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Postby Doive » 22 Nov 2006, 16:32

I personally think there is a good market for tidy, well sorted rust free Nova shells. I reckon with the right engine, a Nova is every bit as good as a Pug 205 and probably cheaper because of the lesser demand. An early Nova 1.3 SR sits quietly in my ideal garage, right alongside the SD1 series 1 V8-S and TVR Griffith 500.
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Nov 2006, 16:42

Galgeth wrote:Ralph may remember what it was advertised for? All I can say is he must have wanted the car pretty badly!


I seem to remember it was over 2k yeah but can't bring the exact figure to mind. £2100 seems to ring a bell but I could be wrong. Don't have that magasine anymore or I would fish it out.
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Nov 2006, 16:44

Doive wrote:An early Nova 1.3 SR sits quietly in my ideal garage, right alongside the SD1 series 1 V8-S and TVR Griffith 500.


I bet the TVR and the Rover gang up on it and call it names though - and rightly so :wink:
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Postby Galgeth » 22 Nov 2006, 18:59

Galgeth wrote:
What hatch were you talking about?



Ah worked it out. Yes I would be ripping limbs off if someone offered me £1200 for the Nova shell!
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Postby UpNorth » 22 Nov 2006, 19:27

Good to see I've caused confusion with my earlier comments. But please, what's all this praise for Nova's?? Surely it's a wind-up :lol:
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby shoveitnz » 23 Nov 2006, 16:24

soooo much car compared to an escort at that price though!


One day our chevettes will be worth thousands and people will come from miles to offer silly money for them........

now where did I put that paint stripper..
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Postby sexychevette » 25 Nov 2006, 22:53

That white 2 door is soooooo hot! It looks perfect
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Postby Mantadoc » 15 Sep 2007, 20:06

Just seen your post so got my butt off the chair and the templates are now in an addressed envelope on the side to post tomorrow (hope it's not too late)
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Postby Galgeth » 18 Sep 2007, 23:06

Mantadoc wrote:Just seen your post so got my butt off the chair and the templates are now in an addressed envelope on the side to post tomorrow


Thanks Mantadoc

My post wasnt aimed to gee you up tho-honest! :wink:

One side has already been welded-see further update in members section.
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Postby Shellysowner » 19 Sep 2007, 11:47

Some good progress made there matey, keep it up! Are you aiming to get her on the road for next spring?
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Postby Galgeth » 19 Sep 2007, 18:50

Thanks Ralph, I intend to.

I wanted to get her ready for next season but I am off back to uni this October so just really want to get the welding finished before I go. I have 90% of the bits to finish her its just the time factor!

I hope to have the green saloon on the road next summer- no welding required on her! :D
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Postby Galgeth » 21 Sep 2007, 22:15

Mantadoc wrote:Just seen your post so got my butt off the chair and the templates are now in an addressed envelope on the side to post tomorrow (hope it's not too late)


Templates arrived today thanks Mantadoc.

Will tackle the nearside this weekend hopefully.
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Postby Mantadoc » 22 Sep 2007, 07:26

Hopefully there was enough postage I just stuck a few stamps on and chanced it as going to the post office when it's open is nigh on impossible.
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