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Old 29-06-13, 16:08   #1
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Vl formula

Hey all

Looking for a project vl to turbo, but there is not much to pick from in my area.
Hence why I'm asking for advice

I had a look at a vl formula that has supposedly low ks (dash odo stuffed), been kept in storage, elderly owner. I believe this as it has an absolutely beautiful interior/flooring and is stock

(sorry can't supply pics)

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" keeping in mined I know it's a n/a formula lol"
are they rare? being that it has the following:
dark-red (plastic not painted) centre garnish between tail lights havent seem this on a vl before.
Formula decal down both sides (above door moulds)


Other bits...
Female 2nd owner, husband performed oil change not long ago...
Engine sounds very strong but it has thick oil build up around the rim of the rocker cover oil cap.

Does this suggest bad things? or
that it could do with a good oil flush n should be fine
Iv seen thick oil but only at the wreckers and not an any vl I have owned.

I estimate the Kay's to be around 130-180 judging by the amount of time it has spent in the sun the interior is mint.

Other wise she's a good vl

thanks in advance.

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Old 29-06-13, 23:43   #2
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Old 30-06-13, 04:09   #3
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good example, clean different joy, nice find
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Old 30-06-13, 12:15   #4
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Old 30-06-13, 14:54   #5
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ah good question Steve
$4,500
Rust (few cm's hear and there) both front and rear nothing to cry over.
roof has crows feet (minute cracking)
bonnet and boot are bleached so, basically paints not to flash but it is white
other than that shes ok..

MY MAIN CONCERN IS WITH THE OIL BEING A LITTLE STALE AT THE ROCKER COVER.
is this cause for concern or could it be a result of not being ran for 10 +/- years?

If i buy it id save 800 bucks in shipping. Plus this one i can test drive before going to all the hassle of buying and shipping, which doesn't always work out lol.

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Old 30-06-13, 17:14   #6
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Old 30-06-13, 21:38   #7
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Haha
I stalked it tonight on the way home frome work (owners not home)
Only vl in town 4.500 is extortion.
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Old 01-07-13, 16:01   #8
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best thing to do is make an offer if you want it, worst they can say is no.
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Old 01-07-13, 19:44   #9
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fark 4500 is steep as !

i wouldnt pay that if it has even the slightest inclination of rust. sure vl's are getting thin on the ground but you'd want a mint body for that price.
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Old 02-07-13, 09:00   #10
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I feel like telling him he's dreaming..

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fark 4500 is steep as !

i wouldnt pay that if it has even the slightest inclination of rust. sure vl's are getting thin on the ground but you'd want a mint body for that price.
Yea it sucks ass.
I live 1,500 ks north of Perth and as the other Vl sold (original low ks vl Calais turbo) this is the only one I know of.

So it's either take a risk on a site unseen vl from Perth and pay 800 shipping ontop or get the extortion treatment.

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It has a/c (not hooked up) I nearly laught. As the adverage temp up here high 30s day low 30s night lol
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It's great to see ppl still enthusiastic about VL's, but that's a lot for a VL!!

I don't want to be the guy that says don't buy that car, but don't buy that car.

Just chill, wait till you get some time off from work and travel to Perth to inspect other VL's, at a time of your convenience.

Or offer him a way lower price.
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Old 02-07-13, 22:11   #12
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It's great to see ppl still enthusiastic about VL's, but that's a lot for a VL!!

I don't want to be the guy that says don't buy that car, but don't buy that car.

Just chill, wait till you get some time off from work and travel to Perth to inspect other VL's, at a time of your convenience.

Or offer him a way lower price.
My thoughts exactly.
I gave him an offer of 1,500 and it was like i insulted him lol

At the end of the day I'm after a strait vl to perform a sensible turbo conversion on, with a budget around 7,000 (including car).

I only work 17 days a month and need something to do on my time off but paying that much is extortion and i will not pay that much.

People up here want so much for so little.
We even have a space of land here dubbed "Dreamers hill" it even has a Facebook page.

the guy is also selling his speed boat, road bike and has a Fwd and house provided through work. Id say his on the better side of 120k a year so, i cant see the vl breaking his budget.

I'm offering him a deposit for when he gets sick of people laughing.

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Got an offer back 2,900 not bad . see if i can get it for 2,700 +/-
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Old 03-07-13, 00:14   #13
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Yeah ppl selling cars, sometime have that self righteousness, it's pretty arrogant to be like that when selling a car. I recently sold my VL and was honest about the car and priced it to sell. I genuinely wanted someone to enjoy the car like I had for years. But yeah, definitely a lot of scum around when it comes to buying or selling cars
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Old 03-07-13, 10:11   #14
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^^^^especially vl's. I was lucky, guy I bought my Calais from was straight up as. I like that

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Old 03-07-13, 18:54   #15
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Found a vlct in port headland

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Old 03-07-13, 21:28   #16
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nice one !
sounds like a heaps better deal !
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HTURBO that's the same package I was considering.

Calm down guys lol . I am yet to put a deposit on the car lol... still gotta get the VIN lol but plates and all match up. the bloke is taking pics this weekend. Needs a little work but that's what it's all about.

I'll get pics up when I get my computer back ( currently recieing stronger internals ). Trust me guys the wait is hurting me more.

Keeping it all hush hush ATM
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Go my hands on an original vl Calais turbo A8 MX7
Needs new thrust baring and yolk.
Its white with tan interior. FMIC, 3" exhaust...

Guy wants 3k. Cant go wrong as that's my budget for the hot side lol
The way this is written infers you've purchased it, jeez guy!
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Old 06-07-13, 16:10   #22
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Well ill get it one way or another (legally)

I should get the VIN this weekend.
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Heading to Port Headland this weekend to pick up the car. Yes Port headland where there are more people than teeth

After ringing around organizing a car Trailer and "no not a trailer that is pulled by a car" ;P plus a 4WD to tow and a few other things like trying to get Saturday or Sunday off

Not expecting allot, the 5 speed requires a new thrust bearing and a new yolk. But for 3,K i cant go wrong from what iv seen so far.

Should have pics up later next week.
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Old 14-07-13, 20:39   #24
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Thanks for the input

Bought the car yesterday and towed it back home
Box it's strong engine has 180,000 on it.

Getting 3 boxes of extra parts inc; Stainless steel low mount manifold, so will be selling some parts.

Interior is immaculate series I. all buttons are there an no sig burns, just needs a clean. Oh n d head put holes in the doors for speakers.

Paint is showing its ages but no bubbled-up rust , needs a very good clean.

Will be starting a build thread shortly.
I intend to retaining the cars originality and dignity. Along with the addition of a Gk fmic and polished ve sv6 wheels.

Car is mono tone alpine white.

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