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Old 13-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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Some detailed info and pics of the welding would be great if you wouldnt mind, ty in advance
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Old 13-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #12
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Lovely colour, rare colour haven't seen any with that colour when I was searching for one
It's a rare car overall - only about 130 of the 205GTTs were imported. It has
all the toys except for the satnav - far too expensive! The Bose sound system
however, was worth every penny...

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Old 13-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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Lovely survivor you have there Steve.

I bet that will be worth a couple of quid these days

Another testament to ONR, if it can cut through 15 years of accumulated grime without marring.

Looking forward to progress, good luck!
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Subscribed. It will be a joy to follow this restoration thread.
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Old 13-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #15
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this should be good
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Some detailed info and pics of the welding would be great if you wouldnt mind, ty in advance
Hey, stop trying to depress me before I've even moved the car!

The first port of call is getting the car road worthy. That'll mean new brakes;
discs, pads, brake lines etc. The car was in top form as far as the engine
was concerned, so just some minor fettling will probably be needed. Both the
choke and throttle cables wouldn't move today, so may need replacing, though
it might be the throttle body that's seized.

Once it is road worthy, I'll probably show it next season, then get down to
doing some tearing back next autumn and the following spring. That'll probably
be the point where some major work will need doing. The first inspection today
did not reveal any nasties and obviously I'm hoping that trend will continue.

The eventual goal is to get the car pristine - I'm not a fan of concours where
it goes to the point where you dare not drive it. It's gonna gleam in all the
right places, but I'm not gonna forget that it's a fun car and I'm fully intending
to enjoy that aspect of it for as long as I can! If it becomes a garage queen,
that's for its next owner to decide...

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brilliant thread! my mate had one of these in the same colour (tungsten grey is it??) really smart little cars and a personal fave of mine.

this is almost like a barn find......except it was already yours haha!

condition looks superb considering the amount of time it's been standing! already cleaning up well by the looks of things.

my advice would be to keep it completely orginal looking, just minted up as much as possible, then get out there and enjoy showing it off!
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...my advice would be to keep it completely orginal looking, just minted up as much as possible, then get out there and enjoy showing it off!
As already stated, that's exactly what I'm gonna do. Just rejoined the RTOC
and got oil filter and carb kit ordered. A stainless steel exhaust is on the cards
too. As it's in such good condition I'm not gonna spare the expense, within
reason...

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Great to see you have started on this Steve. Just shout if you need a hand
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