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Rare 2001 Lupo 3L 1.2 Tdi Manual - Now Fixed

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My very rare 2001 Lupo 3L 1.2 Tdi Manual is up for sale, for the simple reason I've not used it for over a year & its a little project for someone who's spanner handy :) (Its now FIXED!!!!)

What's a 3L you ask? Its about £35 to fill it up & you get over 600miles on a tank! & free road tax too. Very rarely available & hard to find even in Europe, the most economical road car with an engine ever produced, this one is correctly registered in the UK.

Its been converted to manual (these are originally an automated manual gearbox but the hydraulic robot gear change mechanism has been deleted & a clutch pedal fitted along with ecu reprogramming etc to make it work, not a simple task on these.) Just after its last MOT It had a broken clutch guide sleeve that is now fixed & whilst there I put a new friction plate in & its all working as it should. Drivers door lock does needs sorting, its works but only just, again a simple job.

I will put a new MOT on it over the next week or so, it only done 400miles since the last one!

I'm guessing you know all about them but if not, ally bonnet, doors & boot, magnesium subframe, magnesium wheels, magnesium steering wheel, aluminium engine block, aluminium rear drums, lightweight gearbox shafts, etc etc for a super low curb weight. Aero tweaks & lower than a standard car from the factory, ride is great. 80mpg is about the norm but more is easily possible and they'll just about do 1000km on a tank of fuel. 1.2Tdi with a VATN Turbo, it bombs about better than a 1.4Tdi due to the low weight, really tall gearing & surprisingly quiet on the road.

Metallic Black Aubergine

89,000 Miles/145k KM

Air Con & working fine (rare option on the 3L)

Electric Cabin Heater (original feature for quick defrosting) its inbuilt into in normal heater

It is LHD (3L's only came in LHD) originally an Italian car & rust free throughout even underneath on the rear subframe etc

On nearly new winter tyres

Free Road Tax! Band A 88g Co2 correctly registered with a COC doc low emissions etc

Clean & tidy throughout, needs a good polish as its been sat round far too long, its not mint but is tidy

V5 here in my name, I registered it in the UK about 2 years ago

Currently I've lost the service folder if I find it thats a bonus

I will put a new MOT on it in the next week or so as the previous one expired where I've not used it.

The car is located in North Dorset SP8

my number is 07970642129 Declan

 

£1800 with a new MOT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Cptsideways
Its now fixed

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I'm interested in this. What gearbox is in it now? (edit: ok re read it, original box). Would you deliver this to south Wales?

Edited by Sausage

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11 hours ago, Sausage said:

I'm interested in this. What gearbox is in it now? (edit: ok re read it, original box). Would you deliver this to south Wales?

Buzz me a message on 07970642129

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It's not moved for almost a year, stuck a battery on it & started straight up drove it 10miles home from storage. It is driveable but requires to be started in gear, once moving gear changes are easy enough.

 

Some more research has suggested this could be the slave cylinder sleeve which is about £5 but is a box out job to get to it. The clutch is heavier than normal but it bites fine, it feels like its not releasing fully but does occasionally!

It needs a good polish, the pictures make it look better than it is close up.

 

Comes with full tank of fuel in it!

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Now I'm interested

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58 minutes ago, Skezza said:

Now I'm interested

Got your license back after that dangerous driving episode?

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

Got your license back after that dangerous driving episode?

Driving without due care

And yes ;)

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13 hours ago, Skezza said:

Driving without due care

And yes ;)

good, shame for someone so negligent to be in the care of such a rare car over here....

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6 hours ago, Rich said:

good, shame for someone so negligent to be in the care of such a rare car over here....

Why exactly?

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liability to the car and the roads.

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4 hours ago, Rich said:

liability to the car and the roads.

Uhuh. 

Moving on. I'll pm you op.

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