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E31 850i restoration with humour

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Not sure if any of you have seen this; but I like his work and he's funny at the same time; he's got great skills too IMO:

 

 

 

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Great vids, thoroughly enjoyed watching them. He makes it look easy but that was a lot of work. The money spent on parts wasn't nearly as high as I'd imagined either. All along I assumed this car was a keeper as this is his hobby, so very surprised at the end where it goes off to a new owner.

 

Keliuss

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Thanks for posting.

In my opinion they always have been a stunningly good looking car, and time has not diminished their appeal.

For a while someone was using one for the school run at my sons' school it got far more respect from me than all the new Chelsea Tractors.

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If you want to see proper restoration, go onto Youtube and look for 'Pete C'.

 

He's done three full rebuilds on Mark 3 Cortinas with the current situation halting the present rebuild with the shell at the paint shop. Some very serious restoration skills there. The current one (1971 2 door 2000GXL automatic) was dragged out of a hedge where it had been since 1983 - a battery and some fuel and it started and ran! 

 

 

 

Edited by Sir Anthony Regents-Park

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He's now gone and got an E60 M5 manual ;)

 

 

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About 38 years ago between cars, a mate gave me a bronze mk3 Cortina 1600, for £100, was only ment as a stop gap car, but I loved it, by the time I finished with it I put Rostyles, leather steering wheel, and wooden dash on it, it was a great drive for the time, and money. Sometimes the cheapest cars give you the greatest enjoyment.

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86 Cavalier mk2 Sri. Bought in the dark and rain for £130 in 95. 
 

ostensibly for spares for my Astra gte but a tickle with the welder, some filler, a number plate, wheels off the Astra and some scrap yard odds and ends it had an mot. Thrashed it fir 6 months. Never serviced and sold for £450 so free motoring. 
 

fond memories. 
 

what is surprising in hindsight is how rough a 10 yr old Vauxhall was!

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8 hours ago, Steve van hool said:

 

Looks like a Mancunian watering hole?

 

 Definatly, and that is not my part of the world

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