Goodbye; My GS LE sold.

Slowly

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Greetings after a long absence - and goodbye. For personal reasons I sold my GS LE to Richard Grace. A nice last drive up through the Borders on Thursday (fingers crossed for no camera-generated letters), explored Chester in the afternoon, today walked the Snowdon Horseshoe in glorious weather and got back to Somerset a couple of hours ago.

The bit you'll be interested in: 2007 GS LE black / black leather with red piping. Only modification is an Alpine headunit, new slave amp and high quality speakers discreetly hidden behind the existing grilles - I think I posted the audio spec a year or two ago. About 42k miles, a previous forum owner from new (Parkway told me that DVLA has it twice under his name so it looks like, including me, three owners). He traded it for a black Ferrari ?V12 and the Ferrari dealers must have put it straight out to auction. I got it from Parkway. Full main dealer history until I bought it in October 2015 then Emblem since. Original wheels refurbished, new set of tyres and tracking done ~2000 miles ago, low clutch wear on last service and I have done only ~300 miles in it since. If anyone is interested then doubtless it will be up on Richard's website soon once he has sorted some very minor things to get it to his standard.

Right; I have enjoyed being part of the forum and had much useful advice from it. I hope it goes from strength to strength and you continue to enjoy your cars. I will get a twinge of regret every time I see a 4200 or GS, will lurk occasionally and shall definitely, for the foreseeable future only be pottering about "Slowly" in a diesel Golf and my 60HP UP. Adios!
 

conaero

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Ah Slowly, a true gent and you have done your time with your beautiful GS.

Pastures new, we get that, but what will it be?
 

babel 101

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Greetings after a long absence - and goodbye. For personal reasons I sold my GS LE to Richard Grace. A nice last drive up through the Borders on Thursday (fingers crossed for no camera-generated letters), explored Chester in the afternoon, today walked the Snowdon Horseshoe in glorious weather and got back to Somerset a couple of hours ago.

The bit you'll be interested in: 2007 GS LE black / black leather with red piping. Only modification is an Alpine headunit, new slave amp and high quality speakers discreetly hidden behind the existing grilles - I think I posted the audio spec a year or two ago. About 42k miles, a previous forum owner from new (Parkway told me that DVLA has it twice under his name so it looks like, including me, three owners). He traded it for a black Ferrari ?V12 and the Ferrari dealers must have put it straight out to auction. I got it from Parkway. Full main dealer history until I bought it in October 2015 then Emblem since. Original wheels refurbished, new set of tyres and tracking done ~2000 miles ago, low clutch wear on last service and I have done only ~300 miles in it since. If anyone is interested then doubtless it will be up on Richard's website soon once he has sorted some very minor things to get it to his standard.

Right; I have enjoyed being part of the forum and had much useful advice from it. I hope it goes from strength to strength and you continue to enjoy your cars. I will get a twinge of regret every time I see a 4200 or GS, will lurk occasionally and shall definitely, for the foreseeable future only be pottering about "Slowly" in a diesel Golf and my 60HP UP. Adios!
:):clapps:
 

Slowly

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Greetings - having 2nd thoughts? :smile:
Although the fact that I am still visiting the forum may suggest otherwise (!) no; I enjoyed the GS but, as with the Caterham, I have scratched that itch now. I planned to stick to the sensible VWs but then got another RWD coupe - a used 2012 2 litre MX-5 with the folding electric roof and have been enjoying it in this nice weather. I quite like having a smaller, inconspicuous / ubiquitous car and it is fun with oversteer if you want. Will have the tracking checked soon +/- new tyres and in the winter may get BBR to do the suspension and their stage I turbo which is said to give a similar torque and power curve to stock but which pushes the former up from about 140 to 225lb/ft and latter up from about 160 to 260hp for a stealthy and manageable hike in performance. Will update in due course.
 

philw696

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After owning Maserati and Ferraris I too am at the stage that I'm enjoying a car with 280 bhp and only 2 seats that suits my needs for living in France.
 

Wack61

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Although the fact that I am still visiting the forum may suggest otherwise (!) no; I enjoyed the GS but, as with the Caterham, I have scratched that itch now. I planned to stick to the sensible VWs but then got another RWD coupe - a used 2012 2 litre MX-5 with the folding electric roof and have been enjoying it in this nice weather. I quite like having a smaller, inconspicuous / ubiquitous car and it is fun with oversteer if you want. Will have the tracking checked soon +/- new tyres and in the winter may get BBR to do the suspension and their stage I turbo which is said to give a similar torque and power curve to stock but which pushes the former up from about 140 to 225lb/ft and latter up from about 160 to 260hp for a stealthy and manageable hike in performance. Will update in due course.
Good choice , people that call MX5s hairdressers cars have probably never driven one , I've had 5 now

Last one was a MK3 2.0 fitted with the BBR200 kit , if they have a demo car I'd try that before going for the turbo , 200bhp was enough for me

I thought seriously about keeping it but when I got the mustang i realised it had to go

12 months on I've bought another one all be it 20 years old and standard

They really are so much fun to drive with the roof down

I put a set of yokohama AD08R tyres on my mx5 , they really are fantastic , have a read of some reviews on the MX5 forums
 

Andyk

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MX5 is a great little car. shows you don't need massive BHP to have fun"..Very much like the Toyota GT86....Most fun I've had around Llandow track was in a GT86.
 

Hawk13

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MX5 is a great little car. shows you don't need massive BHP to have fun"..Very much like the Toyota GT86....Most fun I've had around Llandow track was in a GT86.
they let cars on at Llandow? It's tight enough on a Supermoto let alone a car?

A 160 bhp MG TF is also a LOT of fun
 

philw696

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I certainly would consider an early one 1600 with a LSD my twin brother had one and it was Great Fun.
 

philw696

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they let cars on at Llandow? It's tight enough on a Supermoto let alone a car?

A 160 bhp MG TF is also a LOT of fun
They certainly do I have put around there a 4200, 360 Modena F1, BMW M3 3.0 and a Honda Civic ek 4 vtech driving them all too and from the track :)
 

safrane

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Every time I get an S Class on hire I do think whay a lovely place to be for the next 10-15 hours of driving this week.

But so different to the GS.
 

Andyk

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they let cars on at Llandow? It's tight enough on a Supermoto let alone a car?

A 160 bhp MG TF is also a LOT of fun

As above they certainly do. I have organised a number of track days there for the forum....Lots of fun.....
 

Andyk

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They certainly do I have put around there a 4200, 360 Modena F1, BMW M3 3.0 and a Honda Civic ek 4 vtech driving them all too and from the track :)
Around is right Phil Miss those days watch you point the other way. Great fun.
 

Andyk

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Not sure what happened to the pictures there. Most of my old ones are on photo bucket and struggle to open it these days.