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New, unregistered Irish-bought car from 1976 - where do I start?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,519 ✭✭✭ Snotaul Goodman


    That'd bring a tear to anyone's eye. Awful stuff. Wishing your father a speedy recovery and best wishes to yourself.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Sad to hear, but the most important treasure survived, Dad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,477 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    That's terrible galwaytt, just terrible. Any idea of how it started?
    How's your Dad surgery go today?

    Skin grafts to both legs, but talking on the phone. Wants to know why he can't go home today.... (he's 78 btw)

    Started accidentally, he thought it was out when he went to bed. Obviously not completely. Took hold while he was asleep.....tried to save a car, hence the burns, but obviously not....

    where did my signature go ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Wishing him a speedy recovery both physically and mentally.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,146 ✭✭✭ meercat


    That’s awful news. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery galwaytt.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,268 ✭✭✭ LollipopJimmy


    Glad the old man is ok G. Obviously the property is irreplaceable but like the sentiments above the most important thing survived


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭ Filmer Paradise


    God that's awful. I'd say ye're all in shock over this!

    Bad start to the year.

    But as Kadman said, at least your Dad survived.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,397 ✭✭✭ John_Rambo


    That's shocking news Galwaytt, your poor dad, I hope he's ok and the treatments are successful. Thanks for sharing, thoughts are with you and your family.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,416 ✭✭✭ quietsailor


    I hope your dad is recovering quickly and gets back on the spanners soon Galway. If it's any help I'm around Cork City so if you need something collected and sent on PM me here


  • Registered Users Posts: 53,457 ✭✭✭✭ FrancieBrady


    Horrible thing to happen. Hope your Dad recovers.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,477 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    ...spent the there day again, now reek of smoke etc....

    Found this pic which escaped, of the W111 shown earlier:

    where did my signature go ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus


    Only spotting this now TT, awful, awful news. Thoughts are with your dad and his recovery.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,818 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    I don't post too much in here but read a good bit - so sorry to hear about this but glad your dad is ok Galwaytt. Hope you can save at least some of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ hammerdub


    Very sad news to read over these difficult times. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to your Dad. Hope you will be able to salvage something from the fire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,272 ✭✭✭ The Red Ace


    So sorry to read of what has happened, speedy recovery to your father


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 redoak


    So sorry to hear of this fire ,as I was following thread from start ,like yourself,thankfully everyone alive.Regards and hope your dad recovers soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,323 ✭✭✭ tc20


    sorry to hear this galwaytt, to echo other posters here - hope your Dad recovers as quickly as possible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ davycha


    Only saw this now , terrible news GalwayTT,
    Hope your Dad is recovering ok.

    rgds Davy


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,218 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster


    How's the aul fella?
    Did anything survive the fire? Sounds like it was pretty intense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 977 Wheelnut


    Sorry to read about the loss of your Dad's "stuff". Wish him a speedy recovery from me.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,240 ✭✭✭✭ Cee-Jay-Cee


    So sorry to hear your bad news but at least your dad is still alive and hopefully he'll make a good and speedy recovery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    Only seeing this now, galwaytt. Sorry to hear about what happened to your dads collection. But once he's OK, that's what really matters. Wishing him a speedy recovery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,929 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    I hate seeing old classics damaged. Cars too. Here's hoping your dad has a rapid recovery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 761 ✭✭✭ alfa beta


    What a ****ty start to 2021 .... Skin grafts to both his legs ... sounds like he was in the middle of it .... poor guy .... I could imagine my old fella acting exactly the same if it came to trying to rescue his prized possessions ....

    Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery and hopefully 2021 will only get better for him from here on in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,525 ✭✭✭ BrianD3


    Terrible that the Mercedes he owned since 1969 was burned. Obviously the main thing is that he is alive and hopefully he will make a good recovery from the burns and maybe he is just thankful about that. But if he's distraught about the car, could it be restored if enough money was thrown at it, would the shell be warped and buckled from the heat i.e. scrap. Is it the same car as mentioned in this post?

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=114579999

    Maybe not much point in restoring a family heirloom if no part of the original car would remain after restoration.

    If it could be done and he has enough money for it, would he? If not, GoFundMe?


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,697 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    I'd be looking to restore Dad, at the end of the day the rest is only metal and rubber.

    Get Pops back on his feet, thats the best worthwhile project:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,477 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    BrianD3 wrote: »
    Terrible that the Mercedes he owned since 1969 was burned. Obviously the main thing is that he is alive and hopefully he will make a good recovery from the burns and maybe he is just thankful about that. But if he's distraught about the car, could it be restored if enough money was thrown at it, would the shell be warped and buckled from the heat i.e. scrap. Is it the same car as mentioned in this post?

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=114579999

    Maybe not much point in restoring a family heirloom if no part of the original car would remain after restoration.

    If it could be done and he has enough money for it, would he? If not, GoFundMe?

    It's so appallingly damaged, it's beyond rescue - and the originality was the value, so a "Trigger's broom" rebuild really wouldn't appeal tbh.

    Nah, just gotta suck up a few things. There's a lot of detritus to move, just to get into the place. An E38 740i was in my way this a.m., and there's a few E39's. 530i, 530d, 540i. All sad looking, some do run, but think the keys got melted as they were in the building that burnt down.

    And as for W201 and 3-series...........good golly, I could pave the road to Galway with them.....

    where did my signature go ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,751 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Just seeing this now. Sorry to see this awful news. Here's To Your dad. The wounds will heal, but just keep him positive as I can only imagine the heartache of all of that going up in front of him.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,912 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000


    Sorry to read about this g, hope your dad is making good progress.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭✭ Cashel Mc


    Hi all , don't want to hi Jack this thread , but I just thought you all might appreciate one of alpha barn finds, after almost a year here she is


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