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TOPIC: 1985 'VS' for sale

1985 'VS' for sale 2 months 2 weeks ago #38732

Reluctantly, I have decided that it is time to sell by beautiful X1/9. The full details are as follows;
This car underwent a full bare metal restoration in 2007 and was also converted to 1300 style quarter bumpers and front spoiler at the same time. The car was painted in Fiat ‘Rialto Blue’ and when completed, it was given a full Zeibart rust proofing treatment.
It was used sparingly for summer classic tours and holidays etc. and always kept in a heated garage under cover when not in use.
During late 2015, the interior was completely stripped out and restored. The interior trim, dash and bulkhead were all repainted from the many shades of brown to satin black. New tailored carpets were fitted and the seats, door cards and knee pads were sent away for trimming in ivory leather. A new set of Minilite style wheels and tyres were also fitted as the originals were past their best.
Whilst this work was being done, I obtained a spare engine and set about rebuilding a ‘fast road’ unit. The block was rebored +40 and new piston, rings and new big end and main bearings. New clutch was fitted. The head was pressure tested and skimmed, valves were reground, ports were polished and opened out to suit a purpose made inlet manifold to suit a set of motorbike carburettors from a Kawasaki GSX900 converted and jetted to suit. A new stage 1 ‘fast road’ camshaft was fitted and all valve clearances adjusted to suit. While rebuilding the engine, I fitted new oil pump, water pump, alternator, starter motor and obviously new cam belt. The assembly was then fitted with crank position sensor and throttle position sensor, a programmable ECU, distributorless ignition and a bespoke 4 into 1 stainless exhaust manifold and silencer. Once the new engine was in the car, it was set up on a rolling road and tuned to approx. 120bhp. This has proved to be totally reliable, tractable and fun to drive with the added bonus of sounding fabulous. I have been advised that it will be good for 150-160bhp but I’m happy with it as it is.
To complement the new engine, new discs, pads and calipers were fitted at the same time too. This car has wanted for nothing and has always been a pleasure to own and drive but, it’s time to start a new project so that is the reason for the sale.

The car has MOT until May 2018 and is ready to be enjoyed. Car is based in north Nottinghamshire.
I am looking for £7995 or very close offer. Any questions please feel free to ask. More pictures can be emailed as requested
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1985 'VS' for sale 2 months 2 weeks ago #38733

Here's a few more pictures.

Thanks,
Mike
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1985 'VS' for sale 2 months 1 week ago #38776

Think this might have dropped off the radar with all the scam junk being loaded lately.
It's been 10 days and not a single comment. Is there nobody looking for a rust free, solid X1/9 out there?

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1985 'VS' for sale 2 months 6 days ago #38777

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Mark Dennis

1985 'VS' for sale 2 months 6 days ago #38778

Nice!
do you want to start again with mine
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Mark Dennis

1985 'VS' for sale 2 months 6 days ago #38783

Mmmm... don't tempt me. Already started a new project.

Mike

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1985 'VS' for sale 1 week 1 day ago #39058

Car now sold.

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1985 'VS' for sale 1 week 23 hours ago #39059

Well done.

What's your next project?

Also, is there any chance you might buy the X1/9 back again?? :)

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1985 'VS' for sale 1 week 23 hours ago #39060

hope you got a decent price as it was stunning

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Mark Dennis

1985 'VS' for sale 1 week 11 hours ago #39061

I don't think I will be tempted to buy it back again Andy. There was nothing left to do on the car and I do like a project to keep me busy. Lots of people offered silly money but I think you just have to be patient. In the end a dealer from Kent bought the car so I suspect it will appear again in the near future but at what price?
Here's the new project. Nothing major but lots of detailing and rechroming to get on with.
Mike
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