Panda (Classic) My Panda 45 CL

Steven

Go on the Fiats!
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Absolutely beautiful! They are rare now with the metal grille. If you ever want to sell it please please let me know! :)
 
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Vin
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Cheers Fellas, much appreciated.

I was offered it in February as spares for the 750L, but they're not compatible, but I still had to save it, as it would have been scrapped otherwise.

It had been stood 2 years and previous owner tried to MOT it, not surprising it failed. It's only done 30k miles, so I gave them £20 and I've done the following to get it as you see.

Welded a new section into rear of sill
New old stock pass door
Repaired the drivers door (I have a new one awaiting paint)
New O/S bonnet
New O/S grill
New brake cylinders/pipes/hoses/caliper overhaul
New radiator
Full service
New temperature sensors
New thermostat
New water pump
Full set of Pirelli P3000s
Replacement windscreen
Wheels blasted & resprayed
Full body respray including the grey polyester/3M coating
Also bumper refurb and respray
Completely undersealed it

This did all mean that the 126 got neglected, but that's now back on track.

Thanks again
 

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Liam

hi friends :waves:
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Splendid work, can't say I really like the Panda's I'm afraid but the work you put in and how it stands now is commendable sir!

Well done and what's your next project?

I'll look at an old car in good nick more than nay new one anyday.

Liam

P.S. Steve if your reading this I'll have some retro Fiat pics for you soon mate!
 
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Wow what a cracking little car, just goes to show what can be done with an old Mk1.
I bought a black 45CL in '86 and did about 250,000 miles in it over the following ten years. I've had several other Pandas since then, I think I might have a buyer for my last one now.
Still, happy Pandering.
 
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