Before you all bite my head off, the shell of this car is TOAST, blackened and crispy with chunks crumbling off!
It was brought to me, running and driving for assessment with a view to repair, but it has been badly bodged so much and so often that it really IS beyond saving (the rear inner arches, all of them, not just bits, are made of cardboard, builders foam, mesh and undeseal) so I bought it, expressly to break for parts!
But it does have some redeeming features. The engine is sweet and on the button, the trans seems ok, has a minor leak from the dipstick tube otherwise good and shifts properly. the 3.63 axle is quiet. The interior is first class black including tidy carpets, 4 unmolested and straight doorcards and one of the nicest parcel shelves i've seen in many a moon. There is a period Motorola radio (must test this) in an original mounting bracket. Prize of the day is the full Rimmers Stainless exhaust system in great shape and with the labels still on each bit.
Bodywise, not much is worth saving, The bonnet is good and the boot fair, all 4 wings and all 4 doors are probably beyond redemption. 4 good tyres on stock rims with the early type shiny hubcaps. Rad seems ok and front suspension looks to be all good but the (dual circuit) brake master is bypassing a bit so only good for core.
Endless other bits that I can't be bothered to list, PM me with your needs/wish lists and I'll tell you whether it's OK or not and how much!
Sometimes, the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few, or the one (mister Spock)
One other bit worthy of note, it has a brand new shiny Lucas fitting lightweight alternator, think this will fit all models, good for racers, i'll try and ascertain the amps output, it certainly charges like a goodun, 14+v on the car's meter!
2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
Vermillion (and Rust) Sprint Auto EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 40 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.
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