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Newbie from Australia - 1958 Series IIA Rapier convertible
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58Rapier



Joined: 04 Nov 2012
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Newbie from Australia - 1958 Series IIA Rapier convertible Reply with quote

Introducing myself as a 75 yo retiree, who has purchased a 1958 Series IIA Rapier convertible. Have previously owned various models of Rootes Group cars since the early 1960's. Last one was a Sunbeam Rapier "fast-back" I think an early 1960's model.
I believe this one I have now is only one of five in Australia. In the process of getting it ready for a roadworthy certificate.
The model shown on the paperwork gives model as RAP64A with a VIN of 13800934RCO and engine # B043904551.
Maybe someone can identify for me from these numbers, would appreciate greatly.
Will post photos once I get vehicle out of the garage!
Look forward to reading inputs to this forum.
Neville
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I can't help with the numbers, but welcome to the forum Smile

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to our new Senior Citizen. Pigtin nwill be delighted Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

47Jag wrote:
Welcome to our new Senior Citizen. Pigtin nwill be delighted Smile

Art


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pigtin



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yo! someone older than me... Welcome to the forum 58 Rapier.
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58Rapier



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:36 am    Post subject: Photo's Reply with quote

http://s1302.beta.photobucket.com/user/58Rapier/library/

Not sure if this correct but here goes anyway. Photos taken today after car has been washed. Nearly all the niggles have been cured, fuel gauge reads correctly, speedo works and new seal on fuel tank cap so that when parked on sloping drive (see photo's) fuel doesn't pour out over the chrome and paint. Seat belts next project (one feels naked driving without them). Reversing polarity on back-burner, problem with battery terminals being too close to carburetor.

Too hot here to have top down, Brisbane winter about same as English summer only dry (no rain) and I will have the top down then. Have photos of it with top down and will post shortly.

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58Rapier



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Not sure what has happened to my pictures, only parts of them have appeared? Does anyone know what I have done.

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58Rapier



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Photo's Reply with quote

Very Happy OK so photo's are now displaying correctly. I think I needed to logout of Photobucket to make them show correctly.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!

A sample of the pics:







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victor 101



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a cracker, would love that in my garage.
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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dashboard on your car is different to mine....I have walnut.
Any reason for this.?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
The aussie one is a MkII you have yours down as a Mk IV, according to this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_Rapier the change was on the Mk III
Another difference is seen in the double chrome strip on the aussie and a single on yours.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonnet, grill, headlights, sidelights.

Never would have noticed till you compare.
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welshrover



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome nice motor you have there . a proper car in a proper country.just like britain, but better run and with sun too.. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: How true !! Reply with quote

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