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  1. Subaru Forester STi - 50k miles from new, imported from Japan via GT Torque (Jap importers) they only source A-1 condition and modify the cars to UK spec and ensure comply with UK Road standards. The engine is standard (quick enough) it can be tuned and many are. This has a stainless exhaust and new adjustable suspension to give you either a comfortable ride or a sharpened ride. Interior is in great condition (unusually)a lot suffer with melting plastic cabin, this one is perfect, it does now have a modified touch screen head unit (Kenwood) and new rear speaker and sub woofer. So this car is the correct rally Blue (Burns/McRae) paintwork with a scratch on door mirror (minor not touched in) and a small dent on wing the size of a 10 pence that will pop out if your bold enough to try. If I was going to keep the car I would also have wheels re-painted, they are ok but could do with a lift. It is an estate so can be sold to the family as a sensible option, it has 6 gears and on a journey at 70 mph the Turbo is not spooled, so get's about 30 mpg and is quiet and relaxed. Drive it with the Turbo on and it is not sensible at all, the mpg is some what lower than 30!!! The car has an excellent AWD system, look on YouTube it works incredibly well, these cars are built with 10 years of Rallying pedigree under their belt and are very reliable and everything works. (I have another Forester with 155k and have done the last 25k miles in the last 3 years). Plus side, Japan has no salt on the roads, so cars have less rust or in this ones case - no rust at all. Japanese cars have annual MOT test (Shaken) which is £650 every two years, this encourages new cars to be purchased as they are exempt, removing older cars from the road. So cars like this Scooby are generally run and maintained exceptionally well by enthusiasts with deep pockets. These cars were only produced in Japan they were never exported so rare in UK, they have a claimed 265 bhp turbo 2.5 4 cylinder Boxer engine (makes me smile every time I drive the car) 0-60 claimed 5.1 and a top speed of 140mph. This car is very quick and feels very quick when driving on the revs, however, if driven with out turbo boost it is very docile. There is rarely STi in this condition with 50k miles for sale, I looked at the ones I could when buying, most had been given a hard life, most of the adverts are for Japanese cars in Japan waiting for your deposit before importing ( this takes 3+ months to import pre Covid) and you won't know the condition. FSH (Japanese) and import details from GT Torque. £15,750
  2. Welcome Kit - looking forward to hearing about your 3.2 journey!
  3. All paint has been collected, Rich, looking forward to seeing the garage painted!
  4. It is still available, will message you.
  5. Fabulous photo's, I can almost feel the texture of the rear wings in photo 4. Fabulous set of 'proper' pics! Thanks
  6. I have 17.5 lites ( 7 x 2.5l cans) of the attached paint cost around £400 + VAT. I have since had my floor done professionally and it is surplus to requirements. Free to someone who passes on a good deed to another IB member, Collection from Windsor, Berks area.
  7. Very Sad news, I remember following his career and knowing of his family title only after his retirement. What an amazing life he had, maybe a tad short. RIP Johnny Dumfries.
  8. Hi Jack, If available could I buy the Ashtray from you please. Please let me know price and payment method. Many thanks Simon
  9. Anyone have any thoughts on this? It would scare me to buy such a heavily modified car, wonder why they didn't start with a 930 in the first place? https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1989-porsche-911-carrera-3-2-super-sport-turbo-custom
  10. Piece of culinary work that is chaotic, badly organised, or very untidy = Dog's Dinner You really need to get out of the house and seek help / inspiration this is not acceptable. Did you enjoy it though?
  11. Age 24 Car - 1985 3.2 - Sport Equipment Black on Black Paid £13,500 - Inflation value today 2021 - £28,500 - had 45,000 miles FSH - Sold in 2008 with 90,000 miles to Greg Cramer (Heritage / Singer) who modified to look very cool and articles were abound of the perfect 911, which he sold immediately. Bought from my best mate, who bought it from his Boss who bought it new, 80's Estate Agent.
  12. Flippin Bangers - has been the goto car show since Xmas when if I get an hour to myself. Contrived like all other shows but at least some actual spannering and skill in the improvements they make and done to earth cars. The two presenters seem commercially inept which winds me up and 'they pull me back in' to comment and participate in their antics. - Keeps me happy. Can't get into the new Geezer Dealer since Ed China parted company with the show, surprised after 3 years he hasn't resurfaced on a Top Car Programme yet.
  13. This was the plan and instruction from above 'smaller garage'. This was my previous 'Toy Shop' which got out of hand.
  14. Unfortunately not, I built the pit for a Bendpak lift. Following the cost of the Garage I had to wait 5 years to be in a position to the interior. By which time the Bendpak was discontinued and given its a small bespoke recess all others I have contacted to date are too large to recess in the pit. Unlucky Alf - Bugger!! Did toy with infilling before flooring, but one day someone may come up with a small option. If you look to the left you will see an in-fill panel - so can't take credit for that aforethought on design. I can and have had a lay down in the pit to view and tinker on the underneath, works quite well as a 'chilax pit' In thirty years of various garage / barn ownership, they have all been dumping grounds and yuk. So I decided to wait until I could do the garage I wanted I use it most days and enjoy being in it. Looks a bit busier than the pic above now.
  15. Now then! I looked at various option over the past few years and finally last summer got around to having it done. Amazing finish and provides so much more light than previous. In the end I got a guy from Wales (I'm in Surrey) who was recommended to me as he does a lot of top end professional workshops. Glad I did as I had some drying cracks and so the floor was meshed beforehand to allow the floor to remain solid if there were further movements on the garage floor through settling (within reason obviously). Will find some pics, has guarantee and you can choose your colour / finish. Before and after below 35 feet x 24 feet £4k trolley jack car on surface and is fine - Oil and petrol won't penetrate.
  16. New review of the CS released this week, not the most gripping or inspiring and certainly not the standard, detail or understanding (IMO) of Harry's previous review. Also added for ease and the long Xmas break. (bottom clip)
  17. Interesting article, why has investment into alternative to PetChem not been considered before I wonder?
  18. Congratulations your car looks amazing, Red and Gold, keep us updated with lots of pics please - inside and out!
  19. Just one Carcoon left of the 3 for sale - Size 4 - Going on Ebay later this week.
  20. Have been in contact with Craig - CS Ownership, ( he did post on this site and was the PCA Register for the above). He has since sold his CS to a friend who has now sold to dealer link below. This is also an only red CS for the US market. Low miles and looks nice. No affiliation, just thought somebody may be interested and good low, mileage ones are few and far between. https://www.porscheofcoloradosprings.com/vehicle-details/used-1988-porsche-911-club-sport-colorado-springs-co-id-36717310
  21. Many thanks - Phone number has been sent.
  22. This is the link, going in a 964 RSR build, but British build with lots of American parts. Rothsport in US have a lot of the components. Beware I imagine this is costing £100k's to build. https://rennlist.com/forums/964-forum/1147511-964-c2-4-0l-wide-body-lightweight-rebuild.html Don't come looking for me if your spend just went up considerably - WARNING!
  23. Have you seen the 4.0l build on Rennlist? BS Motorsport are doing the engine 406 bhp at 7100 and 300lb torque. It is a money no object build and so detailed, fantastic to see and some trick bits on the car.
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