The statement: Driving with the old technology is precisely the charm of the classic hobby. A statement with which Ebele Visser does not agree at all. His mission: Look as original as possible, but only with modern technology. His reliving is therefore purely because of the model. The technique is a creative project, a very own idea, a personal form of expression. You could also say: A creative activity. Like his 1959 Volvo Duett.
With a fascinating and glowing speech, we let him speak for himself: “The project has now taken 7 years, and it is still not completed. The body of the car was first sandblasted, after which the welding and tinning was done. Then the car was thermally sprayed (or called galvanizing) and epoxy applied. The final color was later provided with an extra clear coat.
No. The car was no longer equipped with the standard engine, but was replaced by a B 19 E with a polished valve cover, fitted with a two-stage Weber carburettor. The drive enters through an automatic gearbox with overdrive.
A vacuum tank was installed under the car, including an air connection in the luggage compartment. The front has power-assisted disc brakes, adjustable shock absorbers and a polished grill, a stainless steel exhaust and Trico windscreen wipers. ”
A very own idea
Everything was performed to his own taste, all the time and pleasure that Ebele puts into it gives him extra creative energy. It is difficult to describe what has happened to the Volvo Duett. In any case, he had to look for many solutions and special parts for his ideas. This resulted in an interior in its own style. Everything covered with leather up to the inside of the doors. The beautiful seats came from an Audi TT, which were also provided with new leather. His enthusiasm goes so far that he would like to tell his Volvo story to other enthusiasts and also give them advice.
It is true that there have been pictures of this before Volvo Duett on the AMK website have appeared, but the successful search for the owner only now gives the real story behind this 61-year-old Swede. It is clear that Ebele is a man with golden hands. His Volvo friends think his fingers now look like spanners. As proof of this, a nice cartoon was made for him. For Ebele, it is about having a hobby in which he finds satisfaction and can give it full attention. We can appreciate his creative activity. It doesn't always have to be original to enjoy a classic.
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