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Purgatori last won the day on January 30 2022

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  • Birthday 10/31/1981

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    Travel, Cars, Music, Books, Booze, Rugby, Archery, Weight-lifting, Nature

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    Logistics Clerk by day, writer by spare time

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  1. She was an awesome little motor... I'm going to miss her. Good luck with finding yourself one!
  2. Hi everyone, The VR6 has now sold. Thank you for all your help and support over the years I owned her. All the best to everyone, Kate
  3. Thank you. I will be putting her on Pistonheads and a few other places but thought I'd give you guys here first opportunity. I know a fellow forum member would really look after her 😉
  4. Forgot the most important bit - duh me. And taken advice re mobile. Thank you!
  5. **UPDATED** Sadly, I am selling my metallic blackberry VR6. Life has changed a lot for me in the last couple of years and I have new priorities now which, unfortunately, mean it's no longer feasible for me to keep my Corrado. I've owned her since 2005. She was my daily runner until 2011 when 3 yrs of pay freezes etc. etc. forced me to SORN her. And there she sat until 2018 when I finally started working to get her back on the road. Cue a bit of a major hiccup in the form of an enforced relocation and Corona Virus, but now finally, as of Oct 2020, and roughly £2,200 later, she is running, driving, serviced and MOT'd again. I'll put as much detail as I can think of below, but please feel free to contact and ask questions, get more photos, whatever you like. 1994, M reg VR6 in Metallic Blackberry MOT until Oct 2022 New service, Oct 2021 Mileage: 111,200 £6,000 £5,700 ono Good Stuff: Starts first time, every time Runs lovely - brand new MAS and reconditioned ISV this October Koni coilover adjustable suspension Lupo windscreen wiper conversion Green air filter Spoiler works, goes up at 60mph Still has original speedlines Still has original first aid kit - unopened! Headliner not sagging It's the best colour Less-good stuff: Some rust coming on driver-side front wheel arch Paint showing it's age a bit Headliner is grey and could do with a shampoo Driver-side headlight cracked - I have bought a replacement unit, I just can't shift the screws to replace it (combination lack of decent tools and strength!) Passenger-side headlight has a stone chip Driver's seat bolster fabric is a bit worn - yes, this means she has a fabric interior Trip computer works when it wants to, not when you want it to Passenger electric window won't open. You can hear the relay ping, but it doesn't move. The Unknown Stuff: I have not tried the sunroof. Just in case. Overall she's showing some signs of her age and needs some more in-depth TLC, but she is a good, honest little motor. I think she runs better now than she did in 2011! I'm not a mechanic, but I think most of what needs doing now is more cosmetic. I still love driving her, she makes the best noise and still puts a massive smile on my face, but it's time she goes to an enthusiast who has the time and energy to put into her. She is a great start for someone looking for a Corrado to make their own and I would love to see her have a new lease of life with someone who will enjoy owning her as much as, or hopefully even more than, me. She's based near Cardiff. Thank you for looking. And if you have a Corrado already, please do feel free to tell any friends who are jealous of your Rado 😉
  6. She's a 1994 and she will be coming up for sale soon, once I've finished off a last few bits and bobs.
  7. Cool, thank you 🙂 Photos are always helpful.
  8. Thank you! If you hear some strange noises floating on the wind next weekend, don't worry, it'll just be me swearing at it. I'll be audible all over the UK...
  9. Tyres are new. It's just I only have a manual foot-pump. I got most of the way there with pressure and as soon as it was close-enough to make her driveable I packed in and went for a drive lol. Took some pics when I was out and about, fixed the tyre pressure when I got back. Patience is not a strong suit here! 😂
  10. It's been a long time coming, but finally, my girl is back on the road. Bought her in 2005, drove her until 2011, then had to SORN her. She was garaged until 2020 when I finally got the funds to get her to a mechanic-type-garage and now, here she is, running, purring, starting first time every time and doing me proud. Unfortunately I'm working up to selling her, but I'm glad I've got her back on the road and I'm getting the chance to drive her a little bit longer.
  11. Thank you 😃 I'll have another look at it next weekend and see if I can get it sorted. But it's not the end of the world if the music I'm listening to is the sound of the engine 😉
  12. Yeah I know... 😅 But she is back on the road and that's the main thing! Thank you 😄 I obviously think so, but I am biased. I'm sure the stereo is an easy fix, for someone with some kind of technical knowledge. I'm afraid mine stops with basic maintenance and swapping air filters!! And if I'm honest, I'm psyching myself up for the hard business of selling her now. I've just got a few last little bits of trim to sort out and some valeting to do and then you'll probably see her listed on the For Sale pages. I'll be so sad to let her go, but it's time.
  13. UPDATE: She lives! And Drives like the beauty she always was. I haven't risked trying the sun-roof, just in case... but other than the passenger window, everything else works! Although it turns out my stereo wiring is dodgier than Boris Johnsons' hair-do! Once I wired my stereo in, the battery was flat in a week, so I just unplugged it and currently drive with the sound of the engine for choons. Attaching 2 pics from one of my most recent outings 🙂
  14. Oh you can count on that! 😉
  15. It's still more than 5 miles away from home, is a non-essential trip and means I've got to persuade the ex to travel to the workshop to let us on to the property, which might be a bit hard given current conditions. I know the recovery guys need work but I think they'll be easing things here soon, so as soon as they do I'll be on it. I don't want to lose money I could spend on her on a lockdown fine because I jumped the gun.
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