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    Re: Dino update

    I forgot to ask: can you feel any subtle differences when driving them?


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    Door mirrors were a dealer fit item to the best of my knowledge and certainly not a legal requirement. You get used to not having them though it is a bit of a pain when changing lanes on a motorway. Fortunately the GT has a lot of glass so it's quite simple to look over your shoulder to check that there is nothing in your blind spot.

    Each car is slightly different to drive but I believe a big part of that is that the springs were replaced on the suspension on the orange car whereas we left the springs on the white car alone as they appear in good order.

    Here is my third car which really is having a complete overhaul due to the poor storage conditions the previous owner left it in for nearly two years. The engine has required extensive work on this car and the body was in a terrible condition from previous botched repairs. The amount of hours that have gone into the metal work on the body alone is eye opening but the end result will be worth it. It's going back to it's original colour scheme of Verde Germoglio which won't appeal to everyone but I love it.

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    That color is going to look amazing, can't wait to see the result!

    wink


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


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    I won't lie, I'm a bit skeptical about that colour. It's certainly unique. 


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    I am looking forward to see it in that lime green kiss


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Dino update

    Yes, also like it on a 911


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


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    The cars look fabulous!angelkiss

    Stealing a line from a famous movie "What do we do now?" What are you're plans for the cars? 


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    Nick,

    I plan to hang on to them for a long time and enjoy driving them. If they appreciate in value over that time period it will be a nice bonus.

     

     


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    Hopefully in 20 years I'll be knocking on a door in the Uk and offering a new home for a white Dino. 


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    They never leave Italy in this build quality, superb.kiss


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    Iain -

    great job on these cars and the add pleasure of being an Dino expert now!!

    Can't wait for the 911 story...

    Cheers

    TEE


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    Off enjoying my car...

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    993Targa:

    Yes, also like it on a 911

    Is that color called "hellgrün"?


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    Mike

    Carrera GT + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T + GT3 RS 4.0


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    Amazing collection - build quality higher then those days they have been new..... congratulations!


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    W8MM:
    993Targa:

    Yes, also like it on a 911

    Is that color called "hellgrün"?


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    Mike

    Carrera GT + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T + GT3 RS 4.0

    That is Chartreuse green  (or Lindgrun)

    this is Hellgrun (Jade green)

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    911 Club Coupe, 993 4S Riviera Blau, 12' Audi S4 Avant


    Re: Dino update

    I forgot to update this thread as the car is now virtually finished. We went way beyond the level of my two previous restorations with this car as everything on it required attention. Virtually everything has be repainted/re-plate/re-chromed etc as required or replaced with NOS parts where they were available. It has been taken back to the exact spec it left the factory in December 1971. I managed to track down it's original owner and he has enjoyed the regular photo updates I've sent him. I had hoped he'd have some original photo's of the car but being in his mid 20's when he bought it he didn't bother to keep any photo's (much to his regret) so was delighted that I have sent him mine.

    The engine required a total strip down and rebuild and the heads had badly corroded due to a lack of antifreeze in the coolant. Fortunately a specialist was able to do a superb repair on them. The block required a re-bore and new pistons plus new camshafts. Every rubber hose on the car had to be replaced and the tail light wiring had been badly butchered over the years so had to be stripped out and replaced with new. These were made following the same method as the factory originals and we managed to source the correct type of connector blocks which is easier said than done.

    The interior was completely renewed using the correct materials to the original factory ordered spec. I tracked down all of the correct original manuals for the owners handbook wallet and sourced an original jack, extremely rare Bellux brand warning triangle and all the tools to put the original factory accessories that came with the car back in place. I found a small specialist in the US who has recently sourced the exact vinyl material that was used to make the tool and jack bags and had him make me a set up. I found the correct original 4 bar seat belt webbing in Arizona and had a specialist in the UK re-plate all of the original fittings and fit them to the new webbing to make an as new set of original seat belts.

    Many, many hours have gone into sourcing parts and researching little details but the end result is more than worth it. I have lots of photo's of the various stages of the restoration if anyone wants to see them but will post some of the high lights to give a feel for the work that has gone into the car. Hopefully you'll enjoy them.

