New Zealand Classic Car - - Nationwide News -

This 1971 model Citroën D Spe­cial is be­ing fully re­stored to orig­i­nal con­di­tion. The hull is now fin­ished, with at­ten­tion next mov­ing to the car’s ex­te­rior pan­els.

Th­ese D-mod­els had a habit of rot­ting out in the boot area, and about 75 spot welds were drilled so that new pan­els could be welded into place to re­place those con­sid­ered too far gone to be re­paired. The Citroën’s front end is now ready to ac­cept the en­gine and gear­box. We look for­ward to fol­low­ing this pro­ject with in­ter­est.

This 1980 Mini 1275GT has un­der­gone an ex­ten­sive ground-up restora­tion and is al­most ready for sum­mer cruis­ing.

The restora­tion has been car­ried out by the owner, and he tells us that this spe­cial car “has been built for the love of a good woman”.

He’s in­vested 10s of thou­sands of dol­lars to date, and it’s easy to see where the funds have gone when you con­sider the cost of up­grades such as a fully re­built 1330cc en­gine packed with per­for­mance good­ies like high-com­pres­sion bal­anced and light­ened pis­tons, a fast road cam, and twin SU car­bu­ret­tors. The gear­box has also been fully re­built, and the driv­e­line now in­cludes an X-pin Dif­fer­en­tial upgrade. The sus­pen­sion has re­ceived Hi-lo ad­justable trum­pets and Spax shock ab­sorbers, while four-pot calipers clamp­ing vented brake ro­tors take care of stop­ping.

Keep an eye out for a full fea­ture on this car very soon.

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