White Viva E Coupe

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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby vauxhallbitz » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:09 pm

Hello guys,

All we need is for one to be found in Wales!

Regards, Fraser.
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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby viva2300 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:49 am

Quite an exclusive club going on here chaps.....love it! Im so glad they're going to be kept original.....i was worried they were all gone.

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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby vauxhallbitz » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:59 am

Hello Paul,

Thanks for that I must admit I had fully intended to go down the 2300, Twin headlight route but have been persuaded by others that it should remain original. I do intend however to fit a set of rostyles as I prefer them.

Is this the most exclusive sub section of the club or is my 1600 auto even rarer?????
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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby westbank » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:39 pm

Mark,
Seems like a very exclusive club ?
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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby viva2300 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:46 pm

Oh blimey the 1600 auto is rarer even than the 'E's Yours, mine and 1 more i think.

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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby markb » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:17 am

Seamus,

VERY exclusive - and we have rules :wink:

Only strictly reversible mods... Ideally no mods at all!

More exclusive than 1600 Autos? Well there are more surviving cars that started off life as E coupes - about 75 - but very few that are still as they rolled out of Ellesmere Port. And that number is dwindling as they get "snooted" or otherwise customised.

I like them just the way they were originally intended!

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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby vauxhallbitz » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:17 pm

Hello Mark,

Point taken, do you know of any suppliers of the red tartan seat material that was fitted to our cars, I have a small rip in the driver's seat and would like to repair it.

I did advertise on the website but got no reply, you would have thought that with all the E's being modified there should be a pile of original interiors lying around in garages all over the country!!
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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby markb » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:30 pm

Hi Fraser

I've been hunting for the seat fabric too - and while I've not managed to track any new material down, the old seats are out there.

I have similar problems - there's a fag burn on the rear seat and the rear seat back is very faded.

I do have a complete second set of seats and there's another back seat on the way. None of them are perfect - I'm trying to work out the best set and take it from there. Was planning on some experimental dyeing - or possibly trying to reverse the fabric (should be the same pattern on the other side, and won't have faded).

Might be able to help you out once I've finished this - certainly I've got a back seat back that doesn't look useable complete but might yield enough fabric for a repair.

Still hopeful that original fabric can be sourced....

Cheers

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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby vauxhallbitz » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:39 pm

Hello Mark,

Thanks for that I will try another advert and see what happens, my seats are perfect apart from the rip in the driver's seat however, as with all Viva interiors they have faded badly. I quite like the idea of reversing the fabric, I hadn't thought of that.

I will keep you posted if I come across anything,

Regards, Fraser.
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Re: White Viva E Coupe

Postby Fred Dukes » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:21 pm

I was just going to say "not one of ours" then followed the thread! :oops:
Seamus - I have added it to your details in the membership register :wink: - well spotted Mike :P
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