Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 18:44:35 -0000
From: NeedforSwede2 <>
Subject: Re: FS: Made a mistake. 1992 T16S convertible UK.

In article <>, Malt_Hound=20 <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*"> says... >NeedforSwede2 wrote: >> Anyone want a cheap winter project? >> =A32300 no offers for anyone on here, otherwise I would advertise it for= a=20 >> lot more. >> =20 >> Not long bought, but more than I can do to put right. >>=20 >> Main body is very solid, but some rust arround the windscreen surround= =20 >> that will need sorting. >> Inside the sides of the bonnet are rusting but nothing coming through. >> Some rust on the back bottom edge of the boot. >> Needs a new soft top, leaks down the side of the rear quarters into the= =20 >> vinyl pouch that + has other patches. >> Drivers seat leather very worn on door edge side (lowest point patches= =20 >> with Gaffer). Electric seats work perfectly. >> Cruise doesn't work, but I know few that do. >> Fuel gauge sender bust and half fell into tank. >>=20 >> Thats the bad shit I know of. >> 30+mpg commuting, 36+ on a good run. >> Very good stuff. >> Full complete aero kit, some scuffs but no cracks or missing bits. >> 212k on the clock, but reciepts from the last owner for shells and crank= =20 >> regrind, headgasket and skim. >> Recon turbo >> Secondhand low mileage geabox as the original was jumping out of=20 >> reverse. new front engine mount. >> Reciepts for discs and pads within the last 2 years. >> Uses or loses no oil, doesn't overheat, makes normal full boost. >> This is an FPT not an LPT >> Roof mech and motor work perfectly. >> Sony radio cassette with changer interface that will take an MP3=20 >> changer. >> Philips pro speakers instead of the standard paper Philips. >>=20 >> Never ever buy a dream, you will be disappointed. >> help me out here, missus wants blood, she though my last Toyota was a=20 >> lot more sensible. Looks like a 9k LPT might be on the cards, would=20 >> consider a swap for a very good nick 2.3 9k Anniversary or Aero (FPT or= =20 >> LPT). > > >I don't get it Carl. Why would anyone want to trade you a 9k Anni (or=20 >even worse an Aero) in "very good nick" for this car that is such a=20 >rolling heap that you can't stand to keep it? Thing is, it is a very light repair for someone who can go body work, or=20 wants to get into convertible ownership for a restoration price. The things like the bonnet and boot aren't so bad, even if you wanted to=20 replace them. genuine OEM spec bonnet from Euro carparts is =A3300, a=20 pattern one is =A3150 + paint (and it isn't metallic). >I have to tell you... the one thing that makes me shy away from buying=20 >any car is body rust. I can fix just about anything mechanical myself,=20 >but bringing an older car to the body shop that has *any* amount of rust= =20 >is losing proposition. I know it sounds bad, but really isn't. And you wouldn't believe (I still can't believe seeing as what I paid),=20 the prices that C900 convertibles sell for. A good one with arround=20 150k+ original miles regularly get sold for =A35-7k. I reckon about a=20 grand spending and it would be a =A34k car (if you can DIY the roof and=20 welding). 9000s, even Aeros and Annis appear to be down to peanuts, while =A31800 is= =20 the bare base starting price for a wreck for a C900 convert turbo. It has MOT until August 2006, and Tax until end of Jan 2006, so it isn't=20 as if I'm selling up because everything is running out. I'm still not=20 sure how the last guy got it through an MOT with the screen surrund so=20 bad. It certainly isn't rotten, but it definatley needs some new metal=20 adding in a couple of small places. I could drive it until spring, bail the water out where it leaks in the=20 back and flog it in the spring for silly money with a bit of a bodge and=20 filler job where the surround looks flaky and put it up for =A33k, but I=20 can't do that. I would rather someone else got an honest winter resto=20 that they can see, at about the market price. I paid =A32500 for it in=20 August, the roof isn't as great as I hoped, and now I've found the=20 additional rust than what I was told about (blind ebay buy from a guy=20 selling because he was going abroad). I don't have access to even a=20 lockup, so all my repairs get done in the alley at the back of the=20 house. That would mean paying for someone to fit a new roof, and do the=20 welding and probably fitting a new windscreen if the one breaks (that=20 would be easy on fully comp insurance) while the repair is being done.=20 All that adds to what I would need to pay out. --=20 Carl Robson Car PC Build starts again. Homepage:

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