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    Just noticed this old survivor
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    OK I went to "inspect" the car this morning. It is an early R4, 3 speed box, very Spartan inside, 6 volt, I would estimate a "65-6 model.

    It is all there, but very worn. Body and chassis are good but need work to make a "decent" car. From experience this would require a suspension rebuild, as front was "loose" and rear can see very perished bushes. Brake pedal is solid and clutch pedal similar. Needa a lot of electrics upgrades.

    It needs a lot of handwork and and spares just to get back on the road.

    In the words of "John" it is ROUGH......... It is rebuildable with dedication.

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    All I saw was the photos on Grays and deemed it “a little rough”, you’ve seen it in the flesh now and have only upgraded it to “rough” or have you misquoted me ?
    Truely Ray, it must look really F’ed up in the flesh, give us your honest opinion.
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    Ray did you ever see the red Floride with the cosmics from Yornup before they started on it ?

    Rip Van Floride

    Found the thread, though he’s gone missing for the last year and a half. You’d think he’d have it back on the road by now as the dedication needed for that R4 is nothing compared to the effort gone into this Floride
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    Anything is fixable with time effort....and oh yeah $$$....it depends on what the car is worth to the restorer. Would I do the R4....NO WAY....but an A110....different vibe completely!
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    "Nauli" is right , it depends on what the restorer wants. I would do an R4, but I do not have the time anymore to enjoy it. So what I have is what I will do.

    "John" the R4 is rebuildable, but with a lot of effort. The rusted Floride is on the road with full modern electric power. And that is as much as I will comment.

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    I'd observe that an R4 at least has a roof to help hold it together! I didn't know the Floride had been electrified. Interesting.

    I think you'd be very dedicated to restore a very tired R4 but one reasonably maintained would be a fairly easy car to love and use and progressively improve.
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