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Hello all. Let's start from the very beginning. So I bought my Lupo GTI just under 3 years ago now - 28th June 2014 to be precise. I originally bought the car with every intention of making it a road going show car, after attending various local/nationwide shows with a select group of friends. The level of attention to detail of some of these cars was second to none and it was really quite inspiring to see first hand for myself. Growing up in the North West of England (Wigan) I was lucky to be exposed to a large variety of different automotive cultures. Be it everything from Japanese, German, VAG to Classic, High Performance and Concourse show cars. I started driving early 2012 and despite much controversy my first car was a 1.2 Vauxhall Corsa D (Unlimited Edition) . However after 2 years of ownership in 2014 I decided it was time for a change. I had recently gained employment at Jaguar Land Rover - Halewood and my insurance started to dip a little. It was then I set out on the hunt for a car to tick a few boxes. I wanted something fun, nimble, fast but at the same time something that wasn't going to break the bank insurance/fuel wise. After weeks of what seemed like endless searching I fell in love with a Black Lupo GTI I had found on AutoTrader. The owner, a 56 year old lady from Rugby, Warwickshire. The car itself was absolutely perfect (Black, 6 Speed, Low mileage 64K, FSH, Completely standard and unmolested). It was everything I was looking for.
Right, so I bought this car with a blown engine in 2009 as a project. Car was on approx 100k miles when I bought it, service history up to 92484 miles, 04/2009 I had the engine replaced with a used one doing 75k miles (receipt available), along with £1500 worth of other work to get the car MOT'd (receipts available). Enjoyed the car for all of 3 months, before cambelt snapped (probably the only thing I didnt replace...I know, in hindsight the most important thing). So I replaced the cambelt (£400ish), car back on road...briefly till it began to smoke. I suspect oil rings. In my haste to get the car back on road I didn't get them changed. Car has been parked on drive for bout 9 months declared SORN, I was hoping to get it on the road again. It starts and runs, but due to change in circumstances I have to sell. It did not pass last MOT. It failed on emissions (...also temporary petrol cap). So selling for SPARES OR REPAIRS. It will be a good project for someone who has time and a bit of cash to spend. Car is lowered by 40mm all round, and has black headlamps. Great fun to drive. Gutted to have to sell it. Also I have these extras which I was hoping to install on the car. 2 x Tornado 6.5" 200W 2 way speakers (I-AG7070) BMC CDA Induction Kit-brand new (ACCDA70-130) Kenwood CD Receiver - (KDC-PSW9521) 2 x JBL P42, 4" 2 way speakers 2 headlamps 3 x 15" GTi Bathurst Rims and tyres, plenty of tread on all Im looking for £1500 or nearest offer for everything, car is located in Bedford. Call me on 07952587998 for queries or viewing. Memphis