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    Default Floride/Caravelle Register

    VEHICLE DETAILS of interest...

    Model: (1092/1131/1133) (Floride,Floride/Caravelle, Caravelle) (Top number on the oval plate)
    Chassis No.
    Diamond plate No.
    Fabrication No: (Bottom number on the oval plate)
    Engine type:
    Engine No.
    Transmission:
    Year:
    Colour:
    Owner:
    Status: Full registration; Historic Registration; good unregistered; restorable; parts only
    Condition: Good original; restored; modified; being restored/modified; to be restored; parts car
    History: (eg any special fittings or features, details of modifications, history, etc
    Going Concern: Yes/No.
    Email address: An contactable email address so all cars/people on the register can be circulated the list and any newsletters/parts/tool requests etc. (optional of course, can be privately shared with existing registers)

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    ....and of course Photos!

    I'll eventually turn this first post into an index with links to each car within the thread.

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    Last edited by vivid; 18th January 2012 at 10:07 PM.
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    Model: 1092 Floride, coupe
    Chassis No.
    Diamond plate No.
    Fabrication No:
    Engine type: Was 1251cc
    Engine No. Was 842/01
    Transmission: 4 speed
    Year: 1960
    Colour: Red
    Owner: Me
    Status: F-ed
    Condition: Fair
    History: Upgraded to disc brakes, R12 fuel tank in front boot, six inch rims with caravelle inserts chromed, extractors, 40 DOHC webber,
    Going Concern: Waiting for new engine
    Email address:


    Last edited by 63-1092; 19th January 2012 at 02:36 PM.
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    Model: 1092 Floride, convertable
    Chassis No.
    Diamond plate No.
    Fabrication No:
    Engine type: 1397cc
    Engine No.
    Transmission: 4 speed
    Year: 1960
    Colour: Red was white
    Owner: Me
    Status: Really F-ed
    Condition: As above
    History: This is 63-1092
    Going Concern:
    Email address:


    Last edited by 63-1092; 19th January 2012 at 02:33 PM.
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    Model: R1131 Floride S
    Chassis No. Same as diamond plate No.
    Diamond plate No.100008
    Fabrication No:26,784
    Engine type: 689
    Engine No.
    Transmission: 4 speed
    Year: April 1963 build,delivery Oct 1963
    Colour: Corfue Blue No.490
    Owner:Sunroof
    Status: Full registration
    Condition: Good original
    History: Third owner, 64,000 miles
    Going Concern:Yes
    Email address:

    Last edited by Sunroof; 27th January 2012 at 08:24 PM.

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    Default Floride R1092

    Model: R1092 Floride
    Chassis No.
    Diamond plate No.24,396
    Fabrication No: 19,822
    Engine type:
    Engine No.
    Transmission:
    Year:April 1960
    Colour:Original colour Missippi Green Metalic, Black Roof
    Owner:Sunroof
    Status: May be restorable; or parts only
    Condition: May be restorable; or parts only. Some parts missing. Right hand door, bumpers, wind screen, soft top.
    History: Has had an R10 engine and gearbox fitted but cooling incorrectly done.
    Going Concern: No.
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    Model: 1959 R1092 Floride, convertible
    Chassis No.
    Diamond plate No.
    Fabrication No:

    Engine type: 847-05 1397cc
    Engine No.
    Transmission: 330 4 speed
    Year:1959
    Colour: dark blue
    Owner: 59 Floride
    Status: Fully registered
    Condition: Fully restored with engineering upgrades.
    History: Fully restored by present owner and upgrades as follows: 'Caravelle' conversion, 1397 sierra motor, alternator conversion, 4 wheel disc brake conversion, R10 suspension, non standard instrumentation.
    Going Concern: Yes
    Email address: P.M. through AF





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    Gidday everyone
    I joined here a few weeks ago but am only now starting to see what I can do with my Floride. I love the look of the car, which was bought on a whim. I was looking at a Mercedes SL from the 1970-1980's but then saw this online and fel in love !!!!
    I don't think there is many here in NZ. Its amazing its about 52 years old !
    I will get some details of my Floride from the VIN plates and post them here. In the meantime read on.......
    I have a 1961 Floride in Christchurch.
    Bought as partly renovated and probably not much work to get back on the road. I'm working through that now.
    I currently have crossply tyres on it being marked as 5.00/5.25/5.60 - 15 @ 4 ply rating on original rims.
    A local tyre fitter says that the best Radial I can fit is a 145. Also the gear speed, fuel consumption, acceleration and speedo reading will be markedly different. I don't know that I agree.
    Does anyone know what sizes of Radial tyres will fit it ?
    Appreciate any suggestions from this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HBBW View Post
    A local tyre fitter says that the best Radial I can fit is a 145. Also the gear speed, fuel consumption, acceleration and speedo reading will be markedly different. I don't know that I agree.
    Does anyone know what sizes of Radial tyres will fit it ?
    Welcome aboard AF's. You need not really worry, as 145/80 x 15 was the original fitting on the 4" rims of the Floride. So the speedo error from the tyres alone will be minimal, component age of the speedo will likely be the only cause of error if any. It can always be checked with a GPS or similar.
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    This will tell you how to adjust your speedo. Written by a French man but in English. RCC Queensland Forum.
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    Thanks to all for the responses, I have more confidence now that i will be able to get the car back on the road.
    I will keep using and referring to this forum with maybe the odd question thrown in.

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    Floride/Caravelle Register
    VEHICLE DETAILS of interest...

    Model: R1133
    Chassis No. R1133 0123863
    Diamond plate No. R1133 0123863
    Fabrication No: 80 19183
    Engine type: 847 / 705
    Engine No. 050002744
    Transmission: 4sp manual
    Year: 1965
    Colour: Gold
    Owner: Robert Holmes
    Status: Being rebuilt
    Condition: Being restored/modified.
    History: Fitted with a 1400 cc motor & 13” wheels. I am doing this car up as a favour for a friend whose grandfather bought it from the French Ambassador in 1965/66 & it has been in the family ever since. It had deteriorated due to the ravages of age, abuse & rust to he extent that it had to be completely rebuilt with the monocoque rails and sill panels with their internal bracing renewed, floor pans replaced, windscreen pillars rebuilt & much more. I never should have started it but after nearly 10 years on a spit we are nearly there. Currently back on it's wheels & going together well.
    Going Concern: It will be.
    Email address: [email protected]


    I am happy to post some before & during, pics when I can find out how to. & I am currently searching for a speedo/instrument panel assembly for it if anyone can help

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