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    I wanted to get a project car so I found this late last year.

    It was a GMP Interceptor and found service around Streetford.

    It came with a full police service history.

    As expected the overall condition was poor. Numerous dents, holes and marks.

    In terms of specification:

    SRI front and rear bumpers
    SRI Interior
    Elite 17" Wheels and drop links
    No IDS and no TC Button
    Dual zone climate
    No rear electric windows
    No curtain airbags
    VXR Blue front brakes with vented standard rears
    Vectra 2.8 V6 Turbo engine with manual gearbox
    Standard anti-roll bars (Not VXR)

    The wiring in the roof lining was chopped and lining cut and lots of chopped wiring along the near side of the car. All goodies were removed with the exception of a headlamp interface box which may operate the wigwags.

    I was lucky enough to find someone breaking another one to correct some of the issues.

    I swapped the passenger door as this had a large ripple and the two rear door windows as they had scratches.
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    Here is what the dash looks like now.
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    Here is an idea of what the interior would have looked like when in service. When I received it, they was just lotes of missing buttons and holes.
    I decided to install a CID and CD70 with UHP bluetooth. I found that the front speaker wiring was chopped for other uses so used a donor loom to repair the wiring.

    I replaced all the interior plastics from an unmarked car which had not been butchered.
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    I replaced the front bumper and side skirts for the VXR item. I replaced the door window trims with gloss black window trims as per the VXR Model. I also fitted 19" vectra VXR wheels. Before I did this, most wishbones, bushes and droplinks were replaced. I also replaced the rear calipers. I have a J&R rear caliper which will not adjust correctly. I have sourced a brand new caliper thanks to a bankrupt Saab dealer.

    The front brakes received new pads thanks to a bargain of £5 off ebay and also fitted HEL brakelines to sharpen up the brakes.

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    The engine bay has had the VXR treatment. It was missing the battery cover and an ecotec cover. Now its covered by a VXR cover. I also replaced the bonnet sound proofing

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    The car has gained the VXR Half leather interior. It suffers the usual bolster issues but have a new foam to be fitted.

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    I fitted the VXR skirt, diffuser and the Twin exhaust off the vectra VXR to complete the look.

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    not having a dig fella but why not just go buy a vxr as this is always going to be known as a v6 special not a vxr must have cost you a fortune in parts as i know vxr bits aint cheap like i said not having a dig just asking as i think your mad lol even proper vxr's are coming down in price now and are very affordable

    i was thinking of doing this my self but ended up buying an 09 plate vxr as i couldnt be arsed with all the well its not a vxr comments at meets on forums and shows etc so decided to but the genuine article instead lol i used to here it all the time with vvoc when members had a sri or ls etc and put all gsi bits on it first thing ppl would say is its not a gsi tho is it
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    Quote Originally Posted by gixerjd View Post
    not having a dig fella but why not just go buy a vxr as this is always going to be known as a v6 special not a vxr must have cost you a fortune in parts as i know vxr bits aint cheap like i said not having a dig just asking as i think your mad lol even proper vxr's are coming down in price now and are very affordable

    i was thinking of doing this my self but ended up buying an 09 plate vxr as i couldnt be arsed with all the well its not a vxr comments at meets on forums and shows etc so decided to but the genuine article instead lol i used to here it all the time with vvoc when members had a sri or ls etc and put all gsi bits on it first thing ppl would say is its not a gsi tho is it
    Yes I know what you mean but fancied doing something a little unconventional. I have been quite lucky with parts so it hasn't cost as much as it could have done. Yes the prices have really dropped in the last 12 months for genuine VXR's, but again like to own something slightly different to the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_Fuller View Post
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    The car has gained the VXR Half leather interior. It suffers the usual bolster issues but have a new foam to be fitted.
    Am I seen this right
    I took that pic and that interior is still in my Xp outside on my ddrive that pic was posted on vvoc a year or so back

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    Here is a more recent picture. I have TPMS which the loom came from Andy.L and fitted by Plasma. I also have parking sensors installed but fully functional yet.
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