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24-08-2020, 14:44   #31
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They supply the car ..

Here is some photos of ones that they have done ..
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To think I bought one of these for 5 pounds off someone who wanted to get out of parking fines, and another for 60. They seemed to be like water through my fingers never really got to hold onto either of them, the first was apparently 'stolen' and the other got taken to a garage for work to be done before I had okayed it. One of the first cars I learned to drive in.
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Called into the guys in Kingscourt today to see if there was any developments .. delay in the supply of parts from France has slowed up progress . Took a photo of a Citroën DS that's being worked on .. have been promised a spin when its finished ..
Forgot to mention the next 2CV their going to do will be a ev with Tesla parts .. plus €9000 ..
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To think I bought one of these for 5 pounds off someone who wanted to get out of parking fines, and another for 60. They seemed to be like water through my fingers never really got to hold onto either of them, the first was apparently 'stolen' and the other got taken to a garage for work to be done before I had okayed it. One of the first cars I learned to drive in.
Worse: I know someone with one of those black/burgundy garage right now that hasn't moved in 10 years, and won't do anything with it.........
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Its doubtful that full body restos will ever be financially viable on the majority of classic cars.

Whether they be exceptional marques or not. Run of the mill classics, will always be more costly

to restore, than buying an already restored one. Exceptional classics will always command exceptional

resto costs by their nature of rarity of parts and car. That does not mean that this cost is recoupable on sale.

I would say that classic car ownership is an expensive hobby, unless you can do a lot of your own restoration

work.And an enthusiast will never recoup his labour cost, but of course they are not in it for that.
You're not wrong.

We have such a family heirloom at home, and it will need a complete ground-up restoration at some point. And there are a couple of people here who have done them, and done them well.

However, for giggles, knowing that M-B has a factory restoration service available, I did contact them and ask for a price to do likewise, to ours.

€150k+ is what I was told.

I love the car, but no W111 is worth that !!
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Called into the guys in Kingscourt today to see if there was any developments .. delay in the supply of parts from France has slowed up progress . Took a photo of a Citroën DS that's being worked on .. have been promised a spin when its finished ..
Forgot to mention the next 2CV their going to do will be a ev with Tesla parts .. plus €9000 ..
Is that green "oil drum" that seems to be welded in there standard? I presume it's for the hydropneumatic fluid? Must be a good 8-10 liters?
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Suspension brakes steering all hydraulic and very complicated and when it gives trouble car just sits down ..
Parts for the DS are very expensive as a example a front wing ( in fiberglass) is over €700 ..
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