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|05-04-2013 03:30 AM|
|GTV1750PT||Mine have a production stamp: June 1969.|
|05-04-2013 02:32 AM|
|Alex||Nice wheels. Does anyone know which year they first became available?|
|05-04-2013 01:42 AM|
Hello all. I've currently a set o these Borrani Mags for sale, if anyone is still interested.
They came from my '69 GTV 1750 and are in perfect shape.
You can check them at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m0ymgz7yscirbtp/v1FxH-HRxN
I'm asking €1.200 plus shipping for the whole set.
|02-27-2012 11:32 PM|
|alfavirusnz||It was about the mid `80`s from memory it went from ChCh - just about put money on it that it`s the same car.|
|02-27-2012 10:19 PM|
|integralenz||If the car was originally ziebarted there will be tell-tale holes in the various panels with small black plastic plugs c. 10mm diameter. Most easily seen on the A and B posts but evident throughout the car. (I worked for Ziebart in the UK in the early 70s - a very messy task!)|
|02-27-2012 07:43 PM|
|Allplayfawd||And yes, the car did come from Chch. It was shipped to Wellington in 88 where my father had it re worked at the toy shop and the rust prevention re done. It's sat in his garage for the last 20 odd years. He's since passed on and my mother wants it out if the garage. I'd love to see it go to an enthusiast .... As would have my farher|
|02-27-2012 07:34 PM|
|Allplayfawd||Sorry, not Facebook ... Trade me|
|02-27-2012 07:33 PM|
|Allplayfawd||I saw your question on Facebook. The papers I have go back to 88 and it was owned by a mr McDonald ? Are you sure it was McCormack ?|
|02-27-2012 01:01 PM|
Coincidently I think the car is currently on TradeMe, minus the wheels it originally had.
That car looks exactly as I remember it even down to the year it arrived in NZ. Unfortunately the guys in ChCh that owned it -two brothers, one straight after the other were two rich guys who loved cars but didn`t really look after things- it was raced in our "Country Gents" meetings at Wigram (closed meetings-no "rif raf" you know-invited members only) and left outside unwashed unloved most of its life own here.
I can remember being in Merivale Mall one day when an announcement came over the system...would the owner of a silver Alfa Romeo please come out to the carpark immediately your car has deposited the contents of its fuel tank onto the bitumen and we have a very dangerous situation..It was just one downhill slide. I actually tried to buy the car because it was such a smart looking car, packed with a few special features, had an interesting history, and I felt compelled to save it from deteriorating further but I think it was traded in as part payment on another exotic....such is life. Wondered what happened to it but was told it had gone out of Christchurch.
|02-26-2012 12:22 AM|
|Allplayfawd||I think I may know what garage the 1974 gtv is on ... My mothers.|
|01-11-2009 01:14 PM|
Nic , that car is beautiful, -thank you for posting the picture. Mind you if Auto Restorations did it it should be, being one of the worlds foremost restoration workshops.
I can see the confusion as the car I was talking about was a 2 litre this colour. Was the Earls Court Motor Show car before the British Car Show moved to Birmingham. Had the charcoal cloth trim, that style alloy etc.
Lovely to see a departure from resale red-I assume that was the original colour?
Do you use the car much?
|01-11-2009 08:31 AM|
I'm sure there must be more of wheels out there. I know they were, some what of a option on the Australian models. So don't give up.
Heres a picture taken just out of Kiakoura on its first day of maiden road trip.
|01-11-2009 02:37 AM|
Thanks for the post. My car is Phil's old silver GTV. I am having it restored to original condition by Rustorations here in Christchurch. I would have loved to get its old wheels back but by the sounds of it will have to make do with another alternative. It's nice to find out where they ended up. Have you got some pictures of your car you can post ?
As the old saying goes - if you ever want to sell .... !
|01-10-2009 12:21 PM|
No Nic it wasn`t your car-the car was a 2litre first owned by an aquaintance of mine John McCormack, then by his brother Robert McCormack, then it was sold and just disappeared-by then it was pretty shabby.
I think probably the wheels you have Nic were on Phil Ansell`s own 1750, a dark metallic grey car with Melba alloys (the car came form West Australia and was pretty battered underneath when Phil got it). Phil sold the car without the alloys-seems like you were the buyer.
What colour is your 1750?
|01-10-2009 11:31 AM|
I think that was my car you possibly spotted in ChCh. It is a 72 1750 and disappeared into Auto Restorations garage for 3 years re-appearing last year for its inaugural Sth Island roadie.
I bought those wheels from Phil @ Eurospares. Unfortunately I'm not willing to part with them as I search globally before purchasing, ironically in my home town of ChCh some years back.
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