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    Default Picked up new car last Sunday

    Before anyone starts lobbing hand grenades in my direction I still have the GSi
    After finishing my kit car it didn't take long for my mind to start wandering along the path of a new project. Decided to wait until my garage was finished but as with all the best laid plans......................
    Always wanted a Mk1 Uno Turbo since I had my first car a 55S and a mate had a Turbo. Proper retro fun, no TC and all that, just a good old thump in the back when the turbo kicks in and a healthy dose of torque steer to keep you awake.
    There are only 150 Mk1's left on the roads and mint examples are too pricey after the costs of the garage so rather than buying a half decent one that is still going to have some rust issues and need stripping down I have picked up a part done project in a mixture of 2 colurs of green and grey primer. Overall seems to be solid and came with a fair few spares including a spare set of rims. For £180 I am prety chuffed. Plans are for a full stripdown, colour change to Fiat racing red, uprated suspension, minimalist interior and in the region of 200bhp.
    Picture is pretty poor as it is off his ebay ad.

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    interesting purchase Richard but it will be mental once its done LOL

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    Gone into my storage container up at a mate's farm until my garage is done. Did manage a quick run up his farm road for a couple of hundred of yards before I parked it up though. Couldn't stop laughing when it came on boost. Worth the £180 alone just for that blast down memory lane.

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    I remember one of my mates having one of these years ago and it was serious fun to be in and surprisingly quick.....unfortunately i was too young to drive

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    Vehicle : vectra vxr

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    Engine : 2.8 v6 turbo

    Year : 2008

    Mileage : 31000

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    my brother had a white mk1 turbo absilute cracking little car amazing performance out a 1.3 a can remember the first time he gave me a shot in it i just about sh.t myself lol then he bought a mk2 but he didnt like at as much

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    oooo.....that takes me back. I had a Uno 70S many moons ago and that was a hoot to drive Always wanted the turbo though. Good luck

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    Cheers Tony, the 55S was my first car and I loved it. Used to get in it, thrash it to death and not a single thing ever went wrong with it in over 2 years. Think the turbo will be a fairly lengthy project as I want it to be right. You'll be welcome to have a wee blast in the hot seat when it's done though.

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    My Dad used to have one of these Awesome little ******s. He got the Punto GT later. Now drives an Audi A8! So onwards and upwards

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    I remember the days of these and the Renault 5 Turbo.
    But 200bhp!!! That thing will go sideways when you floor it... there's no weight to it

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