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  1. It's not 100% decided, but if there's enough interest and I can get back what it owes me then I can save the money. I will be genuinely sad to see it go though :(
  2. 1991 Volkswagen Corrado G60 116k miles with a folder full of receipts, old mot's etc. Standard spec of power steering, abs brakes, electric sunroof, electric mirrors. Original immoboliser with two fobs and two spare keys. I have been building this car for the past year, I bought it as a project which was solid but needed work as it had not been used much for the past 3 years other than taking it to the MOT station and the occasional weekend drive, I spent 6 months looking for the right car as I wanted an original G60 as these are getting rare and it is the exact model I wanted when I was growing up, a white G60. There are very limited numbers left, especially in white. I had the car professionally resprayed in it's original colour of Alpine white by a local trusted bodyshop. The car had a few small dings but no rust, so the two dings which were also pushed out and rectified in the proper way. The car is as straight as you will find, the paintwork is all one shade, no dings, no dents, no rusty arches, no rust around the doors, fuel flap etc as is common on a lot of cars of this age. It turns heads everywhere it goes, and looks like a new car again, perfect for the up-coming summer (if we do ever get one). It has also (in the past 3 months) been fitted with a freshly rebuilt supercharger, along with new oil feed and return lines all work carried out by Only Charged Dubs (google them, they are the best place to go for any G60 parts/work/information). It's also had a BBM RSR outlet kit fitted to replace the stock plastic part, which is prone to leaking boost and cracking due to the location (plastic next to hot engine). This was fitted at a cost of over £1000 as the old charger was damaged and could not be rebuilt. The charger itself is also still under warranty. It's also had most of the original vacuum pipes replaced for silicone ones as the old ones were brittle as they were the originals. Fully serviced with the correct Bosch WR6DPO spark plugs, Bosch HT leads, new dizzy cap and new rotor arm and the correct 10/40 semi synthetic engine oil and red coolant. Does not burn oil, no smoke on start up, no smoke when hot, and no smoke or burning oil when driving. Rear spoiler works as it should on the switch (under dash) and raises and goes down smoothly. Engine has no noises, no rattles etc. Sounds very smooth both cold and once warmed up, no flat spots, pulls strongly in all gears. It has also been fitted with a 68mm supercharger pulley and new XL belt (stronger than original). The ECU has also had a chip fitted to work with the smaller pulley etc. Full custom stainless steel exhaust system including decat fitted, not loud though (not required for MOT as car is pre 1992, and has been this way for the past 4 MOT tests and passes emissions without any issues). The interior is original dark grey cloth with no rips or tears. Has a MOMO 280mm steering wheel (can take some getting used to the smaller size but original wheel will come with the car too). Sunroof works as it should (VERY common fault on these cars) it works in both the fully open position and the tilted position without any strange noises etc. Electric windows work as they should also, both go up, both go down without noises. Electric mirrors work on both sides with both the up/down and the left/right controls. Gearbox is a 5 speed manual, all gears work as they should however there is a small crunch sometimes if you drop down into 3rd from 4th or 5th but this only happens sometimes, and when you do change gear a certain way (I think the cables need adjusting but it's really not something that's bothered me). All dash lights work, warning lights for coolant etc work and go out once the engine is started. Cold start choke works as it should, is a little lumpy for around 10-20 seconds when first started in cold weather due to the chip/ECU settings but this sorts itself out quickly. New lambda sensor has been fitted (Genuine Bosch) and re-wired as the old wiring was damaged. New coolant temp sensors fitted and working correctly. I collected a lot of original items to ensure the car was put together in the correct way, with a few tasteful modifications along the way that don't detract from the car's originality. Custom 1 piece OZ Turbo replica alloy wheels 9x16 with 195/40/16 tyres fitted all round, custom rear spacers fitted. JOM adjustable coilover suspension means you can raise/lower the cars ride height to suit your needs, all adjustment is un-seized and moves freely, no leaks etc. Pioneer MP3 head unit fitted (provides iPhone/USB connectivity and radio). MOT expires 29th January 2017 (one advisory which was a slight leak from the oil cooler, new seal fitted and leak fixed). So if your looking for a very nice, clean, original, rare Corrado G60 then you'll be hard pushed to find a nicer one than this, and that's not being biased, it truly is a lovely example of a collectible car that is only going to increase in value as time goes on. I've done a few shows in the car including being indoors at this years Ultimate Dubs show in Telford, probably the largest VW show in the country! It got a lot of positive attention, which was nice to hear that your hard work has paid off. Please do not make any silly offers, I know what the car has cost to get to this standard, I know how much others are selling for that aren't even close to being as nice as this one is. Nothing needs doing to it other than general maintenance and you have a car that will not loose any value, is cheap to insure, cheap to run and parts etc are cheap as well. Please remember it's had a full respray, new supercharger, new wheels/tyres etc. To get another car to this standard would no doubt cost thousands, as well as a lot of time. It's being sold for what the car owes me, I didn't build it to make money on but I've recently changed jobs and have a work van as well as working for the same company as my partner so she also comes with me to/from work meaning we no longer need two cars. I'm not in a rush to sell, so as I've said please don't make me any silly offers. Thanks for looking, and if you have any questions then please just drop me a message. If it doesn't sell then I'll keep it as a show car, but seems a shame for it not to be used and enjoyed as it should be. £5795 ono Located in Plymouth, Devon. [ATTACH=CONFIG]83774[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]83775[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]83776[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]83777[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]83778[/ATTACH]
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    Theres a fair few on ebay, even brand new ones :)
  4. Fitted my new BBM RSR Outlet kit to replace my standard plastic outlet, much better and no escaping boost, which is nice! Took the car out for a drive across the moors and did a few photos :)
  5. Fitted my new BBM RSR Outlet kit to replace my standard plastic outlet, much better and no escaping boost, which is nice! Took the car out for a drive across the moors and did a few photos :)
