Details

Make & Model (reference)
:
OTAS 820 Grand Prix (OT005)
Chassisnumber
:
 
VIN
:
#0035
Construction Year
:
 1970
Color
:
Yellow
Current owner
:
Robert Maselko

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Additional information

This car was imported to the U.S. by John Rich Motors, Glendale, California, as part of a batch of 65 OTAS Grand Prix cars ordered.  It was originally orange with 817cc engine.  A previous owner replaced the engine with a 903cc and repainted it yellow after a minor accident. The owner prior to myself was not a car enthusiast.  He was a carpenter who took the car as payment for a job.  He had it in storage for 20 years.  I bought it "sight unseen" in 2002 and had it shipped from San Franciso to my home 37 km west of New York City. I discovered the car had a rusted gas tank and the cylinder head leaked coolant badly.  I worked on the car over a period of several years, as time and money would allow.  I rebuilt the engine, brakes, and suspension.  There were numerous additional small repairs.  It is now a reliable driver, patiently waiting for new paint.  Even though I really like the yellow color, I plan to return it to its original orange.  Fortunately, the car is nearly rust free, and the only original part missing is the "Corsaire 003" sideview mirror. I welcome contact with other Lombardi owners!