Promised as an early Christmas present Ben and AAA delivered, and I collected the 356 over the break. An interesting drive home, I hit unusual traffic and whilst its not … Continue Reading and here she is in all her glory, the 356 finished, for now
So here’s the 356’s ‘new’ engine up and running – big bore barrels and pistons and 40 IDS Webers, but otherwise original 1600S – 616/12 from a 356 T6-B
Way back in about 2003/4 I came across a dream bike of mine, a Suzuki Katana, one which had been breathed on by a Suzuki tuning legend and previously featured … Continue Reading My first GSX1100S Katana
Whilst in the US I bought another Zundapp. This time a true classic, vintage even. I loved the quirky elements – the pressed steel frame, the forks, a side mounted … Continue Reading ’35 Zundapp KK200
Easy work first – strip what was partially assembled, send it for blasting and powder coating. There is a good community hidden away in Dubai and Sharjah for old bikes … Continue Reading Bella, so let’s begin…
Some years ago I bought an old rusty pedal car – I later worked out it was a Devillaine Midget, a French classic built in the 1960s. The plan was … Continue Reading Devillaine pedal car
Once we’d worked out that we were returning back to Dubai I decided I wanted to take the car with me but had a month to two to sort some … Continue Reading Turn away Jensen purists!
Filling the void in my life with the sales of the Lotus and the Karmann Ghia I jumped straight in with a Jensen Interceptor III. This was another car I’d … Continue Reading Dallas and an empty garage
When I bought the car it was a little tatty around the edges with a few tears in the interior and some leather problems, but I got all those fixed … Continue Reading Sorting out the interior
The story goes that one of the big dealers over here visited the UK motorshow, saw the TVR’s and wanted to be a dealer. A deal was struck and an … Continue Reading A bit of the TVR’s history
Chest wigs, medallions, Miama Vice, Magnum PI – all these things reek of the 80’s and testosterone… and if one British Car sums up the period it is TVR. The … Continue Reading I love a wedge and am a sucker for pop-ups!
All sorted 🙂 I gave in waiting for the ATC to sort it and get the pass registered on the RTA system. They asked for the day to sort it, … Continue Reading All registered and sorted… bang!
Next was to register the car – after some debate I chose the Dubai Classic plate route – 5 trips to the RTA in 2 days and no resolution, sadly … Continue Reading Registration woes…
Porsche USA offer a great Certificate of Authenticity, for a small fee they’ll send you the basic details and options of your cars build, its birth certificate as it were. … Continue Reading Porsche COA
The wiring harness on a 356 at the headlights goes through a front fender brace and into the lamp bowls. One of mine was so decrepit and twisted from a … Continue Reading 356 – Back to AAA
VIN 212760 – is 1963 356B T6 Karmann Coupe – check, that works. Engine 601416 – is a 1600 Type 616/1 T5, 1960 built in 1959 – hmmm not original … Continue Reading Let’s have a look at what we’ve got then…