Hello All Long time listener, first time (technically second) caller. My name is Ian Thompson and I am based in Holywood, Northern Ireland. I’m a mechanical Engineer with a PhD in Turbocharged engines. I own a small (very small, only me) company, TSV Cars Ltd. I set it up to do some Engineering consultancy and restore old Ferraris and Porsches. I thought I would share my latest build with the community here as I know I love seeing pictures of restorations and hopefully I may be of help to some. For the attention of Admins, I’m not here to promote my business, I mention it so as not to break any rules, I will of course help the community with advice and parts info etc and would love to get to the stage where I could sponsor a forum but I’m not quite there yet. Please get in touch if there is a fee or specific rules I should follow, Thanks. So, on to the latest build. The car is a 1982 RHD Mondial 8 in Rosso Corsa over Crema. This is quite a rare car as far as Mondials go as there were only 145 (reportedly) made in right hand drive…and I bet there aren’t many left…hence my desire to save it. I'll be carrying out what I call a 'Class B' restoration, by that I mean somewhere between a 'Class A' full nut and bolt restoration and a 'Class C' (full service and cosmetic correction) restoration/renovation. Throughout this restoration, I’ll share the running totals of money and time, a bit 'Wheeler Dealer-esque'. This will give a good idea of the true cost and time should you be contemplating your own restoration. I’ll also aim to post weekly. This is how the car looked when I first got it. It looks a little rough around the edges but on the whole, the car is very solid, it seems it was cared for quite well and there is only superficial rust in the usual places. The underside and frame parts are very solid with little to no rust. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login I think the poor car had a little identiy crisis...the quattrovalvole badge is now redundant. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Someone had started to remove the interior and remarkably, all the pieces came with the car. Nothing a good clean won't fix, mostly dust. The car was well stored. Image Unavailable, Please Login Here you can see the mileage, pretty low for such an early car and definietly worth saving. On the righ tof this image you'll see a glimpse of the tacho. Hands up if you can tell me which side the tacho should be on on a RDH Mondial 8 from 1982? So, that is an introduction to my latestest restoration and so far I’m at £11,175.32 and 6.5 hours. See you next week.