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#1606086 - 15/08/2017 03:07 Moon Grey Plus For Sale.
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Price: £7,995
W78KDT
Engine and model: 2.0 20v Turbo Plus
Mileage: 86k miles (in occasional use). Garaged.
Body colour: Moon Grey
Interior colour and material: Plus trim; Recaro leather black with red stitching
Manufactured in: 2000 (W)
No of previous owners: 5
MOT until: 4th May 2018

Modifications Pro Alloy Intercooler, Stage 3 mapped, BlueFlame Exhaust, Suspension, Brakes and Headlights.

Known technical issues: 6 Paddle clutch judder in reverse (which I am advised is normal), air conditioning needs a re-gas (is some pressure), front tyres are on their limit. Interior is in very good condition, but not immaculate. Horn holders in engine bay corroded. Points that attach undertray show surface corrosion.

My full name: Julian Heathcote Hobbins

Background

This coupe is, in my opinion, in very good condition.

I have owned a good number of turbo / forced induction sports type cars over the years from Renaults, a VW, an Audi and two Fiats plus Alfas. I bought this coupe from Bill through Joe of Specialist coupe maintainer FCSS in January. Before Bill it was owned by a chap called Paul. I understand both Bill and Paul were coupe enthusiasts and I recall Bill is/was on this forum. For me, FCSS has worked on the car for me as have BVS (paint) and FC Performance next to Castle Coombe race circuit (mapping). It’s blisteringly fast as been modified tuned correctly (at cost). I have spent over £3600 on this car since I purchased it earlier this year. Previously the car was also worked on by specialist Midlands Car Serving & Motormech looking at the records. There are lots of other invoices also from a main dealer. The car is insured with modifications declared. My decision to sell is regretful; I have a significant amount of money invested in the car and I have many other commitments with my family.

Engine

Standard. 86k miles. Oil pressure 3 bar and 2.5 bar at hot idle.
Service and maintenance history
Cambelt and ancillaries replaced this year
Six speed gearbox

Performance modifications

Hybrid Turbo 62 trim
Front mount pro alloy intercooler
Mapped at 1.1 and 1.3 bar: 322 and 344 hp (graph present)
Boost controller and gauges; 2 settings
6 Paddle clutch
Blue Flame exhaust
Eibach or Koni suspension (need to confirm)
K&N type air filter
Grooved discs
Boost and fuelling gauges mounted on right hand pillar

Bodywork

Moon grey. Rust advised of and attended underneath and on wings where stone chipped.
Standard Plus wheels in very good condition.

Keys

Three (and manuals)

Interior

Standard Plus interior in good condition. Recaro front seats with red stitching.

Work and Maintenance [looking at the records]:

My ownership:
09 08 17 FCSS – replace exhaust manifold gasket
07 17 17 FC Performance – repair leak, remove Unichip, mapping stage 3
05 05 17 FCSS – Cambelt & ancillaries service, service, service brake calipers, treat corrosion in floor and re proof, MoT work.
07 04 17 BVS – correction of paintwork and stone chip wheel arch corrosion
Prior to me:
16 04 15 - FCSS – Service, undertray and MOT
13 08 14 – FCSS – Paint work repairs and enhancements, rocker cover gasket, door seal, service headlights.
01 05 14 – FCSS – Service, brakes, replace circuit board, callipers & brakes, MOT, repair exhaust and other work, compression test.
29 10 13 – Midlands Car Serving - Full service incl gearbox oil, idler and belt
25 04 13 – FCSS – door plates and fuel filter cap
13 04 13 – FCSS – Gear selector bush
24 10 12 – Midlands Car Servicing – fit hybrid turbo, 6 paddle clutch, stainless exhaust, pro alloy intercooler, boost controller, mapping & numerous items.
02 09 11 – Motormech – Brake discs and pads, upgraded header tank, air con radiator.
28 04 11 – Motormech – Service and work
23 07 09 – Motormech – servicing, MoT and air con plus brake work
19 06 08 – Motormech – gear box mountings, cambelt change, brakes, wheel bearing, exhaust etc. and MOT
…then numerous other invoices and papers.

Test drives at my discretion, no part exchange thanks and full payment before the car leaves.


Note from Theresa: Putting photos on here has been a problem and I haven't been able to help the seller much, but here is what we've managed:

FCSS Work https://www.facebook.com/pg/fiatcoupes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346117892149720

FC Performance
https://www.facebook.com/fcperformancetu...e=3&theater


If you type the following into the address bar, you will see photos:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/129691609@N06/36408545662/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129691609@N06/36408545562/in/dateposted-public/

I'm sure Julian won't mind people asking for more photos to be sent via email, etc.

Thanks,

Theresa.


Updated to add the following:

My Plus is now back from FCSS after further sterling work.

Supply and fit:

Dual friction fast road clutch kit
O/S and N/S diff final drive seals
OE visco O'ring
N/S & O/S wishbones and new pinch bolts
O/S inner C/V gaiter
New clutch slave
Re-face flywheel
Disassemble front end to expose front cross member, outer flitches and Eiffel towers
Clean and treat engine bay/chassis with POR15 and prepare/protect ready for respray
Powder coating costs for engine bay brackets etc and slam panel

&

Respray engine bay
Replace A/C compressor
Replace A.C condenser, dryer unit and O'ring kit
Bonnet inner cable
Late gas design bonnet strut for N/S
Brake fluid. (5.1)
Rebuild engine bay after respray
Fit Carbotech front brake pads, bleed brake system with 5.1 fluid, 2x sessions of road testing to heat cure front pads and test
A/C re-gas

You can see the front end work here; https://www.facebook.com/pg/fiatcoupes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346117892149720

Considering the condition of the car now, the upgrades including the awesome Carbotech pads the price remains at £7,995. I will however listen to enthusiasts of this forum, but, please don’t low ball me. Much appreciate you looking at my advert.

