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...and what do we all think of this one...?

Discussion in 'Cars Spotted' started by Phil Robson, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Phil Robson

    Phil Robson Well-Known Member

  2. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    Oh dear! Good luck with the BIVA. On a positive note, I'm glad to hear from an expert that cutting away most of the rear pillars and the rear section of the roof frame doesn't compromise the integrity of the base unit in any way.
  3. oldbloke

    oldbloke Active Member

    Interesting! Not a factory option I expect? Where have all the fabricators gone who could make this kind of conversion work?
  4. colnerov

    colnerov Well-Known Member

    All tied up in red tape.:D
  5. roverp480

    roverp480 Active Member

    Probably need a MoT all its life under the new VHI rules
  6. chrisw

    chrisw Well-Known Member

    Probably won't need an MoT, if the "conversion" was carried out that long ago.

    Bloody awful though. If you're going to take the roof off, do it properly..
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  7. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    It would have to have been done 1988 or earlier, and you would have to prove it was done then, which isn't easy if it wasn't a conversion that was registered with DVLA at the time. Why would anyone bother?
  8. sdibbers

    sdibbers Well-Known Member

    The picture of the hood up made my eyes bleed. I like that they treied to maintain strength with the Targa style beam, but it seems a lot of these conversions fall down with the hood.
    ghce likes this.
  9. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    Yep me too, it looks OK with the hood down but you think they could have put more thought into the hood closure look especially as they left so much metal work in place to do a good job on closure.

  10. Telford81

    Telford81 New Member

    I think the dodgy roof treatment is just a distraction from the other problems - what about the fact that it appears to have a 2000 SC engine in what should be a 2200 TC, the proliferation of tacky pretend wood stuck all over the interior, and the extra zero incorrectly added to the end of the price tag!
  11. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    at 450 GBP it might let some bod go the whole hog and cut the rest of the top off and make it a true convertible , then that would be 450 pounds well spent?:p
  12. colnerov

    colnerov Well-Known Member

    You missed a nought off.o_O
  13. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    intentionally , that's its true worth now its been butchered, in my opinion...o_O
  14. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    I hadn't even looked at the price.......

    Four and a half grand, some hope of that, Bob Hope or no hope......
  15. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    ....or half'a bob.

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