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Author:  WMU 211G [ Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:34 pm ]
Post subject:  1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

Probably the wrong time of year to be selling a car but I've decided to let my Jap auto go and address yet another looming midlife crisis... I need a Lotus Europa or Esprit / Marcos GT / TVR / Jensen Interceptor / GT40 in my life!

I bought it from an importer of motorbikes and classic cars near Reading in October 2016 with the intention of doing an early '70s W&P style homage, it started out as an export spec Mayfair auto with 13'' steel wheels but whilst in Japan it had been backdated with 10'' alloys, lowered suspension, a centre instrument binnacle, Rokee style dash, woodrim steering wheel, early badges, grille and period wing mirrors etc. I immediately ditched the awful velour trim and fitted brand new black vinyl seats and doors panels, replaced the existing alloys with a brand new set of 6''x10'' Cosmics and Yoko A008s from John Brown Wheels and fitted a new Mk2 Cooper grille with surrounds. The shell is as solid as they come (this being the main reason I bought it) the paintwork is good overall, there are some scratches and blemishes but there is no rot anywhere. I put around a 1,000 miles on it until February this year when the auto box started playing up, it won't engage reverse gear for some reason and I've been told by John at Guessworks in Rugby that it might be just the cable which needs adjusting but it could be the bands inside the box. At this point the MOT ran out and I SORN'ed the car hoping to get it sorted, I was all set to have Rod Taylor at Southam build a 1293 or 1340 with a manual box to drop into the car and get Paul Preston in Market Harborough to repaint the shell in a suitable W&P colour, but the above mentioned craving for something else has overtaken things somewhat. It is still drivable as the forward gears work fine, the air-con also works fine but a few months ago the window winding mechanism in the driver's door broke a cog and the needle in the fuel gauge is stuck on half full. Aside from these issues, having a solid shell etc it would make a great blank canvas for someone wanting to drop another engine and box in (or fix the auto box). With this in mind I'm asking £3750 ovno, the car has been garaged throughout my ownership and has some history (mostly in Japanese) with its original handbook, the V5C is in my name with one previous owner, PM me for my phone number if interested. A quick painless sale would be appreciated as I've already been mucked about by two people who made arrangements to view but never showed up, additional photos can be emailed on request.

Cheers,

Nidge

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Author:  snoopy64 [ Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

Wot a shame it’s moving on... I must admit I thought it was a cracking looking car when I saw it... well except the carpet :) of course !

Author:  WMU 211G [ Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

Needs must Kev, it has to go so I can get something else mate ;)

Author:  snoopy64 [ Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:04 pm ]
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Good luck with the sale and wot comes next :D

Author:  WMU 211G [ Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

Car now sold ;)

Author:  mini_surfari [ Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 pm ]
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WMU 211G wrote:
Car now sold ;)


May i ask, the front door window surrounds, did you fit those? as the one i have for my mk3 are no way near fitting....

Author:  WMU 211G [ Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

mini_surfari wrote:
WMU 211G wrote:
Car now sold ;)


May i ask, the front door window surrounds, did you fit those? as the one i have for my mk3 are no way near fitting....


Yes I did, I used double sided foam sticky tape which came in a roll, bought from Amazon. It was only really a temporary fix and the trim sits 'proud' of the door frame. Normally they would be fixed to the door frame by pop rivetted clips (available from Minispares I believe). Hope that helps ;)

Author:  Mini Mad Swede [ Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

So Donald Trump bought it?!
Quote:
hair-con
;)

Author:  WMU 211G [ Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1993 Jap spec 1275 auto wit hair-con etc...

Mini Mad Swede wrote:
So Donald Trump bought it?!
Quote:
hair-con
;)


He's going to plug a gap in his wall with it...! :lol:

Author:  IAIN [ Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm ]
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Another question, do you know what seat covers that is fitted to the front seats. They have the gt look.

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