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« on: 16 August, 2012, 07:13:05 PM »

Nice sunny day up here so went out for a drive to take some better pics. She generated quite a lot of interest!



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Current Cars: 1994 2.0 VIS Thema Station Wagon, 1967 Flavia 1.8 PF Coupe.

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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #1 on: 16 August, 2012, 07:20:54 PM »

Glorious!
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« Reply #2 on: 16 August, 2012, 07:25:31 PM »

Thanks!

She won concours back in 1991 when she was owned by John Crookes (who owns a Motorcycle business in Bristol). She had no chance of winning concours when I got her back in May 2009, but a slow steady restoration process has since been taking place and I'm just down to a bit of detail work now.

Great sense of reward to bring her back from point when she might have been scrapped. Grin
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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #3 on: 16 August, 2012, 07:53:52 PM »

Wow....made my day....lots more pics please AG..........Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: 16 August, 2012, 08:47:04 PM »

OK Monsieur Parisien, plus des photos.


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Previous cars:
1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #5 on: 16 August, 2012, 09:11:00 PM »

Lovely...and probaly really nice to drive as well. I recently met a local over here in Italy who had a perfect very early Flavia saloon which drove absolutely beautifully. It was his pride and joy.
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« Reply #6 on: 16 August, 2012, 09:26:17 PM »

Even more gorgeous......merci....vous etes tres gentile.....Smiley

Any pre pics to see what you were up against or list of what needed doing?


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« Reply #7 on: 16 August, 2012, 09:52:53 PM »

Le restauration etait un grand boulot!


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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #8 on: 16 August, 2012, 09:54:21 PM »

....encore.................encore.................Smiley

Keep 'em coming......


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« Reply #9 on: 16 August, 2012, 10:48:19 PM »

Lovely job, and a nice colour!
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« Reply #10 on: 17 August, 2012, 09:21:11 AM »

Thanks for the kind comments...

Here's a before and after of the interior. A cabinet maker mate made up the new dashboard and I got it French polished for 60. I'm very happy with the finish which is maybe not true to the original look, but is more attractive in my opinion.

I recovered the underdash stowaway pockets with leather look vinyl. Took quite a while, but it was worth my efforts. Likewise, I rebuilt the lower dash padding using a wooden back "plate" through which I injected expanding foam. The glovebox has also been stripped back to bare metal and re-painted in a satin black finish. Lots of Dynamat soundproofing and my Mum (good ol' Mum) got the sewing machine out and managed to stitch up a leatherette shroud for the gearlever housing. Carpets were from a great company in Italy that still does Flavia templates. You can find them on ebay.it under Flavia Tappetti.



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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #11 on: 17 August, 2012, 10:40:35 AM »

Looks lovely Mike, if you want to upload a pic into the online database that'd be great !
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« Reply #12 on: 17 August, 2012, 10:47:53 AM »

Online database... wotzat!?  Huh?
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1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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« Reply #13 on: 19 August, 2012, 08:13:54 AM »

Out of interest how did the car go from Concours winner to the scrap yard gate in fifteen years? Was it a case of hidden rust horrors or was the car just laid up out in the weather?

Seems strange for such a nice/rare car to go that way after winning prizes!
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« Reply #14 on: 19 August, 2012, 08:29:20 AM »

She won Class 4 in the concours in 1991 with 84 points  and won 4th place in the Overall rejudge best car with 92 points.

I got her 18 years later and I guess a lot can happen in 18 years. The 3 years prior to me getting her she lived on the streets of London.

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Current Cars: 1994 2.0 VIS Thema Station Wagon, 1967 Flavia 1.8 PF Coupe.

Previous cars:
1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8
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