cover went on. Given the large accumulation of leaves that had collected next to engine cover, I started off with the dustpan-and-brush method, before moving on to an improvised version of the two-bucket method. So, the question is: can the car be brought back from the brink, or is it destined to spend the rest of its life slowly rotting away (albeit under a smart new cover).