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I had been looking for a TVR (almost impossible to import to France) or an XK8 (almost impossible to find in left-hand drive at a reasonable price) then I found this "project car" in the South of France - very early 171 350. 15 minute test drive and I was hooked but it needs a lottttt of (mostly) cosmetic work to get back to presentable. I have no experience of the make or model so this will be fun. First problem will be sorting out the new "nose". The previous owner hit a wild boar and had a new front bumper fixed by an "independent" body shop (at huge expense). Consequently the "star" sits too low when the bonnet is closed which I guess means the grill is wrong for the bumper but I also guess lots of you guys have seen this before!!! Why anyone should pay an "arm and a leg" and then accept this finish is beyond me. Still, it takes all sorts!
 

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Hello and welcome from SW France...

This is certainly the best Forum for helpful comments and advice... I am sure you will have great fun bringing your car up to scratch... :grin::grin::grin:
 
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