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Return of the Hurricane

Back in  May I painted the tank and bodywork of this simply stunning 1972 Triumph X-75 Hurricane. When it came into the shop all I had was the part you see in orange. As part of that original entry I linked to a Wikipedia entry because so few people knew of the bike or what it looked like.

But no more. The owner has the bike assembled and today he sent me these pictures. The bike is simply knee-weakening gorgeous, and I am glad to have played a part, no matter how small, in getting this icon back on the road.

Sharp little car

The owner sent me these after he installed the interior in the car. He told me that it won Best Import at a local show and he attributed the win to the paint work.

He was very kind to say so, and while the paint may have had something to do with it, the fact is he did a lot of work on that car and it deserved to win.

Understated yet still gorgeous

Now that the car is complete, Hugh was kind enough to send me a few photos … glamour shots if you will.

This beauty has Vintage Air, power steering, power brakes, a 5 speed Tremec transmission and an Edelbrock built 383 stroker motor. This is definitely a car built to cruise in.

I have to admit, I am kind of digging the plain jane look with the dog dish hub caps. This car reminds me of the stereotypical movie librarian. You know the one I am talking about. At the beginning of the movie she is this mousy, shy, plain girl and by the end of the movie, as the love interest gets to know her and looks beyond his initial impression, she turns out to be a jaw dropper.

This car needs a plate that reads LIBRARIAN.

A beautiful MG in the park

A set of photo’s submitted by the owner of this beautiful 1961 MG A.

This was the first British car I have worked on, but I hope it isn’t the last.

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