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    It's a ceramic coating, but yes they don't stay nice for that long. The car runs at 80C all day.

    Phil - I'd doubt the house would even still be there but if you traverse down that road towards toongabbie, just past Gilba rd there is/was a BP garage. The owners house was diagonally opposite on the LHS, either just before or just after the curve in the road past the garage. There was a carport to the right of the house, and the car used to sit in there when he was home. I'd imagine they would all be units or villas there now but as I said, I haven't been that far down that road in over 10 yrs. I should go for a drive one day.

    EDIT Phil - I can save you the trouble. Just googled it, and I believe the house was where the villas now sit at 138 Toongabbie rd. No sign of an R8. Surprising, still a lot of free standing houses around it, but villas starting to appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    It's a ceramic coating, but yes they don't stay nice for that long. The car runs at 80C all day.

    Phil - I'd doubt the house would even still be there but if you traverse down that road towards toongabbie, just past Gilba rd there is/was a BP garage. The owners house was diagonally opposite on the LHS, either just before or just after the curve in the road past the garage. There was a carport to the right of the house, and the car used to sit in there when he was home. I'd imagine they would all be units or villas there now but as I said, I haven't been that far down that road in over 10 yrs. I should go for a drive one day.

    EDIT Phil - I can save you the trouble. Just googled it, and I believe the house was where the villas now sit at 138 Toongabbie rd. No sign of an R8. Surprising, still a lot of free standing houses around it, but villas starting to appear.
    Thanks for your efforts KB from the sounds of it I wont hold my breath at finding it again. Glad I still hold the memories and a few photos.

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    Phil that must have been a great street to live in with your R8 and the next doors R10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J Kent View Post
    Phil that must have been a great street to live in with your R8 and the next doors R10
    Cheers Peter
    Yes Peter. Roger next door hotted the R10 up and fitted the biggest 15" tyres on it. How funny!! Took him ages to wind it up to top speed but his top speed was huge compared to the standard Michelin 135 x 15. Those were the days!! Hooning around Richmond RAAF base and the local Blacktown/Penrith/Katoomba areas.

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    gee phil,very impressive bonnet decals for the time. i think its been copied by the latest commodore accesories add ons .
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    Hi Potentz,
    Those are GM stripes of the Camaro and Chevelle days in late '60s. I used to use them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Hi Potentz,
    Those are GM stripes of the Camaro and Chevelle days in late '60s. I used to use them a lot.

    Ray
    Ray and Brian, you are both wrong. They were painted on by a mate of mine who was starting up his small car spray shop. His creation not mine and they did draw some looks at the time. He also did the rear panel which looked rather cool at the time. I reackon if I had another 'CHAMONIX WHITE" R8 I would do the same. Memories, how sweet the reflecting thoughts!
    I had that feeling today, it was 19degrees, sun shining brightly so out of the garage came the R8 and I gave it a good flogging all the way to Birdwood and back. She never missed a beat and went like a true Sierra engine should. man I love this car!!
    Cheers guys

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    I took my green one for a drive today too. Nice warm sunny day. Amused my nephew by getting him to crank it with the handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I took my green one for a drive today too. Nice warm sunny day. Amused my nephew by getting him to crank it with the handle.
    Hi KB
    How about a photo of the Green R8. Anybody else out there with a R8/R10 join in the photo shoot!!

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    For the R8 Fans-r8a-fcd.jpgFor the R8 Fans-r8-garrett.jpgFor the R8 Fans-r10s.jpg

    A few pics of Renaults I've owned over the years, I'll post some more when I find them! Still own this R10S and a 10S "Tribute"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R8philSA View Post
    Hi KB
    How about a photo of the Green R8. Anybody else out there with a R8/R10 join in the photo shoot!!
    This one is from early morning on the way home from Junee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    This one is from early morning on the way home from Junee.
    Junee! There's a good idea. These are my favourite Junee R8 photos.
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    Top photo Keith. Really looks like a top paint job.

    Good work Guys, keep them photos coming, it's good for the nostalgia.

    We took the Caravelle down to Strathalbym today. Surprising how many people came up to us and how many fondly remembered the Caravelle/Floride, R8 and R10. Renault was definitely making a hit in Australia in the 60ties. Pitty they closed up shop in Australia.

    Cheers Phil

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    Completed Today
    Graeme Robson's R8 Gordini (Gordi) was completed today. The final sticker work as he wanted was completed today. He also showed it off in front of his friends at a Porsche Club sprint, and got many compliments. Much to my satisfaction. He drove the G back to my workshop, following me driving his Boxter, and all I could see was this big grin. It is not the first time he has driven the G, as we were out for a run a few weeks ago, but this was his first solo drive.

    It gives me great pleasure to reintroduce Gordi - the R8 G back into the pack. (without and with war paint)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Completed Today
    Graeme Robson's R8 Gordini (Gordi) was completed today. The final sticker work as he wanted was completed today.
    It just needs a John Ould sticker and Mal McPherson's name on the edge of the bonnet to recall the past history of KAA298. :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Completed Today
    Graeme Robson's R8 Gordini (Gordi) was completed today. The final sticker work as he wanted was completed today. He also showed it off in front of his friends at a Porsche Club sprint, and got many compliments. Much to my satisfaction. He drove the G back to my workshop, following me driving his Boxter, and all I could see was this big grin. It is not the first time he has driven the G, as we were out for a run a few weeks ago, but this was his first solo drive.

    It gives me great pleasure to reintroduce Gordi - the R8 G back into the pack. (without and with war paint)

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    I assume that those are 155/78-15 Xas FF. I'd be very interested to hear a report of their behaviour in the wet at the limit in due course. (I assume that it rains in W.A..)

    cheers! Peter

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    just my worth: i think it looks stunning and better without the stickers

    cheers brian

    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Completed Today
    Graeme Robson's R8 Gordini (Gordi) was completed today. The final sticker work as he wanted was completed today. He also showed it off in front of his friends at a Porsche Club sprint, and got many compliments. Much to my satisfaction. He drove the G back to my workshop, following me driving his Boxter, and all I could see was this big grin. It is not the first time he has driven the G, as we were out for a run a few weeks ago, but this was his first solo drive.

    It gives me great pleasure to reintroduce Gordi - the R8 G back into the pack. (without and with war paint)

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    Quote Originally Posted by potentz View Post
    just my worth: i think it looks stunning and better without the stickers

    cheers brian
    Come on Brian, the more stickers the faster they go!!

    Cheers mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by potentz View Post
    just my worth: i think it looks stunning and better without the stickers

    cheers brian
    Sorry guys but me too.

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    The period stickers very much suit the car, in my nowhere near humble opinion!
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    I don't like it with or without stickers, but without a roof is different
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Sorry guys but me too.
    I'm not too fussed about the stickers, but it just seems odd having both SEV and Cibie stickers on the car, sort of like having Shell and BP sponsorship on the one car :-)

    In period France, the SEV stickered cars had Marchal head and driving lights, the Cibie cars had the normal Cibie set.

    Keep in mind though that if the car does go historic racing (I sort of recall that was in the initial project brief?) that the stickers may not be allowed. Although period stickers as appearing on the actual (ie Mal McPherson) car are allowed.
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    Very nice work Ray with or without stickers, it's still a classic!
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    Two more R8 G pictures !!!

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