Just got my hands on my first GTO so thought I’d best get on the owners club and say hello
Shes a 1992 Twin Turbo Manual, SV Special Version Limited Edition.
Got a soft spot for this era car… Over the years I’ve had a Mazda RX7 FD3S Twin Turbo, Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo and got the wife a Starlet GT turbo EP82. Sold the zx last year and there has been a hole in the garage ever since!
Welcome to the club John, nice to see your keeping in the Jap scene.
Welcome to the club,
Nice looking rare car, is this the one that was for sale in derby.
thanks rob, and yes its the one that was for sale in matlock/derby
just had new cambelt upon sale, 13 months mot, no advisories. shes going in the bodyshop next week as the bonnet/front end is heavily stone chipped and has a couple of scratches so basically getting a front end respray.
Welcome to gtouk, that car looks very nice. You dont see many now
[quote]thanks rob, and yes its the one that was for sale in matlock/derby
just had new cambelt upon sale, 13 months mot, no advisories. shes going in the bodyshop next week as the bonnet/front end is heavily stone chipped and has a couple of scratches so basically getting a front end respray. :)[/quote]
I thought so, If I had the room that is the one I really would of liked, kept clicking on it many times, but am glad it went to an enthusiast nice one.
probably going to spend a while restoring bits and pieces to start with. The leather on the drivers seat needs a re-trim and I want to keep it pretty original in general. theres a broken plastic that sits in the headlining just behind the moon roof, and a few other interior trim items i’ll have off and refit with rubber washers so they dont rattle
as above the paintwork is being sorted next week.
the car didnt come with the wheels pictured, it came with the original 16" rims. they’re probably the only item i’m going to change for now and get some simple 17"s that arent too “look at me.” prefer the understated look
yup they are the ones but mine are flat silver which i guess is the original finish, and I dont have any wheel centres either
actually i tell a lie, they are like this style with the recesses off the wheel nuts
looking for a fairly factory simple look set of alloy wheels really but got to be 17-18"
i’ve got a set of monza autostrada 18x9JJ with 265/35s on that came with the car too but they’re a bit too bling for me so they’ll be up for grabs at some point when i get my membership sorted think they’ll need 235’s on the front ideally for a GTO
Well I had no intension of parting with the wheels I just removed from my car intend to use as winter wheels, they are 17inch with good treads but if after your own research you think these painted up would make your car original let me know, no rush as I would only let them go for this reason.The black one on the left.Maybe a swap for the monza autostradas.
Welcome aboard mate, nice car too.
[quote=“johnp84”]thanks rob, and yes its the one that was for sale in matlock/derby
13 months mot, no advisories.quote]
How do you get 13 months mot? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Welcome to the club, looks very nice.
Welcome to GTOUK 8) , as the guys have said nice looking motor you have there .
Welcome to the club. That’s the same place i bought mine from last year! I’ve not had any major problems so it looks like they get hold of decent ones to sell on.
cheers for the welcome guys, and i’ll let you know about those wheels
and to get 13 months mot, you insist that the car has another MOT one month before expiry the new MOT is issued to the original end date so you can get 13 months MOT out of it
[quote]cheers for the welcome guys, and i’ll let you know about those wheels
and to get 13 months mot, you insist that the car has another MOT one month before expiry the new MOT is issued to the original end date so you can get 13 months MOT out of it ;)[/quote]
You beat me to the answer re the MOT, mine has just been done & also has 13 months on it, OH and welcome to GTOUK