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I have written lots of things over the past years and wanted to preserve them in a more permanent way. This website is so that the various pieces can be accessed by anyone who is interested. I do hope they are helpful - this is my way of sharing the experience of a lifetime. I know everyone has their own stories - this simply is mine.
This car is a genuine classic that really stands out from the crowd, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I knew when I bought it that it was going to take a lot of work, because it
needed to be restored from top to bottom – but that's what makes it so much fun!
Of course, this project required a completely different approach to the Peugeot. Here it wasn't so much a case of tuning up what was already there, more about trying to find appropriate replacements for the various parts that were either on their last legs or had completely given up the ghost.
I removed the rust from the body, then smoothed, polished and primed it. After that I set about sourcing all the necessary replacement parts to get the engine running smoothly again. It needed a pretty thorough clean-up under the bonnet, then I could get on with dismantling the engine itself and repairing it with the new pieces I had acquired. Next, I cushioned and reupholstered the seats, and, of course, gave the frame a new paint job. Overall, it's taken me a good two years to get it into the condition you see today.
I'm particularly pleased with the way my project has turned out, precisely because I put so much time and effort into it. My car has even won prizes at classic car meets, and I'm incredibly proud of what I've achieved.