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Old 07-14-2014, 06:35 AM
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I ran into this Series 2 today, which was parked outside one of the few "restorers" here in Taiwan (I write "restorer" in brackets as I should never ever consider to buy a car from them, you know what I mean).

Anyway, I had a quick check, and to my surprise the body seems to be in a far better condition then I have ever seen before, without any visible rust or bad panels.

These cars are very very rare here (have only seen 2), and although I know all the cons of such project, I will be running the numbers for a multi-year restoration.

As a start, I was wondering if anyone here can determine the year (and perhaps specification) from the pictures (sorry for the bad quality).

Much appreciated!

Eric

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First I'll disclose that I'm not a Ser II expert !

The only thing I noticed was the black-rimmed instruments (as opposed to silver-rimmed). I *think* this suggests a late production Ser II....like 1978-ish, perhaps?


Others will chime in

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Originally Posted by Doug View Post
First I'll disclose that I'm not a Ser II expert !

The only thing I noticed was the black-rimmed instruments (as opposed to silver-rimmed). I *think* this suggests a late production Ser II....like 1978-ish, perhaps?


Others will chime in

Cheers
DD
Agreed, 78 / 79...rear view mirrors and black ski slope look like later examples. It's also LHD so that suggest it's from a non UK European Market.
 

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I saw all of the same things and I'm on side with you guys. Definitely a late series II car with a European spec. I've never seen a deck lid luggage rack like that!
 
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I was holding my reply as I was hoping for some good news to announce.
But it seems I can't get to an agreement on the car (yet).

So right now I can only thank you for the reply and info provided, and will surely get back to you if there should be more news on this beauty.

Thanks!

Eric
 
 
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