One of a few recent purchases has arrived, a 1973 164. It's a pretty unusual car, It's one of the ones that was bought in Sweden but bulit for the Australian market, so the owner could drive it around Europe til it was old enough to bring it here without the luxury car tax. It's 111 blue metallic which I don't think was available here, most 164s here were solid colour. It has a factory sunroof, black leather interior and a GT steering wheel, it was fully resprayed and never put back on the road.
I got a parts car for it today, very rusty but it has a rebulit engine and lots of accessories.
Wow nice! Where the hell did you find that?
It was on Facebook in Melbourne, @volstretch found the ad for me.
Very nice, Will you build a good one from all the nice parts?
That's pretty much the plan, the blue one will get resprayed and the engine from the red one will go in along with an M410 I have. The dash and cluster and so on will all go in the blue one with retrimmed seats. I have a set of Mill Accessory Group wheels for it.
I love the dash , a simpler time but all the luxury you need.
Just noticing that it has blue carpet...is that original with the orange (or red?) exterior? Seems to be an odd combination! Appears to have black seats and door cards?
I'm pretty sure it is original, they often had blue or red carpet. This one is red with black leather and blue carpet, it seems a bit odd they didn't use red carpet. Angus said he has seen an Identical one but with red carpet. The blue car has black leather with blue carpet as well.