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  1. I’d be interested in a drivers side please
  2. As title, I purchased a rust free wing many years ago that I was told had come off a VR6. It hadn’t it is an early so now looking for a late one (driver side) Few kicking around on eBay but they are either rotten or a king way from me with no postage option. I am in malvern Worcestershire Ta Edd
  3. This one has come up a lot over the years, I have just become aware of being the unfortunate victim of purchasing a "guaranteed" late wing that is actually an early. Unfortunately for me I bought this wing many years ago via ebay so have no recourse. I have agreed to get the spare wing fitted and sprayed at a bodyshop as part of a sale fortunately i double checked and noticed before it went to body shop so it could have been worse, it was not that easy to determine so thought i would post this for future queries. As you can see the late wing (one on the car) flare is wider by about 10mm, I tried lost of methods using ruler, paper etc to confirm/record the difference but this method is the one that made me determine the spare one was definitely an early.
  4. Thanks All, Car is now considered SOLD, will update if sale falls through Edd
  5. Thanks Si, appreciate the comments. You are quite right the time will come where these cars are very sought after and the value will be greatly reflected. We also have a 1968 Daimler V8 250 that was purchased about 15 years ago for £6k that has just been valued at £25k with minimal restorative work undertaken in that time; admittedly, it does only have 32k miles on the clock but it is the rarity that has driven the value increase. I have little doubt that this car will do exactly this in the not too distant future given the current condition and works I have undertaken; especially given its Storm status. However my issue with keeping is no garage space, a lack of use in general with other cars in the household that need to be used to maintain them in good order and a promise to my wife, the last being the crux of it ��
  6. Hi Edd,

    I am looking for a VR6 and am very interested in your car. I’m away on holiday in the States but am home on 2 June so will contact you then. I’m in South Wales so not too far from you.



  7. Not sure what it went for but this one was advertised at £8k and discussed an acquaintance who sold their Storm a few years ago for 10k, this was part of the info I used to set my pricing... http://www.the-corrado.net/showthread.php?109724-Corrado-Storm-Classic-Green/page2 Anyone would be hard pushed to find any Corrado with "lowish" miles, 2 owners, great condition and where the complete underside of the car has been replaced less than 50 miles ago (Let alone a Storm.) I'm going to leave it advertised here only for now, i'm in no rush and would really lik eit to go to someone who appreciates it for what it is and can be...
  8. also replaced roof trims last year... The list is going to keep on growing as I remember stuff :)
  9. Forgot to say it also had a new oil cooler, spark plugs and HT leads fitted in 2018
  10. Corrado Storm 1995 Green, manual, VR6 – 2 owners from new 130,000 miles MOT Nov 2018 - No advisories From following the market from a distance, based on the condition, the current advertised prices of Storms elsewhere, the 2-owner status, the cars history on file and the work undertaken in recent years I think it could be worth in the region of £8,000 – £10,000. However, I accept we often do not know what cost these cars are actually trading hands for, I also accept that the car is not completely original, even though the upgrades undertaken are well tested and complimentary to the vehicle. I purchased this Green Storm in March 2013, as a one owner local car with circa 124,700 miles on the clock. In the 6 years since I have only done 5000 miles. The car was originally purchased from VW Worcester on the 29th November 1995 at a price of £21,862. It is designated as a “Storm” model as noted on the bill of sale and the extended warranty documentation I have on file. The chassis number of the car reflects the last batch of 1300 Corrado’s that were produced; the batch from which the 500 “Storms” were within. The car has the normal Storm spec of Classic Green paint LC6U, cream leather, heated seats, colour coded grill (with solid top slats) and BBS solitude alloy wheels with BBS alloy wheel caps. The car has a full VW or VW specialist service history up until my ownership in 2013 with a massive file of receipts spanning its lifetime. It has continued to be serviced since 2013 either by myself or by a Mechanic friend who is a VW nut and a Morgan Sports Car Specialist who has incredibly high standards of work and does all the servicing work on my Morgan +8. Frankly I would not trust many other garages to do work on these cars anymore. Certainly, none close to me. When I purchased the car the then owner advised that the car had been used predominately to drive between his flat in Brighton (place of work) and home in Worcester; therefore, the miles it has done over its life are generally distance motorway mileage. The car runs great with no issues, does not use any oil and whilst the chains have not been done they are not noisy. I have had previous Corrado Vr6 engine fully rebuilt by Stealth Racing in Southam so I am aware of the issues that can present, but have no concerns on this engine. We recently replaced the sump gasket due to a slight oil weep and the bottom of the sump was spotless with no debris evident whatsoever. All typical parts that can have problems on the Corrado are working i.e. sunroof opens, closes fully and tilts, heaters working great on all vents and all speeds, spoiler working as it should, heated seats work etc etc… I have undertaken a large amount of (largely unnecessary) work on the car over the years using quality OEM or genuine VW. I had not planned to sell this car ever and I have therefore undertaken some upgrades/modification which I think are an enhancement to get full enjoyment out of their ownership. • Bilstein B12 sports suspension (circa 30 - 40mm lowered