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    As some will know, since selling my 355 berlinetta I have been looking for another project.

    I contacted Gordon from his post last week after he suffered an unfortunate experience with a tree and I am happy to say he sold me his car which I brought home yesterday. A March 1997 car with just 20745 miles, full service history complete with all MOTs.

    I intend hopefully to replace the rear quarters, back panel and back frame if possible as an assembly and return the car to it's former glory. The plan is to first remove the roof and all of the interior, remove the engine and frame, remove the engine from the frame and refit the frame to the car. I will also strip out the engine bay so the area is all clear and provide good access for the body work. I will then have a rolling chassis and good reference points for the replacement panel work.


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    The car in its former glory with credit to Gordon for looking after the car.

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    Many thanks to Gordon for a very smooth transaction with the purchase.

    I will try and post progress of my story with the car. Tomorrow I will jack up the car along one side outside and give the underbody a good wash.

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    Begrudged congratulations! LOL :-)

    BTW I've got a rear outer light panel if your interested! (red and ready to fit)

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    good to see you couldnt resist another project.

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    Great to see you have gone for this car as your project .
    Thus will be a thread I will be checking regularly ..

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    Terry

    The Berlinetta you sold..is this the one you renovated in 2012 as shown on this forum?

    Good to see you start another project.

    I always learn a lot from your adventures

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    Quote Originally Posted by irarref View Post
    Begrudged congratulations! LOL :-)

    BTW I've got a rear outer light panel if your interested! (red and ready to fit)
    Hi Jeff, I heard you were interested in this car, I am glad I beat you to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo348 View Post
    good to see you couldnt resist another project.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris honeywell View Post
    Great to see you have gone for this car as your project .
    Thus will be a thread I will be checking regularly ..
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    Terry

    The Berlinetta you sold..is this the one you renovated in 2012 as shown on this forum?

    Good to see you start another project.

    I always learn a lot from your adventures
    Thanks gents. Will try and document what I can and hope that others can benefit from my ups and downs.

    The berlinetta I had was something that I purchased in 2005 with several threads on here about the work I carried out until I sold it recently. It is good to start again with another 355 applying the experience I gained from the other, the challenge is exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Thanks gents. Will try and document what I can and hope that others can benefit from my ups and downs.

    The berlinetta I had was something that I purchased in 2005 with several threads on here about the work I carried out until I sold it recently. It is good to start again with another 355 applying the experience I gained from the other, the challenge is exciting.
    Somebody got a wonderful car there...you did very fine work.

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    I'm looking forward to watching your progress on this one

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    Looking forward to it Terry, can I have first dibs on buying it when you are ready to sell

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