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« Reply #90 on: 17 September, 2014, 07:02:02 AM »

That is a magnificent achievement Kevin.

You truly have set the bar very high for me and my car!!!!

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« Reply #91 on: 17 September, 2014, 01:56:34 PM »

The original Irish B20 Holy Grail photo.......did your heart jump in your chest Kevin?!

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« Reply #92 on: 24 January, 2015, 10:07:57 PM »

Just a quickie on this. Here is a link to the guy who did the interior. Some more shots than I took myself, plus a few 'extras' thrown in for good measure. The original rubber mats are underneath the carpets !!

http://at-autostyle.com/lancia-aurelia-b20/
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« Reply #93 on: 17 March, 2015, 12:04:13 AM »

What colour are you going to paint it? You should really do it in the original beige, like Geoff's car.
Here's a pic of a 2nd series in beige.

Kevin,  Sorry to hear Mr Farrell has died.  I have some correspondence from him from years back about his car.

What colour did you use to paint it?  Beige is an uncertain beast.  My 4th Series was originally beige, and I have recently found the "original" under the mouldings on the interior windscreen surround. 
I think it may be "Grigio Bettole" which is Lechler NF8080. I'd be very interested to know how you concluded what colour to use.

Geoff Goldberg I think used Beige Mirabello:


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« Reply #94 on: 17 March, 2015, 08:26:00 AM »

That really is a significant difference. Are they really that different in real life? I have yet to determine which black I will use, but I am sure it will be easier than trying to decide on a beige!

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« Reply #95 on: 17 March, 2015, 11:31:51 AM »

Beige mirabello looks more like a 50's Lancia colour to me than the other one. Close to Will Hows Appia and my 4th Series B20 which I think were painted at the same time by Peter Hardings then paint shop in the early 90's.
When I restored RPM388, Adam Tindalls late 4th Series B20 in the late 90's, Peter was using a different paint shop and the colour came out slightly paler. On reflection, maybe Will' s car is the paler colour. Anyway a very pleasing to the eye colour and a pleasant change from all the modern metallic silver and dark blue and black Aurelias. Dark cars show the dirt up more and when dirty the lovely lines of the car get a little lost.
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« Reply #96 on: 19 March, 2015, 01:14:25 AM »

Yes, Charley passed away ! He had been ill for some time. We were hoping to get the car finished in time even for him to be driven in it, but sadly this was not possible.
I'll have to check and see what colour he (Alex) used. The dash and interior trim pieces actually looked closer to the bottom colour card, almost a 'greyish' tint to the beige.
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« Reply #97 on: 03 July, 2015, 10:32:18 PM »

Well the day has finally arrived, after six odd years of work, the Aurelia is finished, tested, and will be displayed at the annual Terenure Car show in Dublin, taking pride of place on the AXA (who sponsor the event) stand. Handing it 'back to the owner' will be the difficult bit.
Little did the little fella in the photo realise at the time, but over 50 years later, he would be the proud custodian of his late fathers car....
I had a spin in the car today, in lovely sunny weather, down the backroads of Wexford.... and even though I own one myself, I can still see what makes them so special !


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« Reply #98 on: 04 July, 2015, 08:27:34 AM »

Brilliant Kevin, very well done.

Hope the new owner truly appreciates all your effort, good will and patience, big feather in your hat!


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« Reply #99 on: 04 July, 2015, 06:36:29 PM »

Lovely car Kevin - well done!

Discussing color is not easy, especially not on the web. As to what the B20 was painted, we looked all over for original colors, but there is no Max Meyer representation in the US. Lechler colors are not available here. Older Glasurit color swatches were referenced, but the best comparable was Alfred Tschudin's very well restored s.2 B20 in Switzerland, whose color was ASI approved as original as the early Lancia tan or beige. (not sure what that really means). I used the same here. The actual paint was a current Glasurit color urethane, closer to the lighter of the two that Paul shows above. Its also close to the Saratoga on the attached Alberton, and to Chantilly 177 on pg. 3 of the Glasurit. Its slightly tan, slightly beige, subtle and does well in shadow and in sunlight (worth checking).

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« Reply #100 on: 04 July, 2015, 07:02:02 PM »

Excellent Kevin, that is a brilliant outcome from the huge amount of time and effort that you have put into the car. I did manage to get to stroke mine today!!!!

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« Reply #101 on: 05 July, 2015, 01:05:24 AM »


Brilliant photo.  You can be rightly proud.

As to the sadness of letting it go I doubt it will be the last you see of the car...or the last Aurelia project that comes your way...

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« Reply #102 on: 05 July, 2015, 09:28:37 PM »

Well, today at the show had it's ups and downs... intermittent rain and sunshine for one. A cantankerous 7 year old daughter as well....
But the most annoying thing was that there was not even a mention of the car by the organisers. But considering the history of the car I'm a bit annoyed.
This in the only ever original registered Aurelia B20 in Ireland. It's been in the same family for 56 years. It's only had 2 owners and the first one was the first Irish driver to compete in an F1 race, the inaugural race at Silverstone in 1950. Never mind that the vast majority of classic on show are 'imports', I really was expecting a little more.
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« Reply #103 on: 06 July, 2015, 08:30:28 AM »

Shame to hear that Kevin, but don't worry, its story and uniqueness will come out over time, your efforts and the commitment of the son of the owner will eventually be recognised, it certainly has been on here!


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« Reply #104 on: 06 July, 2015, 08:53:19 AM »

Looks superb. I'm sure mags like 'Classic & Sportscar' would be interested in the story of this car.
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