5 comments on “Grim Reality

  1. The biggest problem with that idea is that US models don’t have IRS. Naturally, they are also LHD so it’s likely much of the SSS parts wouldn’t fit like the instruments and twin carbs, especially the filter and linkages. Repairing the rust in this one is no problem for me and I’d rather go about repairing this shell as it remains a genuine SSS that way. The structural rust at the front isn’t too much of an issue as I have replacement panels for most of it. At the rear, around the crossmember mounts and rear of the sills, it’s solid.

  2. That looks like a lot of work, especially around the structural areas. Many hours of welding and fabrication . Wouldn’t it be more cost effective (certainly quicker) to trace a hardtop 710 US shell as a donor and swap over ? I mean all the nice bits from the 160j would easily migrate on to the US shell..# just a thought

  3. In all honesty, it’s probably no worse than my black 710 was. It’s just rusty in different places.

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