As some may remember a few Sundays ago Brian's Coupé lost its coolant on the M40 and he was left stranded at a hotel in Stratford with a possible diagnosis of fried engine because it wouldn't start when cold and all caused at the time by a CHOD failure.
I bought the car for £100.00, Brian had enough which is understandable, I organised transport and on arrival I quickly diagnoses the starting issue allowing me to drive Brian's Coupé into my workshop and onto my ramp for an inspection, a burst radiator was the problem and not the CHOD as first thought.
So moving on I now have a working 20vt which has good compression as all cylinders are 150psi with a nearly new rebuilt standard turbo by CR engineering, the MOT has run out so I've had a test carried out, which has failed and it now leaves me with a Fiat Coupé that I just can't keep here at work because I've no room, I'm too busy to repair it at this time and I don't want to have to put it in dry storage as I have enough already and it'll just be adding to the monthly over head, so instead of recycling it's good parts and seeing another go to Coupé heaven I'd like to offer this up for sale as a project to someone, I'd need to cover my costs, purchase price, transport and an MOT and then I'd like to pass on the remaining funds to the care organisation that looks after Brian's Brother.
This Coupe is no oil painting, it's tired with lacquer peel but it does drive really well, stops and is in my opinion too good for spares, it needs someone who'll put the time in to resolve the corrosion and tinker through the list of fails which aren't massively bad to be honest, manifold is cracked, blowing, one area flagged for corrosion and the rest are age related items that are worn out.
I need to cover £200.00, I'd like £700.00 as I believe it's worth that all day long even in it's present condition, transport can be arrange with Mark who would charge £1/mile.
Reg: R538 VMO
The mileage recorded at this MOT is above average for a vehicle of this age. (Average mileage of 139600) Refusal Notices
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive (7.3.d.3)
Exhaust emissions lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specified limits (7.3.d.3)
Nearside front position lamp(s) not working (1.1.a.3b)
Nearside front brake hose excessively deteriorated (3.6.b.4d)
Offside front brake hose excessively deteriorated (3.6.b.4d)
Offside rear brake pipe excessively corroded on radius arm by caliper (3.6.b.2c)
Offside rear brake pipe excessively corroded pipe by flexible hose (3.6.b.2c)
Nearside front inner suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded wheel well by footwell (2.4.a.3)
Nearside front anti-lock braking system wiring excessively damaged abs wire insecure under wheel well / chassis leg (3.4.3)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.b.7) Advisory Notices
Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases clamp broken, holding rear silencer to centre pipe (7.1.2)
Nearside rear brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened disc pitted (3.5.1i)
Offside rear brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened disc pitted (3.5.1i)
Joe Knight .