Panda (Classic) Rarer than a 599 GTO.

Introduction

It is!!!
Only 30 on the road... might be a reason why. :p

Ebay pics for now, but I got it this morning and it has some quirks.

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I posted a Full copy of the parade brochure on here in the past which you could download..try a search.

Thankyou. :cool:
Have you ever tied balloons to yours? :D

It's finally a nice day, so I can look around it. It also means I can get the front sunroof open. Still need the elastic for the rear one, possibly that plastic thing too.
 

purple haze

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Min/max is marked, just hard to see. The plastic sun roof clip you can buy on Italian ebay in METAL! It will never break again..(y) I will post the link.
 
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Ok heres the lookaround,

Firstly I couldn't find the multimeter, so I was off to a great start. Opened the bonnet and the rocker gasket has gone. Oil level about half way, oil didn't look that bad. Air filter did and was a bit oily. Brake fluid at the top and a good colour. Expansion tank? (See above post)

Heres the lambda sensor:

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Underneath it looks pretty bloody solid. Sills appear to be original, is that possible?

The spare tyre is loose under the bonnet?

Ok, the boot that doesn't work, the button outside pushes in and then gets stuck. This is the only way I could get it open.

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My ICE system.

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The rear roof, i'm missing the elastic, the front one has torn too. The metal clip at the back is really loose. Tiewrapped shut at the minute.
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Having said that, best idea ever!!! :cool:

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When I opened the boot, water was coming out of the top left. Obviously the rear washer hose. :(

... and the steering wheel center came loose, how the hell does it go back on?
 
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Just a thanks as that might help me, not that i need one. Yet..

Aston Martin, to me i don't think that rear metal bracket for your roof looks right. Mine's either black, or has a black plastic cover.. will look for you as reference. Mine's not a Parade, but it can't be different.. same age.

It doesn't look or feel right to be honest, but it's riveted. I need that and two elastic straps.

I used the front roof today on the way to work, it is only a sunroof. But, I arrived with a smile on my face... It's a bit of a faff though.
 

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The catch I posted is the correct shape/type...that metal thing is strange, it must of cost more to make than it would have been to buy an original one!
 

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Sad memories for me as my Panda Parade was killed by a Polish driver who forgot you need to look right when pulling out of junctions in the UK. :(

As soon as I'm allowed to post url's I'll add some photo's. Nice to see one made it. :)
 
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