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Old 10th February 2017, 09:55   #31
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mind blowing!!!!! I am Speechless! No words to describe. Hats off for the pain and efforts.
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RISE OF THE PHOENIX

My jaws just dropped! Fortunately my digits did not go rigid, that I could type this.

Just Spectacular.

Who says only doctors could bring back life?

Excellent work again. A pristine resurrection.
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No words, Hats off

I'm speechless seeing the gleaming outcome within the short time span. Even for a 2 wheeler restoration (which is in running condition and most spares are readily available) takes at least a month for us to complete the job.
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Forget bringing back from death, it's not even brought back from gates of hell but from a long forgotten cesspit deep inside there. Really appreciate everyone behind this effort to breathe life into something that truly deserves it. Maybe this be a hope for many more such heaps lying neglected all over the country & an inspiration for restorers to pick them up and do what's right.

Spectacularly job well done!
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What a gripping tale...!!!:

What's the next project for the people behind this ? May be they should try to resurrect the Dinosaurs, Jurassic park style!

When I see the pictures of the Raj-era British cars, I often get overwhelmed with a kind of sadness. What a magnificent auto-industry they had during that period! So many models, marques and companies. Everything went kaput with a fatal mix of chicken-brained government policies, nationalisation, socialism and militant trade-unionism. Gone forever!

Germany, on the other hand, somehow managed to keep their brands afloat despite tremendous odds and the brands, in return, made the country what it is today, the power house of EU.
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You guys are lying - I still cannot believe that a car half deep within the earth & just matter of few years before fully buried is brought back to life and in such a majestic way.
While, I was seeing alternate pictures of current condition (Green) and previous condition ( excavated), I was thinking it to be a sample car pictured somewhere which is used as reference.
This is really a excavation project and ASI should also honour you

For me, this is THE BEST Restoration I have seen in my life - being part of one recently, I know the effort, perseverance, luck, techncal skills which take to bring back life to beauty - This shall remain text book example for decades to come
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The only Bristol Car showroom in the world appears to be closed - pic taken yesterday in London. Looks like it's undergoing renovation or is closed - need to find out what's happened when I have the time.
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The only Bristol Car showroom in the world appears to be closed
Yes, that is a shame. I read recently that Tesla were opening a central-London branch, but the bad news was that it had previously been a classic car showroom. I thought of Bristol. But I have no idea...
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I read recently that Tesla were opening a central-London branch, but the bad news was that it had previously been a classic car showroom. I thought of Bristol. But I have no idea...
Tesla have a showroom on Oxford Street, strangely enough, located next to Primark and other apparel shops. Does seem a bit odd to find a car showroom on Oxford street!
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The only Bristol Car showroom in the world appears to be closed - pic taken yesterday in London. Looks like it's undergoing renovation or is closed - need to find out what's happened when I have the time.
Very Unlikely that the showroom is CLOSED.their latest offering Bullet is supposed to go into production this year

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Tesla have a showroom on Oxford Street, strangely enough, located next to Primark and other apparel shops. Does seem a bit odd to find a car showroom on Oxford street!
Bristol showroom is in Kensington High street if I am not mistaken

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Very Unlikely that the showroom is CLOSED.their latest offering Bullet is supposed to go into production this year
You might want to take a look at this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...l-siddiqi.html (Bristol Cars to resume production under Indian businessman Kamal Siddiqi)
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Does seem a bit odd to find a car showroom on Oxford street!

Not any more. Tesla started this trend and a few others have picked it up as well. Tesla has a showroom right smack into the middle of Amsterdam on the most exclusive shopping street, the PC Hooftstraat. Similar in many other capital cities of the world.

Renowned classic restoration company JD classics has opened a very exclusive classic car show A few years ago in the centre of London as well.

Some people are like that. Saturday morning, time for a bit is shopping. A few new $5000 suits, a new Rolex and a new car.

It's pretty amazing. I happened to be at JD Classic showroom last summer. A guy walks in. Looks at a classic Ferrari Dino priced at approx 300.000, talks to the sales guy and bought it, all within the space of 15 minutes. I sort of hovered around and it was obvious this guy had no idea what he was buying, other then it was a Ferrari and he thought it looked cool.

Takes all kind!

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Renowned classic restoration company JD classics has opened a very exclusive classic car show A few years ago in the centre of London as well.
JD Classics is located in Mayfair where Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti and Rolls etc all have their showrooms. So it is very much car showroom territory.

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JD Classics is located in Mayfair where Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti and Rolls etc all have their showrooms. So it is very much car showroom territory.
Well, Mayfair is generally seen as a (very) affluent area of the west end, not just car shops.

It's boxed in between Oxford Steet, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Hyde park.

The Tesla shop is at Oxford street and the JD Classic shop is at Mount Row. They are about 500 metres apart, an 8 minute walk.

https://www.google.nl/maps/dir/JD+Cl....5138109?hl=en

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Well, Mayfair is generally seen as a (very) affluent area of the west end, not just car shops.
It's in a (very) affluent area because these cars are meant for the affluent. All the showrooms are around Green Park and have been there for ages so it's nothing new.

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The Tesla shop is at Oxford street and the JD Classic shop is at Mount Row. They are about 500 metres apart, an 8 minute walk.
You don't have to go to Mayfair to see more car showrooms. They are around the corner on Park Lane. There are no car showrooms on Oxford Street as it is a high street for everything other than cars.
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