F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

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F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

#1 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:18 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123292298647 ... 1758.m4703

Would be a shame if this was lost it has no MOT and a water leak, probably the rad. Will need trailering/low loading.

Would it make a good club project car? :cool

Or are some of us bidding on it? :D
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Re: F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

#2 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:16 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:18 am
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123292298647 ... 1758.m4703

Would be a shame if this was lost it has no MOT and a water leak, probably the rad. Will need trailering/low loading.

Would it make a good club project car? :cool

Or are some of us bidding on it? :D
The early GSi's are quite a prize. It's the suspected HGF that's putting people off - probably a complete lack of coolant changes over ca. 30 years. The seller is offering to drop in a replacement engine, but then what's the pedigree of the "several" replacements he has? Doubtful they're lower mileage than the car as advertised, and that they've been treated any better. And are they all pre-CAT versions of the SOHC?? Otherwise you have ECU tuning and other problems.

The bidding shouldn't go too high for this car. If I purchased this, I'd find the best engine rebuilder I could and have them skim the head and fit a proper Honda head gasket for the D16. Do it all properly.
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Re: F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

#3 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:25 pm

Putting aside my preference for 3-door versions, an early 216 GSi in white over grey was always high on my list of 'favourite' R8 specs.

A couple of us were discussing this particular car at the Peterborough show on Sunday (the owner is known to us) but we didn't know it was about to be listed on eBay.
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#4 Post by 1234dist » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Nothing there thats to hard to fix

Id say bar bodywork there is less that a couple of days work
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#5 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:56 pm

Sounds like it could have been another charity car, which would have been nice.

We would collectively have the expertise to fix everything on this car and do it properly. Shame.

Could still be worth a cheeky bid I suppose.
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#6 Post by 1234dist » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:41 am

If the club wants to buy it and ship to the chapel of dist i'm relatively confident i could have it ready for NEC
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#7 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:44 am

I'm willing to chip in 50 towards buying it on the basis that I get that back, or most of it back when the car is auctioned off?

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#8 Post by Hammond » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:35 pm

I'll chip in £50 if I get to see it at the NEC or I want my money back :laughing2

WHo's gonna ship it from Southampton to Manchester :o
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#9 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 am

:scared in that case give it boosey again :laughing2
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#10 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:08 am

What's he doing I thought he had sold up and settled down into conventional family life? :D
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#11 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 am

Simon has suggested that the club but it and do it up at the Resto show at the NEC in March, which is an interesting idea but the club can't buy, insure, store a car. Not without a lot of planning.

But an individual or individuals could....

I'd chip in £50 too to the project but we need someone to buy, ship, store and deliver the car plus do any major work that couldn't be done in a hall at the NEC.

Do we have such an individual?
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#12 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am

I can store and fix but can't take the day off to go get it.
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Re: F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

#13 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:41 am

I seem to have lost my original response so here goes again - w

What is the overall cost of restoration and putting it back on the road? Purchase? trailering? restoration parts? restoration costs?
Only when known can prospective purchasers consider investing.
Any ideas?

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#14 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:02 pm

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i actually know the answer to that
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Re: F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

#15 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Liverpoolman1 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:41 am
I seem to have lost my original response so here goes again - w

What is the overall cost of restoration and putting it back on the road? Purchase? trailering? restoration parts? restoration costs?
Only when known can prospective purchasers consider investing.
Any ideas?
The previous resto 216 cost us c.£800 all in (including £100 purchase price) and sold for £1600.

The sale price surprised us but we did expect to cover costs

This one is already over £200 so it looks as if it's not the project car for us....
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