Re: I am astonished
"The Renault 4"
That brings back memories of working in a Renault dealership where the mechanics had given the delivery Renault 4 van some special attention. It went like the clappers and was great fun to drive.
"a hole in the floor...."
Apparently a favourite trick was to fix the floor with wooden planks. A certain MoT failure, but of course as students we worked out which garages weren't too fussy about details like that.