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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: I need ... Reply with quote

Guys

In September I've signed up to a Gumball Rally type event

I can spend a MAXIMUM of £500 on the car I buy

If I can I'd like to source either a 924 or a 944 - it needs to be mechanically sound (so it can do the distance) - don't mind the body work being a little rough as we can 'play with that'

It will also get wrapped, too

If anyone can help source a car that can do this is be keen to hear from you. It needs an MOT, the engine, gearbox and running gear are in good working order ....

The rest - can be handled

Ta guys

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a tall ask to find a solid car for £500

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.gumtree.com/p/porsche/porsche-924-/1285662678

You never know - this guy might take £500
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That`s a tough budget Osh, best of luck with the project though Thumb

I`ve been looking for a cheap Boxster for a track car, a couple of years ago there were loads for a couple of grand, nothing around now nooo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: I need ... Reply with quote

Osh wrote:
Guys

In September I've signed up to a Gumball Rally type event

I can spend a MAXIMUM of £500 on the car I buy

If I can I'd like to source either a 924 or a 944 - it needs to be mechanically sound (so it can do the distance) - don't mind the body work being a little rough as we can 'play with that'

It will also get wrapped, too

If anyone can help source a car that can do this is be keen to hear from you. It needs an MOT, the engine, gearbox and running gear are in good working order ....

The rest - can be handled

Ta guys

Osh


Have a word with Zingari on sourcing a half a bag 993
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good luck Osh!! Sounds great fun. I was tempted to do 'scumball rally' a while back.

Personally, I'd try and find something similar within your budget and stick Porsche badges all over it and just tell folk it's a Porsche 924. Like a 200sx or a mk3 mr2 and put boxster badges on it.........you need to be really convincing though.....dressing like Joey off friends may help. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I nearly did a Ramshackle Rally a few years ago thumbsup

Just buy a Van and do this:









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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lofi and spiderlane did the Stuttgart Challenge 2 years ago in 924/944 cars costing less than £1000.

See => http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=106237&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=stuttgart

I doubt that you could do it any cheaper than that. In fact, since then prices of these cars has risen considerably. eg. That £950 car linked above needs an MOT.

Happy Hunting though. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta guys

HSC - that might be a better idea!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or cheat/lie about the cost - AFAIK thats usally allowed/expected in this kind of event, its just how big your cahones are - to get away with the lie Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did one a few years ago, also at a budget of £500. I bought a MK4 Golf V6 $ motion - at least it's german if you're not set on a Porker.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need a co-pilot Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all

Just thought I’d bump this to back on the radar; I’m now actively looking to buy a car to do this charity rally and wanted to ask fellow members to keep their eyes open for any possible target car. And i'm going to dump the idea of a 924/944 as there will be 4 adults (yeah, right...) on the trip

So the event starts at Brands Hatch on 19th September and ends up, 3 days later, in Marseilles. The only stipulation I must follow is that the car cannot have a ‘purchase price’ of greater than £500 – though I can (obviously) spend more money to, er, service the car or make sure its safe and capable of doing the journey. Thumb

So, what I’m looking for is something like:

Something that’s at least 2 or 2.5 ltr in engine size
4 door saloon or an estate
An old 5-series or 7-series BMW
An old Audi A6/A8
An old Jag
An old Volvo
An Merc 200/300 e-class or similar
Possible a Saab 95

will consider something else if anyone can come up with a good contender...

It obviously must be safe, have good brakes, and capable of doing the journey.

The paintwork and stuff is not important – we’ll be ‘decorating’ the car as the theme will be The Walking Dead; so if anyone knows a car dealer with such a vehicle for sale – maybe something that’s been taken in part-ex or something, or a fellow member who wants to get rid of an old car – or if you see anything while out on your travels, then please, please think of me.

Please PM me with any possible target vehicles.

Cheers guys – will try and put some photos up when the car is done


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love stuff like this. My mates are doing it in a 5 series estate.

I'll start the bowl rolling Osh with this tidy......errr.....big number:


http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201807088233644?atmobcid=soc3
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, a Ford Mondeo...?? Grin Grin Grin


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madala's old work horse?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201804185679610?atmobcid=soc3

Low mileage Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could have my daily driver for £499.

It's a bit more battle scarred than shown in this 4 year old photo but has 6 months MOT and a genuine 52k miles.

I've had it for 9 years/38k miles and was going to keep it forever - hence why I spent £620 on exhaust, front discs and pads to get it through its last MOT and £324 on a new alternator last month.

It's a 2 litre Auto Estate so cruises beautifully and has working air con.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osh - think you need to discount old jags if you want something reliable!!

I don't think you will be able to better one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-850-GLT-estate/202363244352?hash=item2f1dca0f40:g:1NMAAOSwDw9bQSTL
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpsh120 wrote:
Osh - think you need to discount old jags if you want something reliable!!

I don't think you will be able to better one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-850-GLT-estate/202363244352?hash=item2f1dca0f40:g:1NMAAOSwDw9bQSTL


Nice one m8

top contender at the moment is a Merc 300 Estate Grin Grin


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