Time to sell my VX and move on to other things. I've owned the car for over 10 years (since August 2008) and covered almost 40,000 miles in that time. In the last few years I've been averaging less than 1000 miles per year due to the arrival of a couple of kids but the car has been well maintained regardless.
I will take some more photos when it stops raining and post them.
Rare mandarin orange - in my eyes the best VX colour.
Registered 21/11/2002, 4 previous owners. 69,600 miles.
HPI clear, MOT till 21/08/2019, 2 keys.
Full service history - as detailed below, including new chains fitted at 60,000 miles and an aluminium radiator fitted at 63,500 miles
Some nice subtle modifications including full Chris Tullett 2.5” exhaust system - manifold, downpipe with sports cat and repackable rear silencer and Nitron Street Series adjustable shocks.
17/12/2003 - 1st Service at 8,768 miles - Lance Owen Vauxhall
20/12/2004 - 2nd Service at 12,468 miles - Lance Owen Vauxhall
06/12/2005 - MOT at 15,015 miles
07/12/2005 - 3rd Service at 15,016 miles - SAAB City Vauxhall
28/09/2006 - 4th Service at 16,874 miles - Murkett Bros Vauxhall
28/09/2006 - MOT at 16,874 miles
23/08/2007 - 5th Service at 21,103 miles - F G Barnes Vauxhall
24/08/2007 - MOT at 21,103 miles
06/08/2008 - New Bilstein rear shocks fitted - Bellinger Vauxhall
12/08/2008 - MOT at 30,563 miles
26/09/2008 - 6th Service at 32,083 miles - Thorney Motorsport Vauxhall
02/07/2009 - 7th Service at 40,661 miles, suspension geometry checked and reset, Mintex 1144 pads fitted front & rear - Back on Track
21/08/2009 - MOT at 44,060 miles
29/06/2010 - 8th Service at 51,135 miles, Chris Tullett rear silencer fitted, new coolant header tank, new rear toe links, suspension geometry reset, new front & rear discs and Mintex 1144 pads fitted, new handbrake cable - Back on Track
29/06/2010 - MOT at 51,136 miles
21/10/2010 - NS & OS side engine mounts replaced - Back on Track
27/06/2011 - 9th Service at 55,644 miles - Back on Track
27/06/2011 - MOT at 55,644 miles
03/07/2012 - 10th Service at 58,580 miles - Back on Track
04/07/2012 - MOT at 58,580 miles
16/03/2013 - New chains fitted by Vocky, genuine GM timing and balance shaft chain kits
24/06/2013 - 11th Service at 60,609 miles, Nitron Street Series shocks fitted, full geometry check completed including adjustment to ride height.
24/06/2013 - MOT at 60,609 miles
23/07/2013 - Chris Tullett manifold, downpipe with 200 cell sports cat fitted - Back on Track
18/05/2014 - Fitted new aluminium radiator, fan and silicone hoses. All front clam bolts and under tray fixings replaced
18/07/2014 - 12th Service at 63,728 miles, both front track rod ends replaced, tracking adjusted - Back on Track
19/07/2014 - MOT at 63,728 miles
29/05/2015 - Fitted new alternator and battery
20/07/2015 - 13th Service at 65,239 miles, alternator belt replaced - Back on Track
20/07/2015 - MOT at 65,240 miles
02/08/2016 - 14th Service at 67,569 miles, new coolant header tank fitted - Back on Track
03/08/2016 - MOT at 67,569 miles
21/10/2016 - Water pump and timing chain tensioner replaced - Picador Vauxhall
22/08/2017 - MOT at 68,604 miles
24/10/2017 - 15th Service at 68,846 miles, Mintex 1155 brake pads fitted front & rear, NS inner CV boot replaced
14/08/2018 - MOT at 69,368 miles
31/05/2008 - New nearside door and front & rear clams fitted under warranty due to original panels suffering from osmosis. Door cards painted in mandarin orange and turbo splitters fitted to new front clam. Work carried out by Motorbodies Vauxhall in Luton
28/06/2009 - Rear clam replaced again due to osmosis in replacement clam! Turbo rear spoiler fitted, windscreen surround repainted silver and turbo roof seal fitted, new bonnet grills fitted, front clam resprayed. Work carried out by Specialist Paintwork - Lotus approved bodyshop in Reading.
04/05/2012 - Front clam and bonnet resprayed by Back on Track due to a large area of clearcoat peeling and stonechips.
22/05/2012 - All four wheels refurbished by the Wheel Specialist in Fareham.
There current state of the bodywork is generally good but there is some osmosis/bubbling in the driver’s door and some small areas where the clearcoat has lifted - on the drivers side of the roll bar cover and the leading edge of the drivers side sill panel. There is a small crack (2cm’s) in the passenger side sill panel on the rear edge, the windscreen surround would benefit from being resprayed or wrapped and there are the usual stone chips on the bottom part of the front clam. These are all minor blemishes that aren’t visible until close inspection.
Black soft top in good condition.
Correct Bridgestone RE040 fitted front and rear. Fronts fitted at 67,569 miles in August 2016, Rears fitted at 68,750 miles in October 2017.
Door cards painted mandarin to match exterior
Dash plates, centre console, drivers sill cover, gear knob and handbrake grip all replaced during my ownership with new OEM items.
Black leather seats with the usual wear to the edge of the drivers seat.
Upgraded Sony head unit and speakers
The car is located on the south coast near Fareham.
Edited by ten-tenths, 29 November 2018 - 02:24 PM.