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JC T ONE
7 years ago
JC T ONE 7 years ago
JC T ONE
7 years ago
JC T ONE 7 years ago

[quote=JohnA;145293]Is that Tommy Steeles car?[/quote]

Hi John,

no, his car wasnt a Landau, it had std rear quarters, but the colour is the same.

This Metallic Green, was very popular in the mid 70ies.

The car in the pic, is used everyday, by a buisness man in London.

Jens Christian

JC T ONE
7 years ago
JC T ONE 7 years ago
surfblue63
7 years ago
surfblue63 7 years ago

I remember a Green Landau was featured in Hot Car in 1979 or 1980. I wonder if it is the same car as this one as the T reg plate would be right for that time.

Unfortunately I gave all my old Hot Cars away so I can not go searching for it. 🙁

wood and pickett gary
7 years ago

Gary

Hi Jens
Come on then tell me how you found out about this one
Can't believe u I live in London and u live in Denmark and find out about this wood a pickett before me .

JC T ONE
7 years ago
JC T ONE 7 years ago

[quote=wood and pickett gary;145308]Hi Jens
Come on then tell me how you found out about this one
Can't believe u I live in London and u live in Denmark and find out about this wood a pickett before me .[/quote]

Hi Gary,

well you & Richard had told me about it 🙂 and sometimes I Google W&P, and yesterday this pic emerged 🙂
so I thought id post it for you, and other Coachbuild fans.

Jens Christian

JC T ONE
7 years ago
JC T ONE 7 years ago

[quote=surfblue63;145304]I remember a Green Landau was featured in Hot Car in 1979 or 1980. I wonder if it is the same car as this one as the T reg plate would be right for that time.

Unfortunately I gave all my old Hot Cars away so I can not go searching for it. :([/quote]

I also gave away most of my car mags, when I moved, but no WP stuff.

The only pic, with a WP I cut out, and still have.

Its the Paris show car, from around 1975 ish (app)

Peter Laidler
7 years ago
Peter Laidler 7 years ago

Sorry to sound a bit harsh here but like all these specialist builders..., the JCG's, W&P, Margrave etc...., and I mean no disrespect to them, but if you start off with something that's going to be a rust-box in a few years, then that's what it is - a rustbox in a few years - unless they did the decent thing and set about flooding/protecting the internal cavities right at the start. It would probably have cost £20 or so when the things were stripped prior to modification

It's a bit like the computer world saying. Rubbish in....., rubbish out!

I love my two to bits but dear o' deary me, I learned a hard learned lesson about body shell construction and rust/rustproofing when restored the '69 S. Made sure that it wasn't going to happen to the 2000 RCS. Even now I try extra hard to keep on top of the supertrol 001 regime.

As a matter of interest, does anyone out there in Forumland remember that very early 70's answer to crap Leyland bodyshells; ZIEBART?

JC T ONE
7 years ago
JC T ONE 7 years ago

[quote=Peter Laidler;145317]Sorry to sound a bit harsh here but like all these specialist builders..., the JCG's, W&P, Margrave etc...., and I mean no disrespect to them, but if you start off with something that's going to be a rust-box in a few years, then that's what it is - a rustbox in a few years - unless they did the decent thing and set about flooding/protecting the internal cavities right at the start. It would probably have cost £20 or so when the things were stripped prior to modification

It's a bit like the computer world saying. Rubbish in....., rubbish out!

I love my two to bits but dear o' deary me, I learned a hard learned lesson about body shell construction and rust/rustproofing when restored the '69 S. Made sure that it wasn't going to happen to the 2000 RCS. Even now I try extra hard to keep on top of the supertrol 001 regime.

As a matter of interest, does anyone out there in Forumland remember that very early 70's answer to crap Leyland bodyshells; ZIEBART?[/quote]

No offence taken 🙂 - I agree 😉 all 4 Mini,s I have restored would most likely have been scrapped (or reshelled) .

W&P did offer extra rust proofing to the cars, but I cant imagine this was very effective, compared to todays standards.

And yes, it does help, once you have seen a shell taken apart, so you know exactly where to spray some good waxoil or supertrol.

Jens Christian

JohnA
7 years ago
JohnA 7 years ago

Is that Tommy Steeles car?

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