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Hi All, As you can see from the pictures we are about to start the extensive rebuild of this mk2 Vitesse which was involved in an unfortunate accident. it was touch and go with the insurance company whether it would be written off but we managed to make our quote apealling for all party's. I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce my company CVR Automotive we are based in South East London but can collect and deliver vehicles from all over the country. Although we are predominantly an insurance approved bodyshop specialising in prestige vehicles I personally cut my teeth so to speak on the repair and restoration of Historic Triumph cars and I have decided due to demand that the time is right for us to step in to the classic Triumph market and apply my 16 years experience repairing Triumphs as we believe there is a need for a fresh alternative for triumph owners to explore. Please check in over the coming weeks for updates on the vitesse rebuild I'm really looking forward to hearing from the forum members.

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I agree, Colin!

Reminds me of the end of Old Blue Vitesse.

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But what's that thing on top of the engine, like an overweight dumb bell?

 

And so what if an insurer 'writes off' your car?   You buy it back (cost me 12% of the refund) and rebuild it.

 

John

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Hi Colin, your bonnet top sounds very interesting!! could you possibly send me some pictures of it? We have one in mind but it's got quite a bit of damage so if yours is better we would more than likely want buy it.

 

I'll get some photos in the morning

 

Cheers

 

Colin

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  • 4 months later...

Looking good!

 

It's quite a job to get the gaps acceptable.  I find swearing helps.

 

You've probably already done this but it's probably worth trial-fitting the overriders at this stage because they (at least in my experience) can sometimes require a bit of fettling of the valence.

 

Keep the photos coming.

 

Tom

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Thanks I should have some more to post soon!. Overriders already tried and the replacement headlight panel and front valance have been shapped to suit!???? I think this is probably the 10th or 11th vitesse I have done so I definitely agree with you on the panel gaps. Unfortunately it's not a full resto just front end insurance work and a freshen up of the rest of the car but it will still line up nicely when I'm finished with it!

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I'm not sure where that tray came from as the customer supplied it second hand but it is a very good idea someone should start making them!

The trays were being sold on eBay and shipped from Australia , they also supply a version for the GT6. About £35 I believe including shipping . Currently none on offer

Paul

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