My 1976 Bay Window

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My 1976 Bay Window

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Here is a new addition to my collection.

Its a 1976 2L Bay, Strato blue with Mocca seats and door panels inside.

This for me is the holy grail of bay windows. It is the very best bay I have ever seen.
It has 33 000km on the clock.
1 owner and lived inside a garage under blankets in Beaufort West its entire life.

The chassis doesn't even have stone chips underneath. The paint still shines on the chassis and the rubber on the ball joints are like new. It is absolutely so crisp on the road.

There is more to this story that I will get to later, but a few pics first.

First view of it.

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Purchased new in Beaufort West.
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Just a few interior pics.

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Look at these parcel trays. Just like new.
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Wow, another amazing find! You'll have a tough time finding a better one than this.
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Amazing.. congrats Sean.
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Wow Sean...absolutely stucking funning....you know what I mean.
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fourier wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:28 am Wow, another amazing find! You'll have a tough time finding a better one than this.
That is for sure. Once in a lifetime.

I have a few lovely original busses, but none so perfect. This bus is a time capsule. Its like new.
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incredible
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My 1976 Bay Window

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Awesome find Sean!!

You’ll have to build a clean room for it and don some matching clothes on as well
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What can one say its a stunner,if I where you I would pay for it and ask him to hang on to it for a few more years knowing its still going to be in that condition well stored.
Nice find Sean it has at least in the hands of a local buyer and is not going a overseas.
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I had to source new tyres for the bus.

I had fitted a normal set of Continental 185R14's which are locally available, but decided later that these are not period correct for this bus.

So I sourced a set of special import Michelin's which have a much more appropriate side wall and tread pattern.

It is quite marvelous what Michelin has done. They have kept all their molds and recipes from over the years but have now utilised one of their smaller scale plants to manufacture only tyres for vintage and classic cars. Its not only looks, they are made with the same compounds as originally used as well. They range from tyres for cars as old as Model T's to white walls and for cars up to the 80's. Radials and Cross ply's.

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For crying in a bucket.....will you stop rubbing it in :mrgreen:
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Congratulations
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WOW ! awesome Sean :hangloose: That is one amazing find !
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Unbelievable find!! Very nice! :shock:
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Wow, how about sharing your method of finding these gems.
Well done and enjoy. Very envious.
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