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Old 03-07-2015   #1
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Restoration or Race Car???

I've been offered a one owner low mileage Panda Fizz for cheap money that needs some work (pretty much a weeks welding and paint).

I've wanted a white Panda since I did that Martini stripe MS Paint-shop ages ago...



...but such a low mileage well serviced car would be worth a lot more if I restored the old girl.

So do I...

Restore

or

Build a Race Car?
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Re: Restoration or Race Car???

I'm not going to "flip" the car or do a few basic wheeler dealers repairs and sell the car "fully restored" I am no profiteer. If I was I would have taken 3,000 for my Fantasia ages ago.
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An original low mileage Fizz is worth keeping.

A Panda trackday/rally/race car would be more fun and I have the FrankenFiat engine in my shed.
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Re: Restoration or Race Car???

I'd honestly go racecar. If it is street legal and you could have far more fun with it!
Get some cool vinyls and such - would be more to show than a fully restored (whilst impressive) car
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Re: Restoration or Race Car???

If its the one in the pic then restore, its too good to not restore imo.
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Pictures to follow as soon as the cheque is cleared.
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https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=...iat+Panda+Fizz

Only forty left out of one thousand four hundred?
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Third option.

Repair and us the Panda as a daily while I restore my Fantasia and get something like this...

http://www.fiatforum.com/classifieds...t=33269&cat=29

...as a toy.
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Re: Restoration or Race Car???

What colour interior is in a white Fizz?

I think vinyl graphics would give you the best of both worlds - but what about the flared wheel arches?
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Blue I think. I've known the car all my life as it belongs to my next door neighbors Mother in law.

Picking the car up tomorrow.
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Ladies and Gentlemen this is Betsy.





Ta-daaaaaa!

The interior is immaculate...



...the fuel injected engine runs like a sowing machine and the five speed box is smooth as a 10,000 mile let alone a 108,000 mile car.

A tiny scab on the passenger door...



...but a blocked drainage hole has caused a build up of moisture inside the inner sill up to the seat belt anchor.



The usual one owner folder full of receipts, history, every M.O.T and service stamp.

I'm looking forward to getting her done so I can sell my Merc' and buy Fantasia parts.
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Very nice!

Always looks wrong though seeing Fizz's in other colours especially he upholstery!

Didn't know about the sill drainage holes though!
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Off to Stoke tomorrow to collect a pair of sills so hopefully I'll be able to make a rear quarter sill plate and get the Fizz on the road by the end of the month.
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Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Knight View Post
Off to Stoke tomorrow to collect a pair of sills so hopefully I'll be able to make a rear quarter sill plate and get the Fizz on the road by the end of the month.
see you there!
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