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    All storms were modified from standard VRs at the dealership that took delivery, so even the promotional brochure could differ from the finished spec.

    The CCGB pics also show the original Dunlop rubber, so the car must have been pretty fresh at the time it was taken.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boye
    All storms were modified from standard VRs at the dealership that took delivery, so even the promotional brochure could differ from the finished spec.

    The CCGB pics also show the original Dunlop rubber, so the car must have been pretty fresh at the time it was taken.


    yes they were modified at the dealerships......the dealers fitted the storm badges and also some storms had the bbs wheel centres instead of the VW logo wheel centres(as per the brochure) but none of thestorms(let alone the mystic blue ones) came from the factory with red calipers any that have had red calipers were more than likely done by the owner rather than the dealer,as for the fact its wearing the original dunlops then i've known some cars to be still wearing their original rubber after even 3 years so that doesn't quantify it as coming from the factory or dealer with red calipers,believe me i have seen quite a few mystic blue storms and none that i've seen have ever had the red calipers on them and thats some with very low miles so unlikely to have needed to have the calipers replaced
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    if the storm badges were stuck on buy the dealers is it not possible that some dealers could of made up storms in other colours, just to get a sale. After all its only a badge. not like you've got anything special like Factory A/C and Purple seats backs and door cards etc, unlike the Jet Models and the Campaigns, and the Itallian Estoril Special Edition which are factory specials. or Limited edition in the case of the campaign

    No disrespect to the storm, but every thing on them is or was should i say and option on the list of a standard model. apart from the paint and the badges, which im sure you will find was available on other cars in the VW range at some point. Even my paint code which i thought was Corrado only, i believe was used in Spain on the Mk3 golf, it bloody close ill say that after parking next to one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G60Jet
    if the storm badges were stuck on buy the dealers is it not possible that some dealers could of made up storms in other colours, just to get a sale. After all its only a badge. .
    no chance of that happening as the dealer would be done under the trade description act.....and of course VW-UK wouldn't be too happy...also people buying a storm would have at least read the brochure for one you would have thought
    also by the time of the storm the VR6 was in hot demand so they wouldn't have needed to resort to falsifying a VR6 into being a storm and not 100% on this but i think the badges would have been "asigned" to the genuine storms the dealer was given
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    There IS a big chance though that dealers were selling Storm badges for non-storm cars. I know for a fact that some of them did do this (my Campaign used to have Storm badges on it )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Campaign
    There IS a big chance though that dealers were selling Storm badges for non-storm cars. I know for a fact that some of them did do this (my Campaign used to have Storm badges on it )
    i'm not disputing that jeremy,as the badges must have been available for a while from the parts depts of VW dealers,but what i am saying is its very very highly unlikely for a VW dealer to put storm badges onto a leathered up non-storm VR and try pass it off as one
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    Badges were put on NON-STORM's. This i know as i have the only factory storm without the badges!

    And before you all ask, yes it an offical storm :evil: (i made the dealer provide reams of evidence from VW UK to prove it!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by corradostorm
    Badges were put on NON-STORM's. This i know as i have the only factory storm without the badges!

    And before you all ask, yes it an offical storm :evil: (i made the dealer provide reams of evidence from VW UK to prove it!)

    but did you buy it "brand-new" if so then why didn't you complain?and why didn't the dealer replace them?,though if you bought it 2nd-hand then they would have more than likely "been" on at some point and then have been taken off by persons or persons unknown.............i'm not saying that there isn't some storm badged fakes out there
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    Roddy, I wasn't disputing your comments I doubt that any "dealers" put the badges on the wrong cars, but owners certainly did.

    Jim, I think there were quite a few storms that didn't get the badges originally, as some dealers probably "forgot" to put them on. There were quite a few uncrupulous "traders" who put the badges on non-storms though
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