Presumably, since the car is MY 1970, and the rust proofing had to have been done when it was fairly new. The rust proofing oil on the bottom of the car is clearly quite old as it has hardened and comes off in chunks if hit with a hammer. There is also an old tax sticker from 1976 on the windshield, road tax was 100 marks back thenWow, that's a short phone number. :lol:
Early 70's I'd guess?
Would make for a few laughs for sure I'd also expect a discount as a returning customer.It's 02-2329863 nowadays.
YTJ.fi claims the company was registered in May of 1980. Maybe the actual company name was something else before that?
I would go there to have it rustproofed again if I was you.
Indeed it is, again this car makes me laugh.. I mean, FFS.. Look at this for the classic 50/50 buffing shot:Although it does look better in the rain, but that's fixable.
The funny thing with this car is, that despite the cracks (exposed metal) there was no rust anywhere.. One of the seat mounts had been welded before by a previous owner, so I suspect it could be quite common?Can't say I've seen that sort of stress issue with Anglia seats, and they mount in a similar way! Normally just rot that's the issue...
I would say that tank does look like a recent NOS fitment, but given the condition of the rest of the body, could just be a really nice original one.
Case in point, my solid red 1990 Sierra. It looked lovely for about six hours after I gave it a coat of wax.Often the problem with reds that fade to pink is that you can buff them up, but they very quickly turn again, quicker than a regular colour deteriorates anyway.
Perhaps different with modern paint to old, but I do know people with 90s/00s red cars which have been sun damaged, which can buff up fantastic, but fade back so very quickly.