If you saw the News 24 in the early hours you’ll have seen my next car is due since it’s back up north, so now the collection!
So all I know of this car is the make and model, colour and year. And that it had an MOT. What have I gotten myself into?
Alexia, play Mr Blue Sky...
This roffle DOES NOT include two new genuine wings. They would be available to purchase by the winner, or I'll sell them separately.
12 months MOT
1 - @davehedgehog31 courtesy of @Jim Bell
2 - @loserone bought out by @CortinaDave paid
3 - @Supernaut paid
4 - @Iamgroot
5 - @sdkrc oaid
6 - @TheDoctor paid
7 - @Tickman paid
8 - @yes oui si paid
9 - @jamhowe paid
10 - @garbaldy paid
11 - @sdkrc paid
12 - @barefoot paid now @holbeck
13 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
14 - @Tickman paid
15 - @loserone now @Lacquer Peel paid
16 - @jamhowe paid
17 - @sdkrc paid
18 - @Tickman courtesy of @Jim Bell
19 - @davehedgehog31 paid
20 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
21 - @DodgyBastard paid
22 - @davehedgehog31 paid
23 - @barrett paid
24 - @Tamworthbay paid
25 - @TheDoctor paid
26 - @DodgyBastard paid
27 - @bramz7 paid
28 - @Iamgroot
29 - @garbaldy paid
30 - @Shirley Knott paid
31 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
32 - @Jim BellBell's mate paid
33 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
34 - @Shirley Knott paid
35 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
36 - @yes oui si paid
37 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
38 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
39 - @jamhowe paid
40 - @Tickman paid
41 - @TheDoctor paid
42 - @loserone
43 - @Shirley Knott paid
44 - @LightBulbFun paid
45 - @Schaefft I'll let you off for 50p
46 - @garbaldy paid
47 - @Shirley Knott4Knott4Knott4KnoKnott4Knott4Knott4Kno no, not him, @barefoot paid now @holbeck
48 - @davehedgehog31 paid
49 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
50 - @barefoot paid now @holbeck
51 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
52 - @LightBulbFun paid
53 - @Iamgroot
54 - @DodgyBastard paid
55 - @loserone no not him, now @puddlethumper paid
56 - @Shep Shepherd paid
57 - @yes oui si paid
58 - @petermcpete paid
59 - @LightBulbFun paid
this is mother gm with her little "redster" on the day I handed over the keys
many adventures have been had over the past year but it is now time to find a new home for the plucky pug
basic infos : 126350 miles, mot until October 2020, in the last year it has been serviced, had a new exhaust, battery and a set of winter tyres, it's a fun little thing to chuck about the back roads and, as you can see, is a breeze to park
(she will kill me for using those photos)
the waving elf has sadly been removed, it was deemed to be inappropriate for a funeral convoy last week
the bodywork looks better in the pics than in the flesh, there are a number of scrapes and dings, at some point it's had an accident repair
but the steelies are painted "Peugeot Rallye White" which more than makes up for it
inside is pretty clean, everything works as it should - not that there are many toys, the CD player has an aux in and the windows are electric, the gearnob is a genuine JakeBullet poolball, the parcel shelf is a gm original with one sony and one jbl speaker
that speedo optimistic, it will not top a ton but will do 70 in second if you push it, 90 can be achieved in third, fourth or fifth - it doesn't seem to matter which
there is a spare tyre and toolz and a tottie wee engine in there somewhere
so who's up for a random or two ?
tickets are £12 each or 2 for £20, PayPal preferred, it is taxed (only £20 a year) but not currently insured, location is Chester-le-street, the lucky winner can be collected from Durham or Newcastle station
who wouldn't want to be this happy ?
Minty Mitsubishi Roffle: 61k Mile '95 Galant GLSi Hatchback - £7 a Ticket - Congratulations garellikatia!By Schaefft
With the month of January nearing its end, the time has come to let go of the Galant. Its been an absolutely brilliant car while I had it, but with my move to Edinburgh approaching quickly, and the lack of space to actually store most of my cars anywhere (I'm sure theres nothing to worry about), this one needs to go. I've written plenty about the car before, if you want an extensive amount of photos you can check my general fleet thread here or check my cross European collection thread from December here.
If you can't be bothered, here are the details.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant GLSi Hatchback
1.8 4G93 petrol and a manual
Just 61k miles, I've put around 2000 of those on it myself over the last 3 months, with a trip to Germany and back again resulting in no real complications.
MOT until June
In general, its in incredibly nice condition. As far as I know, it was granny owned and always garaged, with it not doing many miles at all over the last couple of years. It was then used by a family member since around May of last year, until I bought it in October. Its clear that its been well cared for, without any bodges or stupid modifications to be found at all, excluding the painted wheel trims and radio.
MOT history looks great, too. Its generally rust free but apparently did get a patch underneath a few years ago, which still looks solid. The bodywork looks great, with no damage or corrosion visible anywhere. There is however a giffer scrape on one of the corners of the rear bumper, and unfortunately, an H from the Mitsubishi lettering is missing. I've therefore deducted 500 quid of the actual market value from the asking price.
Mechanically it is very solid, too. The front tires show their age and the idle isn't where it should be (members of the Autoshite team have concluded after some collaborative fiddling that it might need a new coolant temp sensor, idle control motor (the one that opens the throttlebody) or something else. Fortunately everything is cheap and all components extremely easy to access so that should hopefully be a quick fix.
All of this is getting way too long so just have some pictures.
I might have to add that this happened on the Autobahn. Probably the fastest it ever went in its life.
And look how practical it is to boot!
I've set the ticket price to 7 quid which should be fair. I've got a strangely high number of people showing interest in this car so I'll just give everyone the chance to acquire it right here.