Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 21:23:40 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: FS: Made a mistake. 1992 T16S convertible UK.

in article, Malt_Hound at ""Malt_Hound"nospamm-me not*"> wrote on 06/11/2005 16:58: > NeedforSwede2 wrote: >> Anyone want a cheap winter project? >> £2300 no offers for anyone on here, otherwise I would advertise it for a >> lot more. >> >> Not long bought, but more than I can do to put right. >> >> Main body is very solid, but some rust arround the windscreen surround >> 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 >> vinyl pouch that + has other patches. >> Drivers seat leather very worn on door edge side (lowest point patches >> 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. >> >> 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 >> regrind, headgasket and skim. >> Recon turbo >> Secondhand low mileage geabox as the original was jumping out of >> 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 >> changer. >> Philips pro speakers instead of the standard paper Philips. >> >> Never ever buy a dream, you will be disappointed. >> help me out here, missus wants blood, she though my last Toyota was a >> lot more sensible. Looks like a 9k LPT might be on the cards, would >> consider a swap for a very good nick 2.3 9k Anniversary or Aero (FPT or >> LPT). > > > I don't get it Carl. Why would anyone want to trade you a 9k Anni (or > even worse an Aero) in "very good nick" for this car that is such a > rolling heap that you can't stand to keep it? I know of a couple of people who have traded out late 9Ks for C900 convertibles. When you don't have a garage or somewhere to get the car off the road, any old(er) car needing TLC can be a handful. I'm reading between the lines a little, but I think that's where Carl is with this car. No time and/or space to deal with it. If he had space, it would be full of old car and he'd have another daily driver. It is as he describes - a good project car, most of the way "there" and in need of finishing and cherishing. The right person will come along Carl, I'm sure of that. The price at just over 2K is not at all bad for a C900 convertible already with leather and bodykit, but do be aware that they shift of eBay for less. Is it not a possibility that a nearby SAAB specialist would take it as part-exchange for a late 9K? My mate got an almost pristine 2.3 Anni for just short of 3K recently. Shame - perhaps later, when you have the facilities to deal with "the dream", it'll be worthwhile. I keep putting off the Citroen CX and the Triumph Spitfire for the same reasons ... and found two C900s to be more than I could cope with and (kicks self again!!!) let the flat nose go :( Chin up, pal. Good luck! Paul 1989 900 Turbo S Vart tog v”gen v”gen? SAAB : Nothing on earth comes close

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