The year was 2001 and I had a black 91 GTO TT and was a member of GTOUK.
I would take the car to some GTOUK days out from time to time.
To say I was silly with the car would be an understatement… In the bid to get more power out of it I used a cheap bleed valve and upped the power…
On a GTOUK rolling road day it was producing 450BHP… but was reported that it was looking unhealthy… but being my younger self I just thought of the numbers… and that the cars running fine…. Until the day, I melted a piston…
I then proceeded to try and fix the car myself and located the problem piston… sourced a replacement part and started to strip the engine down and installed the replacement part.
But being young and stupid I didn’t change the big end shells and well… The first test drive out…… knock knock knock…
Engines were out of my price range back then as they were almost the cost of the car so I sold if for spares… someone on here purchased the hole car so I’m hoping that it’s still on the road and being looked after more than I looked after it…
The only part of the number plate I can remember had “BUF” in it.
Sadly the GTO/3000GT was the one car I have always missed, and I would look in from time to time to see if any in my price range…
Fast forward 17 years.
After going on for years about how I missed my old one the other half said to me just get one then!
I managed to save and got a Blue 98 3000GT that I got a year ago.
See here “unsure why I could not sign in using that login anymore”
I started to fix up the car and still have plenty to do on it, but it passed its 1st MOT with me with no advisers.
I managed to meet up with some of you guys from GTOUK at Billing last year to say hi as I lived 2 miles away
Needless to say I’m not going to do anything to this car to kill it… After waiting all this time, I am just going to enjoy the car for what it is and bring it back to its former glory.
Lol GTO/3000GT Fame! :o
I was the first one to come across the problem with the TT fuel relay, which resulted in the Fuel relay bypass you guys have today