It’s currently tucked up in my heated garage out of the weather.

I’d like to that Joe for his expertise, dedication, hard work and enthusiasm.

Julian



Edited by Theresa (21/05/2018 12:11)
Edit Reason: Updated price.

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#1606877 - 28/08/2017 09:43 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
PPPS. I am told that the shocks are Bilstein and the springs are FCSS lowering springs. Thanks.

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#1608639 - 28/09/2017 19:49 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
I am considering having FCSS freshening up the engine bay later this Autumn properly. However, if there is interest before then I would happily discuss matters before I progress, as work would only add to the condition and therefore inherent value. Thanks.

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#1608708 - 30/09/2017 07:48 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
Mark_S Offline
Forum is my job

Registered: 19/12/2005
Posts: 4757
Loc: Haslemere, Surrey
Suggest that you put the new price in the heading of the post to get more views thumb
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#1608807 - 02/10/2017 08:42 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Thanks Mark.

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#1610413 - 24/10/2017 11:51 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
I have booked the car into FCSS for December for inner front metalwork and engine bay refresh so will be spotless. To change the clutch type also so smoother on 1st gear and reverse pick up. Happy to continue to chat to those who may be interested, but Mods please lock this thread and I expect to re advertise formally with another price after the work. Thanks. Jules

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#1610450 - 25/10/2017 00:14 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
Theresa Offline
La Presidentessa
Forum Fossil

Registered: 04/06/2006
Posts: 22788
Loc: North Wales
Locked, thanks smile

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#1614501 - 15/01/2018 12:23 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: Theresa]
Theresa Offline
La Presidentessa
Forum Fossil

Registered: 04/06/2006
Posts: 22788
Loc: North Wales
Unlocked as back up for sale with the following addition to the advert:

My Plus is now back from FCSS after further sterling work.

Supply and fit:

Dual friction fast road clutch kit
O/S and N/S diff final drive seals
OE visco O'ring
N/S & O/S wishbones and new pinch bolts
O/S inner C/V gaiter
New clutch slave
Re-face flywheel
Disassemble front end to expose front cross member, outer flitches and Eiffel towers
Clean and treat engine bay/chassis with POR15 and prepare/protect ready for respray
Powder coating costs for engine bay brackets etc and slam panel

&

Respray engine bay
Replace A/C compressor
Replace A.C condenser, dryer unit and O'ring kit
Bonnet inner cable
Late gas design bonnet strut for N/S
Brake fluid. (5.1)
Rebuild engine bay after respray
Fit Carbotech front brake pads, bleed brake system with 5.1 fluid, 2x sessions of road testing to heat cure front pads and test
A/C re-gas

You can see the front end work here; https://www.facebook.com/pg/fiatcoupes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1346117892149720

Considering the condition of the car now, the upgrades including the awesome Carbotech pads the price remains at £7,995. I will however listen to enthusiasts of this forum, but, please don’t low ball me. Much appreciate you looking at my advert.

It’s currently tucked up in my heated garage out of the weather.

I’d like to that Joe for his expertise, dedication, hard work and enthusiasm.

Julian


Edited by Theresa (21/05/2018 12:12)
Edit Reason: Updated price.

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#1617429 - 17/03/2018 10:07 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Update:

Just fitted 2 x Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R 225/45 tyres on the front. All tyres are matching. MOT this week at FCSS.

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#1617477 - 18/03/2018 16:12 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
t0m0 Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 26/12/2005
Posts: 719
The ebay sale of your car looks as if the bonnet is not closed properly but on the Facebook sites people are saying its had accident damage....Seen as Joe has done work on it i would imagine its the first option as he would have sorted an a bonnet that incorrectly aligned if it was.

just drawing your attention to this so you can clarify to speed up sale.

Tom

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#1617562 - 19/03/2018 21:38 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Thanks Tom. I'll chat to Joe. Julian.

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#1617563 - 19/03/2018 21:41 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Ah, yes, the bonnet is not closed properly by the look of it. School boy error. Definitely no accident damage.

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#1617948 - 28/03/2018 11:20 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
MOT renewed. Car back from FCSS and in the garage.

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#1618901 - 14/04/2018 10:34 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Julian's Plus on FB

This is a nice picture of my Plus. Understand if I need to host the picture on another site to view but happy to share. Can chat on Messenger if needed.

Thanks. Julian

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#1619119 - 18/04/2018 12:12 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Folks. There is a real possibility of me agreeing a deal with a trader this weekend where the car will go into storage for a few years. It will probably emerge with a high price tag in due course. So if you'd like to chat with me before then, please do not hesitate to get in touch by PM and I may flex. Thanks. Julian

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#1620673 - 21/05/2018 07:33 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
The sale on eBay did not progress. I have reduced the price to a member of FCCUK to £7995 ONO. Julian.

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#1620691 - 21/05/2018 13:24 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
Paul_V Offline
My life on the forum

Registered: 25/11/2006
Posts: 1999
Loc: Costa Del Sawley
Whereabouts are you based Julian?

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#1620694 - 21/05/2018 14:39 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Andover, Paul.

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#1621116 - 29/05/2018 23:36 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
I am scheduled to go to Le Mans on 15th June which I guess will add a few miles to it, so if you are considering my Plus, happy to chat sooner rather than later so I can get other wheels sorted in good time. Thanks.

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#1621736 - 11/06/2018 19:55 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
djmobi Offline
Club member 1610
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 877
Loc: Banbury
Pm sent
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#1621783 - 13/06/2018 08:27 Re: Moon Grey Plus For Sale. [Re: juleshh]
juleshh Offline
On a journey

Registered: 23/03/2008
Posts: 163
Sold

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