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Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland #1594724
20/02/2017 21:29
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Anyone know anything about this one that has just popped up on the net?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/a...E&logcode=p


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1594731
20/02/2017 22:23
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No....looks amazing, must surely have been garaged.

Like the way she's brought it through to South Queensferry for the photoshoot cool

No aircon to go wrong, but no mention of belt history.

Looks a snip!


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Edinburgh] #1594861
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Originally Posted By Edinburgh
No....looks amazing, must surely have been garaged.

Like the way she's brought it through to South Queensferry for the photoshoot cool

No aircon to go wrong, but no mention of belt history.

Looks a snip!


flying up tomorrow to look at this one-its less than half the cost of a train and 4 hours quicker believe it or not. Not looking like any cambelt history so if everything else in order that would still be a concern. In that scenario the drive back could be interesting- any advice on potential signs or sounds that one or several of the belts might be about to let go?

Yes I agree re the photoshoot location- hopefully it wasnt designed to distract the eye...


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1594867
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Nice one, hope the trip is worth while.

A word of caution (unnecessary perhaps given your recent experience) - you can always walk away if you suspect the seller is not being on the level, but with luck that won't be the case.

Someone on here should have some handy tips on what to watch out for when driving it - you'll have had your checklist with you when inspecting it and of course you'll have a test drive laugh

Squeals from belts would be worth listening for and I think looking at the belt surface for cracks.....


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1594880
22/02/2017 14:39
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If you buy the car but unhappy about the cambelt then DONT drive it.
Get it done local or collected and delivered to your chosen workshop.



Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1595011
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After a 23hr round trip involving the bumpiest plane landing ever and scenes of M6 Motorway carnage on the trip home I am now the proud owner of a 1998 Porto Blue 20v Coupe! cool

Car isn't perfect bodywork wise but wasn't portrayed as such and appears genuine as did the owner- and yes was allowed to poke and prod car as much as I liked and good half hour test drive.No nasty surprises underneath or at the seams.

No cambelt history so peeled back the cover and had a look, and other belts appeared ok so chanced it and drove it back at a sedate pace through stormy weather and some serious accidents which had SCIU attendance at.

Oil pressure and water temp all good so next step will be give it a good clean and polish and get a few pics on here- oh and get it across to Midlands Car Servicing to give it a good going over and change the belts!!


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1595013
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Nice one Pete. Hope you enjoy the next few years adding new bits & getting it the way you like it. Once the bug bites, you just never seem to be at an end of tinkering & checking your oil. Enjoy the ride....... driving


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1595019
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Well done Pete, hope you'll be happy with it, and ignore all those jibes about the colour, it's a great colour and don't forget, it's unique to the 20v/20vt smile


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1595036
24/02/2017 13:47
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Great result, you have passed Round 1 of Fiat Coupe dedication laugh
Excellent move to put it through a specialist's hands.


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1595073
24/02/2017 18:41
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Congratulations. Hope you enjoy it.



Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Edinburgh] #1595075
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Originally Posted By Edinburgh
Great result, you have passed Round 1 of Fiat Coupe dedication laugh
Excellent move to put it through a specialist's hands.


Agreed- booked into Midlands car Servicing early march


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1595123
25/02/2017 08:13
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Great buy and nice to have another NA in safe hands. Enjoy smile


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1599899
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Photos please ?? laugh

Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600014
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Here are a few pics I took before she went off to visit JBT to have some 'rust issues' sorted out. She looks good on top and interior is mint but there are a few corrosion problems lurking in what I have come to learn are the usual places.

Have set up a project post and will be starting to post images of the before and after pics from middle of May as the work progresses.

[image]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...e=3&theater[/image]

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cant seem to master the image posting on the forum - it is probable very easy but the skill currently eludes me confused

Last edited by Ballypete; 06/05/2017 12:57.

Doris the 1998 Portofino Blue 20V and Zoe the 1999 Alfa Romeo 916 Spider
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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600016
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Can't see these Pete.....could be that I don't do Faceache!

Can you get a direct link from each pic then press the 4th icon from the left (small blue screen) then paste in the link when asked?


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600021
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Links not working for some reason frown


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600063
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Thanks for the tip Edinburgh- I knew it would be simple...hopefully they now appear

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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600064
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but still they don't appear- for all it's faults at least it is easy to share a picture using faceache


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Bog standard needn't be boring...
Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600070
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Hmm, I've never used flickr for hosting pics, only photobucket. Mucking around with adding "jpeg" or subtracting in/dateposted/public seems to make no difference.

You've got all the imgpops in the right place confused

Anyone else got an idea how to make these work?


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600081
07/05/2017 21:40
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They really don't want you to easily find a direct link, but if you go to the photostream gallery and click the "download" link then right click the "original" link and click "copy link address" you can get a direct link to each jpg file to paste into the "imgpop" link here.

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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: ] #1600084
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Graham to the rescue again thumb


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600085
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This really looks lovely and the mileage is unbelievable.

Looking forward to following the project smile


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600111
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Thanks Graham! thumb


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1600132
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What a find, quite jealous smile


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Cooperman] #1600153
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Originally Posted By Cooperman
What a find, quite jealous smile


Thanks- you haven't seen the rust underneath lol biglaugh

TBH it was a good low mileage engine that was my main priority as I figured that any bodywork issues could be easily repaired, albeit costing a few bob to sort...


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Re: Low mileage blue 20v for sale in Scotland [Re: Ballypete] #1603594
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Reminds my of my old Porto.

Good memories.


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