Today I made a trip down to Southend to pick up a grey R. I have previously owned a grey, and ever since selling it, I have always wanted another one. After selling my black R back to its previous owner (my best friend Russ) I spotted this one for sale, and today I picked it up.
I drove it back to Leicestershire, and it drove very well. It is currently running around 1.4 bar of boost, with printouts of 360bhp.
My plans are:
Remove and respray the rocker cover in the original cherry red colour.
Modify the intercooler pipe work as it is laid out a bit strange at the moment.
Repair/replace the rear bumper where the exhaust used to be located, as it is currently running a side exit exhaust.
Buy and fit some mud flaps
Get the roof re-sprayed as the lacquer has started to come off in places
I am also thinking of re-locating the battery to the boot.
Once I have had the engine checked over properly, I will get it booked into a garage for mapping and see how it is running.
Thanks again to Bob Gti-R-us for your help today, and for supplying me with some quality parts!! Was good to see you again and I will be speaking to you again soon for some more bits.
Here are some pics of the car as it currently stands;
Cheers for looking, and any opinions are welcome!