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Old 7th February 2021, 23:09
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My pockets are never deep enough!

Aston DBR1 project

Don't know if price is good or bad as they are pretty scarce.
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Old 8th February 2021, 06:23
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Nice looking project, JG.

A fair bit of work still to do to get it finished but what's there looks to be pretty well made. Biggest pain would be finishing it to the standard required for IVA - padded steering wheel, round edge instrument bezels, etc., etc.

Registration will also be a bit of a faff as it's on a 'new' chassis. To avoid the dreaded 'Q' plate I believe you can apply for a plate related to the age of the engine, so I'd be looking to fit a very early sixties XK 6 cylinder engine to get a 3x3 registration.

The price looks realistic to me. A competent home builder should be able to finish it to a good standard for another 6 to 8K and the finished article would easily fetch 30k+ and possibly a lot more to the right buyer.

Shallow pockets and a garage already full of projects prohibits me from taking the plunge or I'd be seriously tempted.
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Old 8th February 2021, 08:30
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This body has been on the market a while. Also has connections with DAX. It has a 90" wheel base so lends itself as a rebody option on an existing pre registered car.
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1284566
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That's not a bad price and the rebody option is far simpler.
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Old 8th February 2021, 14:29
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It would drop right onto a Triumph Vitesse chassis complete with a straight six ! A far nicer and more accurate body than the Replicar offering !
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Old 8th February 2021, 15:18
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Good find. Seems like it is the same body so 7k for the rolling chassis, makes the one on ebay seem expensive.
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Old 8th February 2021, 16:18
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i had emailed the guy with the bodyshell on car and classics after more photos and he sent me pics of an original car cheeky sod !!!
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From the pictures on C&C the GRP body looks like good quality.
Can I see two more bodies in the background?
Go on Lucky, your next project!
I would love to see you build one of these.
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Old 8th February 2021, 19:30
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Looks like an interesting project ! Very reasonable price for a quality body.
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