1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

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Glenn Eagles
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1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#1 Post by Glenn Eagles » Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:04 am

Hi Guys,
I am the proud owner of this needy coupe in Australia.

Will keep you all abreast on its progress.
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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#2 Post by Ashley James » Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:59 am

Fabulous and quite a lot of work no doubt, it’ll be fascinating to see how you progress. I wish you the best of luck and a great success.

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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#3 Post by Glenn Eagles » Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:30 am

Thanks Ashley

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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#4 Post by robert moglia » Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:07 pm

Great project, did it have an engine?
Enjoy the process!
Check out my progress! “Bob’s 356A project”
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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#5 Post by Glenn Eagles » Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:59 pm

Funny storey Robert,
The restorer I purchased it from in 2018 chased up the original owners son ( dad had died ) and found all the engine ( in one piece) and seats etc sitting in the old mans barn . They had been separated around 1978 and been apart from chassis/body for 40 years....

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#6 Post by robert moglia » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:08 pm

That’s not funny, that’s fantastic!!
Good luck!
Check out my progress! “Bob’s 356A project”
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#7 Post by Glenn Eagles » Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:40 am

Agree. The son had no idea how special it was to have re United the engine to its mother.

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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#8 Post by Rafik Dous » Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:48 pm

Great project Glenn. I love the XY and the Monaro in the background.
Where in Melbourne are you? I am in East Kew

Sold my Pre A sunroof last Christmas (regretting it of course) to a guy in Fairfield. Can put you in touch with him if you need a reference car

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#9 Post by Glenn Eagles » Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:27 am

Thanks Rafik,

The photos in background are from the restorer that I bought my car from. My restorer is in Bayside area and he is currently doing a 1957 A coupe for me and has done many 356's over the years.

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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#10 Post by James Davies » Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:25 pm

Cool car Glenn. Tell us more about it. Original spec, colors, etc?

If anyone can get this back into shape, it's Greg Newton. =)

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#11 Post by Glenn Eagles » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:35 pm

Hi James,

I am actually getting my own restorer to complete the project. I bought it from Greg.

Spec is/will be original Granite Grey metallic tan inside. Matching engine ( Greg sourced it from deceased previous owners son ) Been in shed since 1978 and still turns over by hand. All upholstery been completed by Heritage and in my procession.

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#12 Post by Glenn Eagles » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:41 pm

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Re: 1955 PreA 356 Sunroof Project Down Under

#15 Post by Puygranier Antoine » Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:06 pm

Beautiful work on the sunroof!

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