  6. Well thanks to everyone who replied.... Turned out to be the lambda sensor at fault.
  7. 1991 Corrado G60 Okay, so the problems started this morning when I left to go to work after the car being stood since it was parked outside the evening before (after work). Car got about 3 miles away from home when it started to bog down, felt like a misfire and no matter how hard I pressed the throttle it barely increased the revs. So this evening I've checked: Lambda sensor (unplugged and checked power etc, all seems okay), Spark plugs (swapped for my old set which were known to work, no change), Coolant temp sensor (swapped my new GSF one back to my genuine old one, minute change maybe in my head), Vacuum running from throttle body to ECU (when this is removed the car idles a lot better, the overfueling seems to clear at least to a "better" state, however under load when driving it bucks and kangaroos and the idle isn't steady either). Other vacuum pipes all seem okay too. Dizzy is solid (has not moved), Dizzy, rotor arm, coil, plugs and ht leads all replaced a month ago and has been in daily use since with no issues, ISV unplugged causes the engine to nearly die, so that is doing it's job, Fuses checked along with relays (visibly they look fine). So that doesn't leave me much else. :( Any thoughts? I'm going to get the ECU tested by a local ECU repair specialists to see if perhaps something inside has failed, but other than that I'm at a loss. So I turn to you guys for help please...
  8. Well my new RSR outlet kit still has not turned up, so I won't be ordering anything from Dubforce ever again. I had to contact them only to be told that UKMail had lost my package and that they would send me another one out in a few days... Erm, no?! I paid extra for express postage and it was due today at the latest, and no contact was made by them to inform me of any delay or issues so I would have been left waiting. Will be ordering the BBM Outlet kit instead, more money but better quality and at least I should get that before the weekend! EDIT: Have ordered the BBM Outlet kit from Only Charged Dubs, they had it on the shelf ready to go for next day delivery.
  9. I have an old set kicking about somewhere I'll give that a go... :) EDIT : Okay so I had two old kits in various states of frankenstein-ness... Turns out from 3 kits I have two working ballasts, and only two working bulbs lol. So now they are fitted, in and working with the dim-dip resistor unplugged, thanks for the advice btw.
  10. Good point! Shall re-install and see if that fixes the problem. However, would that effect only one side? Drivers side was working perfectly but all I got from the passenger side was a buzz.
  11. Attempted to fit some HID headlights, but they didn't want to work properly... If you unplugged the loom, and connected it again with the switch on they worked (on one side), the other size just buzzed at me and everytime you switched them off and back on again, they wouldn't come on without repeating the unplugging/re-connecting process. On a better note, if anyone is looking for some genuinely amazing (I rarely use that word) side light bulbs, OSRAM LED 6000k ones are just that! £15 for two small bulbs seems steep, but they're worth every penny. Come with a 5 year guarantee, and are so good they put my halogen headlights to shame in terms of light output! Will be looking into some LED headlight bulbs next I think as the HID's didn't want to work no matter what I did (Checked fuses, wiring etc and have fitted many kits in the past).
  12. Well after being approached by Autoperfekt to test their products (and to continue to do so with new products when they are released) they sent me a full selection of products, the smell of some of them is really nice, which is always a good start to any detailing products IMO... Haven't had a chance to test them yet but looking forward to doing so. Have always been an Auto Finesse user since they started up, but I am happy to use other products that look good (seen these products on a couple of cars at shows I've done photography for so am happy to use them). All they ask is that I display a sticker on the car, and asked if I could promote their products on my personal Instagram page and on my photography page on Facebook (Scene Exposure). I'll be making some videos, and before/after photos of the products when it's dry enough to use them. I also fitted some OSRAM LED side light bulbs, not cheap at £15 a pair but they are brilliant! Brilliant white light, and they actually show up the headlights in terms of brightness! So may be looking into some LED headlights next, I did fit an HID kit but due to the Corrado's poor headlight power they didn't want to work very well so they were removed the same day.
  13. Nope, didn't spray the engine bay as it would have bumped the price up quite a bit, and the time involved removing parts etc... But the G60 engine bay is never going to win you any prizes without doing a shaved bay and wire tuck IMO as there are just too much pipework running everywhere.
  14. Photo of my Momo 280 steering wheel... Probably too small for most, and too expensive for a steering wheel but I promised myself one so treated myself!
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