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    1969 KE15 Sprinter - Grandpa Spec

    Hi all

    I have been missing having a fun weekend car that I can take on cruises etc and have been keeping an eye out for something classic and preferably in original condition.

    That search led me to this little gem. Its a 1969 KE15 SL Sprinter with just over 90,000km on the clock. Was owned by a 95 yo (!!!!) marine engineer, who hasn't driven it in the last 4 or 5 years, but up to then was his pride and joy.

    I dealt with his daughters who wanted it to go to a loving home, and fortunately they decided I was the perfect second owner! They were apparently never allowed to drive it when they were growing up, it was his car and his car only!

    it had a flat battery so it wouldn't start today, but I suspect she will fire up and run with out too much difficulty. Interior is very good - mint dash top, that great sports steering wheel, plastic on the sunvisors. Drivers seat has tears along the seams, but that is easy enough to sort out and carpet is buggered. Interestingly it looks like its a two tone pattern carpet - I would love to see what it looked like new.

    Exterior is very straight. Has a spot of rust in the drivers door and surface rust on the boot, roof and bonnet from where its been polished to an inch of its life. Bumpers are straight but need a rechrome and the tail lights are pretty faded (look for a wanted ad soon!)

    Plans will be to tidy it up, get it registered again and driver her around. Repaint at some point I guess. Maybe some whitewalls, a bowls hat and a venetian to finish off the Grandpa Spec

    Here are some pics:


















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    Wow :shock: :shock: :shock:

    That is awesome... :tu: :mrgreen:

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    Sweet, Baby Sprinter ya got there :mrgreen: :tu: :tu:

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    AWESOME corolla! Very nice find! 8)

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    WOW!!! :shock: Thats an unreal find. I hope you clean it up and keep it stock.

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    Definitely planning on keeping it stock!

    Update - this thing is amazing!

    New battery, a little bit of "Start Ya Bastard" down the carby throats and she fired up.

    Idles perfectly and in a quick run around the block seems to purr like a kitten. No coughs or hiccups!

    Brakes are dodgy, but that could be just me forgetting about lack of vacuum assistance.

    Home tomorrow on a tow truck, and then we can get into the clean up

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    Wow really a dream find!

    Congratulations!

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    Nice... ... VERY NICE! :tu:

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    Nice indeed - makes me regret swapping mine for a Simca (and selling that shortly afterwards)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamers_vault
    is there any way that u will sell the carb? :roll: :roll:
    sorry want the car to stay all in one piece!

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