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Where have all the valvers gone!?



  White R26/Stripped Valver
When im out driving about i'm always on the look out for another valver but im just not seeing any i think i've seen about 5 since i bought my one and its been a good few months. I live in the cheshunt/potters bar area and i havent seen one. Where are you all hiding lol. I don't know if its just me having this problem, there anyone else out there who's noticed this???
 
lol............................its like the buses , you dont see 1 for ages then 3 comes at once :eek:
 
I know what you mean mazza, Ive seen 2 since I bought mine, and one of them was riche off here. Its kinda nice though, at least the roads are over run with them, not that common!
 
Bought mine for that exact reason. Theres loads of mk1s around but when people see a valver they second guess it. I love that feeling of just burning down the road with a bit of metal on full blast. practically made all of the local chavs crash the 1st time i took it out for a spin because they were all looking behind them as I *ahem* sped the other way (within the speed limit *Cough*).Blows people away. Love it!
 
  Mondeo TDCI 130
They have all got into the wrong hands i suspect! when they become affordable, all the idiots have them until they blow them up or crash, and run them on a shoestring, so badly maintened!! the tables have turned now, they must be becoming a classic!
 
Theres a black one round by my area, and Im sure the rust is holding it together, rattles like f**k and they guy looks at mine when I drive past as if its a shed!!! Joker
 
yeah i not seen any since i got mine. Then all of a sudden i saw about 4 within an hour. Just after i'd told the fittie sitting next to me that they're quite rare!!! dammit!!

I seen a couple up here in cheshire and we always acknowledge each other with a gay wave or a flash of the headlights. One of them is pretty much an exact mirror image of mine, which is pretty cool. Willy blue totally standard, super shiney!
 
  White R26/Stripped Valver
Yeah it is nice to be a break from the norm, but i'm itching to have a little play with another valver/williams. Only cars i've seen so far thats worth chasing are saxo vts's (which i beat!). It is fun when you just watch little chav's faces when you roar past them in there little 1.0l! It's even more fun when you see the look on fat rich peoples faces in their rear view mirror of their porsche, all they can see is a little clio sat up their arses at 140mph
 
140 in a valver? - you speedo must be over reading tbh (unless your cars not standard) they top out at 130.
The quickest I ever went in mine was 115 on the spedo & it didn't feel safe at all (the car was a minter too)

In my experience its pretty hard to shake off a vts or a 106gti in a standard valver, they are so evenly matched its un true (talking standard v standard)

One of my mates had one identical to mine - but mine was a fair bit quicker than his:approve:
 
  S2000
stangely I've never seen a valver on the road, but I've seen two or three williams. They are uber rare around here tbh.
 
  Vee dub
love it... I only ever see 2 or 3 that are relatively local to me.. and we acknowledge eachother whenever we meet on the roads :approve:
 
.. and we acknowledge eachother whenever we meet on the roads :approve:

I used to do that too when I had mine, its good getting a thumbs up or a flash of the headlights from a fellow owner.
I get it & do it still with the coupe.
 
  CLIO 1.8 RSI & bmw 318i
cat171 said:
140 in a valver? - you speedo must be over reading tbh (unless your cars not standard) they top out at 130.
The quickest I ever went in mine was 115 on the spedo & it didn't feel safe at all (the car was a minter too)

In my experience its pretty hard to shake off a vts or a 106gti in a standard valver, they are so evenly matched its un true (talking standard v standard)

One of my mates had one identical to mine - but mine was a fair bit quicker than his:approve:
What is the bhp as stock on a valver then, coz i have the 8v rsi and hit 125mph on the spedo.
 
its not all to do with bhp, gear ratios play a big part, and i thik you'll find thats the main difference between an rsi top speed and valver top speed
 
The book figure for a valver is 130mph (quoted from the may 1995 brochure) a standard valver was 137bhp.
 
  '92 172, Lotus Elise
ive not seen a single one since ive had mine :(

although to be fair.. the first one i saw was flans 280bhp monster. then a white one round the corner from me (guy had it a week at the most...) and then the one i bought! :). oh, and i've only had my valver a week :p

I only do about 4k miles/year so thats probably why I havnt seen any! :p
I spend the rest of my time washing and cleaning it! Should be mint as soon as I get the arches done and dents sorted
 
  1.8 Civic EX
I love it, not many left round my way either...every one just thiks of look another gimp thats chaved up a cio with wide arches and a bonnet scoop then bam the right foot is down and your off! haha alway grabbing looks were ever I go....defo getting rare - specialy 100% standard mint ones...
 
Mine was 100% standard & it was a mint one (apart from the wheels needed a refurb, but I never had them done) it had factory grey leather in it too.
I do regret selling it tbh, but it was a case of onwards & upwards.

I sold it to a kid near brighton - he was only 18:eek: (but he did turn up driving an escort gti with his dad) I don't know if its still on the road, or round a lamp post - I hope its still alive & well.
 
  mk1 Hybrid - 13.7@100 mph
hmm ive only seen 3 other valvers since ive had mine... there rare now IMO, i see more ferraris that valvers :S
 
  White R26/Stripped Valver
My valver has had a some work done to it, its got a k&N induction kit, supersprint manifold, Scorpion full exhaust system, ECU chipped, Group N clutch, Magnecor spark plug leads, Uprated cambelt. Its had a full engine and gearbox rebuild (with new internals). It has hit 140mph once, but it easily gets to 130mph. It's got about 10-15 bhp more i think, i havent had on a RR yet. The previous owner said it keeps up with williams but i cant prove it as i never see one on the road
 
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