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thrashermax    81

I bought the mk1 Wheeler Dealer car from the program after seeing it advertised on the 'turbosport' forum.  I had the engine replaced for a 1700 xflow built and fitted by Colin Ashton.

I didn't use it enough and sold her to get a genuine RS2000 mk1 but now she's back where she belongs.  She's back with me and now she's never going!

I've made a few changes... The rear now is satin blacked...

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Removed the spots, was...

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Now

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Still looks good...

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Now, I need to sell my mk2 ☹️

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Mexican Gerbil    124

Nice, didn't like the 2 up spots to be honest. I met the father of the lad from the tv show as he was selling his JPS capri. 

I think it should go back to copper bronze too :-D

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Vista    2,046

Curious as to why you wanted back over a mk1 RS2000 so long after you sold it Max?

Welcome back BTW :thumbsup:

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thrashermax    81
1 hour ago, Mexican Gerbil said:

Nice, didn't like the 2 up spots to be honest. I met the father of the lad from the tv show as he was selling his JPS capri. 

I think it should go back to copper bronze too :-D

I prefer the copper bronze but that would be too expensive!

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thrashermax    81
1 hour ago, Vista said:

Curious as to why you wanted back over a mk1 RS2000 so long after you sold it Max?

Welcome back BTW :thumbsup:

Scott, I thought I was over Escorts so I sold the RS last year.  Unfortunately, you can take the boy out of the Escort but can't take the Escort out of the boy!  I tried a TVR for a while but ended up back in an Escort.. mk2.  The mk2 is lovely but my main love is the mk1.

I've got the genuine RS thing out of my system now, so the modified xflow yellow peril is back... And it was £9k cheaper than the RS!

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Isn't that a few grand cheaper than you paid for it the first time? With prices rising so dramatically you were lucky it hadn't escalated past the original price.

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thrashermax    81
1 hour ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Isn't that a few grand cheaper than you paid for it the first time? With prices rising so dramatically you were lucky it hadn't escalated past the original price.

I paid £11,800 for it in 2013, spent a fortune on the engine, better seats, manifold, exhaust, wheels, quarter bumpers etc.. then sold for £14,200 in 2014 and then I bought it back 3 years later - now 2017 - for £14,200 but it needs some engine work.  I'm happy because I sold my RS for £23,500 so I'm quids in!

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Vista    2,046

What engine work does it need so soon after it was built? 

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thrashermax    81
1 hour ago, Vista said:

What engine work does it need so soon after it was built? 

The guy I sold it to didn't use it enough but when he did he managed to blow a piston... I don't know why he bought it, it's been sitting in a Barn for 2 years, unmoved.  Anyway, I'm glad be wasn't really into it as it meant it came back home where it belongs.  

I can't wait to hear her roar again.

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thrashermax    81
1 hour ago, Mexican Gerbil said:

Ah yes.....2013....the year the price of a 1300L with a 1600 crossflow doubled over night. Good times 

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