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    If it is the same car KB, maybe the cracking filler on the front would suggest it's had a hit, which would explain the deleted front nudge bar and spot lights and replacement front bumper without spot light holes?

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    Oh I love these threads. It's like a family reunion.
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    Quote from Phil in another thread. ďThe original rego plate was DHP-617 and after many years and a passenger side front end write off the car was re-registered to BIX-794Ē

    DHP would have been issued late in the second half of 1963.

    BIX would have been issued in 1969.

    I canít recall the Toongabbie car having a rear mounted aerial or black bonnet back in the 90ís but it did have the blackouts on the rear oanel, a nudge bar and at least one dark yellow fog light (possibly two). I seem to recall it having two such lights on the front, not four as in your photo but it looks like it changed a fair bit even in your time of ownership.

    I agree with Jman. It looks like it has had a front repair so some of those cosmetic differences could have been accident repair. If I get the chance, Iíll ask if we can get to it and inspect the boot area, as that sounds like it will be the most telltale sign to ID the car.

    The guy who owns it now, bought it off the fellow who had it back in the 90ís, and I know he had owned it continuously for quite some time so it possible he bought it off you. The time sequences appear to add up somewhat.
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    Gee KB you are some detective. Yes I distinctly remember pot riveting all the front repair together prior to a friend brazing it together. It was a home repair and sitting on 4 empty oil drums in my back yard in Richmond NSW. I'm sure I bought a inner guard but cut it in half to fit it to the remaining undamaged part of the left guard.

    I'll be very interested to see if you track it down. When I traded it in on the R16TS the R8 looked immaculate and went like a rocket.

    Thanks again for your time
    Phil



    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Quote from Phil in another thread. ďThe original rego plate was DHP-617 and after many years and a passenger side front end write off the car was re-registered to BIX-794Ē

    DHP would have been issued late in the second half of 1963.

    BIX would have been issued in 1969.

    I canít recall the Toongabbie car having a rear mounted aerial or black bonnet back in the 90ís but it did have the blackouts on the rear oanel, a nudge bar and at least one dark yellow fog light (possibly two). I seem to recall it having two such lights on the front, not four as in your photo but it looks like it changed a fair bit even in your time of ownership.

    I agree with Jman. It looks like it has had a front repair so some of those cosmetic differences could have been accident repair. If I get the chance, Iíll ask if we can get to it and inspect the boot area, as that sounds like it will be the most telltale sign to ID the car.

    The guy who owns it now, bought it off the fellow who had it back in the 90ís, and I know he had owned it continuously for quite some time so it possible he bought it off you. The time sequences appear to add up somewhat.
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