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#1 ONLINE   cort16

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:15 PM

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Remember the 80's? I do, which is why I bought this MG Maestro last year . I was after a shoulder pad hot hatch and this was all my budget would stretch to. All I've done is put 2 new front tyres and a new battery in it. 

I probably driven it about 100 miles in that time as it turns out I've got not got any time for ANYTHING plus the Cortina now has an mot and I'd rather fanny around with that. I'm going to buy a Z4 or MX-5 or something else a bit more modern I can buzz around in looking like a twat.

 

It's MOT'd until July. I'm only the third owner and it was giffer owned for a long time before me hence a lot of interesting bodywork bodges particularly around the rear arches, which to be fair has probably stopped it from totally melting. Good new though, I have rear arch repair panels I'll throw in. Bad new I've not fitted them.

 

The paint is a mixture of faded and applied with a potato on the end of a broom handle but look relatively solid. Every gap and orifice including the door bind are sealed with silicon seal.

Screen has a crack in it but it only generated an advisory on the MOT.

 

Good points are it runs and drives well. It's pretty solid I think doing the rear arches would make a big difference to . It is surprisingly quick for an 1980's car. That old o-series makes a load of torque so it can really get up and go.

I've got a ton of history going back years, the original BL workshop manual and stuff.

 

 

I'm looking for 1000 quid for it. 

I'm in Ayrshire Scotland.

 

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:35 PM

Fwoar!!!


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:52 PM

I was hoping you would flog this when I was more unbroke.
If it's inexplicably still for sale when I get paid in four days time, I'll find it difficult to resist.
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:04 PM

Ahh. The torque steer..... Tyres scrabbling for grip due to the powah... The dashboard .....
Wonderful memories.
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

Looks ace. Love the colour and the wheels. Great combo
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Oooft i would! Even with the artisan* wheel arch repairs!


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#7 ONLINE   cort16

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:56 PM

Cheers. It drives and handles surprisingly well .
I’ll try to get some better pictures of it later .

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:43 PM

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

Oh permtastic!



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

PHOTO DUMP

 

Good job I went down their as something weird had happened to my lockup door and it was sitting half open. No one stole the car or the collection of old kitchen tiles or even the dead car battery sitting next to it.

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

Wow. Trouser explosion!!!!


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:08 PM

That arch repair is just incredible.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

That arch repair is just incredible.


What arch repair?
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

What arch repair?

 

 

 

The one that's been feather edged. 


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:47 PM

Oh.My.God.

I have just taken my phone into the gents cos' the light is better....
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

Love it.

What happens when you turn the key in the mystery look behind the wheel arch repair*?
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:55 PM

Good grief that's a thing of sheer awesomeness!!!!

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:14 PM

TAEK 400 M8 U R FAR AWEH


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

Love it.

What happens when you turn the key in the mystery look behind the wheel arch repair*?


A maestro somewhere else starts up .
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:26 PM

Phwoar.

Swap for an Auris m9?
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

Too late, the missis' has seen the post so I'm out.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

Surely a white background looms?
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

Surely a white background looms?

 

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:08 PM

Fwoar!!!

 

 

Wow. Trouser explosion!!!!

 

 

Hubba hubba

I agree with all the above.  Mr 16, you are a cruel, cruel man.  I loved my MGM.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:29 AM

I knew it! That little rectangle by the fuel and temperature gauges does hide a warning light! Never seen one lit before to prove it.

Thank you... you've solved an "I wonder if that's..." question that's bugged me since 1996.

That's a nice colour for it... that's a rare car now, could tidy up nicely with a bit of TLC.
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OOFT.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 02:58 AM

I knew it! That little rectangle by the fuel and temperature gauges does hide a warning light! Never seen one lit before to prove it.

Thank you... you've solved an "I wonder if that's..." question that's bugged me since 1996.

That's a nice colour for it... that's a rare car now, could tidy up nicely with a bit of TLC.

 

yes and there is a little red one to tell you when your O-series is at gas mk9

 

*anorack on* the lack of the orange light to light up with the two red brake warnings denotes the pad wear wire is missing/broken *anorack off*


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:03 AM

A mate of mine who was a car thief back in the late '90s really rates these as not just easy to steal but quicker than a mk4 XR3i and mk2 Golf GTi 8v.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:25 AM

spaff!


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