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I'd found this German company who make "one-piece" Spider tops - with a slightly larger rear window, no longer swap-able by exchanging a section of the roof, and with a slight modification to the corner where the side-screen meets the roof.

I also had an issue with a leaking main roof cylinder and I was looking for an opportunity to have that fixed as well.

I then found a small outfit way in the East of the country that could accommodate both: with a deal with the German firm, they could get me the top I wanted, and with their local contacts with an hydraulics specialist, they had a means of having two new cylinders made.

I took delivery of the car last Saturday; it's way quieter inside with the top up. It withstood the first downpour with flying colors. And i think it looks great!

As the fabric needs to set, I have to keep the top closed for the next three weeks - I may not survive.

The fabric is Sonnenland Akustik; the rear window is Renolit FlexGlass. German quality on top of Italian style and elegance. What more could a man wish for?


Hood: Eur 599,--
Installation: Eur 450,--
New cylinders: Eur 300,-- a side
Installation: Eur 50,-- a side
 

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Looks excellent.

A serious investment, but if you plan to keep the car then its certainly worth it!
 

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Looks excellent.

A serious investment, but if you plan to keep the car then its certainly worth it!
That is the plan, indeed :)


(I know that plans sometimes change....)
You have to be a hardened enthusiast to invest that amount in the hood
Bear in mind that this also got me my main cylinders fixed/replaced. The hood only had to come off once.
And I couldn't have done it myself.
Moreover: only the best is good enough.
 

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It's Verde Oasi, Clive.

It's one of three that I know of in the Netherlands in that colour; the only 3.0 V6 and the only Blue Style.
 

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I'd found this German company who make "one-piece" Spider tops - with a slightly larger rear window, no longer swap-able by exchanging a section of the roof, and with a slight modification to the corner where the side-screen meets the roof.

I also had an issue with a leaking main roof cylinder and I was looking for an opportunity to have that fixed as well.

I then found a small outfit way in the East of the country that could accommodate both: with a deal with the German firm, they could get me the top I wanted, and with their local contacts with an hydraulics specialist, they had a means of having two new cylinders made.

I took delivery of the car last Saturday; it's way quieter inside with the top up. It withstood the first downpour with flying colors. And i think it looks great!

As the fabric needs to set, I have to keep the top closed for the next three weeks - I may not survive.

The fabric is Sonnenland Akustik; the rear window is Renolit FlexGlass. German quality on top of Italian style and elegance. What more could a man wish for?


Hood: Eur 599,--
Installation: Eur 450,--
New cylinders: Eur 300,-- a side
Installation: Eur 50,-- a side

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Looks amazing, I've had my eye on this company for a while and had even asked here if anybody had any experience of them. Did you also replace the headlining and did you look at the glass rear screen. I've been thinking that I might go for that option.
I'm glad to hear it's also a lot quieter as well. Any chance you could post some more pictures, thanks.

Donal
 

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I did consider the glass rear window but decided against it as it requires the reconstruction of the whole bit behind the seats and I didn't think it worth it.

The headlining was still pretty good so they kept the original. Got washed :)
I'll think about more pictures :)
The roof will go down in two weeks - perhaps then :cool:
 

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2 years on and the roof is holding up quite nicely :thumbs: - one of te better considered indevestments I made :)

Car sits outside summer and winter, top comes off most of the time when it's dry and over 11 degrees Celsius. Water tight, quiet, original color. What's not to like?
 

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2 years on and te roof is holding up quite nicely :thumbs: - one of te better considered indevestments I made :)

Car sits outside summer and winter, top comes off most of the time when it's dry and over 11 degrees Celsius. Water tight, quiet, original color. What's not to like?
Sweet looking car and the roof still looks great. Thanks for the updated photos, helped me make my decision on what roof to get.

Donal
 
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