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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:21 pm 
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CAR SOLD IN 2011

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Ive just taken this 1980 1850 HL in p/x thought you guy's would be the best people to offer it to first as i think it really needs to be finished and used on the road it's a great looking car.

Modifications.

Smoothed off front and rear bumpers indicators and side lights replaced with oval's.

Smoothed off rear lights, replaced with Caterham rear lights three round units on each side. (look's very different!)

Uprated lowered rear springs.

Restored alloy wheels with very good tyres.

Roof looks like it has been replaced as very clean.

Brand new S/S back box. (need's a hanger)

Candy gold paint job looks great in the sunlight very clean bodywork.

Plus lot's more, a lot of money has been spent on this car.

The interior is very clean and tidy everything seams to work.

It fired up but will be giving her a service and fresh petrol tomorrow.

It owes me a couple of grand so just looking for offers?

No tax or test and i'm unsure what it will need to get it through but looks like just minor things if anything.

Was in a classic car mag in 2009

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:12 pm 
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I love that colour and how shiny it looks, a set of Wolfrace, Avon or even Minilite wheels would look great on that, IMHO.
But how does a V-reg car end up on Strombergs I wonder? :scratchin: That might mean that the engine's been swapped in complete fashion for an earlier one which, if it could be proved at MOT time, would mean that the car, although a late one and, as such, normally subject to a CO test, would in fact only need a visible smoke check, so simplifying the process. :wink:

I like that smooth look, but would be scared to take to the roads in the car in case someone ran into it, though I guess that the bumpers or some smoothed off alternative could be grafted back in. 8)

What is the shade and how much per litre does it generally come at?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:53 pm 
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to be honest I'm not 100% sure on all the details of the car I got it from the guy who built it all I was told is that its candy gold, but I would think the paint would cost a fair amount, and a lot of man hours have gone in to the bodywork. I'm also unsure if the engine has been swaped at someone but I know your the experts so will take your word for it. Was looking to try and get it running today but looks like I won't have time till next weekend now.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:11 pm 
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Rite, I stuck some fresh petrol in the tank, and hooked it up to my golf on the jump leads and believe it or not it fired straight up. Run a bit lumpy with the choke on few a min but then was okay, i even drove it around my estate quickly clutch is fine as are the gears.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:00 pm 
I think that car has appeared on this forum when it was being built.
IMO £2K is a bit rich for a car with no known history and no tax/test and still needing a fair bit of fetling.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:18 pm 
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I don't believe it :shock: that is my dads old car :shock: blimey ,it has changed a lot ! not sure Dad would have approved of the mods ,but glad to see it is still about :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but saw this and thought the current owner may want a bit of history

I bought this car in about 1994 and spent a year getting it back on the road.
In 1996 it was used as my wedding car
In 1999 I SORN'd it until it was sold in about 2006.

I have attached some photos from various stages


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Turned rather abruptly there from green to yellow, was it reshelled? Still had SUs then!

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