So, by now most of you know I own the above......seems it quite a well known car here, can trace back the ownership to when Tony bought it, approx 5 years ago I think. Got a pretty big history pile with it, and its actually in great condition for its age.
So what what do I know about it? Well, it's on its third engine from what I can gather. First one died of H/G failure, second one died after running low on oil, so a third, GTi-6 engine got stuffed in. Kerry, the guy I bought it from got busy and ripped out all the aircon stuff and put the proper rallye aux belt set up on it. She's been lowered 40mm and has a powerflow exhaust (which is too noisy for me and has to go!) but other than that is pretty clean and original. I bought it on the strength of the bodywork and whilst it's not quite perfect, it's as good and straight as any I will find. Mechanicals are easy to sort (not that it needs sorting!), bodywork is a lot harder and more expensive.....
So, my plans....ideally, I'd like to do a concourse spec refurb on it, very much like Coskev did. The underside has been done in a black stonechip type covering, which while practical and does the job, I want it red the same as the body....want to have the engine out to do the engine bay properly and generally put everything back to factory spec....
It needs a proper airbox set up to replace the open cone filter, a few bits and pieces of trim underneath, I've already got a bargain brand new front grill for the bumper, radiator clips need replacing, want a std boot lock surround etc. Plenty for me to do. It is a credit to the previous owner though who started the good work. I promised him I'd continue it, so I will...
Interior is in great nick for a rallye, no rips at all. Could do with a new steering wheel and I'd like a new gearknob and gaitor too.
So I've plenty to do. Coupled with the buggy, I'm gonna be busy i think!
________________________________________Cherry Red Rallye .... On going OEM spec resto
China Blue GTi6 .... Weekend toy
Black 208 GTi .... Wife's car now
Silver BMW 550i.... The executive missile