New to ownership...1963 Landau

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New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by MB63BulletBird » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 am

Hello everyone...
After having owned a few classic cars I have jumped in the deep end and purchased a 1963 Landau.
It needs a LOT of work, so after using the search function on many topics, I will certainly be coming to many of you for advice and recommendations.
I look forward to getting to know many of you. I live I Northern VA if anyone is around and can meet up for a cup of coffee or a beer. Either works. In any case, this is a very cool ride and I look forward to bringing it back to life.
Best,
MB
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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by stove » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:12 am

Welcome!! What are your aspirations for the car?
1963 HT, Corinthian White / Pearl Beige
1966 Convertible, Sauterne Gold / Parchment leather/Ivy Gold (428 A/C)
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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by Karl » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:35 am

Welcome and congratulations on your purchase. I hope you have many happy miles in your car.
Karl.
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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by MB63BulletBird » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:57 am

Stove, I think to get it mechanically sound and then start working on the appearance. A part of me wants to repaint it because it needs it badly, but part of me just wants to leave it alone and just drive it. I am an OEM guy so don't want to modify it, I just want to get it back to a solid fun weekend driver and then dress her up a little where I can. I like to do things like get the clock working, refinish the steering wheel and the like.

And from down under -- Karl, thanks - me too. I see you post a lot on here so look forward to reaping some knowlegde from you.

MB
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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by kmthrockmorton » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:48 pm

I am just a few hours south of you in central VA. I also have a 63 Landau and a box of spare parts in case you are missing a piece of chrome or something. Let me know, glad to help.

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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by ICON 1961 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:03 pm

Congrats on your classic bird.
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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by comrade » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:38 pm

Congrats and welcome. After restoring classic VW's for 20 years I purchased a 63 Monaco Ltd. 1.5 years hence and it has been fun, frustrating and at times, expensive, but I do not think that there is on person on here who would change a thing.

This forum has saved my tail-end more that a few times, enjoy.

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Re: New to ownership...1963 Landau

Post by MB63BulletBird » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:07 pm

Thanks to all of you guys for the welcome aboard.
kmthrockmorton I will touch base with you soon. I may need a few of those parts LOL. Either way I want to see what they (these cars) are supposed to look like.
Regards,
MB
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