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#1 gaffer1986

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:47 PM

Vauxhall VX220 with ITBs and fully forged engine for sale:

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Video: https://youtu.be/CJ5zyPu8Iqk
Just passed it MOT with no advisories 08/01/2020

Year: 20/04/2001
Mileage: 67,201 miles
Engine: Approx 32,000 miles
Colour: Silver
Interior: Black leather/cloth with red stitching

Performance:
Acceleration: 0-60 in 4-5 seconds depending on who is in the car
Top speed: I've been 120 mph on track, may go to 160 mph on an autobahn
Power: Approximately 218 bhp
Torque Approximately 200 nm
Rev limit: 7,800rpm
Weight: 870kg with 68kg driver and full tank of fuel.

Service History:
937 miles
1,182 miles
5,662 miles
8,995 miles
12,729 miles
16,199 miles + brake fluid
18,450 miles + brake fluid
20,489 miles + brake fluid, spark plugs and fuel filter
21,559 miles + brake fluid
25,887 miles + brake fluid
33,419 miles + brake fluid
40,134 miles + brake fluid & fuel filter
42,582 miles
45,233 miles
49,392 miles
53,893 miles + spark plugs
56,016 miles
57,993 miles + fuel filter
61,980 miles
65,377 miles + spark plugs, coil pack and brake fluid
66,874 miles + aux belt and tensioner

Cosmetic Modifications:
Completely refurbished interior by a Bentley interior worker
Interior in black leather and cloth with red stitching - see photos
Padded leather sill covers and door cards modified for a perfect fit
Turbo side air intakes
Cupra front splitter
Turbo rear spoiler
Refurbished wheels in grey
Smoked rear lights
Tat fin less rear diffuser
Front V grille removed but is included in the sale

Upgrades:
Windscreen wiper arm with integrated washer jets
Strong motor sport gear cables - standard cables are prone to snapping
Back on track upgraded toe links - standard are known to snap
Hub carrier bolts grade 10.9 - standard grade 8.8 known to snap
Steel braided brake lines
Pro alloy radiator
Twin radiator fans
ABS switch - VX220 ABS cuts in too early - switch off for track days
Stiffer engine mounts front and rear
Alloy tow bracket as the standard steel bracket rusts badly and breaks
DAB stereo with aux in, USB and Bluetooth
Upgraded speakers
Not an upgrade but the heater has been rebuilt and puts out plenty of heat
Extra padding added to the seats during re-trim
By far the most comfortable VX220/Elise I have sat in

Engine:
Replaced at approximately 35,000 miles in October 2012
This was Vocky's engine if you know him.
Saab B207 engine block 2.2 litres completely rebuilt.
Forged YH crank
Forged Eagle rods
Forged Wiseco pistons
Balancer shaft delete
Light weight fly wheel
Z22SE cylinder head
Ports enlarged and polished
Double valve springs
Competition stage 2 cams
Webcon (Weber) individual throttle body kit
Tat accelerator pedal
Cable controlled throttle
Full Chris Tullet 2.5 inch exhaust inc manifold and high flow catalytic converter
SCS Delta 400 ECU
Custom built wiring harness
I will include the ECU cable and software so you can tweak it if you want
You can make it pop and bang to your hearts content if that's your thing, at the moment it only pops once or twice if you let off the gas suddenly at high rpm after full throttle.
Has always used some oil but it hasn't increased in 15,000 miles of use Forged engines are known to use some oil.
You're welcome to do a compression test, it goes to 12 bar.
This engine costs around £8,000

Gearbox is an F23 SG with 4.17 final drive for shorter gears. Although it will still do 40mph in 1st gear.

Consumables:
Front Tyres 195 45 17 R Hankook V12 with 7 mm tread remaining
Rear Tyres 225 45 17 R Hankook V12 with 5.5 mm tread remaining
(The V12 is a great all round tyre)
Front brake discs: Recently new zinc coated Padig brake discs
Rear brake discs: Recently new zinc coated Padig brake discs
Front brake pads: Carbon Lorraine RC5+ 50% worn
Rear brake pads: Carbon Lorraine RC5+ 25% worn
Brake fluid: Motul RBF 660 with a 325 degrees Celsius boiling point
Clutch: I believe was replaced about 30,000 miles ago
I'm happy to fit new standard brake pads all round before sale.

