NEW ZEALAND CLAS­SIC CAR BE­HIND THE GARAGE DOOR Sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures No. 1: Bam­bina

Once again, we take a peek at a hand­ful of your on­go­ing clas­sic-car restora­tion projects

New Zealand Classic Car - - Behind The Garage Door -

Our good friends at The Surgery have kindly sent us de­tails of a few restora­tion projects that are cur­rently un­der­way in their work­shop.

The first is a cute lit­tle Fiat Bam­bina, and The Surgery’s team has been work­ing closely with the Bam­bina owner, who is car­ry­ing out all the me­chan­i­cal work and the re­assem­bly him­self.

The Surgery has al­ready car­ried out all the met­al­work, bodywork, paint­work, and rust proof­ing on the Fiat up to a show-car fin­ish — with the client brief be­ing un­equiv­o­cal that the work should be “done once and done right”.

This is a pro­ject where the client is ex­pect­ing an end re­sult that will see the car emerge from The Surgery in as good a con­di­tion as when it rolled out of the fac­tory. How­ever, the Bam­bina will not live the life of a show pony, as the owner in­tends to use the car reg­u­larly, rather than con­fine it to the home garage. The Fiat is ex­pected to re­main in the client’s fam­ily for the long haul.

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