Soon-to-be GTi owner saying hello!

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ThePollitt
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Soon-to-be GTi owner saying hello!

#1 Post by ThePollitt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:06 pm

Howdy,

I was up at the NEC today and found myself being drawn to the stand, which is understandable given my perversion for old Rovers.

It was suggested I should sign up here, so here I am. Hello!

I don't have a Rover at the moment, though I have had many. Not all of them good, a case in point being my 800 Vitesse.

Still, I haven't let that get me down, which is why I'm buying this:

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It's a 1992/3 GTi, as you can see. It's been hidden away in Europe for the last decade and a half, but despite this, it's been regularly serviced, it's had all the paintwork sorted and it has new rubber. It's a two owner car, 74k on the clock with full history and pretty much in mint condition. I won't be getting it until next year because, as mentioned, it's in Europe and the current owner is 'wintering' in Oz, the lucky duck.

Anyway, I hope to stick around if you'll have me. And I hope you like my future car!

C

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#2 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:40 pm

:welcome

That looks like a very nice car!
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#3 Post by Hammond » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:41 pm

:welcome
and it was great meeting and talking to you today.
I hope the sale goes through all OK as the car looks a good un.
Be sure to keep us informed and def need to bring it along to some of the outdoor summer meets next year :clapping
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#4 Post by 1234dist » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:45 pm

:welcome
220 Coupe turbo K785OAT (issues :glare )
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#5 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:15 pm

Nice one! Think I saw you mention this on Twitter!
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#6 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:58 am

:welcome

Looks great!

Good to have a natter at the show yesterday.

Hopefully we'll be seeing you and your car out-and-about in 2018.
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#7 Post by JEASPEKE » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:15 pm

Great, Glad we helped
John A :clapping

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#8 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:41 pm

Looks like a good buy there

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#9 Post by ThePollitt » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 pm

Thanks all!

I can't wait to get it, though it won't be until March. The car is actually over in the Netherlands, and the guy selling it is currently 'wintering' in Oz, Lucky duck.

I suspect it'll need a thorough going over, along with an MOT. Plus I need to get those wheels refurbed, they're letting the car down. After all that, I'll be getting out to some events.

Chris

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#10 Post by crepello » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:31 pm

If you were minded to upgrade to half-leather interior, there's seats and door cards, similar cloth pattern, on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253260778266

(Not that I wish to overly reward then for breaking a smart and rare example!)

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