Original “Little Hero Car” from the USA…

Here is a great photograph of the No.46 BRE P510 that competed in the Trans-Am 2.5 Challenge… The original 1971 championship winning car with driver John Morton and team owner Pete Brock standing next to it.

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The tear down begins…

So once I spent the afternoon stripping the coupe on delivery day, I took two weeks leave from work in order to completely strip the car down to a bare shell in order for the car to be sandblasted to reveal any rust that would need to repaired.

What I did not count on were the rude surprises that waited for me even before the car was sandblasted, but more on that just now…

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The day she arrived…

The day I had the car in my driveway was the day that I started stripping the car down as I knew that this car was going to be my long term project… Although I didn’t quite realise at the time that my expected time frame for completion was way too optimistic…

Here are a few photos my father took of the car before I got home from work on the day she was delivered…

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First look at my Bluebird Coupe…

Here are the first ever photos I took of my Coupe on the day that I first saw it.

The car didn’t look too bad at the time, and seeing that it is a 1971 1600 model, No. 663 of 753 built in South Africa in 1971 before they were changed to the 1800 model in 1972, I just had to have her as I had been searching for so long for a Coupe!

Little did I know what I was getting myself into! More photos after the break…

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