blog:cars

Car Projects

Cars are one of my main hobbies; a mixture of collecting, restoring/upgrading or track day driving….


Current Cars

  • Bought: 2003
  • Specification:
    • 320bhp 2.0 Sierra Cosworth 4×4 YB Turbo
    • Wide arched
    • 5 speed Borg Warner T5 gearbox, rear wheel drive
    • Strengthened shell, custom leather and alcantara upholstery and interior

  • Bought: 2008
  • Specification:
    • Approx 350bhp 3.3 turbocharged flat six
    • 5 speed rear wheel drive
    • Decat and custom stainless exhaust

  • Bought: 2016
  • Specification:
    • 170bhp 1.4 Alfa/Fiat multi-air 4 cylinder turbo
    • 6 speed

Previous Cars

In approximately chronological order of ownership….

  • Bought: 2008
  • Sold: 2016
  • Specification:
    • 140bhp 1.9 16v Alfa/Fiat multi-jet turbo diesel
    • 6 speed
  • Pictures

  • Bought: 2006
  • Specification:
    • 280bhp Toyota 3SGTE 2.0 16v Turbo (hyrid CT26A turbo, downpipe, custom exhaust, Supra intercooler)
    • Celica GT4 brakes
    • Wide arched
    • 5 speed gearbox with limited slip differential
    • Custom 'Euro Sport' bodykit
  • Turbo conversion

  • Bought: 2006?
  • Sold: 2007?
  • Specification:
    • 220bhp Toyota 3SGTE 2.0 Turbo
    • 5 speed gearbox with permanent four wheel drive
  • Pictures

  • Bought: 2006
  • Sold: 2008
  • Specification:
    • Japanese import model; RZ-S trim (no front spoiler, no leather seats, but had limited slip diff, big brakes)
    • 320bhp Toyota 2JZ-GTE 3.0 inline 6 cylinder twin turbo
    • 4 speed automatic with limited slip differential
    • Front seats retrimmed in leather
  • Pictures

  • Bought: 2002
  • Sold: 2003
  • Specification:
    • 150bhp Ford Cologne 2.8 V6
    • 5 speed gearbox with permanent four wheel drive
  • Track day events

  • Bought: 2002
  • Sold: 2006
  • Specification:
    • 200bhp 2.0 16v Rover T-series Turbo
    • 5 speed Honda PG1 gearbox with Torsen limited slip differential
  • In-car-entertainment and XBox installation

  • Bought: 1999
  • Sold: 2002
  • Specification:
    • 105bhp 1.4 16v Rover K-series
    • 5 speed
    • Colour matched bumpers and exterior trim
    • Bigger alloy wheels and tyres

I don't have any pictures of this one, but it was essentially the same as the above car, but in a graphite grey colour, and was a 3 door, rather than 5 door.

  • Bought: 1997
  • Specification:
    • 73bhp 1.1 8v Rover K-series
    • 5 speed

Unfortunately I don't have any images of this car, so the picture above is not mine. Mine was originally two-tone silver and black, but we resprayed it red and black to match the car above. Though it never looked as good as that one!

  • Bought: 1996
  • Cost: N/A - first car given to me by parents (it was their second runabout which they were replacing)
  • Specification:
    • 100bhp 1.3 Turbocharged A-series - which died in my parents care and was replaced by…
    • ~60bhp modified 1.0 A-series with twin SU carbs
    • 4 speed
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  • Last modified: 2021/08/18 09:59
  • by john