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Teardrop Bellett seen in Peru! 
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Hi Folks,
I got back from a family holiday in Peru a couple of weeks ago and spotted this red Teardrop driving through the traffic in Lima!
After rushing for Carla's I phone to snap a pic before it got away, the driver pulled into a parking spot across the road.


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Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:11 am
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I am normally wary of the traffic over there while crossing the roads, but I darted between cars in a flash to get to the other side! :o ( pedestrian crossings and red lights don't mean a lot )
Luckily for me the driver spoke English and we chatted for a while about his car.
It is a 1966 model, left hand drive, and according to him the only one in Lima ( or maybe the only one he has ever seen...)
Quite a chance sighting in a city of close to 10 million with some of the worst traffic in the world.
It has a bit of panel damage, but that is par for the course over there. Apparently he bought it off the first owner, now an old lady, a few years ago.
Looks like a Deluxe model going by the badges and chrome window frames.
The front & rear seats have also been changed to later ones from another car- don't know what model but they fit well.
Anyway, his name is Lucho and he wants to do the car up one day but cannot get any spares so I told him about this site.
Hopefully he will get on here and tell us more about the Peruvian Bellett.
I also have his contact email so will send him a message soon.
Cheers Rod! (sorry about some of the crap pics.... :? )


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Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:26 am
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good find mate well done looks like a nice bloke also hope he gets on here thanks for the pics cheers davo


Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:45 am
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Great spotting. Another person to add to our "Bellett Family".


Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:42 pm
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Great spotting and even GREATER "follow up " to a "find " (especially on the spur of the moment. ) Good story . Thanks for telling us all.
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:41 pm
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different steering wheel also ......


Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:42 pm
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Wow, in Peru, and what are the chances of spotting a Bellett. Awesome find.....Cheers


Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:08 am
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it doesnt matter what anyone says, we Belletter's have a sixth sense that picks out anything in a crowded street that is remotely like a Bellett shape!!

Train spotting has nothing on our crew ...

well done indeed

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Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:14 am
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Wow that is seriously amazing!

These cars never cease to amaze me...and it doesn't matter where they are, they're just about the only one there, but they're just about EVERYWHERE!

Owners have found us (or we've found them) from South Africa, Russia, the UK, USA, Japan, NZ and even bloody Peru!

Where else are these things found?

Looks like that one needs some love; those hits look pretty heavy!

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