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#1 dirk.diggler



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:07 AM

Hello fellas


Been lurking round in the background doing the usual research on both the N/A and turbo models, and am hopefully going to do a bit of test driving and comparisons before decision. I must say the info off this site is invaluable and is really helpful when considering a specialist car.

I've looked through many posts and got my head round the usual things to be aware of, but i understand a lot have these cars have been in minor bumps due to their age, and these can be easily disguised.

Apart from shut lines, overspray etc wheres the places to check for bumps..can you see into the corners of the engine bay and front area with a torch etc? 

I've seen a turbo car advertised reg no KV07 HJE  eBay item number: 123293689840 

It looks ok but i'm wondering if anyone on the forum knows any history on this car?

I would prefer to buy from a forum member, but many of them are a fair driving distance form me.


Anyway any thoughts are much appreciated






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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:03 PM

Are there 07 reg vxs??

#3 dirk.diggler



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:38 PM

thats what i was wondering 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:04 AM

Yes there are and at least two 57 plates I believe, doesn’t necessarily mean they came of the line any later than say an 05 reg though just that they may have sat around a bit longer after production had ceased until being registered for use on the road.

With such low numbers you have to be prepared to travel for the right car. The eBay one looks a tidy example, only immediate things I can spot from a quick flick through the photos is no rear badge - Could indicate its had some work to rear clam but most likely a previous owner has chosen to debadge for looks although usually its just the griffin that gets scrapped. Budget £20-30 for a replacement IF you can source one. The little metal counter / disk is missing from the starter button (common for them to fall off, purely cosmetic couple of quid to fix. There is a strange looking pad stuck to the drivers sill probably a previous owners creation of an arm rest but check underneath to see if its hiding any cracks.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:05 AM

There are a handful. Ultimately all the Turbos were made within a short timeframe at the factory. Many of the cars were stored after production/pre registered and sat in dealers etc so the 07 is a late registration but it's not something that affects the value or anything. 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:36 AM

In terms of crash damage... the bits that matter are the tub and its wishbone & suspension mounting points, and the rear sub frame, everything else can be fixed or replaced.

#7 dirk.diggler



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:38 AM


Thanks for all the replies , very informative fellas

I think its time to go and test drive a few tidy cars


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