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    Junior Member cmellink's Avatar
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    420G Dutch restoration project

    Hi my name is Kees living with my wife Masha and the lovely Welsh Springer Spaniel in The Netherlands.
    Bought the car in august 1983, could drive it for a year but failed the MoD (inspection). After all very glad it failed, checking the rear suspension later found out all four rubbers were broken....with 190 Km/h.
    Stored the car until 2010, and start the restoring project.
    Will try to post some pictures.
    Any comments are very welcome, not many people wants to start such a project. Lot of them are scrapped, engines wanted for E-Types etc.
    Car is original imported in The Netherlands, LHD, all numbers match, dark blue with beige interior.
    Auto gearbox and engine are already overhauled.

    Pictures coming up later

    Last edited by cmellink; 17-02-19 at 21:39.

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    Senior Member Super350's Avatar
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    Thanks for the new thread, Kees.
    Looking forward to the story.
    All the best
    2003 Super V8 SWB

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    So clean you could eat off of it. When the second video got to the dashboard wood my heart skipped a beat. Very excited to see the finished product.

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    Wow the work on that is just stunning!

    Thank you for posting, I think what you are doing is brilliant!
    Chris Clark
    2001 XJ Daimler Super V8 (Car for 'best')
    2004 BMW 730d (Daily workhorse)
    2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2.7TDi (The Wife's baby hauler)

    Previous cars: 1991 Peugeot 405 1.9GRi, 1993 BMW 520i, 1992 XJ40 Sovereign, 1994 XJ40 Sovereign, 2000 XJ Sovereign, 2000 Daimler V8, 2003 X350 Super V8, 1994 Renault Clio(!), 1999 Mercedes S430L, 2008 XJ X358 Sovereign Diesel, 2003 Mercedes S320CDi, 2007 XJ X358 Sovereign Diesel LWB

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