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looking for the One (Part 1)

SowsPosted by gduhem Tue, May 06, 2008 23:40:15

After having discovered the brand Volvo and the type TP21 Sugga, I began to look for one, without haste, and while learning more about the Sugga, with the help of some websites including the one of Morten smiley

This helped me to know more about the engine, the body, radios, etc... to imagine this and to give me tips for evaluating the condition of the car I could find.

I searched on the web for classic cars sites. I found on the first one. Located in France!! this was a good news, due to the registration card I expected to be hard to have from the french administration...

The owner, Bart Slager, had several military cars and trucks and decided to sale its Sugga due to the lack of space. He welcomed me and described me his Sugga (#508), the way he imported it, drove it and the care it needed. this was the first time I heard an ED engine running, smooth. This is a good souvenir. He asked too much for his TP21, 15000€, but it was registered.

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The second one I found was in located in the North of the UK, in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I found it on I found the address of the owner, Andrew Hills, with the help of the TP21 registry on I contacted him, described me the car and the problem he had : connecting rod and piston broken!

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Even with this problem, I decided to see this one. This was the #590, and finally became mine, one year after, and after Andrew repared the engine!! Sadely this was not good fixed and problems occured after: this is something I'll describe in the "Mechanics" category. May be these problems wouldn't have occured but as I'm a rookie, I made mistakes...

I thank him because he very welcomed me with his wife and his little Ashleigh. The second time I went to Newcastle, he even spend time with me to describe the country where they live (adrian's wall, ...) That was very nice from him!!

To be continued...

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