So when I decided I wanted another 306 it was a difficult decision to decide which model I wanted. I'd had two GTIs (Had a Diablo as well) and an XUD so decided it had to be a Rallye. I'd gone through stranges about 5 or 6 years ago wanting a White One, mainly because of Ben's magazine feature from the .net years (Click Here) and then a red one. But as I've always strove for the highest spec / the rarest model I decided it had to be the Black Rallye. Only a 100 were ever made, and according to howmanyleft.com there's left than 50 left (That's included sorn'd vehicles) so exclusivity is almost guaranteed. (That is of course besides Dum Dum, MattRallye & INXS to name a few on here : )
To cut a long story short I have no intention of using my Black Rallye as a daily. There's too few of them left and I'm wanting to keep this as a very long term project (5-10 years) so wanna keep the miles off as much as possible.
Bought T436 CNH from Chris (BigBadBowen from here) after a long ol' trip "down south" where I'd arranged to view a couple in the same day. The second was a lot further south, a lot cheaper and not in as good a condition. So I plumped up some notes for Mr. Bowen's Rallye. I think I didn't get a bad deal considering the work that had gone into the car, it's had a 50k Xsara VTS engine, new Aux and cam belts. As well as new brakes, good tyres a few other bits and bobs including uprated engine mounts.
It was a horrid trip home. Bad traffic, torrential rain and following my Dad doing 50mph the entire way. But despite this the Rallye still made it fun!! The exhaust note is infectious and the handling so sharp. Every roundabout can be viewed as a challenge!
I'm an avid reader of other's project threads. In particular 306gti6.com has some of the very best GTi/Rallye themed threads, and I've in particular been inspired for the overall look by 7075sam's Black Rallye before he broke it for parts! And Braymond's "Rallye-R". These two cars represent some of the best Rallye's the scene has produced in the last few years and are definitely inspirations.
My take on the Rallye may not be one for the purists and my black/red theme was inspired by Daysgti6's old '6 from some years ago Click Here
But one thing I definitely want to get right is the underside and the general clean up of some 13,14 years of grim build up. For this hours of tedious work I blame Mik's Rallye and Coskev's who showed us all how these cars should look underneath.
So want to keep the thread up to date, and I'll edit the "contents" at the top as often as I can so people can quickly navigate to points of interest.
Overall I want the car to be a light track use / fast road weapon that I can enjoy. There's some cracking roads near where my parents live and it's one of the few places left in the country you can really enjoy a good car.
I've got winter 14/15 to prepare the car to a standard where I can show it for Summer 2015. Gonna be going to FCS, Pugfest, Trax etc this next year so hoping to go with one 306 club or another not in the car park!!!
1). Get Lambda Fixed DONE
2). Red Decals DONE
3). Replace Windscreen DONE
4). Fit new scuttle panel DONE
5). All new bulbs behind the dash DONE
6). Get Bilstein & Springs fitted
7). Get some tyres for gloss black steels and fit
8). Speed holes DONE
9). Fit Strut Brace DONE
10). Fix various areas of interior trim DONE
11). Paint Inlet Manifold & Cam Covers
12). Clean and Tidy up Engine Bag
13). Sort this Got some rust...
14). De Wiper Rear DONE
15). De Aerial DONE
16). Paint Brake Calipers Black DONE
17). Gloss Black Scuttle Panel, Fuel Cap, etc etc DONE
18). Dye Interior Roof Liner Black DONE
20). Sun Strip
21). Get a second key cut
22). Fit Red Towing Strap
23). Fit new "clean" license plates done
24). Xsara Washer Jetsdone
25). Start underneath Clean
26). OEM Peugeot Rubber Mats
Then Winter 15/16...
1). Carry on underneath clean
2). Source & Fit Black/Red Pipes for engine bay
3). Finally make decision whether to cage/harness bar/keep standard interior
4). New Full Exhaust (Jetex or similar)
5). Rear Shocks
6). Rear Tints
7). Xsara VTS Phase 1 Steering Rack done
8). Hybrid ARB
9). Phillipm Lower Brace
10). Bosch Aero Wipers
11). Uprate to JBL 626e or Alpine SXE1725 front speakers
Then after that (Long Term)
2). Full Respray
3). Smooth out Bonnet Badge
4). Smooth tailgate
I'll try and keep this first post updated as and when there are updates.
Started like this:
Currently looks like this:
________________________________________CLUB BLACK RALLYE
||B8s||60-70mm drop||Black Partner Steels||P1 VTS Rack||Refurbed Beam||Hybrid ARB||VTS Torsion Bar||