Congrats Rick do you have a photo to show us?
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Rick Bastedo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Our mutual friend and fellow President of the Sprite & Midget Club, BillM,
> called last week to tell me about a '63 Sprite languishing in the garage of
> someone he works with.
> He asked if I might be interested in it, and of course I was.
> So today I went and met the (now) previous owner.
> Real nice guy, we talked cars and telescopes and kids and came down to it
> and I asked what he wanted to get for the car.
> Turns out the answer was exactly the amount I had brought with me.
> So we exchanged paper.
> I'm now the proud new owner of HAN7L38284.
> Now where do I go to figure out how that VIN decodes?
> The body is in great shape, under and over all great except...
> Brian got the car in 1979, the PO before him had some sort of V8 or
> something in there that required a huge hood scoop.
> The thing looks like a BUICK!!!
> That's OK - I have 2 hoods here already so I can get one painted red and
> bolt it right on there.
> Now it has a nice 948 in it with dual SU's. SWEET!!!
> Oh, the car is Jalapeno Red. That the actual paint code, don't know what
> it's originally for.
> It has a serviceable soft top and side curtains.
> Needs new rubber seals, under the windshield etc.
> Has seats that look like they are from a 79 Midget. They HAVE to go.
> Has aftermarket 70's looking steering wheel. It HAS to go.
> I'd really like original seats & steering wheel in there and I'll be
> a proper bonnet on it ASAP.
> If anyone has some original seats they want to get rid of, or steering
> wheel, send me an email.
> I just bought this on Ebay Australia:
> So I guess the front bonnet badge with the wings can be had once in a
> if you are looking for one remember to check the ebay.com.au and
> ebay.co.uksites as well as the normal
> The car will be delivered most likely in about a week.
> Rick (with that new lbc silly grin) Bastedo
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