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Old 3rd June 2020, 08:08 AM
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I'm with Patrick...
This is more his (and my) taste

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/stra...-11/1245266239

This looks like a pretty good buy:

. Documented history dating back to the original owner when delivered new in WA. Comes with books and service history .

Also comes with confirmation in 1988 @162,500 the engine was rebuilt at a cost of $28, 478 . That's more than we are asking for the car !!!


Do I envisage a road trip for Michel once borders are open?
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This looks like a pretty good buy:

. Documented history dating back to the original owner when delivered new in WA. Comes with books and service history .

Also comes with confirmation in 1988 @162,500 the engine was rebuilt at a cost of $28, 478 . That's more than we are asking for the car !!!


Do I envisage a road trip for Michel once borders are open?
I seriously would love to.
However garaging is a problem for me (and I really like my cars nearby, where I can hop in at any notice and drive).
However, I do have something else on the boil and if it happens, you'll be all notified
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This 420SEC looks like a nice car. UK import, It says its an 86 which would be before the 420 got a power bump.
However, I don't think this is an 86 looking at the car. I suspect its a later car that was imported as an 86 to make the import worik.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bris...sec/1248635421


















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Nice SEC Bryce.

In regards to the Shadow,

We are getting close, however I am A SSI lover, not II unfortunately.

Chrome bumper bars & old school electrics and dash for me.

The yellow is super nice though.
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Old 3rd June 2020, 10:52 AM
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Nice SEC Bryce.

In regards to the Shadow,

We are getting close, however I am A SSI lover, not II unfortunately.

Chrome bumper bars & old school electrics and dash for me.

The yellow is super nice though.
If Patrick gets a nice shadow I, and Michel buys the yellow shadow II then along with Brianís car we could have quite a nice RR line up at the next GTG.
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Iíd probably enquire about buying my old one back before looking at new Shadows to be honest.
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Nice SEC Bryce.

In regards to the Shadow,

We are getting close, however I am A SSI lover, not II unfortunately.

Chrome bumper bars & old school electrics and dash for me.

The yellow is super nice though.
A first series SS wallows like a marshmallow. You need the very end of the first series when the suspension was tightened up or add a handling kit.
http://www.rrab.com/rsh1.htm
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A first series SS wallows like a marshmallow. You need the very end of the first series when the suspension was tightened up or add a handling kit.
http://www.rrab.com/rsh1.htm
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That's one of the reasons I will look at an SSII rather than a series one, as it has better steering, braking and handling.
I would have preferred the chrome bumpers, but I can live with the energy-absorbing bumpers.
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A first series SS wallows like a marshmallow. You need the very end of the first series when the suspension was tightened up or add a handling kit.
http://www.rrab.com/rsh1.htm
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Is this what you mean by a handling kit?

https://www.flyingspares.com/shop/ro...t-hbekss2.html
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Yes - these are the ones. They do make a difference.
They are also available in Australia through Spur Parts or most of the repairers.
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Not sure about that after market kit.

I was talking about the fact that the SSII was upgraded from the factory with rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension.
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Not sure about that after market kit.

I was talking about the fact that the SSII was upgraded from the factory with rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension.
Yes but that does not come as an aftermarket kit.
The Shadow II is a far better proposition even though it still handles like a wet sponge.
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I liked the wallowing and Queen Mary like steering.
The ride was a bonus about this car, it just soaked up everything.
Thatís what the designers intended.

You actually get quite used to it.
When you do, you know where and when to set it up for the particular bend or corner.

People who were not used to them, or who had only one or two turns behind the wheel were frightened by them.

That being said, it had one of the best turning circles in any car I have ever owned.

Iíve never driven one with the handling kit installed, but some of the chaps I have spoken to who have, said the ride became quite harsh, but handled better.

For me, the ride in this car was one of the reasons I bought it.
Handling, well, thatís not what I bought it for
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It's either this Kit or some skid plates for the Door Handles.
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Roller skates on your elbows as you lean out the window Sean
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