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« on: 27 July, 2010, 08:23:08 AM »

Apparently the Spanish Aurelia 4th series that was for sale for EUR9,000 on classiccarsforsale.co.uk is on its way to Surrey.  If its headed to an LMC member, many congratulations and I hope that we see the restoration progress on here.  Even without an engine that has to be a bit of a bargain!
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« Reply #1 on: 27 July, 2010, 08:38:58 PM »


Its good to know such things are still in circulation.

David
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« Reply #2 on: 27 July, 2010, 11:18:25 PM »


Its good to know such things are still in circulation.

David

I agree.  That's why I bought it!

So an LMC member did close the deal to bring this project to the UK, that's me... but I bought it because I'm interested in the car, not the bargain.

When I've got my hands on the thing in a month or so, I'll let you know what's what (and it sounds like there might be a serviceable, original cloth interior under the seat covers; as well as the unrusted body).

In the meantime, if any of you have any lights / bumpers / exterior trim that you can supply for an early 4th series B20 (the car is the 8th 4th series - i.e. the 8th de dion - Aurelia made, early '54).

Oh, and an engine.  I have a 2.5l twin carb engine that Chris Gawne sold me a few years ago which could probably be made to fit, but it's really a berlina engine, and I think (could be incorrect on this) that the mounting points differ.

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William
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« Reply #3 on: 28 July, 2010, 07:30:39 AM »

Congratulations on your purchase. Bargain of the year, I would think.
 If your engine is a 2.5 litre, it must be the correct one for a B20, as the saloon engines were slightly smaller in capacity. Years ago, I fitted a B20 motor into my B12 - and I don't remember any difference in the mounting points. Good luck with getting it all together.
 Regards, John
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« Reply #4 on: 28 July, 2010, 07:42:52 AM »


Well done!!   Fingers crossed for that interior...

David
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« Reply #5 on: 28 July, 2010, 08:06:17 AM »

The engine I have is B12, modified to 2.5l.  I really bought it for my B10, which will soon be ready to receive it, but the arrival of the Spanish car changes the pieces of the puzzle a bit.  I do remember being told that it wouldn't fit a B20, but perhaps that's not the case.
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« Reply #6 on: 28 July, 2010, 10:20:33 AM »

I was speaking to a man recently at the LeMans Classic. He had bought a B20 at Retromobile with a saloon engine fitted, so maybe they will fit with little problems.
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« Reply #7 on: 28 July, 2010, 12:37:14 PM »

Congratulations on a great buy.  I look forward with interest to hearing about the restoration. 

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« Reply #8 on: 28 July, 2010, 12:47:45 PM »

Maybe you could past a few pics I would be delighted to see it. Thanks, David
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« Reply #9 on: 28 July, 2010, 04:09:18 PM »

I tried to load some flickr photos to a post, but without success.  Anyone here know how to do this?
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« Reply #10 on: 28 July, 2010, 04:57:02 PM »

The flickr are protected, for obvious reasons, but you could post a link instead. Just cut & paste the web address at top of your page.
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« Reply #11 on: 28 July, 2010, 06:22:51 PM »

OK, here's a set of photos on flickr.  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57729964@N00/sets/72157624603079010/

I think I've mastered uploading the images as well...


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« Reply #12 on: 28 July, 2010, 09:26:29 PM »

The souped-up GTV next to it, is that a turbo Autodelta one?
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« Reply #13 on: 29 July, 2010, 08:23:23 AM »

Yes it is.  Same owner.  There's a thread on this specific car here
http://www.alfagtv6.com/discus/messages/206/1173.html?1075213307
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« Reply #14 on: 29 July, 2010, 09:07:50 AM »

what a fantastic project!! i'm a little green with envy, keep the thread going would love to see more pics when it arrives
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