Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

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Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

Post by Pcheaven »

In my continuous search for a GTI, I spotted this one for sale.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1254392

Does anyone know anything about this car ( if its yours feel free to DM me if you prefer)

It does seem a little expensive, and a tad un loved under the bonnet ( at this price I would have expected new spark plug leads !!)

TIA
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

Post by white exec »

And it's got factory-fitted AC, by the look of it.
And with a spares car!
If that's what you want, I'd be over there PDQ.
Chris

Pcheaven
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Re: Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

Post by Pcheaven »

Under normal circumstances. I would.
None essential journey and all that ......

For now I have raised some questions with the seller and asked for some pictures from normal BX Tin worm hot spots etc.

Still find it odd that this advert doesn’t have a picture of the whole engine bay.

It’s a nice colour though.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

Post by Kaapelimies »

It looks like it has been off the road for several years as there's moss in the seatbelts and the drivers seat is all dirty. Also the ignition wires look like a £500 car. If it was some 1500 miles this way I could ask for more pictures from underneath the car and from the normal rust spots, as they are outside the areas in photos. Is this really the price range for an RHD 16Valve for that condition?
BX 4x4 estate, several BX Van's and some more normal estates in Finland.

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Re: Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

Post by Pcheaven »

Kaapelimies wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:19 pm
It looks like it has been off the road for several years as there's moss in the seatbelts and the drivers seat is all dirty. Also the ignition wires look like a £500 car. If it was some 1500 miles this way I could ask for more pictures from underneath the car and from the normal rust spots, as they are outside the areas in photos. Is this really the price range for an RHD 16Valve for that condition?
I totally agree on the condition comments. It’s definitely not the best way to sell a car.
But to be fair to all parties, we dont know the circumstances of the sale - perhaps they were recently inherited..
So it is what it is..........Benefit of doubt etc. Every sale has a back story.

It seems the Irish MOT (NCT ?? ) expired a few months ago. That, and Ireland isn’t the largest RHD BX market. Together with the fact you cant drive either of them to the UK as is. So viewing the vehicles, shipping and associated fees will be very expensive.
Also there are no pictures of the second BX. It’s could be a pile of rust in a bag,.

I have asked for more pictures etc.

It is a lot of money for a BX though.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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white exec
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Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:04 pm
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1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0 D4D
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Re: Does anyone anything about this GTI 16V?

Post by white exec »

For any 'import', expect to have real difficulty insuring the vehicle ('foreign'-plated vehicles no longer legal to insure in Europe, although lord-knows how UK is now dealing with this), and therefore you might have to get it (them, in this case) trailered back home. Once on local plates, it's straightforward. Temporary plates might be possible, enabling insurance.

I had to organise trailering with my recent BX purchase from France; the trailering cost €1000, and that was after two days each way driving to inspect it, and a one-day flight to/from to conclude the deal and see it loaded up and away. If you want a particular car badly, it can be a lot of work. Covid travel restrictions do complicate things, unfortunately.
Chris