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Triumph Spitfire 1500 Project

There is nothing quite like open top motoring. Even better classic low to the ground roadster. I’ve owned a Triumph Spitfire but that was almost a decade ago. It was a slightly tatty but very drivable 1974. That car remains … Continue reading

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Taking the diesel Mercedes to the auto-x!

Conventional wisdom would suggest that a big, old, heavy and diesel powered classic car is not the ideal auto-x weapon. This is undoubtedly correct but I brought out my 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220D anyway. No one would accuse it of being … Continue reading

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The 220D back on the road

After finishing the bodywork the 220D is now legally registered, insured and back on the road. I got rained on during the initial drive but everything went well and a managed to get a few photos.

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Solex B30 PSEI-6 carburetor rebuild – 1965 Envoy Epic

When I bought my 1965 Envoy Epic the seller said it needed a new accelerator pump diaphragm. It would stumble and stall under anything more than the most modest throttle inputs. So I figured it could do with a carburetor … Continue reading

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New Project Car: 1965 Envoy Epic

I’m not done my Mercedes Benz 220D yet but I couldn’t resist picking up this 1965 Envoy Epic. It is the optimistically named Envoy Epic which is a Canadian only variant on the Vauxhall Viva HA sold at Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealers. … Continue reading

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Hello and Goodbye Parts Car – 1971 Mercedes Benz 220D

My recently acquired 1970 Mercedes Benz 220D would likely not have been economically reasonable to fix up if I didn’t have a cheap parts car to pull from. The missing and broken items list added up to well over the … Continue reading

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Latest Project – 1970 Mercedes Benz 220D

Here is my latest project car and my first diesel vehicle; a 1970 Mercedes Benz 220D sedan in an attractive blue colour (Biscayne Blue I believe). To make the low powered diesel at least palatable it has the four speed … Continue reading

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