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BRUCE & ALICE CLOUGH'S GARAGE

 
 
Inca today

Inca (named from the car color – “Inca Yellow”) came to us in 1999 – we bought it from the widow of the original owner living on the east side of Cincinnati.   A 1980 model, it was an Anniversary Edition with fog lights, Sisal floor mats, wheel trim rings, AM/FM Cassette (was replaced by a Pioneer unit, but the original was still with the car).   They purchased it from a dealer in St Charles MO and still had the window stickers.  It had a little over 30,000 miles on it.

When we got it I had some minimal rust in the front quarters to deal with – also discovered the car had been damaged during shipment to the US and the dealer repainted a few panels, now after 37 years you can tell the difference in the paint – one of the wonders of dealing with “original” paint.

Fast forward to 2017 – now the car has about 80,000 miles on it and still going strong.  It has been driven to many national meets as well local shows and many, many MVT events.   It now sports TR8 alloys, CD player, tonneau cover, European SU carbs, recovered seats, AC removed and footwell vents added.  New foot mats (the 30th Anniversary ones are miserable) it also has headers and performance exhaust. Did I mention the trailer hitch – It pulls a small trailer well!   All the lights are LED including headlights.    Obviously we enjoy the car and are looking forward to enjoying it well into the future.

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