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2.4 Find advice please #1589808
05/12/2016 20:21
05/12/2016 20:21

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lpearwicker
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lpearwicker
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Ill start from the beginning, earlier in the year I bought a 20vt that had been stood a few years and have spent a lot of money getting it road worthy and the engine to a standard where I feel comfortable giving it a good thrashing. My next task was to get the bodywork into shape which was going to have to wait until after Christmas. so I'm driving home a few streets from my house when I notice a Portofino (same as mine) with its rear end hanging out of a garage, next day its gone, then a few days later its back again. After a few days I drive past again and theres a man in the garden so I pull up for a coupe chat 'as you do' and he informs me he bought it on an online auction blind thinking it was a turbo but turns out its just a 20v N/A and he wants shot as its not what he wanted but was bound to buy it as per auction rules. he says he wants £400 for it which I considered as I was in such good shape and I needed a panel donor. I thought about it and went back offered him £250 and he took it, couldn't believe my luck! (need a bonnet boot and it had skirts and all the other stuff mine doesn't have. So I sent a Picture to FCSS as there was a card in the window and asked if he knew any history behind it, I got a message back saying in 2012 it was given a 2.4 stilo engine with turbo gearbox visco and suspension including brembo's. ill put pics on in a bit!
I don't know what to do as I love these cars and don't want to take one off the road that can keep going with a little tlc, it needs a rear quarter window and the climate sensor fan is buzzing a bit but its got 4 months MOT and also a set of those deep leather bucket seats that ive never seen before. What should I do, A: break for parts after swapping panels or B:try and get 2 cars resurrected to live another day on a limited budget. Help me please

Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1589809
05/12/2016 20:24
05/12/2016 20:24
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FCSS 01684 593187
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The car is well known on here Lee, have a read of the projects threads file and you'll find Tim's post on this and the follow up of it being hit by the truck.

Get 2x Coupés back on the road thumb

Joe wink

Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1589810
05/12/2016 20:28
05/12/2016 20:28

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lpearwicker
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lpearwicker
Unregistered
L



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Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: Countrycruising] #1589811
05/12/2016 20:33
05/12/2016 20:33

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lpearwicker
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lpearwicker
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Can you link this please as I'm struggling to find it.

Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1589816
05/12/2016 21:09
05/12/2016 21:09
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 156
Berkshire
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Hello - I wondered where it had go to, please find the original link below:

http://www.fiatcoupeclub.org/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1576266#Post1576266

There should be three keys and a couple of folders of paperwork with all the history over the years.

For £250 it's a definite for getting back on the road - bargain.

Happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Tim

Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1589867
06/12/2016 18:44
06/12/2016 18:44
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west bromwich
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Je suis un Coupé
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I would certainly be interested in this if you get rid. Don't break though for sure!


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Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1590858
24/12/2016 22:23
24/12/2016 22:23
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,609
S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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Good buy that man !! I'd quite like a 2.4 project.

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Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1590860
25/12/2016 00:12
25/12/2016 00:12

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Jonscoupe
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Jonscoupe
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Back of the net!

Good effort smile

Re: 2.4 Find advice please [Re: ] #1590995
29/12/2016 02:38
29/12/2016 02:38
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Posts: 1,920
Going North on the A9
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Going North on the A9
How exciting, but am I missing something?

I thought it ended with significant damage due to the roadworks-truck?

It's not apparent from the footage that there is anything wrong with it at all!


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