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    Default Bought a Project car!

    Well One Friday night I found myself looking on Ebay for some additional parts for my Vectra C Sri.

    Next thing I know I started to type in Rover 114. up cropped a rather nice looking 114Gta £500 buy it now, after 30mins deliberation I decided to hit the buy it now and the rest is history. I am now on Metro number 5 !

    Fortunately I knew the car I was buying and had seen it many time so I knew the standard of the car was very high, I hadnít seen the car for 3 years but when I went to pick it up it was nearly as good as the last time I saw it.
    So here are pictures from the day I collected the car.






    Here is a list of what has been done currently

    Engine:1.4 SPiK&N Replacement ElementQuickShiftJanspeed Cat Back SystemCustom De-CatJanspeed 421 Manifold
    Suspension:GTi Front Anti Roll BarGTi Rear Anti Roll BarPoly Bushes - Front & Rear ARB'sGaz Modified Shortened Adjustable DampersMetro GTi Top Shock Mounts Lowered & Individualised Suspension units running at 500PsiBrakes:Drilled & Grooved Solid DiscsBlack Diamond Brakes Pads
    Further plans are to have a either a 1.6 / 1.8 Engine fitted along with larger brakes and larger wheels to help with traction as its wheel spinning a lot currently.
    Possible stripped out rear with roll cage.
    Idea is a bit of a sleeper car kept fairly stock but with one or two nice features.

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    Bit of a bargain,if you like metro's i suppose,i can't stand them

    Am i missing something.......:

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    Ive drove them from 2001-2005.
    They look toss but with a 1.8VVC fitted 0-60 in under 6 seconds, its going to be a quick car for just over £1k and the best bit is no one expects it

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    Just out of curiosity did you click buy on a friday night at 3am ****ed and with the lads.

    You've lost the plot mate!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushy2007 View Post
    Just out of curiosity did you click buy on a friday night at 3am ****ed and with the lads.

    You've lost the plot mate!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushy2007 View Post
    Just out of curiosity did you click buy on a friday night at 3am ****ed and with the lads.

    You've lost the plot mate!!!


    not my cuppa, but looks in nice condition.

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    haha
    Was a friday night purchase
    Its for track days, dont want to be chucking the vectra around the track lol

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    what a waste of £500

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    nice colour though.

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    Hows it a waste of money, i want to start doing track days again
    they are cars i know well, £500 12 months mot.
    £300 to insure and ive got £1k for 12 months of track days. £80 a month for some fun. I spend more than that a month on beer

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