hi ponsaloti, I saw a fully reconditioned one for about £4k, second hand not refurb are around for around 700. There is also a national company that say they will refurb for £1k+ but dont give any indication of what the + amounts to.
I have found a local refurb garage that sound really good. However, they only take engines, not cars, so I would need to get the engine out. Also, the more I can strip the engine and locate the problem, the cheaper the bill will be. Think I need someone to remove the engine for me.