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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying Guide - KEITH LLOYD

Keith Lloyd’s Nile Green Quat­tro is be­lieved to be one of just two such cars in that colour, in­stead of the much more usual red. How­ever, as Keith re­lates, the car hasn’t al­ways looked this good. ‘When I bought my Quat­tro in 2001, it needed a com­plete re­build. I had to re­build more or less ev­ery­thing; the en­gine, sus­pen­sion, bodywork, steer­ing, in­te­rior and electrics. It had been se­ri­ously abused, and while many ques­tioned my san­ity, I think I made the right de­ci­sion. Even fine look­ing Quat­tros of­ten need work, so I thought I might as well buy a pro­ject and start from scratch. That way, I knew what I was get­ting and I could also en­sure ev­ery­thing was as good as it could be. The re­build took two years af­ter which I used it ev­ery day for six years but th­ese days it leads a pam­pered ex­is­tence only ven­tur­ing out on dry days. There re­ally is noth­ing like a Quat­tro.’

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