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  1. The first ever production Land Rover was unveiled after its restoration in Hampton Concours of Elegance over this weekend. Yours truly was lucky enough to feast his eyes over it. Here's an excerpt of its history: JUE 477 was originally intended for His Majesty King George VI but following its unveilng it was dispatched into the Rover Company factory on 19 July 1948, and later found its way to a Northumberland farmer, who used it for many years before abandoning it on the farm's remote moorland, where it spent decades exposed to the wild weather. It was later moved to a leaky, tumbledown stone barn in 1998. In 2017 it was acquired by INEOS and briefly shown at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London. JUE then went into what became a deeply complex restoration, with the aim of retaining as much originality as possible – right to the point of leaving the paintwork in as-found condition, because that represents so much of its history. The restoration was carried out over 18 months in top secret for INEOS Automotive overseen by early Land-Rover specialist Julian Shoolheifer, fully documented by Land-Rover expert Martin Port and authenticated by Keeper Emeritus at the Science Museum, Andrew Nahum. Both gave the fully-restored car their seal of approval, confirming that JUE 477 remains almost as original today as it did when assembled in 1948. Photos were taken (and copyrighted) by yours truly so if you wish to use them in your blogs or anything else, please seek permission. I didn't watermark them simply because I didn't wish to ruin the pics. I trust the regulars here, but vary of lurkers. Knowing our countrymates, some of them might even claim not only they took the pics but they were also behind the steering wheel!
  2. what can i say? i just had to. the moment i saw this car, i was transported to the botanical gardens in hindi movies where i was hiding behind one tree and the datto was hiding behind the other and we were running into each others arms in a field of flowers, with kuch kuch hota hai playing int he background. apart frmo Givantha's i highly doubt there another 510 out there as pristine as this. everything is in there, in working order, AND looking like it rolled out of the factory yesterday. completely amazed at its condition, for a 45 year old car... for now, i'm just gonna run it. can't have a another project in hand. this is to be a daily driver, mind you. and i will bring it up to scratch soon. once the teg is out,
  3. Dear All Pls let me know if there are any CORTINAs or CAPRIs for sale (any leads would be much appreciated as well).. Already restored or reasonable running condition is fine Thanks
  4. Does anybody know and can recommend a good mechanic who can troubleshoot an old VW? Thanks in advance!
  5. Dear Friends, There was a very old topic which already discussed about modiying a 1978 Lancer A72. Since thats too old, I want to get some information according to the current situation. Lancer lovers, owners, enthusiasts, please be kind enough to write down all usefull information & advise on below areas. The versions, model numbers and unique features to identify original lancer flat light / tube light models ? How reliable are these today, specially to be used as a daily runner & for frequent long drives ? Maintenance & availability of parts (Body parts / mechanical parts) ? How much should I pay for a decent looking car ? Suggestions, advise & useful information would be greatly helpful. Thanks in advance!
  6. I've been hearing about this old Holden gathering dust at a cousin's grandmothers house for years. But I never got to see it cos the shed was guarded by vicious-ish dogs and I rather like my bits and pieces the way they are. Anyway my curiosity got the best of me so I went with my cousin to chase the dogs and check it out. and there it was. My cousin was looking for something special to get about in. And we both decided this is the perfect car for the job, if we fix it that is. a bit of background on the car, Holdens were always somewhat scaled down copies of their contemporary yank tanks. If you feel like you've seen this car before that's because the designer took inspiration from the '56 chevy belair. Power wise it was already 20 years behind when it came out in 1960 sporting a sidevalve 2.3 straight six. But I'm guessing its a rugged sort of a slacker. Its got drum brakes all round and need i mention the cart springs at the back. I don't see anything ahead of its time about this car just hardy reliable transportation that the aussies probably seeked in the outback. But over here in 1960 it must have been a real rocketship. It still attracts so much attention. This car had belonged to my aunt's uncle. When he picked it up from Collett's, the local agent for Holden then, her dad had picked up a Holden as well. My dad says this one was called the "butterfly model" after the wings I suppose, and the other one was called "kota model". While all this was happening on this side of Colombo my mom was going to school on the other side in another Holden, which she recognized as an FC last Sunday. So there had been no shortage of Holdens in our family which made saving this car even more important. The car was actually oiled and prepared for storage before it came to rest here. According to the revenue license this car must have been taken off the road around 95. So apart from rust and the few holes on the floor it was still in good nick for a 53 year old car. Best of all most of the bits are still on it and the brightwork are still shining. We couldn't wait So we called a car carrier and this is what happened. First things first. It needed a wash. partly because it had been the home of several generations of rats. mostly because the owner of the garage, Mahesh insisted. Nice to see our people caring about health and safety, It lost a bit of paint, one fat rat and the precious 95-04 revenue license that was put on it before it was taken off the road. Now its sitting in the garage where we finished the Noah. Its an entirely different project. Its my first restoration job and it looks pretty straight cut at the moment. Most of the parts are still available in Australia and these guys are very comfortable with old cars. I'm going to the garage tomorrow morning and work has hopefully started. This can only end well.
  7. My dad is restoring his old Morris Oxford VI saloon (6 sri) which he received as a gift from his dad... Restoring to use it as a wedding car some day We had to hunt around to get some parts but there are still a few key pieces missing; 1/ The rear lights - do not have originals. prefer if i can get them with the nickle covers. 2/ The rear buffer 3/ The clock inside. Posting a few links of similar cars on the net i found...cudnt get picts of ours tho http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQqJuDojCnm4EPQwMCqiY9oCAeNqGi-cS5sVA828duwpi_efGOs http://slatford.co.uk/Pictures%20of%20Cars/Morris/morris-oxford-1964-l.jpg we may even buy a similar throwaway car if we can get all the parts available. Any parts apart from the above are also welcome...since we want to keep the car as a family thing for many years to come... Pls help.
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