After correcting the last small issues I presented the car to the TÜV, which can be a torture for man and machine (when you try to get a certificate for a car that left the road 35 years ago). The inspector was in a way impressed, but that did not keep him from complaining about the tires, which in his eyes appeared to be winter tires, but did not have the characteristic M+S sign. He was confused, I was sure (that the Michelin 165x400 are definitely what has to be on the rims).
Finally he followed my arguments, but insisted on stamping two approval stamps in front and behind of the id number of the car. I can not describe my feelings watching him hammering around with his embossing tool, talking to himself, "I can´t see anything, have to punch harder ..."
Anyhow, finally I held the expertise in my hands, enabling me to register my absolutely favourite car.(This is to happen on Tuesday, I wonder what the guys at the registration will say, as I only have a very limited assortment of documents)
I went about 400 kms with intermediate number plates, the engine is so smooth, no transaxle vibrations, inlet sound even more exciting than exhaust, you get goose pimples driving this car!!!
Regarding wheel colour, we identified a RAL ivory tone to suit well, but the paint shop missed it.
Meanwhile I found a spare wheel, where we scanned the colour from inside the rim, so I have a very original tin can of correct wheel paint now, only have to take the spare rims to the paint shop.
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Flaminia GT 3C, Flaminia Convertibile 3C, Flavia Convertibile 1.8, A112 Abarth, Flaminia Coupé 2.5, Fulvia Sport 1.3S, Unimog U900
Last edited by Tedesco; 06-28-2013 at 01:46 PM.