Mk1 827 Si Saloon

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:22 pm

With it mostly back together and my Dad wanting his drive back, i put the 827 out to pasture. Its now sat in a field shelter which looks bizarre, but actually preferable to being under an outdoor carcover. Here it gets plenty of airflow, and most of it is under cover from all but driving rain. Just hope the sheep dont chew the number plate and bumpers.

The plan is to get an MoT on it then stick it back on ebay. I just dont have the time to give it the attention it needs and deserves. I made a lot of progress this week, but its very infrequently that ill get a whole week off work just to spend on cars, and if i do get time off, it should really be spent finishing the Police car. So if anyone is in the mood for a green and beige 800 that needs paint and probably some suspension bushes, let me know.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:31 pm

Sheep Whisperer..................... :P
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by Manalishi » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:12 pm

That looks very... rural. :)
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by austinpowers » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:12 am

You put so much work into it, shame you're going to sell !! :(

Does look funny poking out of the shed :P
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:16 am

Yeah it’s a shame, but needs to go.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:44 am

Someone will get a bargain with the amount of work you've done to it, i hope whoever buys it continues the good work and doesn't just buy it as a "cheap hack" to run for a year until the MoT runs out.

Now you've got the number plate back on, there's something vaguely familiar about the reg, was it one of the press cars at any time? If so that could give you a lever to push the price up out of the way of someone who only wants a cheap hack. :wink: :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:09 am

This car has been trapped in the field shelter the last few month due to incredibly tall grass. Think waist high, brambles and thickets. Now field has been cut, I went to check on it.

Whilst the field shelter has kept it warm and dry, it has lead to an unforeseen complication...House Martins!

They have moved in and re decorated!

What's nice is that the interior is totally mould free and incredibly dry. So much better than having it under that car cover I was using.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:27 am

At least it's still clean on the inside! :lol:

Given the change in the weather, just move it out and let it get washed off, job done! :P

Joking aside though, the sooner you can get that cleaned up the better before the acid in the parrot-poop eats into the paintwork. :wink: :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:12 pm

@jimspolicev8sd1 wrote:Wow, nearly 18 months since i updated this.

Not much to tell really. I got asked to shift the car from the field about a year ago. So it sat outside unprotected under a tree getting covered in wibblepoo, leaves and generally turning greener than it already was. But i have just bought my first house and it has a double garage. Its pretty damp at the moment as the drainage isnt great, but at least it is some protection.

The car started first time with a half charged battery and drove off no problem. The brakes weren't even seized and the tyres still had air in them. Result.

I power washed the muck off and it actually looks ok. The rust on the roof hasnt really developed any more and all my previews repairs have held up well.

Put car on trailer and took it to its new home.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by CHR15E » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:01 am

Good to see after all that effort.
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:21 am

Looking good James! :wink: :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by 820Vitesse » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:02 am

As above and good to see you still have an 800 in your fleet, hope you have dry storage for them all.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:51 am

Nice that you still have your 800. Looks good!
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