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Ascona A voyage

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Was that the one on EBay a short time ago?

Regardless, great shape and as you say incredibly rare.

Good luck and enjoy!

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That’s the best comment you’ve ever given ian on here haha

2 hours ago, IanMc said:

Was that the one on EBay a short time ago?

Regardless, great shape and as you say incredibly rare.

Good luck and enjoy!

Yes Ian it is. I’ve let go one of my A’s to have this . I think it’s a worthy trade off. 

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Sorry Paul, that comment wasn’t meant as a negative- just that I thought I had seen it somewhere.

Enjoy :thumbup

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After a faff yesterday with my trailer not being fixed managed to borrow from friends brothers body shop 

A trouble free day after a 7am set off to dropping the car at it’s short term home at the farm with reasonable weather too. 

The ascona In a lot better state than the pictures show, All usual areas gone but totally saveable and I’m well pleased. It’s probably the best A series I’ve had so far in an original state. 

And to boot had a load of panels and spares thrown in for a deal.

4 new wings (5 I have now!)

x2 new front bumpers

a top front panel

another boot lid with a good top half. 

A rotted out door but with glass

all the trims are there

an ascona A coupe door full rear quarter(which I’ll sell on to recoup for anyone interested)

x4 4 spoke revolutions 

has a set of lowering springs on it.

 

very happy. 

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Full strip down and blasting the shell where needed on the lowers body.

Underside raptor coated body colour.

hopefully all original interior and body as is just cleaned up and tarted where needed. The drivers seat is in a bad way but I’m hoping I can get a match. The interior is blue. 

It will be an original car bar something different for the engine (which I have) The engine in it is not original  1600 but a manta 2ltr with a Weber which will be up for sale in a few weeks once removed. It will be done in a manner so it can have a 1600 and matching axle if it ever has to be sold. As modified it won’t be worth what it should, value wise I was going to speak to you for the insurance too steve.

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Bit of both. But a  must is that it can be easily made original if required , 

body to not be modified in anyway. 

All factory interior too. No tunnel mods etc.

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Looking forward too seeing this develop Paul, I'm also looking forward to taking the A on...

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How’s this little baby coming along?

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Not seen it since I dropped it at the farm.

im deperate to get all buts transferred from the black Manta A I have  up there as that shell is sold. 

Itl get done hopefully next week. As I’m away this weekend. Other sore time has been spent on the grey Manta to get it going for Coventry motor fest

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Picked up some wheels. Been on this lads lads for 2 months, will see if they suit the voyager. May be a tad large, but for the power plant that’s going I’ll need a bit more rubber in touch with the tarmac and to fit the brakes in. 

 

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Don't forget to get a pic of the tailgate striker plate and latch for me please   

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Will do, I have to currently climb in it to open the tailgate and it’s full of panels lol

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Had a result.

located 2 new rear lenses in Germany, bit of google translate (thank god for the internet!) and now just sorting a deal with postage. 

Thought that may take me some time to locate even a second hand drivers one, but to find a new pair is a score.

 

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M reg, is that a '73 Paul?

Just looking at the engine and front sub frame assembly, not that much changed for 20 odd years for GM in that area did it?!

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I’m really looking forward to watching this project, there is something really appealing about an old style estate. The shape of the front of yours really suits the lines.

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