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Here she is...

Discussion in 'Harrington Alpine' started by napa 1, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Well, she's finished and I finally got some time to put some pictures together. What a great car to own and drive! Thanks for all the help and support along the way. I definitely could not have completed it without the support of the SAOCA. More photos to follow. Hope they show up clearly. If not perhaps I could post a link to an album or something.
    More photos in next post.
     

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  2. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Interior shots, Wilton Wool carpets and leather...
     

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  3. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Dash sub panel, stereo under the seat controlled by ipod and remote in the arm rest. Door panel bolsters recreated using scale drawings provided by a previous Le Mans restorer.
     

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    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014
  4. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Engine Bay, spare tire area, seats..
     

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  5. SumBeans

    SumBeans Donation Time

    Yummm

    Congratulations !

    You have built Beautiful car :D

    Embassy black?
     
  6. John W

    John W Diamond Level Sponsor

    Hypnotic! Sunbeam designers were on a roll when they fired off this bad boy. Unreal restoration. Hats off to the one of the nicest Sunbeams I've ever seen.
     
  7. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    John,

    It's just stunning... such a credit to you.. such a special car.
     
  8. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    is

    john,
    it's come a long way from the car many of us looked at for 30 years. I guess you have kept Tigerless TT up to date on your progress. I like the addition of back up lights in place of the directional lights.
     
  9. Hillman

    Hillman Gold Level Sponsor

    That's one lovely car. But..... isn't the screw holding the headlight rim made of stainless steel rather than the original nickel?

    Just kidding, beautiful job.

    Al
     
  10. Harrington Jan

    Harrington Jan Bronze Level Sponsor

    Bring it to the car shows and you will get prizes and ribbons. Good job well done.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  11. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    jan.. i know you meant prizes""... but with a car that beautiful.. he will be offered some special "prices" too... many a viewer will want to buy that car...
     
  12. GlennB

    GlennB Silver Level Sponsor

    John's HLM

    My congratulations too. What a stunning job! GlennB
     
  13. Chuck Ingram

    Chuck Ingram Donation Time

    WOW and then WOW

    looks fantastic
     
  14. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    What a difference from when I last saw it in TT's garage! Good job. Eric
     
  15. RootesRich

    RootesRich Donation Time

    Well done John! I absolutely love the dash sub panel. Very inspiring.
    On one of my next trips out to the Bay Area I'm going to have to stay an extra day to hopefully see your car in person (and finally after all these years put a face to the name).
     
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  16. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks all for the kind words.
    Yes, color is embassy black, with scarlet interior.
    The gauges for my homemade sub panel were made by SAOCA member Paul breuhan to match the jaeger gauges.
    2 center switches are for the fog and spot lights
    2 outside switches with warning lamps are for the...um...gulp...heated seats.
     
  17. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    is

    what do you have mounted on the glove box door? I know there is the Harrington emblem but is that a guage?
     
  18. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Sadly the original? owner had mounted the clock in the glove box door, because the clock location has a unique road ice detector in it, so I was forced to keep that modification...although it does seem to look ok.
     
  19. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    I've always noted that any car that is impeccably restored raises most everyone's attention at shows, auctions and on the street. John, with your perseverance, devotion to perfection, application of personal and subtle touches to the unique Harrington Le Mans -- well -- it will send chills of excitement through all that view this black beauty. Do, yes do, enjoy every moment driving around. But, remember you have the duty to share the history of the Harrington with all that say, "I have never seen one of these."
     
  20. napa 1

    napa 1 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Agreed. People are very taken with it, and want to know all about it. Even the mechanic at my local import garage didn't charge me for a brake safety inspection because he said it was "just such a pleasure to see one".
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014

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