anybody viewed that car?

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anybody viewed that car?

#1 Post by micha_1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:41 pm ... SwrSdZf1ZN

wht do you think about this car? (despite the modifications)

anybody viewed that car, i mean: is the body sound and really so good as it looks like on the pics?

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#2 Post by johnnydog » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:36 am

I don't quite get the 'Michelotti penned' Rally Car bit of the advert, to be honest.
The seller appears to be describing the general rallying history of the Mk1, which I personally think is misleading (to some?) :?:
It 'looks' reasonable bodily, but it's obviously been messed with, which, depending on any buyers intentions, could be relatively expensive to put back to standard. Seats (these blue ones have a hole in anyway!), sill trims, bumpers, interior trim just for starters are expensive.
In the absence of anyone knowing the car, then a physical examination is the only way to answer the question.
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#3 Post by Charles H » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:56 pm

Not seen it other than in this ad, but a rally car? Really? Just because it has no bumpers and 5 extra lights on the front does not make it a rally car. To compete in UK events, the MSA insist that bumpers are fitted, and a maximum of four forward facing lights. The standard car has four to start with! However, if the body is good, that has to be the main point. Only way is either to go and see it, or find someone nearby who is willing to look on your behalf.
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#4 Post by TedTaylor » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:48 am

I must agree with Charles about this car.

The way the ad has been worded does make me concerned about the veracity of the dealership.

It almost implies that is a period rally car but to suggest it is even a modern 'evocation' purely because a bit of bling has been added to it is almost dishonest. Apart from Charles' comments, the practicality of the interior preparation for rallying has to be questioned ........

If anyone is viewing the car consider it for what it is, a Mk1 2000 with some fancy bits added - forget the rally bit. Then you may find it worth buying as a nice car but at a lower price.

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