    The handbrake mechanism

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    Steering rack

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    NOS Lucas fan motors

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    NOS FIAMM horns

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    Part of the cabin heating system

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    Wiper motor

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    Front trunk area new bulkhead cover

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    Rear suspension and hub carrier

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    Wheel hub and brake caliper

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    New springs and shock absorbers

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    Custom made replica of the engine bay rubber heat shield mat

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    And fitted in place

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    Fuel tanks fitted

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    Engine rebuild

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    Engine back in car

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    Fuel pump and filter

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    Differential and driveshafts

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    Oil filter and side air intake ducting fitted

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    Exhaust

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    Interior retrimmed

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    Engine bay completed

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    .... and almost finished

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    It's been a fun and rewarding journey and the car is totally unrecognisable from the sorry condition I bought it in nearly 2 years ago.

     


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    Exquisite! 


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    Congratulations, impressive project and amazing results. Love the color , it is one of a kind.  I have a curiosity, how difficult is/was to find NOS parts for the Dino?


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    911 Club Coupe, 993 4S Riviera Blau, 12' Audi S4 Avant


    Re: Dino update

    Wonderful, many thanks for sharing the updates. Smiley Smiley


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


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    ISUK my compliments! You are a true aficionando.

    May I ask how much a Dino restored to your usual high standard, would fetch if placed on the market?


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    "Form follows function"


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    Speechless!


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    1987 911 Carrera 3.2 - 1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2012 Cayenne Diesel - 2013 Mini Cooper S - 1995 BMW318ti


    Re: Dino update

    m4ever:

    Congratulations, impressive project and amazing results. Love the color , it is one of a kind.  I have a curiosity, how difficult is/was to find NOS parts for the Dino?

    There are a lot of specialists around who carry NOS items or reproduction parts. Some items are simply  no longer available anywhere so restoration or fabrication is the only option. eBay has been a great resource with many items coming from all over the world including the US, Australia, Holland, Canada, Italy etc. The roof aerial for example came from Greece.

    A small number of owners have had items remade to very exacting standards and generously offered them to fellow owners. I've got involved in producing reproduction tools for the tool kit in conjunction with a Dino owning friend and we are looking at remaking a few other items as well. These have proven to be very popular in the Dino community.

    reginos:

    ISUK my compliments! You are a true aficionando.

    May I ask how much a Dino restored to your usual high standard, would fetch if placed on the market?

    The honest answer is I'm not sure reginos but with fairly average cars now fetching £250k here I'd certainly suggest mine is worth comfortably more as it has been restored to a much higher standard.


    Re: Dino update

    An awful lot of painstaking work has obviously been put into that car.  Congratulations.  Smiley


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    fritz


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    Magnificent!


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    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: Dino update

    Thank you so much for sharing this process with us again Iain!

    Any car enthousiast woukd love to see this. Looking forward to your next project! :-)


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    Re: Dino update

    Thank you Joost wink  I have two more projects underway - a 911E which I've started a new thread on and this 246 GTS.

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    Here is the GTS in 1981. It was also delivered in Verde Germoglio which is an amazing co-incidence as only 9 Dinos were delivered new in this colour to the UK market so the chances of buying 2 of those must have been very small. I will break my rule of restoring the car to it's original spec as I don't want two cars in the same colour.

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    ISUK:

     I will break my rule of restoring the car to it's original spec as I don't want two cars in the same colour.

    Please tell me that it'll be black ! 

    Iain you are a master ! seriously your restoration threads set you way beyond the typical car buyer and into a much higher plane. not just because of getting them restored, but the level of passion and commitment you put into making every piece of the car as good as you can. You are a true car enthusiast. And a fantastic human being too, how great that you go through the trouble of sharing the process with the original owner of the green Dino. You probably gave that man a joyful experience he never expected (or knew) he would have. 

    Smiley


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    It won't be black I'm afraid. You need a sunny climate for black to look good on a Dino. Here black tends to hide the fabulous shape of the body on dull days. The colour choice is between two original colours - Blu Dino Metalizzatto or Nocciola Metallizzato. My bodyshop did a spray out of both colours on a spare Jaguar XF bumper for me.

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    Hmm.... the blue goes with the year of production. Not sure about the Bronze?


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    My vote goes to....Blu

    I would also consider the Argento

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    Re: Dino update

    Nocciola is an original Dino colour. From the group of people who have seen the bumper in person it is currently ahead in the poll.

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    And here is the GTS in Nocciola in the first Cannonball Run movie.

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    And here is another Nocciola GTS.

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