Got any pics of the rest of it?Bit of a drift here, but can anyone identify this car? Been rewatching Downton and it‘s one of the fleet.
Thanks. I noticed the “individual” approach taken by some when I was trying to find the marque.Got any pics of the rest of it?
Hood ornaments weren’t necessarily specific to certain makes and models with the exception of a few like Rolls Royce.
People often put their own thing on the cars. I’ve got a few interesting ones that definitely aren’t pedestrian friendly.
Just googled it. It’s a Sunbeam.
My old boss used to buy VW Golf 1/2 Original and modified. The modified never made big money, despite being a “Weapon!”. Too much DNA lost, and you do not know how good the “work that was done!” Despite accompanying paperwork!Oh and that Mk2 in the background is running a VR6 lump with over 300bhp!
Toyota Celica Liftback.
Ooh I like that.
The Golf is taking a little longer than expected. The old engine was completely goosed and ready for the bin. It could’ve been rebuilt but not to the standard I wanted. It appears to have been rebuilt in the past by a rank amateur and nothing was correctly torqued up, some serious wear in places showing signs of previous oil starvation.
Luckily parts for these are dirt cheap.
I had the option of putting something silly in, a mate is currently selling a tuned 20v Turbo engine that’s pushing out around 250hp but I want to keep this car as original as possible (save for the wheels).
Found a replacement 1.8 DX engine with less than 100k miles on it for 150 quid delivered.
My guy has completely rebuilt it and it’s as close to a brand new mk1 Golf GTI engine as you can get. New bearings, new seals, new gaskets all round. Availability of parts has been a bit of a nightmare with massively long delivery times, a combination of the “pingdemic”, BREXIT and just general COVID shitness.
However the engine is back in now and we’re just waiting for one or two bits to finish it off mechanically. It will be driveable next week.
I want to enjoy this car while we still have some summer left, so I’m holding off on the cosmetic bits for now (a tatty roof, ripped driver’s seat, penny sized rust bubble on one wheel arch and the driver’s door, and maybe the alloys could do with a refurb if we’re being really picky.)
Can’t wait to drive it again.
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