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East coast spotted

Discussion in 'East of England' started by dirtyboy, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. dirtyboy

    dirtyboy

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    Car:
    Monaco Blue 172
    Anyone seen the flamer 172 around the Lowestoft area? Not sure if they're a member on here?

    Seen it parked on Beccles Road a couple of times and had him behind me (oo err) on the A146 once, he fancied a play but I had my son in the car otherwise I may have obliged (he tells my wife if I do 35 in a 30!)

    Also, not sure if anyone local is interested, but my Monaco 172 got ars* ended a few weeks ago and subsequently has been written off (I could have cried). NOTE: This is not a CAT C, it's spares or repairs.

    Unless I can find another sharpish so I can keep seats and other bits, I may break it.

    I suppose the best bit is that the engine is superb, and can be seen running, matched inlets, remap, cambelt changed at 35k, then I had ALL belts redone in March 2014 at 60k (for my own peace of mind) car is currrently on 70k (paperwork all there supporting).

    If driven like a grandad, with decent air in the tyres I could get 50mpg on an airport run (50/55mph). Averaged late 30s on usual driving (obviously less when pushing on!)

    If anyone is interested, give me a shout. I could remove engine and sell on eBay for a couple of hundred minimum (cheapest on there at the moment is £319 with no history) but I simply have no time or inclination to do so, and can't be bothered to take to Norwich where the garages are to do so!

    I've also got a set of never used alloys re-furbished from Aerocoat. Missing one centrecap refurbed, but I have a spare that probably matches (not checked). I paid £150 for the alloys then £150 to have them done. I'll take £150 for them.

    Thoughts welcome!
     
  2. banderson

    banderson ClioSport Club Member

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    05' BG 182FF
    What alloys are they mate?
     
  3. banderson

    banderson ClioSport Club Member

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    Dan mallet lives out that way and had/has a flamer :smile:
     
  4. dirtyboy

    dirtyboy

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    Standard alloys 16".
    No tyres.
     
  5. rsdan

    rsdan ClioSport Club Member

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    Ph1 172
    I've seen the flamer parked on the grass at the side off the road mate, looks like it could be lowered a bit? How bad is yours , got any pics ?
     
  6. dirtyboy

    dirtyboy

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    That's the one, think he's lowered it too, looks clean enough, although he's a 'youngun' so I suspect I'll see other mods appear :wink:

    No pics to hand, someone went into the back of me on Bridge Road, bumper, tailgate and lights smashed. Worst part is that it made a dent in the offside rear quarter and that's where it got expensive. Car is on my drive on Hall Road in Carlton Colville.
     
  7. rsdan

    rsdan ClioSport Club Member

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    Yeah you're probabley right there,
    Oh right , shame it bent the rear quater other wise could have been saved by the sound of it.
     
  8. markerboy2002

    markerboy2002 East Of England - Norfolk ClioSport Area Rep

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    I work in Lowestoft, i know which one your on about. every time i pass it something else has been done to it
     
  9. dirtyboy

    dirtyboy

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    I've still got my eye out. Seen a low mile black 172 up for £895. Tempted to 'save' it. Sounds well serviced, just looks tatty, which with mine I can easily rectify. Just wonder if it's worth it or not.
     

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