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I must be mad but this petrol head itch needed a scratch.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by AV8, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Most days when I walk to work I glance at a car that I have always liked for what it is, an under the radar petrol head speed machine. Well imagine my surprise when I walked past the other day & spotted a " For Sale " sign in the rear window. A quick knock on the door, a brief chat, a return visit on Saturday morning, got the ball rolling. The beast in question failed the MOT last week, the work is to be carried out this week so 12 months MOT will be then offered up. The seller has a ream of documents that go all the way to the first owners, I saw the bundle but never checked it. It has failed the last 4 MOT tests initially on the usual gremlins & that has all been taken care of to get through the MOT, hopefully no more big bills in the next 12 months at least but you never know.

    Surprisingly the insurance cost is only £17 Fully Comp PNCB more per year than my current car, even though the engine is of a higher capacity, the road tax is £90 per year more. The car is 15 years old but in excellent condition, all the toys work, it is what it is, a solid car that if you hear the petrol head underground talk is actually appreciating in value as the model count drops.

    All this for an asking price of £1400, it is fully loaded with Xenon headlights, Black Leather Electric Recaros, heated seats, 6 speed Getrag gearbox, climate control, cruise control, factory SatNav, self levelling suspension, headlamp washers, uprated Brembo discs/pads/calipers all round, it has to be worth a chance if only to scratch the itch finally.

    I give you, hopefully by this weekend, a 2005 Mondeo ST220 3.0 V6 6 speed estate.

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  2. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Nice one!

    Leaving it as it is?
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    The only mod allowed should be to remove the badges. :cool: ;)

    Can't go wrong at a bag and 4 ton.
  4. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Practical, fast, not attracting attention - looks good to me. I hope you get many years of relatively problem free fun for your £1400.
  5. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Yes, declared the brakes on the insurance quote, £226 fully comp protected, the rest will stay bog standard. I haven't driven it yet due to no MOT, the engine was sweet, apparently cluch, DMF & crank oil seal all been done recently, all the usual fail items seem to have been covered. I'll run it for a year then see what gives next MOT.

    One job to do is repaint the Brembo calipers, bright yellow, back to a more subtle colour like black. Oh, plus 4 new tyres to replace the brand new cheap set he has fitted for the MOT, already have a Toyo TR-1 set I bought a while back ready to pop on.
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  6. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Thanks, given that it is in great shape anyway I hope for the same.
  7. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    The only one that matters ;)

  8. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Oh go on.

    Go on. Go on. Go on.

  9. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Very nice indeed. 1400 quid is a pittance for a car like that. Lovely under-the-radar machine as you say, and a good colour.
    As they say round here - keep it between the hedges man :)
  10. maxflinn

    maxflinn pfm Member

    Nice car! I've always wanted one but the tax on pre-08 registered 3 litre cars here in Ireland is mental. About €1500 p/y I think.

    I did once have a 2002 two litre petrol Mondeo estate and while it wasn't quick it handled brilliantly, so I reckon yours will be a right blast.

    Have fun.
  11. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member


    This is Clarkson Hammond And Mays’ favourite car, they did an episode about it... did you catch it??

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  12. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Stop tempting me you naughty boy.
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  13. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Post 2006 ST220 cars are £555 road tax per year, thanks to Gordon Brown I do believe, that is why prices for those models have plummeted apparently.
  14. robs

    robs pfm Member

    Nice! I'd go for it - if it's freshly MOT'd, everything works and it sounds OK then looks like a very nice car for that money! It'll be a blast!
  15. MrMac

    MrMac pfm Member

  16. MrMac

    MrMac pfm Member

    Go for it,life's for living.
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  17. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    Yum , my favourite colour as well , AV it ??? :D
  18. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    get it wrapped in matt black
  19. AV8

    AV8 pfm Member

    Nah, look like a bloody hearse then.
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  20. MrMac

    MrMac pfm Member

    Agreed, lovely colour, spend hours polishing that,got my better half well trained
    Regards Malcolm.

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