some exotic Stage 1 in Germany

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Re: some exotic Stage 1 in Germany

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Mik wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:20 pm Looks fantastic Frank - didn't you sell the HCPU?
Hi Michael

yes, I sold the "Big Smurf". A new project was pending and I ran out of space ...





Here are a few more pictures of the "Honecker" being used appropriately.

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Then, as announced, the next exotic:
Stage 1 HCPU called "Big Smurf" Image

Then I want to introduce you to the Big Smurf. I was able to buy the car from a second owner in late 2013. The car was used by a construction company in southern England from 1982 to 2010.
The HCPU V8 is something really rare. According to my research, only 27 pieces were built and most of them were certainly worn out by hard use.

The Big Smurf is in really good condition. No extensive work is therefore necessary.
I have the original service booklet and most of the MOT reports. It can be seen that the car was used more often in the first few years, but still regularly.
So in 31 years a mileage of approx. 100,000 km has come together. He has completed the overpass of approx. 400km without mudslides.

Restoration is not the order of the day. But there is certainly one thing or another to be done.

Ultimately, the idea is to turn the thing into a small RV with a living room (as far as the original plan)


Pictures from the first visit as found:

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.... you can't complain about that ?!

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14 days later, collection was announced:
But first of all, all oils are checked or refilled and the grease nipples are polished. :D

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The mounted tires were original in the truest sense of the word and have the date of manufacture 1981> OEM quality <. Image

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So quickly assemble the bikes you brought with you.

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...and let's go!

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The fat man unrolled the almost 400km at speeds around 100km / h without grumbling.
... and so the Honecker has a garage neighbor!

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I struggled for a long time whether I should leave the stickers on or not. Since there was only one part left anyway, the decision was made to put things away. Wasn't that easy, after more than 30 years the bond was already very close: O)

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... and then I found a suitable cabin. This turned the Landy into a small mobile home.

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... here are some pictures from inside the living room.

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Since the Shorty project is about to begin (> the car presented first in this thread), the HCPU V8 waited until it was found until it was found.

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Well, the Shorty was finished sometime and the Big Smurf was still waiting for the things to come.
As life goes, the opportunity arose to buy a Stage 1 that is even rarer than the HCPU.
Unfortunately there was no space and the Big Smurf had to make way for the new acquisition. The buyer wanted it for his private museum.

The Smurf was allowed to show what he can do again. The V8 got an oil and filter change. A few drops of contact spray on the ignition cables and some windscreen cleaner on the windows.
The on-board tools including a few spare parts were moved to the trunk of the escort for safety. The original wheels with tires in OEM quality> production date 1981 were balanced on the loading area ... there were two more pictures for the photo album.

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As expected, the transfer (approx. 350km) went without any incidents. With a little over 100 km / h Ø we arrived in the late morning (an extended coffee break was of course also possible) from our destination.
The buyer was amazed. He didn't expect me to find the Smurf on its own axes. But I told him that he had bought a good car ... he probably didn't believe me. ;)

The premises for the private museum that the Smurf is allowed to enrich are great. Many exhibits are already ready ... that will!


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I am sure the Smurf has come into good hands. Image



greeting
Frank


PS: ... and now you can guess which stage 1 justifies selling a HCPU? Image
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Re: some exotic Stage 1 in Germany

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PS: ... and now you can guess which stage 1 justifies selling a HCPU?

...if nobody has an idea, here's an appetizer! Image


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greeting
Frank
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Re: some exotic Stage 1 in Germany

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Holy crap that's nice! The safari truck cap roof is nearly rarer than the 6 wheel ;) is it 6x4 or 6x6? Sandringham?
Michael
109" 1982 SIII CSW Stage 1 V8
109" 1965 SIIA FC
1991 RRC Vogue SE
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Re: some exotic Stage 1 in Germany

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On a side note - can you recommend any Exmoor Trim dealers in Germany?
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109" 1982 SIII CSW Stage 1 V8
109" 1965 SIIA FC
1991 RRC Vogue SE
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Re: some exotic Stage 1 in Germany

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Mik wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:02 pm On a side note - can you recommend any Exmoor Trim dealers in Germany?
Hi Michael,

You've got a message

greeting
Frank
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