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Old 12-03-2004   #1
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The "New" Panda

Well, I've seen it!

The little red hot-rod is, in fact, a 750L and not a 1000CL as I originally thought.

Yesterday I paid it a visit (just a quickie) and this is what I've found:

1. Front nearside tyre flat

2. Front nearside wing paintwork flaking

3. Offside door bubbling on leading edge, about 2 inches long. That is the ONLY rust on the doors!

4. Slight bubbling on front offside wheel arch

5. It looks very mucky with algae on the roof and bumpers

6. Clutch seized (I was told this - need to confirm if that is all)

7. It hasn't moved for two years but the engine was turned over weekly until about 6 months ago.

All in all, it looks in pretty good condition for a 1991 Panda but I need to take a much closer look.

The biggest problem is that the owner, an 82-year-old lady, doesn't really want to get rid of the car, but she doesn't want to see it rotting away either. She hasn't driven the car for two years as she is on medication for depression. Her daughter (my neighbour) has said she shouldn't be driving again ;)

I'm pretty sure I'll get it and get it running again!

Anyway, I'll add to this thread if and when there are further developments :):)

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Well I 'm sure she'd take some consolation in seeing it get a good home;)

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sounds not bad for a panda!

go get it steve!

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Yeah, go for it Steve. Save the Panda! :)

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Steve, the best thing you can do is go to your local dealer and buy a brand new Panda................problem solved! ;)

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I might just do that TC - she's changed her mind :(:(:(:(

More later ...

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Bugger... B) You're not having much luck Steve.

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Pam, my neighbour, will be working on her mother to get her in a warden-aided complex.

Like me, she has got far too attached to the Panda so it will be a major wrench letting it go, but it will have to go eventually ...

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Hi Steve.
My modded Panda is still for sale.
I'm taking it for an mot on monday. Hopefully coming back with 13 months test.
Interested?
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Russ - I keep looking at your modded Panda and think ... if only?

I've known about this one before you bought it even, from a Preloved discussion I had a few years ago ...

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Quote Quote:
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4. Slight bubbling on front offside wheel arch
Never seen one bubbling there before [:0]

But best of luck - hope you can get it and make it roadworthy again.

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My Modded Panda flew through its MOT today, so now has 13 months on the ticket.:D:D:D
The Tipo also went straight through.
I don't know which one to sell now!
Decisions decisions. Will someone please help me here!


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Hi Steve.
This thread has gone quiet. Any news on the 750?

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He didn't get it. The old woman wants to watch it rust to death.

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i wonder who'll die first........

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