Condition:
Interior is one of the best you will find - fully refurbished in leather with red stitching by a Bentley worker.
Exterior is in fair condition - it's 18.5 years old and has some marks
I've included photos of the exterior cosmetic marks
The front has stone chips
Headlights can fog up slightly when wet and could do with refurbishing
Roof window top seals can leak slightly if left out in heavy rain
New battery just fitted to the car and new key fob batteries
Key torch works

Comes with locking wheel nut, two keys and toe eye

I've used it on track about 10 times over 3.5 years.

I'm being completely honest, absolutely love the car and never thought I would put it up for sale. But I really like the S3 Elise and feel like it may be time for a change if someone wants this car.

Price: £14,000 because this has to be worth as much as a Turbo!


#2 gaffer1986

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:51 PM

Oh, I did pay for premium subscription in July as I have for a few years now but for some reason it's not working.



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:02 PM

Sweet motor, should'nt need a soundtrack with that.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:38 PM

Nice specs...
But im very dubious about the claimed weight...

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:57 PM

I have weighed it, 870kg with me in it and a full tank of fuel. I weigh 65kgs.

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:37 AM

870kg WITH you is very good



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Posted 06 February 2020 - 06:35 AM

I weighed it a while back on the royal mail truck scales in Chelmsford. It weighs the front first then the rear. I can't remember the numbers but I do remember it being near exactly the claimed kerb weight.

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:31 PM

Ok...870 minus 65 (you), minus 25 of fuel means about 80/90 of weight savings... But what has been done to reduce weight...
Flywheel, exhaust, balancing shafts, intake manifold and air box...
What else ??

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:33 PM

870kg is the official kerb weight which includes a full tank of fuel and a 68kg driver. Have you weighed one?

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:38 PM

I'm fairly certain I remember reading in the literature that the NA is 870kg with full tank and 68kg driver. But I weighed it several years ago so don't remember the numbers, just remember being very pleased with the weight as my previous MR2 roadster which I used the same scales for came out around a tonne.

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:35 PM

870kg is the official kerb weight which includes a full tank of fuel and a 68kg driver. Have you weighed one?


The official weight is without driver and fuel...
When stock mine was weighted at 864 kg in these conditions.

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:39 PM

I could be wrong then. I would like weigh it again if I get the chance.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 02:12 PM

870kg WITH you is very good

 

You're right, I've actually got the brochure the car was sold with and it says 875kg excluding driver. I know it was around 870kg and my knowlege tells me that kerbweight means dripping wet with a 68kg driver if I remember correctly, so Vauxhall was naughty calling it kerbweight.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:51 PM

Mine with all the SC gubbins, harnesses, TDs a full tank of fuel minus about 15 miles use was 892.5kgs. Weighed at HPE on corner weighting scales. 870 doesn't sound unreasonable without driver. 



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 03:27 PM

 

870kg WITH you is very good

 
You're right, I've actually got the brochure the car was sold with and it says 875kg excluding driver. I know it was around 870kg and my knowlege tells me that kerbweight means dripping wet with a 68kg driver if I remember correctly, so Vauxhall was naughty calling it kerbweight.

 

 
The way its measured has changed over the years though. 'Kerb weight' used to just cover the vehicle with all fluids, ready to go etc. but no driver (as obviously the driver / passenger / loaded weight is all variable).
 
Most 'kerbweights' for new vehicles include a 75kg driver (think this an EU requirement, and usually noted), hence why a load of current 'hot hatches' are around 1,500kg (they are over-weight anyway!)
 
Either way, no chance it is near ~800kg without driver as people spend ££££ getting to that weight and requires lightweight clams, fully stripped interior etc. etc.

 

Nice car though :)



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 06:42 PM

Is the car still for sale?

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Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:30 PM

Sorry, not anymore.




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