I was on the look out for a well spec'd low tax bracket R32. I wasn't too fussed on colour, although DPB was my favourite. After looking for a while, I thought I'd found one that ticked all the boxes. It was a 55 plate (low tax), a few carbon bits, was ceramic coated etc.. but after arranging to collect the owner went silent on me. I was gutted to say the least, but 2 days later I found the one that I eventually bought.
The car was advertised as immaculate, and had the all important recaro wingbacks. After driving 4 hours to collect, I found the car had slight rust on the offside wing, the front sills were also then beginning to rust, the front brake pads were low, and the timing chain was noisey. I was gutted but I knew this car could be exactly what I needed. I was blagged by the seller that I wouldn't find an R32 that didn't have a noisey chain, and not looking into the prices etc I made an offer £250 below his asking price.. let's just say he snapped my hand off.
Now I know why he snapped my hand off, after attending low collective and meeting a few of the r32ocuk guys, I found out just how much the timing chain would cost me.. but luckily kev could sort me a great deal!
Here are a couple of photos of the car the day i bought it.
Will continue with more seperate updates and photos...