from stock) • Magnex S/S Exhaust • VW 288mm front brakes. Brand new, callipers, discs, bearings, braided hoses etc less than 50 miles on them • VW Mk4 rear brakes. Brand new, callipers, discs, bearings, braided hoses etc, less than 50 mils on them • Vibratechnics front engine mount. Brand new less than 50 miles on it. • Audi TT Aero wiper upgrade, literally fitted last week after I sourced some 20” blades • Eibach front and rear anti roll bars. Brand new less than 50 miles. The body work and paint is in a good condition, no lacquer peel etc It has not had any paintwork undertaken during my ownership. There are receipts in the history file for what looks like periodic paintwork maintenance and touch up done here and there prior to my ownership. Its looks (on file) like the bonnet was painted and blended into the nsf wing in 2003 at a cost of £400 and the roof for £468 at an unspecified date; therefore, given the price of the work undertaken it would have been reputable and is of good quality. There are stone chips on the bonnet and the odd mark that has been touched up/sorted around the car as would be expected given the car is 24 years old and has largely the original paint. In 2018 the original battery tray was cut out and replacement new Corrado Battery tray was professional installed; this was due to the previous one rusting, presumably from a leaky battery at some point. The one area that does let the car down currently is a section of rust (now holed) to the drivers wing, there is also some rust to the top of the slam panel (the result of a once rusty bonnet stay). These are my last things to sort. I have a replacement rust free wing and slam panel ready to be painted. I currently plan to still do these prior to sale but I will be negotiable on price so will consider selling as is. The windscreen cracked in the first winter that I owned the car, I subsequently had a new one fitted at my own cost (£300) this was not under insurance as I wanted to use a company (Autoplus Windscreens) who are recognised as very experienced at fitting Corrido windscreens Works undertaken in 2016 • Bilstein B12 Sports suspension fitted all round with all new Genuine Top mounts and front lowering caps, bump stops, dust caps, etc. I do have set of H&R front and rear lowering springs that will come with the car which are also an excellent setup for the VR6 Corrado • New Coil pack • New front fogs and indicators Recent work undertaken in 2018 (less than 50 miles use since) Having spent a few years purchasing parts to refurbish the underside of the vehicle it recently underwent a complete overhaul of the drivetrain and underside of the vehicle. On reflection I probably got a bit obsessed with the “let’s just do that too while we are at it….” Engine Bay • New OEM Quality alternator • New OEM quality crackpipe • New OEM quality thermostat housing and sensors • New Quality OEM Radiator (think it was a Hella) • Full Oil Change and Filter with VW recommended Oil • Full coolant changed with VW recommended Coolant • Sump off and new sump gaskets (sump was very clean and no debris) • New engine mounts all round – Rear 2 engine mounts were Genuine VW and front was a vibratechnics road spec • All parts were fitted with new original VW/AUDI bolts. Drivetrain and underside Chassis • Aftermarket Stainless Steel Straps were fitted to fuel tank with new retaining brackets • Any superficial chassis rust or nicks to underseal was removed, treated and sealed • Exhaust shields were removed and reinstated with new clips Rear axle • Refurbished, professionally powder coated matt black VR6 rear sub frame • New Eibach rear anti roll bar and bushes • New copper brake lines • New Rear brake bias valve - OEM quality • All new brake lines clips • New Braided hoses • NEW genuine rear trailing arm bushes • New stub axles • New brake disc shields • New Mk4 rear callipers • New rear bearings • New ABS sensors • New ABS rings • New Discs • New Pads • All parts fitted with new genuine VW/AUDI bolts/nuts/washers etc Front Axle • Refurbished, professionally powder coated matt black VR6 front Sub frame (the one with front engine mount, front rad support and main subframe • New genuine VW front wishbones (L&R) and new bushes etc • Refurbished knuckles/wheel bearing housing (L&R) • New front wheel hubs • New abs rotors • New drop links • New front wheel bearings • New front • New CV boots • Refurbished Brake disc shields (L&R) • New copper brake lines • New Braided Hoses • All new genuine bushes all round • Refurbished Mk3 callipers and calliper brackets – 288mm upgrade • New OEM 288mm Mk3 discs and pads • New OEM ABS sensors • New OEM Ball joints • New Steering rack brackets and bushes (very hard to find) • New Eibach anti roll bar and bushes • All parts fitted with new genuine VW/AUDI bolts/nuts/washers etc
  11. Mechanic is struggling to get new crack pipe to seal at block end, he mentioned there is some corrosion on the block, that was emery clothed before new crack pipe fitted. Can’t recall what make the new crack pipe is, it is a plastic one, I gave him 2 as I bought one that came by itself (Most likely from VW Heritage) and if I recall the other came with a new thermostat housing kit, one of them would not fit into the block at all apparently! Any tips or tricks, as it needs stripping back down tomorrow but it is understandably hard to tell if it is sealing properly until filled and at pressure? Ta Edd
  12. So if we are not getting anywhere with Tapatalk is there an alternative app that works like Tapatalk for the forum? Find it painful to navigate on iphone as it currently stands...
  13. Any news on this? Only time I log in at the moment is too see if this is getting sorted.
  14. Bit annoying this, will likely massively reduce my time on here. My browsing is usually in the evening with my wife asleep on me on the sofa and it’s a pain on the iPhone without Tapatalk
  15. Got to love it when your friendly mechanic has the enthusiasm to send you photo progress updates of the underside/chassis refurb [emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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