I meant to post about this a few days ago, I've actually been to see the shagger with it being up the road from me.
The motor does turn with a jump pack attached, however won't fire, the surround behind the steering wheel is off and the wiring has definitely been f**ked with, original key and barrel is in the boot! Engine and box is 182, there are some phase 1 engine bits in the boot along with two head gasket sets both bottom end pattern rubbish, there is a bag of lifters in the boot too so some engine mishap has occurred at some point. Its got a huge chav cannon hanging off the back with a riveted plate ruining the rear bumper.
Front of the car is from a silver and black donor, wings bonnet and bumper have all been sprayed badly, chassis legs look straight but panel gaps aren't great on the front. There is major rust under the rubber water channel that runs above the door, so the top of the A pillar if that makes sense. Really major rust is at the rear, the panel where the boot hinges too is rotten, the part of the panel that has the rubber gromits in it taking the wiring from boot lid to car has gone, totally rotten and soft, if I pushed any harder I would have made holes funnily enough though the sills are decent, had a good prod and pull underneath and they look relatively solid. Windscreen is smashed, has dodgy lexus style rear lights, he has a set if dynamique alloys for it and a 182 exhaust he was wanting to package in.
It's been plugged in and has a few codes relating to o2 sensors but nothing pointing to a none start issue so makes me wonder if someones bodged a 182 loom in with the engine swap.
I had arranged a buy it now price with the seller and was arranging my recovery man for next few days, however he has ceased all contact now so proceed with caution chaps. It would be lovely if someone could save it but I think realistically it wants stripping to a shell and a hell of a lot of welding work done followed by possibly some chassis straightening to line those panels back up.
Forgot to also mention the fuse box lid was off and and just looked different to my phase 1 fuse box, not sure if it was missing a few or a 182 one is different or in just being a mong
Oh and bonus ball, it's full of mold!
Hope that all makes sense I've just scribbled it down as it came to my head.
Aren't going to bother, feels like a timewaste, hasn't got two seconds to message me and let me know he's letting the auction run.I’d say he’s had to much interest in the car..
Are you going to bid?
Same here. Was 100% interested but the seller has zero people skills.Aren't going to bother, feels like a timewaste, hasn't got two seconds to message me and let me know he's letting the auction run.
Plus I would only be bidding on it to break it up, I'm not sure if a previous write off has any collectable value
Doors and boot also have 172 cup stickers on them, makes me wonder how many panels on this car are actually original!
Would be a massive shame to get rid of and my intention would be to save. Even as a cat D it isnt a massive issue, but the advert and communication you get raises too much suspicion.
how hard is it to write even just a short description…
Interesting as he told me a different story He told me he owned the unit next door and had seen this car there for year's and asked for first refusal if it ever sold, the garage where the sunny was kept burnt down, it sat outside for year's then he snapped it up for £500he’s selling it on behalf of someone who owned the garage where it was sat.. he’s probably the scrap man who picked it up and giving it ago on eBay lol
Interesting as he told me a different story He told me he owned the unit next door and had seen this car there for year's and asked for first refusal if it ever sold, the garage where the sunny was kept burnt down, it sat outside for year's then he snapped it up for £500
Hmm, the plot thickensI just looked at the messages and he has said he’s selling for a family member..
As I was trying to get more information but he was just being vague and not knowing much about the car!