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Thread: *FREE* SORN'd 94 16V needs rescuing

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    *FREE* SORN'd 94 16V needs rescuing

    The time has come to get rid of my 94 valver. The car has not moved for 2 years but is in decent nick.

    It's a tale of woe. A few weeks after it passed its last MOT (and I had spent a tidy sum sorting out a cold idling problem) I removed the flat battery. When I finally got round to charging the battery and putting it back in the car, the near side bonnet catch had seized up. Not needing a car from one week to the next, the weeks turned into months and it sat in the car park while I didn't get round to sorting it out. Now it's got to go or I'll have to scrap it. I'll let it go FOR FREE to a good home.

    What's good?

    - 88k on the clock (11k of them mine)
    - New MOT, drove well and everything was running well before the unplanned SORN (including spoiler, sunroof, windows)
    - unmodified
    - Dragon Green bodywork is in good condition except for some rust on the driver's door (see below) and a couple of minor dents and scrapes
    - black fabric interior is damp but otherwise in good condition. Valet it and keep it in a warm garage for a couple of weeks and I think it'll be fine

    What's bad?

    - bonnet seized shut (one side only) and no battery
    - several patches of bubbly rust along the bottom edge of the driver's door, about 5-10cm high
    - stereo (Sony CD/MP3) only works intermittently - a loose connection somewhere I think.
    - immobiliser was permanently disconnected due to a fault that the garage couldn't diagnose (alarm and central locking were still fine)
    - damp patch behind the passenger seat has appeared in the last few weeks

    Because of the damp I'll give preference to someone with a nice warm garage and lots of experience sorting out old cars (bonus points if they're rados). You'll need to make arrangements to have it towed from Westcombe Park in SE London.

    If you're interested or have any queries, reply here or PM me ([email protected]).
    Last edited by max_sang; 1 Week Ago at 12:23 PM.
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    I wouldn’t mind being considered please, been looking for a project for my son to help with.

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    Interested, have sent a PM . :-)
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    I'm interested if this is still available :-)

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    Happily I've had a lot of PMs so I'll give it another day or two and then pick a recipient. If that falls through I'll move down the list. Thanks for all the enquiries, hopefully she'll go to a good home.
    Standard '94 2.0 16v - 78k - dragon green - black cloth - original alloys - aero wipers - love it!

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    Maybe you should post a list of the enquirers 24 hours before you make your decision to weed out any potential breakers / resellers known to the forum?

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    very kind offer I hope it turns into a good project for someone
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    previous rados
    91 Bordeaux pearl 1.8 16v
    94 Sherry Pearl VR6
    93 Bordeaux pearl VR6
    93 Aqua Blue VR6
    94 Moonlight Blue VR6
    95 Silver 16v 2.0
    95 White 8v
    93 Flash Red
    94 Classic Green VR6
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    94 green 8v
    90 green 16v
    94 Black 2.0 16v
    91 Blue 16v
    91 Black G60
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    too many

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dox View Post
    Maybe you should post a list of the enquirers 24 hours before you make your decision to weed out any potential breakers / resellers known to the forum?
    I agree... too many people wanting to make a fast buck these days out of you generosity...

    This needs a good home... a dad to teach his son mechanics is ideal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by delfinis38 View Post
    I agree... too many people wanting to make a fast buck these days out of you generosity...

    This needs a good home... a dad to teach his son mechanics is ideal...
    I thought exactly that when I saw the *FREE* post.

    A super generous offer but definitely check with the people on the forum as its worth a fair amount in parts - or I would stick it on ebay with a low starting price as it will easily sell.

    I wish I had more time to teach my kids mechanics... they do keep saying "you said this summer Dad not next year!"

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