Mk1 Twin Turbo 1991 for Sale regrettably



Here we go again! I now having to sell my 1991 GTO Twin Turbo Mk 1. Unfortunately my other Hip has now degenerated to such a degree it’s just not comfortable to enter or get out of it and the way the NHS waiting list is looking, I’m going to be like this for a while! This is the second time I’ve had to sell a GTO due to medical problems, last time it was my other Hip! This is the 4th GTO/3000GT I have owned over the years and being a mechanic for many, many years I know a bit about them.

To the Car……if you look at my previous Posts you see I purchased this one from the IOW in a sorry state, it what is known as a “project” but for me, being virtually Rust Free was the deciding factor and Lockdown gave me a purpose in Life! If you are looking to get into ownership and done the research, Rust is the biggest problem with these wonderful, ahead of their time cars.

It was transported home to a rented garage and I set to work. It’s had a full Gates Cam Belt Service including all Belts and Pulleys and Water Pump. All top quality, not EBay crap. Plugs, HT Leads, Filters and Oil changed. Dropped rear Subframe to replace Rear Steering Rack, whilst off, all fully wire brushed and undersealed. Anything that needed replacing was including Pads, Hoses, Brake Fluid. Fuel Tank drained and new Fuel Filter. Heater Control sent off for repairs, all working 100%. I had the A/C recharged but it’s still not ice cold, possibly Compressor but never bothered me even in the summer! Engine Carbon Cleaned. Upgraded Hella Headlights with upgraded bulbs, you can actually see at night! Various Sensors and Senders replaced. The BC Coil Overs were fitted by the previous owner and have done virtually no miles. Next the Bodywork hoping a Machine Polish would do it, unfortunately not! I then set about a respray in her original colour. I used 2 Pack and it looks ok, I think a machine cut and polish would improve the shine even more but I can not do it now, to painful.

So, mechanically she is very good, starts first time as you would expect, drive’s and stops as it should. Pulls well in all gears and looks the part.

It’s not perfect and I don’t want to mislead anyone. The Roof is probably the worst part, it really could do with prepping and another coat of paint/ lacquer, I must have caught it with the Air hose when spraying, shame! Mind you, if your short you cant see it! Rear Seat Back tops have caught the sun and faded. There is a slight “hum” from the rear, I think it’s the rear steering pump but the 4 wheel steering seems to be working fine. Lastly, the Aero’s, when I purchased both Front and Rear were working fine ( unusual!) , I removed the rear spoiler for painting and now the Aero Red Light is on and they are not working. It can’t be anything serious.

I’m happy for viewing at almost anytime, the beauty of being Retired! I’m near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. Any questions or specific photos, please ask.

This is a very sad time for me, I really love these cars, they are very underrated and at last climbing in value making this one I believe a great investment for someone, just wish it was me!

Now the difficult part, price. I know what I paid and what I have spent on her, it does add up quick! I think a realistic asking price would be around £8000 but I am open to sensible offers/ suggestions on value. Sorry, no P/ex as I’m sniffing around an old Bentley Turbo that I think will suit my medical condition better!









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Sorry to hear that @marlowboy , I hope you can get sorted soon, sad to see you go especially after getting your car sorted so quickly. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and beneficial, especially your emissions saga.
The car looks really good and I’m sure you can easily get the asking price. Best of luck.
Enda

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Are the wheels 17" or 18" ??

As 18" are seriously rare…

Ooooh, I don’t know and I’m not allowed to go out in the Dark, I’ll have a look tomorrow! Hope you are well!

Shame Rob, 17”, still a lovely Car!

Shame, Along with the Lenso Muse, Still the best looking period wheel for the cars i feel even in 17"

So there’s some hope for my Lenso Muse 19’s then Rob…

Mike

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Hi Mike, hope you are well, ■■■■■■ old age I hate it!

Hiya mate,
Sorry to read your news. I think I must avail myself in your locale sometime, where in the meantime you may investigate a suitable hostelry which we may pop into and drown our age-related sorrows.
So, we’ll grab a beer sometime, eh! :yum:
Speak soon Martin, I have yer number…

Mike

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