Rough riders (Part 3 of 7)

by Paulo Rafael Subido | Mar 14, 2011
Everyone has a variety of reasons for driving old steel. And here at Rust 'N' Pieces, we love hearing those stories. After all, it's the people behind the wheel that make these cars special. Dencio Foronda on TopGear.com.ph Blog - Rust 'N' Pieces - Photo by Enrico Subido ROUGH RIDER: Dencio Foronda RIDE: 1976 Mitsubishi Lancer (four-door) TopGear.com.ph Blog - Rust 'N' Pieces - Photo by Enrico Subido WHAT'S THE STORY? "This was my dad's car, his gift from his parents for passing the bar exams, back in 1976." Dencio Foronda on TopGear.com.ph Blog - Rust 'N' Pieces - Photo by Enrico Subido COOL DETAILS The Foronda family paid P20,000 for this car in 1976. Under the hood is a stock 1400 engine. "Nothing fancy," says Dencio, "But the car has hit 160kph." The stripes were DIY to cover some collision damage. The emblems are DIY items that Dencio and Teejay made with resin. TopGear.com.ph Blog - Rust 'N' Pieces - Photo by Enrico Subido TopGear.com.ph Blog - Rust 'N' Pieces - Photo by Enrico Subido FUTURE PLANS A rally set-up is in the works, but general body repair should be first. WHY OLD SCHOOL? "It is different reliable, easy to fix, and it has sentimental value. It is almost the same age as me. This is my daily driver." TopGear.com.ph Blog - Rust 'N' Pieces - Photo by Enrico Subido Photos by Enrico Subido
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