Finally convinced the wife to get one...

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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:25 pm

Spent a little time and money on a new mounded carpet set (I wish a scimitar was this easy)

From this -
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To this!
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What a difference they make! Because they have sound insulation built in and the engine is running beautifully now, it's super quiet too!
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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Rev Light » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:07 am

Very nice - Also wish I could get a set like that for my 5A.

Love that dash....
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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Roger Pennington » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:26 pm

Very smart! well done :D
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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Scimher » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:28 pm

...Crikey Luke - that looks fantastic!
Even the old carpet would transform the interior of mine....
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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:53 pm

As if I wasn't busy enough, today I chauffeured the Herald for a friends wedding! Very cute little wedding car :D
Never had so many heads turned to try and look at it!

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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:43 am

Well, turns out the wife wasn't that keen after all....she wants me to sell the herald this year :(

Nothing against the car, it's just she likes her modern comforts.

I'm going to advertise it on here first, for any takers.

So here goes.

Tootles the Herald - it's a 1968 13/60

It's got a genuine 68k on the clock and it has been very well looked after in its lifetime. It's wedgewood blue and the paint work is in excellent condition. Don't get me wrong, it's had paint corrected in various places, but it shines up beautifully.

The underneath is extremely solid, it's recently had an outrigger replaced that had a small hole. But it's all waxoyled underneath now with no problems.

Everything you could want to be overhauled, has been. The brakes are new, master cylinder is new, tyres are new, mounded carpet set inside is new. The engine has been completely rebuilt and runs beautifully. It's had a new rear valance as it had started to rust through and a new boot seal. The headlights have also just had a set of brand new halogen conversion headlights fitted.

There are a Few niggly bits as per most classic cars, the rear overrider chrome bits are shot, I can't justify replacing them before I sell it. And there is a spring missing from the locking mechanism on the door, so the door does shut, just not every time.

If anyone is interested and would like a test drive please give me a shout. It truly is a lovely car.

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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby ScimmyMike » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 am

Having seen the car it is indeed a very nice one, Luke started it up, it'd been sat a while outside behind his workshop and it was damp and foggy that day, started first turn of the key, impressive, most unlike the usual cough and splutter into life that you expect these elderly cars to do especially in conditions like they were at the time.
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Re: Finally convinced the wife to get one...

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:31 pm

Thanks Mike :)
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