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#1 Samwise

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:43 PM

Time has finally come to move on from the Vx220 platform for us im afraid as a Vx which has quite a bit of history as Zoobeef's old car is up for sale.

Excuse the generic ad, i've just saved it to post around a few places:

 

Stage 4 (With forged internals)

Owned for almost 7 years.

42950 Miles (Serviced ourselves since purchase @ 35k miles so no stamps after that)

3000 miles since Engine rebuild, incl timing belt & water pump change

Previously Cat D

MOT Valid until Apr 2020

 

Fantastic and well sorted track car jointly owned by Father & Son with all modifications and work done by ourselves. Selling due to future projects for the two of us.

 

The car was written off by a previous owner after suffering front & rear clam damage as well as headlight damage. After being repaired by the next owner it was purchased by ourselves where we began to work on the car together replacing several known weak parts as well as improving the brakes, handling, etc to make it a track car.

After a couple of years of overheating issues, it was apparent that the engine had to be rebuilt due to a warped head. We removed and rebuilt the engine ourselves after having it skimmed using ARP head studs, Mahle OEM Forged Pistons and FCP Steel Rods. Finally, the Engine was mapped by Steve of TeamVXRacing to make around 300bhp on a sensible tune with an increased redline of 7600RPM up from the standard 6800 which can help save a few gear changes on track.

 

A Full list of Modifications is as follows:

Engine:

Tuned By TeamVXRacing

Apexi 80mm Dry Cone air filter

80mm OEM Maf upgrade

80mm Ali intake pipework

VXR Turbo

Water-to-air Chargecooler system

Forge Motorsport Recirculating BOV

Courtenay Motorsport Alloy Intake Elbow

EDS Intake Manifold

OEM Plastic boost bypass valve & Pressure Canister system delete

VXR Injectors

Mahle Forged Pistons

FCP Engineering Steel connecting rods

ARP Head Studs

OEM Gaskets Used during Rebuild

3” Custom Stainless Exhaust with Removable Decat Section

Balancer Shaft Delete

Lightened Flywheel

6 Puck Paddle clutch

Poly Front & Rear Engine Mounts, Replacement OEM Side Engine & Gearbox Mount.

Upgrade Fuel Pump & new Fuel Filter

Replacement Coolant Expansion tank

Gearbox Breather pipe

Engine Breather & Oil Catch Can

 

Suspension & Brakes:

Spitfire Rear Toe Rods

Uprated Higher Tensile Hub Carrier bolts

New OEM Front Wheel Bearings

Fully refreshed A Arm bushings with OEM Rubber bushings

Thicker 1” Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar

Nitron NTR 40 Coilovers With Upgraded Eibach springs (450lb 5” Front/600lb 7” Rear) and full helper platforms/springs as well as Upgraded Custom Valving to improve damping by Hoffmans

Grooved Brake Disks

Pagid RS14 Brake Pads

HEL Steel Braided Lines

 

Interior:

AEM Wideband + Stack Oil Temp, Oil Pressure and boost Gauges

Small Shift Light

Harness Bar + Driver’s & Passenger’s 4 point Luke Harnesses

Fire Extinguisher

LED Headlight Conversion

 

Body:

Finished in Vauxhall Europa Blue, a rare colour for the Turbo Model

New Front & Rear OEM Clamshells

LotusHardtops Hard Top Included

Lotus Hardtops Diffuser

Front Clam Louvres

Exige GT4 Wing

Aerocatches on front & Rear bonnets

 

Wheels & Tyres:

17” Team Dynamic Pro Race 1.2, 7.5” Front Width and 8” Rear

Yokohama AD08R’s

 

That’s it for the parts list, as far as reliability goes it has always been good to us and following the engine rebuild runs and drives incredibly well really giving confidence in its strength and you can tell that the car isn’t stressed at all even when pushed on track. The Vx220 platform is second to none in my opinion of incredible track cars with a roof for this price point and ours only excels at that as it really can teach a driver what they’re missing out on talent wise and it feels great to learn and grow with as a driver.  

 

Included with the Sale is an MTEK 5.0 Trickle Charger and Car Cover as we’ll no longer need them. However the Locking wheel nut key is not included as this was lost a few years ago and there are no locking wheel nuts on the car itself.

There are a couple of bad points to the car as expected of a glass fibre car of this age, although there is no bubbling in any of the panels or paintwork there are a couple of cracks which have been resolved to not grow any further but have not been resprayed. There is some damage under the front clam due to scraping, etc and a lot of stone chips on the front, again as to be expected.

Some parts have been wrapped such as the rear wing Element, windscreen surround and interior panels which is not the best of finishes however It generally looks better than the silver/bare glass fibre underneath.

 

Looking for 16.5k or sensible offers considered

Based down in Brighton & Hove

Test drives only available with proof of full insurance to drive the car.

 

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Edited by Samwise, 20 June 2019 - 09:45 PM.


#2 Samwise

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:29 PM

bump



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:40 AM

Now that is a proper setup and beautiful car.
If I didn't have one myself already I'd buy it.

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

If I had the money, I would come and buy this off you tonight!

 

This is a stunning example and i'm just itching to get another VX!



#5 Samwise

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:30 PM

Cheers for the kind words guys it really is a fantastic car!

Bump and dropping the price to 16k!



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

Bump & price drop to 15.5k



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 06:20 PM

Bump again



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:30 PM

Oosh - is this still available? I might need to have a word with the lady of the house tonight...

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:11 PM

Oosh - is this still available? I might need to have a word with the lady of the house tonight...

 

Mac

 

Hi Mac,

 

It is still for sale. Replied to your PM the other day, feel free to get in touch!



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

Thanks Samwise, I did see it and I'm currently picking my moment to speak to SWMBO!
It's a little over my budget and lacking a pair of seats I "probably" should have but, hey! I like the looks of a VX - if only she can look past the badge...

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 06:46 PM

bump & drop to 15k



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:06 PM

Price drop to £14,750



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 12:44 AM

Price drop to £14,500



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:20 AM

Still for sale, dropped to £14k, open to sensible offers

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:13 AM

Sold last week.






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