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    Isn’t the Gosford car the one that was for sale in country nsw a while ago for $12K or did that one have tan coloured seats?

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    It was on carsales at some stage but I can't remember what the price was at the time.


    Edit: I knew it looked familiar, there was a discussion about this car a while back and it would appear they wanted $45,000 for it at the time. Another Floride for sale.

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    There is some hope afoot that I can recoup what I have put into this one..


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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid View Post
    It's a Caravelle S.

    It's pretty much still as it is in the photos stored in my garage.

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    I like that body jig, makes life easier in welding in panels in the floor, gives excellent access to platen hammer the welds before grinding and final finishing. Is the jig yours David or borrowed.

    Hope you get it finished and back on the road mate!


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    The Gosford car was discussed elsewhere but it was restored in the 90’s by an ex Ferrari factory mechanic for a guy called Gus Favi from Wollongong way. He did the bodywork. I remember hearing that it was rusty around the headlight “buckets” and he did do a lot of metal repair to produce the car you see there.

    He won a AFCD concours best car on the day title in the mid to late 90’s, was around for a few years then pretty much disappeared. The story goes that he stored it in a shipping container for 20 years until it was pulled out a year or two back and sold to a couple who were family friends of the Favi’s.

    The new owners approached the club about putting it on club plates and maybe a query about a minor spare part, then next we heard they had traded it in on a triumph TR sports car at the museum not that long after first hearing from them. Maybe the driving experience didn’t match the looks or expectation perhaps. When I spoke to them they were in love with the car and would never sell it! But obviously the honeymoon ended.

    When I last saw the car in about 97 it was a gorgeous car and this car, and John Brigden’s Dauphine Gordini somewhat inspired me to do the best job I could on my R8 restoration. I was only new to renaults at the time, so couldn’t comment on whether it was original or not but it was beautifully restored.
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    Even the Americans rate them at $39,500 https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...elle-s/8588734


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    What a nice restoration. Even an original rubber floor mat. What is not original is the oil cooler, and extractor exhaust. The air cleaner getting air from the engine bay rather than the outside. The heater hot air pipe, but they are impossible to replicate accuratly.

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    Did we know about this one..? The blurb says these cars fetch up to $40,000, here's hoping they do eventually reach those prices.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-195...gAAOSwE1BblHYJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    There is some hope afoot that I can recoup what I have put into this one..
    But you'd have to sell it for that to happen...... ????

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    You could of put up a less flattering pic of the Lithgow Floride going for $9900.
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    Hi everyone
    Looking for a couple of parts for my daughter's 68 Caravelle if anyone can help. They are :-
    1. Metal filter to the heater unit in the rear of car.
    2. The chrome metal support at the top of the glass to the front quarter window, or whole front quarter glass for passengers side.
    3. The movable catch and spring mounted on the lower back of the driver's seat that locks the seat into position. It would easier to have the whole metal support that connects the back of the seat to the base, as that would have all the bits that is required.

    If anyone has these bits and is willing to part with them please contact me.

    Thank you.

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