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Aug 14

Reader Submission: Kris H.’s 1960 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Record Monza Restoration Project

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I am pleased to report that apparently my “Share Your Own Car Story” fishing request which I have lately been so relentless about refreshing to the top of the page everyday has done its job and hooked us a big fish to read about this holiday weekend. Today, CarBuildIndex.com reader Kris H. shares the story of his 1960 Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Record Monza restoration on the following page in our latest “Reader Submission” feature. Hopefully we can coax him into sending us progress reports to update here as he goes along, as it looks like an exciting project. Enjoy…
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Aug 14

Vintage Citroen Brochures as Art

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Love the classically 60′s and 70′s art found in the following random collection of vintage Citroen brochures. Many of these are worthy of framing. Would you expect anything less from the quirky French auto manufacturer? …

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Aug 14

Share Your Own Car Story

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Do you have a car that you would like to share with fellow CarBuildIndex.com viewers, whether it be a build-in-progress, already complete or untouched masterpiece as-is? If you feel it would be a good fit here, submit it to me at David@CarBui[email protected] Ultimately, my goal is for the site to be filled predominantly with “Reader Submissions” about your builds, restorations, and cars in general, as told by you so bring them on. After all, first hand accounts of what makes your vehicles special are really what makes them interesting to read about so don’t be shy. In the meantime for some inspiration for your project, check out my previous feature of the mid V6 engine RWD 1984 Honda Civic from the title picture above.

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Aug 14

1990 Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Countach Restoration-In-Progress

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The following 1990 Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Countach is the subject of a current restoration-in-progress thread that’s underway on Luxury4play.com. Since our previous Countach restoration feature by Michael Call in preparation for Monterey just a few weeks ago, it will be difficult for any other to meet the standards set there as the bar has now been put at an extremely high show car level. In any case, it’s still worth keeping an eye on because really, how often do you get the opportunity to see one of these exotic Italian icons being taken apart and dismembered to reveal how shoddy the factory built them back in the day? You always hear the horror stories about how poor the original craftsmanship was with tons of filler beneath the shiny paint, horrible gaps and newspapers and other trash stuffed in between the panels, so here’s a chance at getting a closer look at the ridiculously poor quality welds they used back then that were somehow passed off as acceptable. Then you be the judge about Amari Supercars’ restoration…

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Aug 14

Citroen 2CV with BMW 1100 cc Motorcycle Engine Swap

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Having featured two Citroen 2CV builds of varying flavors here before (one a custom low rider and the other a van with a Ferrari 355 engine and drivetrain), the inventive imaginations of their owners hasn’t ceased to amaze me yet. The 2CV featured here today, built by the marque specialists at Sparrow Automotive in the U.K., continues using the same creative philosophy as those but this time around with a BMW 1100 motorcycle engine swapped in and mated with a GSA 5 speed transmission. With almost 100 hp, the fuel injected bike motor pumps out over 3 times as much as the tin snails were ever offered in their latest 602 cc configuration from the factory. Not bad for a car weighing just 1,300 lbs. An upgraded race suspension and larger Citroen Axel brakes were installed to help handle the extra power output from the larger engine, but to get a real idea of what the car is all about just check out the two track videos on the following page to see it taking on cars that would normally be completely out of its league otherwise…

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Aug 14

“R Gruppe”- Early 911 Car Club Video at Treffen

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The R Gruppe early Porsche 911 car club. I like what these guys are all about. Check out the video on the next page about the club that Automobile magazine calls “…arguably the most exclusive, the most polarizing, and the most influential car club in the Porsche universe”, and find their linked article after. Continue reading →

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Aug 14

1969 Fiat Abarth Scorpione SS Restoration

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This 1969 Fiat Abarth Scorpione SS is the subject of a restoration-in-progress on www.abarth-gmr.be that’s in its final stages of completion. The project is being built by Guy Moerenhout Racing from the Abarth Works Museum in Belgium. To be quite honest, I really knew absolutely nothing about these interesting little cars before running across this one’s build thread on line, which turns out to be not so hard to believe considering only five SS’s were ever made by Karl Abarth and Mario Colucci, and two of those have been wrecked. Guy believes this to be their actual prototype, a car that he himself had found in a scrapyard and sold some 20 years previously. Now, the ultra lightweight 1,600 pound 100 hp sports car is back in his hands once again and finally receiving a restoration worthy of its unique history…

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Aug 14

Photos of the Day

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Some days I have a single “Photo of the Day” or even several “Photos of the Day” to share, and other times a full assorted collection, yet there’s always still that distinct possibility that none will be posted at all, too. There is absolutely no consistency to this at all so please don’t let the title fool you, this has not been a daily ritual (yet, anyways). Who even knows where the inspiration comes from but hey, when I run across something interesting that I feel I need to share, I will. So here today I have a couple random vintage car pics for you to check out on the following page, I hope you enjoy them… Continue reading →

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Aug 14

2000 Acura DC2 Integra Type R Build

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This 2000 Acura DC2 Integra Type R was the subject of a build thread on www.type-r-owner.co.uk by forum member “Gunn79″. Even though the project was originally posted a few years ago already, we think the tasteful build of this example still remains relevant today since Type R’s are still considered some of the most entertaining driving fwd cars ever produced. Just consider their standard specs for a moment: hand built 1.8 liter DOHC 16 valve engines with 200 hp and rev limiters set as high as 8,700 rpm, close ratio 5 speed manual transmissions, helical LSDs and almost 100 pounds shed out of them before a good chunk gets returned through additional chassis strengthening, a trade off we’ll happily accept every time. Then throw in the fact that Honda reportedly lost money on every example they sold just so the street Type R’s improvements could be FIA homologated for N-series and World Cup racing, and what we got is a factory sleeper with a proper racing pedigree worthy of closer inspection. Especially when modified even further such as this example here today…

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Aug 14

Assorted Collection of Vintage Le Mans Race Photos

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For your viewing pleasure, how about a random assortment of vintage photos from Le Mans? And before you ask, the answer is “no”, the picture of the 1972 Dodge Charger NASCAR was not Photoshopped into it, as seen in the collection below. Its full story can be found HERE. Enjoy them all on the following page…

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