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One for the purist. My new '68

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Just brought it home on Saturday. A 150 mile test drive with no problem. A superb motor and box and beleive it or not the tightest gear lever i have ever seen in an 02. 97,000 original miles, original key fob, service manual, spare, radio. Totally unmolested and bone stock. Got to love it. Oh, and its number 36.

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Um, WOW.

Needless to say, many are going to be jealous (starting with me). I've always wanted a 68 because it's my birth year.

Congrats on a great find.

TK

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Congrats, if it was mine, I would put that baby in a time capsule and lock it down for sometime. Treat her nice.

hamada

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Daniel,

Congratulations on your find! I know it is rare to find an '02 anywhere in as good of shape as yours!

What are plans for it? Keep it stock, race car, etc?

Keep us informed!

Jim

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I am going to keep it a road-going resto. Do the necessary welding and paint repairs as i go. I will make a few period mods but only things that can be changed back again. Bilsteins, springs and twin 40's are all i have planned. I may start a blog to document my work.

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bus wheel, used on the 2800CS coupes and the 2800 sedans of the era. They bolt right onto a 2002 if you swap the horn contact assemblies (on the 6's the contact ring is on the steering wheel and the button is on the steering column) and looks very cool.

Love to see an early one that has been taken care of and kept stock. Presume you have the correct frosted (painted, not polished) wheel covers...

As such an early car, does yours have front and rear sway bars, and does it have a hydraulic clutch? Early USA cars don't have either; just curious about the RHD ones...

mike

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I believe the steering wheel is original.

I haven't seen the hub caps yet. The previous owner still needs to dig the out of the garage.

Yes i have front and rear sway bars and i also have a hydraulic clutch. Not sure if that is because it is RHD though.

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Nice find! Another early car survives. Is the (assume original) carpet wool squareweave or "mousehair"? In the US 67's had squareweave and 68's came with mousehair carpet. Same color interior as that too, dark brown, but two different carpets. I think they changed to save money on the US cars but maybe they kept the squareweave in Europe? Just curious.

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The carpet is original and is different from my other 02's. It is not square weave so i guess it must be mouse hair?

The interior is Black though. The carpet is dark grey.

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Nice - keep it in that garage though, the Brighton sea air used to have a bloody good go at eating my old Tii.

RHD never came with mechanical clutch - imagine the tortuous routing or new bell housing required. And remember the pedal box is not floor mounted, but hinged form the bulkhead like the Neue Klasse and e21's.

Talking of NK's - mine had the same wood wheel, the British importer used to dress the cars up a bit to make them more attractive (they were hideously expensive compared to home grown cars).

BTW Daniel - did you know the importer (Automobiles Fraser Nash - AFN) in 1968 was in Portslade, so your car has virtually come home.

Lovely looking car.

Nick

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