A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by David Hallworth » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:42 pm

It has indeed. The car is running brilliantly and has been reunited with it's 2nd owner from new. My folks bought it almost 20 years ago to the day. My dad thought the car had been scrapped and crushed so he was absolutely gob smacked when I presented him with it this evening.

This picture was taken at the Farm Shop Services on the M6 on the way home this afternoon.

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When I got home with the car, dad wasn't home so I put the XM car cover over the car and waited for him to get home. When I told him I'd bought him a present I revealed the number plate from under the cover and he couldn't believe that it was his old car as he thought it had been scrapped and turned into baked bean tins.

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There's a few little odd jobs to do on the car, nothing major though as Paul has done nearly all of it. Paul wasn't happy handing it over this morning as it wasn't perfect, he wanted to get it 100% before he gave it back. I'm quite pleased though as it lets me do some tinkering with it anyway :)

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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by citroenxm » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:47 pm

:cry: :cry: ... Been nice working on a car that has been appreciated..

Sad to see her go.. But not sad after a drive in one as i still have a 24v manual myself.

Inceadably pleased she got you home too D ... One thing. If you looo under where i made the pipe join the joins and pipes NEED underseal putting on them to protect them more..
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by MTXM » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:46 pm

Well done Paul and David for saving this car and hopefully your Dad will be keeping her now David! I believe there are only four roadworthy rhd S1 24v known to us on the Forum. With regards, Matthew T.
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by Dieselman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:41 am

Well done on fixing that car up, it needed quite a lot of welding surgery.
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by citroenxm » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:04 am

Yes it did need a fair bit.. Onpy im stupid enough to beleve its worth it.

Now any amount is small to me....... Wonder how bad the engine donar car is underneath...



... < wonders off to go and have a good look .. >
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by raynoon » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:49 pm

citroenxm I believe it's worth it too, if there's a glimmer of hope to save these cars then it should be done.
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by Ciaran » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:45 pm

Dieselman wrote:Well done on fixing that car up, it needed quite a lot of welding surgery.
Seconded, well done Paul, it's a credit to your hard work and attitude.

Also, David, that's a fantastic thing you did surprising your Dad with it, I'd love to do something like that, I'm sure he's over the moon with it.

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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by Dieselman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:42 pm

Has anybody noticed, these v6-24 valvers seem to be getting a bit common, now...The numbers are going up each year...
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by citroenxm » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:44 pm

They are comming out the wood work. Though they are still the most scarse of the models i think.
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Re: A V6 24v Manual S1 Life Spared!!

Post by Dean » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:02 pm

I don't know, 24v prv cars seem to be popping up left right and centre while everything else fades away, they will meet in the middle at some point. Probably less manual SED mk1's than 200bhp prv's already.

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