Tipex

Holy cr*p, a car thread!

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Thought this may interest a few of you, it is what would be considered a '*Barn find' and personally I love it.

Popped in to my mates garage for quick cuppa and chat and this was sitting on his lift waiting to be tinkered with, amazingly there is no rust at all, it's totally solid, under the arches, the sills, around the roof etc, just needs a couple of hours with a dent magician, a damn good polish, perhaps a new roof and it'll look fantastic, interior is completely original even down to the Clarion stereo, just needs a clean up and the drivers seat sorting, otherwise it's in great nick.

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The story is that it was taken in by a used car dealer back in 2009 (either P/EX or simply bought to sell on the forecourt, not sure) and shortly afterwards they closed down, the owner of the garage had the remaining stock (of which this was one) moved to his house, where it has sat outside ever since, the sales info document is still in the car from when it was on the forecourt, it's showing the car was for sale with 72,000 miles on the clock, I suspect they rounded it down to the nearest thousand as it only has 72970 on it now 8 years later-

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After a little bit of tinkering (genuinely not much) it starts and runs, the whole braking system is going to be replaced (for obvious reasons) then it'll be put through an MOT which it will probably pass, at the most it may need a few bushes etc, then the chap is going to run it around for a bit.

 

Anyway, hope you enjoyed looking at the pics and the story, there's too much doom and gloom at the moment.

 

*isn't everything a 'Barn Find' these days? despite never seeing the inside of a garage let alone a barn!

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Wow!  That looks like it's been stood for a loooooong time.

I'd buy it. But it's French :roflmao:

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What a pretty thing! Cti values seem to lag behind Gti, I wonder what they're like to drive? A bit wobbly but great fun, I imagine. 

More threads like this, please, TyreSmoke!

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24 minutes ago, theduisbergkid said:

I wonder what they're like to drive?

Like all 205s, they're really rubbery (my grandfather had three of the bloody things). The cabrio never cocked it's back leg like the GTI, because the body flexed so much and my ex wife described being driven in one as "a bit like being a biscuit tin"

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There's an identical minter for sale at the minute for £10995 on the inter web. 

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Yeah I'd imagine it's a little wobbly/flexible but I'm sure it probably handles well, the tin top is renowned for it's good handling, the cabrio can't be that much worse? Can it?

 

I wonder how much of that  2009 3k asking price it would fetch, these are the kind of things going for silly money to idiots like us trying relive our youth now our mortgages are paid off, or is it just not quite GTi enough to be up there?

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Drove one "in the day" & they are more wobbly than a wobbly thing!

In fact IIRC the body flex makes them REALLY good off-road in that the body flex is nearly as good as a Range Rover's axle articulation!

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I am a cock!
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Drove a GTI 1.9 back in the day and nearly had an accident so big they'd have cordoned off Bedfordshire. :secret:

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I like how the "edit" function now lets you insert a comment as to why you edited...... See above, it comes out too!

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I quite liked the 1.9 GTi I had.

I had a race with a Nissan bluebird turbo, I claimed a win since I when across 15m of roundabout while he went round it.

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Oh I liked it. I just couldn't ****ing drive it!

I had a similar race in my Cavalier with a Sierra. We were going right (ish), so I went the short (wrong) way round the roundabout while he went the long way round. He wasn't happy.

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I came back from holiday on Tuesday and lo and behold what did I discover in my barn ( garage)? A bloody M3. Looks like it has never been touched. Once I get rid of the cobwebs I might see if it starts. 

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Did the same on Wednesday when I came in from offshore & there was a Mini Cooper S in bits with loads of upgraded parts next to it, so I have now started to put it together.

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So Tipex, will they just "go to town" and reupholster the driver's seat - or look to replace it?

It's a nice find, and will come up a million $ when detailed.

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I don't think he's going to do anything with it other than get it road legal, then run it around for a while, I've not met the owner, just what my mate with the garage has said.

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