Today at the carboot 29-01-2017
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Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 8 months ago #1

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I came home with these finds:


Tekno no 824 MG A in heavily overpainted condition


Metosul no 23 Leyland Atlantean Double Decker. Mint and boxed, the box is a bit tatty


Dinky 173 Pontiac Parissiene with working retractable aeriels


Both the Dinky and the Tekno are up for restoration

































Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 8 months ago #2

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Well done.
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 8 months ago #3

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I agree, great score. I like the MGA will be a great restoration. What color are you thinking of doing it? Red is a great one for this classic. The Pontiac I have restored on for a customer but he just wanted regular antenna on it and that Atlantean bus is a great score.
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 8 months ago #4

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The MGA clearly my favorite.


A decent restoration will do wonders to this funny model car.


Good luck Theo!
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 7 months ago #5

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Very nice! The bus is similar to the Dinky one but would make an interesting comparison. I have a restored police car Parisienne myself and the MGA by Tekno is rare in the UK
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 7 months ago #6

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In the meantime I have stripped the Tekno and the Dinky with caustic soda.
The Tekno was the cream version, I am still thinking what color, but red seems a good option. Have to investigate the colors they were made in.
For the Dinky I have the perfect matching metallic red color.

Mark, I think the scale of the Metosul is somewhat smaller than the Dinky one, but I am not sure. I think I have a Dinky Atlantean lying around somewhere, if I can find it, I shall make a comparison.
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 7 months ago #7

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Theo the Dinky Pontiac Parissiene with working retractable aerials. In the close up photo showing those angle area at the rear is the working mechanism for the retractable and for moving the aerials upright. Could you show me more photos of this process please. Good finds too.

Cheers
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 7 months ago #8

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Peter at


www.teknosamleren.dk/mg-anr-824/


 says they came in three colors only: blue, red, and off-white.

Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 7 months ago #9

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James,
thank you, I shall make some more photos of the sliding mechanism.

Karl,
Thank you. I did not know that. I shall investigate it further.

I shall keep you updated in a new thread
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Re: Today at the carboot 29-01-2017 4 years, 7 months ago #10

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For that MGA. You could paint it red with either a white hard top or black hard top. In real life they were White hard top or matching hard top or a black or tan convertible top. Tan color was usually a re done top when I was into them back in the 1960's, A buddy had one and we would ride around in it all the time. Black leather interior too.
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