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Old 6th March 2019, 06:36
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When I saw the Jay Leno video I thought of your build, but then spotted you had already seen it.

I had first seen the car of on Petrolicious, but don't remember seeing photos of the crash damage, which were heart breaking.

So fair play to Peter Giacobbi for just getting on with fixing the mess.

Your car will suit racing numbers and will look great whether you leave it raw, or paint it.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 6th March 2019, 19:35
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I'm leaving it unpainted. I really like the Peter Giacobbi car, the raw, rough bodywork gives it a unique character. Whilst the body on my car is straight in comparison, I'm going to create a similar overall look.
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Old 6th March 2019, 19:38
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Hooray, you will not regret it, and can always paint it later if you cannot live with it.
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Old 6th March 2019, 19:47
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Back in the day when I raced single seaters I went under No 12 in my club. So I'll go with faded roundels with my old number . The Scuderia shields turned up today, I'll need to tone them down a bit before they are fitted. I could make a mask from them and paint them on faintly to match the roundels ?
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Old 6th March 2019, 20:03
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Please can we see more photos as they say more than words!
Thanks keith
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Old 6th March 2019, 20:16
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Yeh, no problem. I'm onto finishing touches over next week or so. I'll get some video posted on youtube soon as well.
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Old 7th March 2019, 19:21
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A tasty photo taken today !
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Old 7th March 2019, 20:26
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wow that looks great what a transformation a 7 style car never looked better
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Old 7th March 2019, 21:06
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A couple more photo's..
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Old 8th March 2019, 04:31
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Lucky I was secretly hoping you would leave the car unpainted.

As the raw aluminium finish gives your car such a cool original old racing car look.





The original Ebay advert appeared to be just a bunch of old parts lying around.

So hats off to your vision to turn them into something really special.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 8th March 2019, 05:58
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Should look like this...

Traces and scars of great race history
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Old 8th March 2019, 07:50
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looks out of this world.

Just wow

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Old 8th March 2019, 08:00
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Lucky I was secretly hoping you would leave the car unpainted.

As the raw aluminium finish gives your car such a cool original old racing car look.





The original Ebay advert appeared to be just a bunch of old parts lying around.

So hats off to your vision to turn them into something really special.

Good luck, Paul.
This is one of my more involved projects, that's for sure ! My previous project, a 1949 Triumph Roadster was dragged out of a barn before being given a 4 year restoration. That had a structural ash frame to content with too ! I've attached a photo.
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Triumph only needed a valet then and some detailing!! LOL.
The Testarossa looks great in the garage, however I am looking forward to pictures taken outside basking in some lovely spring sunshine.
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Old 14th March 2019, 22:15
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Progress has slowed a little as my father has recently passed away. A shame as he was keen to see the car on the road and was always supportive of my projects. He was a bit of a car enthusiast back in the day and owned all sorts of what are now very interesting and highly prized collectable cars.
I still hope to have the car complete and on the road for the Bromyard Speed Festival on the 7th of April.

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Old 15th March 2019, 08:06
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Lucky - Sorry to hear about your dad.

By chance, I was speaking to one of my best mates yesterday as his dad has just died too.

Take care, Paul.
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LLM, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping busy can be therapeutic, but remember not to push yourself too hard. The car will be just as fantastic in May as it will be in April.
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Sorry to learn about your Dad. Keep on keeping on!
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Old 24th March 2019, 08:57
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Thanks for all the kind messages regarding my Dad.

Good news now, a few little finishing jobs to complete, the MOT is booked in for later in the week, then on the road !!
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Thanks for all the kind messages regarding my Dad.

Good news now, a few little finishing jobs to complete, the MOT is booked in for later in the week, then on the road !!
sorry to hear that.

but exciting news that your build could be on the road soon - fingers crossed
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