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    Posted: Jun/20/2019 at 1:33am
Hi from UK. 
In feb this year I bought a 73 Gucci sportabout. It has been in the uk since around 83 and was laid up in a barn for around 20 years until being re-commissioned by a previous owner. Luckily the car has a very solid underside, but the body is a bit rough in places as previous owners tried to "preserve the patina", which actually turned out to be rust....bad rust. I have been repairing the rusted areas while trying to retain as much original paint as possible . Getting a good paint match is just about impossible , so I have decided to go with a worn out "patina style" paintjob to disguise the miss matching rather than go for a time consuming and expensive resto that would need the wood trim and chrome replacing to make it look right. The interior is pretty good and original , with a tear in the drivers seat and a few marks on the irreplaceable headliner. I believe this is a  rare car, being a V8 with D/L and XPACK options, finished in fawn beige, any help with history or numbers on my spec car would be useful,,,,also any tips on posting pics I cant seem to post any  being an old fart technophobe , cant fins a URL on my pics
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blumontag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/20/2019 at 9:41am
Sounds like a cool car!  Welcome to the forum.  You need to amass 30 "points" to post photos...you earn points by posting or commenting on other posts. If you have your photos on your computer, you click on the icon to attach photo, then choose to upload the photo, then select it for your post. There's a tutorial on this Forum.
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I’m a hornet guy and enjoy the unusual car such as yours. Good luck getting it back to its former glory
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V8Mart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/21/2019 at 11:41am
thanks, at the moment I cant access the procedure to post pics in the way you mentioned, it asks for a URL. I'll just have to gain the points
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Any hornet is a rare car here in the UK.....I feel lucky to have found a gucci sportabout over here
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that is all
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Originally posted by V8Mart V8Mart wrote:

nice looking Gucci!  The later-model AMC 5-spoke alloys look very nice on it too - especially with the the whitewalls!
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Hey nice car! I am doing a sportabout build rightnow too!  Us wagon guys need to stick together! Embarrassed

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