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27 minutes ago, garethj said:

Want something speedy yet looks dull?  This Corolla makes 140bhp at 6200 rpm, but keep going to almost 8000 revs and it makes 190😳

The engine was also used in the Elise so it’s basically a 4 seater Lotus👍
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Toyota-Corolla-1-8-T-Sport-VVTLi-Recent-Clutch-Tyres-Starter-Battery-/174846442878?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

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Had one of these at work. Was very rapid through town, and it was the car for that environment. Take it on a long run on a motorway, and it was a different kettle of fish. Seemed to rev too high at 70mph, and I was always searching for another gear.

The car equivalent of a Kawasaki SX1000.

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19 minutes ago, Jerzy Woking said:

Had one of these at work. Was very rapid through town, and it was the car for that environment. Take it on a long run on a motorway, and it was a different kettle of fish. Seemed to rev too high at 70mph, and I was always searching for another gear.

The car equivalent of a Kawasaki SX1000.

This 100%. I bought one from Bristol a couple of years back purely as a donor setup for my MR2 - a project which didn't happen due to finances being required for new baby boy instead. The Corolla was brilliant at lower speeds and for sheer acceleration.  The sound of lift kicking in was addictive. On a long run though, the gearing was bloody ridiculous. I still keep looking from the corner of my eye for another cheap* donor...

I still wish I'd had the opportunity of sticking the 190 in my '2 though. 

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38 minutes ago, garethj said:

The engine was also used in the Elise so it’s basically a 4 seater Lotus👍

These things are awful. I've said before how bad they are after buying one by accident blind at auction.

They are just a shit Corolla with a one trick party piece. Even then at 8250rpm and 189bhp (actual figures) they are still shit. 

Had my identical year and colour as this one 3 months. Quite comical first 20 or 30 times it hits lift then you realise it's not actually that fast and is still shit. 

Even just a 225bhp megane destroys these for fun in every way possible.

 

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36 minutes ago, Agila said:

Even just a 225bhp megane destroys these for fun in every way possible.

 

Except perhaps reliability?

I disappeared down a particularly enthusiastic slagging match on Pistonheads about these cars and it’s not really a hot hatch so shouldn’t be judged as such.  It’s a slightly savoury Corolla that goes faster past 6000 revs.

That doesn’t make it a bad car

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8 hours ago, wesacosa said:

I have always had a thing for these, but the 4 speed holds me back, and of course I would like a well specced one, It did only come with a 4 speed didn't it (I don't do Autos)

7 hours ago, garethj said:

Apparently the rear subframe can rust on Octavias but there’s an easy way of checking.  Do the back wheels look like this?

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/skoda-octavia-4x4-SPARES-OR-REPAIRS-/164969129523?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

Few, I was looking at one which had some frames that looked really brown and crusty, but the wheels didn't look like that so its fine* 

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17 minutes ago, spike60 said:

Have we had gem yet? Early Porsche 944 with the roof cut off and Ferrari badges.  I thought FHC was fixed head coupe but this doesn't look very fixed.

1983 Porsche 944 Lux FH 2dr Coupe

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1983 Porsche 944 Lux FH 2dr Coupe Petrol Manual | eBay

 

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PORCH ENGINE

Ah, bollocks. If it'd had the carport or conservatory engine, I'd've been all over that.

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23 hours ago, Matty said:

In so many ways, that's lovely!  I won't be buying it though.

1: I've got no money.  Big hitch.

2: It's described as "a CF, not a CF2" when a CF2 is precisely what it is.  Which makes it too young for me anyway.  Plastic front.

3: It runs "from a can... two good spare fuel tanks included."  Alarm bell.  How much more work would I be buying before it can be used on the road?

4: Looks lovely in red, doesn't it?  But that paint is somewhat younger than the metal under it.  Inside the box and under the hood it was a white van.  Why is it now red?  What's hiding?

But at least it has the right engine, the 2.3 petrol slant.  And the frame around the back doors looks a whole lot better on this 40-year-old van than on my 11-year-old original.

Thank you for spotting it though!

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1 hour ago, hairnet said:

That looks good.

It is from a dealer , this is good news. The exporting side is easy from a dealer, especially if you are trailering it away.

Let me know if you want to contact them, I could try asking some question for you.

Hopefully you understand the UK import side !

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Rare Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 Twin Spark

 I went to see a lightly rear ended one a few years ago but after driving 70 miles to see it couldn't be started or got out, it was blocked in. Seller said if I was serious he'd get a battery put on it later. Hmm, you think I drove 70 miles to waste your time? Don't bother.   Anyway, 99% this is same seller so tread carefully, interesting description of good condition. If the outer arches are bubbling the inners have long since  crumbled.  £260 with 7H to go as I write.

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Rare Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 Twin Spark with Set of Black Speedline alloys included | eBay

 

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15 hours ago, MisterH said:

I have always had a thing for these, but the 4 speed holds me back, and of course I would like a well specced one, It did only come with a 4 speed didn't it (I don't do Autos).

Manual gearboxes are all 4 speed. Don’t let only the just 4 speeds alone put you off. They don’t have enough power to feel like they need another gear on the motorway and the engines are quite flexible enough to cope with the gaps between ratios. The change is a bit slow however, partly because of the heavy geartrain between the clutch and the gearbox.

A good one is a very comfy way of getting gently about so works better as an automatic imho.

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Messaged the guy, it's probably already spoken for but one can hope. Would be super handy as a parts donor for the S8 should I need the bumpers and a few other bits.

There doesn't happen to be anyone here who could get there near Peterborough today?

Guy doesn't want a deposit or money, just anyone who picks it up first. Ffs, why are people like this😬

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