2016 Shannons Sydney Late Autumn Classic Auction

The next Shannons auction is to be held in Sydney on Monday so I went to the viewing day to see the cars offered for sale.

Even though nothing really grabbed my at this auction it is always well worth going and taking a look around. Much of the stock were muscle cars,some Aussie some […]

450SLC Repaint completed

The 450SLC is complete and I picked it up over the weekend. What a difference from the faded original paint at the front of the car – it is like having a new one.

The respray took place over three weeks (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3). In addition, rust was cut out, […]

450SLC Repaint part 3

The 450SLC is now completed. Last week the actual spraying was done, and this week the car was polished, re-assembled and checked. I do my final inspection and collect the car this weekend.

In addition to having the car re-sprayed, I had the air cleaner resprayed in black and the chrome arch covers removed […]

450SLC Repaint part 2

Another week has gone by at the panel beaters on the 450SLC and the car is getting much closer to completion. Last week was mostly rust repair and preparation, this week completed the preparation and started the actual re-spray.

Where components could be reasonably removed, they were to ensure that they were painted […]

450SLC Repaint part 1

My 450SLC has now spent a week at the panel beaters having rust removed and being prepared for paint.

The starting point was the chassis rail on the drivers side.

This was welded and then painted.

From there, work moved to the boot where both sides were rusting and there was some […]

Old performance cars to Oberon

Old performance cars are not particularly fast by modern standards. They are surpassed by a garden variety hatchback in performance. But while they might not be particularly fast, they are a lot of fun to drive on a winding country road. Today I met up with some of the members of the Topklasse forum for […]