I’m just back into a coupe after something like 15 years, when I had a portofino blue 20VT, so some of you may remember my username if nothing else
I’ve just bought GrahamL’s Steel Grey from Scotland, and have been grinning ear to ear since getting behind the wheel
The plan is a mix of a weekend tootling and a few trackdays including hopefully a trip to the ring next year
So onto the car, in summary Graham has been very honest in his appraisal of his car
, so whilst there’s a few things to do, Graham has done a lot of the niggles and quirks, leaving me with some straightforward stuff
So what I do remember is the decidedly average stock brakes (even though Graham has just done all 4 corners recently). So at present I’ve just ordered some PFC pads, with some ATE200 brake fluid, to get the thing stopping without putting my entire body weight through the brake pedal.
Cosmetically the calipers are in need of a refresh, so I’m getting them refurbished and painted Brembo red, as the silver doesn’t do the car justice.
Likewise a few small bits of corrosion on the arches, so I’ll get these treated and painted to be as new again
The leather just needs a bit of tlc to make them look factory fresh, so I’ve ordered a kit for this job
Suspension is the next job, so I’ve ordered a full set of Konis with some new top mounts, coupled with camber bolts. And finally an ultra racing rear anti roll bar, to make the car less understeery and predictable.
Tyres for now are ok as we are approaching winter, but for the track I’ll be getting something like the AD08RS or see what else is deemed a good weekend/track tyre.
Having experience the pitfalls of messing with turbos,manifolds etc, I have no plans to touch engine,gearbox,turbo, other than keeping the maintenance up to date.
Currently looking for any suggestions on an aftermarket head unit, firstly must be Bluetooth, and if possible with a screen for satnav. I don’t want top end gear, more the functionality, so happy to take peoples advice on this