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#1 Filippo

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

Right. Done with my time on Pistonheads I think, and starting a new season on Ebay for missing parts!
As some of you know, I have been looking for an air cooled 911 for some time... well today I just went for one! I have the V5, a set of keys and two files full of history, while the car will be collected by the body specialist later in the week and I won't get to drive it for a couple of months at least.

She's a 1976 RHD 2.7, born ice green metallic, and later resprayed (badly) in guards red.

Good points:
61000 miles
Previous owner (for ten years) always maintained the car at Autofarm and Tuthills. Work includes S cams, chain tensioners upgrade, new gearbox, new clutch, new kidney bowls and new brakes.

Bad points:
It's had a colour change in 1992, then some badly done wing repair which is not holding up. Will need two new wings and some attention to the drivers' b-post
Missing tool set
Badly worn steering wheel leather - either to be redone or changed in favour of a black classic Nardi

Anyway, after a bit of haggling I was able to buy it, for a price that will comfortably allow the budget for a proper glass out bare metal restoration - which means the car is going to spend the winter in the body shop and come out next spring in ice green metallic. Not purely in the interest of being true to its history - I must admit the colour has grown on me!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:37 PM

Quite an eclectic mix of vehicles in your stable now.

I do like the old 911s and yet strangely the modern variants leave me cold. This one looks like the kind of car I lusted after in my youth.

Don't forget the before and after photos. :music-smiley-005: :music-smiley-005:



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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:48 PM

Fantastic! I knew from our chat yesterday that this would be 'the one'! :Dancing-Chilli:

As well as the before and after piccys, it would be great to see lots of 'work in progress' photos too :music-smiley-005:

Congrats mate - excellent stuff :music-smiley-005:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:13 AM

Congrats mate - that seems to be a great object for that hind of restauration :)

Looking very much forward to the "before and after" pics - and as Janitor says, if you have the possibility some "work in progress" photos would have been both interesting and fun :Dancing-Chilli:

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:34 AM

Ooooh, that looks lovely :Dancing-Chilli:

Colour is lush too!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

Great project, I hope the bare metal doesnt reveal any nasty surprises.

Looking forward to seeing the ongoing restoration in pictures. :Dancing-Chilli: :)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:19 AM

Congratulations!!! I do like really that era of 911.

Do you have any pictures of yours as it is at the moment?
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:14 AM

Oooooh, now that's exciting!! :Dancing-Chilli:

Well done, looking forward to the restoration write ups throughout the process :)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:52 AM

Very nice n7ppo....and no whale tail either :Dancing-Chilli:


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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:55 AM

All sounds very nice indeed. :yessmiley: :thumbsup:

Looking forward to seeing the end result next year. :):Dancing-Chilli::)

P.S. Will you still be (fashionably) late turning-up at aU meets? :stirthepot: :laughing:

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