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Hello Scotland!

Postby kondorpilot » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:07 am

Hi folks. Great local site and National Owners Club Forum. Nice to see a group locally which appears active and enthusiastic about these cars.

I have owned a Mark 2.5, 1.8 Sport and a Mark 3, 1.8 Option both sadly gone. Now in a position, being semi retired to indulge my enthusiasm again but the budgets been cut to about £2,000.

Never having owned or driven a Mk 1 I really fancy the idea of the basic drivers car as this is going to be a weekend toy rather than a day to day car. So I have been scouring the ads for the last few weeks with little success and limited cars for sale within 200 miles. So much more choice further away but a lot of travelling to do only to be disappointed by cars flattered by sellers descriptions and photographs. Continuing the quest to find my car and I would be obliged if anyone selling or knows of one for sale within my budget could PM me. Ian
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Re: Hello Scotland!

Postby gm » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:31 am

Welcome !

Where in Scotland are you ? I do know of a very nice mk1 coming up for sale in the near future, I'll let the owner know you are looking (Edinburgh based)
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Re: Hello Scotland!

Postby IanH » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:38 am

Hello and Welcome.

Good luck with your search, I'm sure you'll find a lot of help here.

You could do a lot worse than contact Steve Bloxham at Goodwood Sports Cars near Berwick on Tweed (link below). Steve specialises in MK1's and has a good reputation as being straight, he would have cars in your price range;


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Re: Hello Scotland!

Postby kondorpilot » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks folks,I am in Paisley and and can easily travel so Edinburgh would be fine. I am certainly prepared to travel but its always a gamble when you are going in somewhat blind but if I was getting an additional recommendation on a car, it would be less of a risk . l have been keeping an eye on Steves cars at Goodwood but have missed out on two recently. Many thanks for the welcome, encouraging replies and advice. Ian
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Re: Hello Scotland!

Postby smiles » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:42 pm

I bought my car from Steve as part exchange for my mk1 and it is a solid car. Has broken down once at knockhill because it overheated due to a broken fan switch and Steve was one of the first people to come have a look and managed to find the problem and recommend a place to get a replacement part. Top man
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