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New year, New Coop! #1647812
11/01/2021 12:20
11/01/2021 12:20
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 534
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
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aust_powers  Offline OP
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Westcliff-on-sea,essex
Happy new year everyone, I'm back again and though I haven't actually left this time, I purchased a low price 20 valve non Turbo a year and a half a go, it was really a taster to see I still liked them after having 3 E46 BMWs in a row. My son and I have been using it at weekends to go on our adventures exploring old abandoned WW2 stuff. However it was in a fairly bad way bodywork and paint wise and would need to be lovingly restored, so after he and I decided we both loved coops again, the NA has gone off to a new home it was time for an upgrade back into the turbo fold:-

Modications were not on my planned purchase and having ownly owned standard coops I'm a bit in uncharted territory, but after seeing the car on my daily excercise was only 1 mile up the road and looked good on the advert I thought we could meet in the car park of a local park for a chat and a careful test drive with Masks at the ready and windows open.

After an hour and a half of a chat the deal was done at the price of £4250 which I'll be collecting once the plate has been changed back , here's the advert:-


"Fiat Coupe VT6 in Ink Black – 5 Cylinder, 20 valve turbo, 6 speed.
First registered in February 2000 on a V-plate
Current mileage 118,500 (increasing on dry days)
MOT expires 21/12/2021
I have owned this car since June 2012
Includes Chrome Key, Red Key, Valet Key & 2 x Alarm Fobs

The VT6 model was one of the last variants produced and comes as standard with a 6 speed manual gearbox, push button start, 180mph dials, ‘Plus’ edition wheels, Plus front grill, LE headlights, colour coded bumpers and skirts, Sparco strut brace, Brembo 4 pot front callipers and a full leather interior in Tan.

Car has been serviced at regular intervals since new with multiple cambelt and tensioner replacements (last one @ 114,000 miles)

The standard spec more or less stops here as the car has undergone the following upgrades since rolling over 100,000 miles.

Engine - Garrett GT28rs ball bearing turbo, Pro alloy FMIC, Blueflame turbo back stainless exhaust system and manifold, alloy straight inlet pipe (SIP) and cone filter, Bosch 440cc fuel injectors, Forge dump valve, Silicone induction and coolant pipes, Helix organic clutch (not paddle), Stage 3 re-map with Gizmo electronic boost controller, Vibra Technics engine mounts. Result of these upgrades is a smooth and very useable 331bhp with 295lbft of torque – must only be run on 99 Octane fuel, I use Shell V-power.

Handling - BC racing coilovers and top mounts lowered to a useable height, hunter 4 wheel alignment set for fast road, Toyo proxy R888r tyres (less than 1500 miles driven), Whiteline front and rear anti roll bars, 16mm hub spacers, Weight saving - Battery relocated in boot, headunit and speakers removed (looms remain), rear wiper removed, MTec drilled and grooved discs.

Cosmetic – Full exterior respray in original colour Ink Black 820, HID headlights, centre console spray in body colour, wheels refurbished in chrome powder coat, rear badges removed, front badge monochromed, boost gauge in clock position, rocker cover refinished in black and silver.

ICE – The 5 Cylinder exhaust note is all you need, sounds best with windows down a few inches! There is a tray where the headunit used to be which is quite useful for keeping your phone. Aftermarket Cobra alarm system fitted.

Along with all the upgrades has been normal maintenance like the cambelt mentioned, many oil changes and numerous other parts and sensors replaced as you would expect on a 20 year old vehicle with most of the receipts in the log book. It has been looked after by Rog at Power Developments (was Power Italia) since 2010 and those guys have really made owning this car a real pleasure.

***This car is a CAT C WRITE-OFF due to ‘engine damage’ sustained in August 2003, after proper inspection it was only the sump that was impacted and in need of replacing. It was repaired and sold on again in 2004 with 49,000 miles on the clock with no problems reoccurring for any of the owners since***

Any other known issues? Yes but fortunately they are trivial and if bothered can be cheaply rectified.
Indicators sometimes self-cancel, Wipers stop where they happen to be when you turn them off, Wheels rub arch liners on full lock, Lumpy at idle due to the SIP, 1 small carpark ding on passenger door (paint not damaged).
The car has never been raced or driven on a track and has rarely been used in wet weather since 2012.

***Please note the current registration will not be included for sale, it will shortly return to a V plate.***"




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Last edited by aust_powers; 11/01/2021 12:26.
Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: aust_powers] #1647816
11/01/2021 14:30
11/01/2021 14:30
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 12,402
Auld Reekie
Edinburgh Offline
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Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 12,402
Auld Reekie
Might have been Action Hanks's or Bradthe16vt's? These are the only two I've seen in the Vt6 register although it's not exhaustive.

Actually Brad was from the same area as you aust_powers.....


BumbleBee under restoration, soon to emerge smile
Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: Edinburgh] #1647819
11/01/2021 15:47
11/01/2021 15:47
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 534
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
Enjoying the ride
aust_powers  Offline OP
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Westcliff-on-sea,essex
Hi Edinburgh.

It's always nice to be able to trace the history of a car. I'll find out more once I get all the paperwork smile Very excited to say the least, I'm looking forward to keeping up the good work of the previous owner.

Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: aust_powers] #1647884
14/01/2021 11:04
14/01/2021 11:04
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 5
Gloucester
Hughesy83 Offline
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Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 5
Gloucester
I sure I saw this advertised, looks a great car and what good value for money too. Bargain

Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: aust_powers] #1647982
19/01/2021 11:47
19/01/2021 11:47
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 732
Behind Enemy Lines
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Club member 583
Master_Mariner  Offline
Club member 583
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Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 732
Behind Enemy Lines
Nothing wrong with a VT6!

And most of the things you mention are very easily fixed. Some of them -non cancelling indicators for instance are something to live with. You can fix them. But they break again.

Welcome back to Coupe ownership. Looks like you have a nice, base of a rare model from which to sort out all the niggly bits.

Do like Ink Black too!

Regards

MM

Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: aust_powers] #1647985
19/01/2021 13:52
19/01/2021 13:52
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,333
S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Gripped Offline
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I need some sleep

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,333
S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Awesome news. Welcome back to tutbo coupe ownership.

Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: aust_powers] #1648070
21/01/2021 19:56
21/01/2021 19:56
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 534
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
Enjoying the ride
aust_powers  Offline OP
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 534
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
Thanks all, I'm once the chap gets the new log book back I'll be picking it up, I can't wait now!

Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: aust_powers] #1648088
22/01/2021 09:55
22/01/2021 09:55
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 312
Camberley, Surrey
J
jonnyboy54321 Offline
Making a profit
jonnyboy54321  Offline
Making a profit
J

Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 312
Camberley, Surrey
Was this from the chap who bought a track coupe in Scoots green?


Always seem to have too many 20VT's to count......
Re: New year, New Coop! [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1648100
22/01/2021 19:05
22/01/2021 19:05
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 534
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
aust_powers Offline OP
Enjoying the ride
aust_powers  Offline OP
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Posts: 534
Westcliff-on-sea,essex
I'm not sure, his name is Kyle, didn't mention previous coupe ownership, based in Southend.


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