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  1. Hi there forum! Purchased the car. Appreciate your thoughts and help, it certainly provided me some comfort hearing what to keep an eye on and ask about. So far so good, no issues so far. On the next drive I'm going to take a snapshot of the where the dash readings and post to see if anything jumps out Cheers! Andy
  2. Thanks for response. I’ll ask re the CAT but assume all is good there as car just passed smog and emissions test
  3. Thanks again Stephen, really appreciate your continued feedback and thoughts. Will be picking the car up on Friday, a nice 80 mile trip to the cars new home if all goes well
  4. Thanks Colin, well spotted! I'll ask the seller there whereabouts of the metal straps. Much appreciated!
  5. Hi there - Here are images of the underside. Looks good but again would encourage any thoughts or feedback
  6. I’ll let someone that knows their stuff answer that one.
  7. Anyone know where I may be able to buy a set for my Red ‘86 Turbo HCi? Thx!
  8. Wondering if anyone knows of anywhere that sell Turbo HCi details? Cheers!
  9. Okay great thanks, super helpful. It sounds like the one I’m having inspected has the right bits in the right places.
  10. Perfect! Thanks so much, I’ve sent to the seller as I seem to recall seeing fiber glass panels bolted in place to cover much of the underside, which I felt was super odd. Naturally will need to have any panels removed for inspection. much appreciated
  11. Hi esteemed forum! I’m expecting images of a car I’m looking to buy that show the underneath of the car but cannot find any images of what the car should look like under there! Wondering if anyone could direct me somewhere that has good references? thanks so much!
  12. Hi again! One thing that occurred to me. I asked owner to take some pics of the underside of the car but realized that I would not know what the underside is supposed to look like. Can’t see any images online and so wondering if any of you had any? thanks andy
  13. Lovely car! I really hope you find it, even if it’s too pass on regards to the current owner. Thanks for posting the pics. @stephen I’ll be sure to post news on the car after I pick up. Thanks!
  14. Snap! Seems Identical! Thanks for sending Stephen! Deposit is down!
  15. I asked the owner and she did not ask for Black bumpers so assume she had no choice, also the round lotus badge on front of car is original. Maybe another US variation? Anyway, thanks again for all your responses, I hope all are well and safe.
  16. Love that video review by Harry! i had seen this before and noted the differences, but assumed that the one I was looking at is an 86 not 87. Is that a reason for the differences to body, interior and the fact mine does not have a glass hood? cheers!!
  17. Thanks Peter, interesting observation re bumpers. I’ll check with owner if that was an option at the time, If she can recall. Also the interior is a question mark, I wonder if some 86 turbo HC’s were manufactured for the US with the older seating and bumpers? Hmmm. The car appears to be HC under the hood. Did u have a chance to see the other pics? Would appreciate your thoughts there. much thanks!
  18. Thanks so much to you all for responding so quickly and with so many thoughtful pointers. I’m going to go for it and be open to the fact that it’s likely I’ll need to put the car through a major mechanical check up and be hit with some initial costs. Intend to eventually put the car through it’s paces, but will get it there with patience! sadly the maintenance history in terms of records is non existent, but can belt was supposedly changes 3 years ago and so will replace straight away. As for seals, injection system and suspension, I’ll be sure to keep an eye and get them checked. One thing, the removable roof is not glass like some of the HC’s I’ve seen in reviews etc, and does not come with a clip in roof spoiler but wonder if that’s because it a 1986 and not ‘87 which many of the reviews seem to cover? is there much difference between the 86 and 87 that you know? cheers and thanks again!!
  19. Hi Barrie. Thanks so much, some great pointers there. Wheel was just turned upsetting down, attached some more pics of engine and car specs. will check on the cam belt history and have checked and See no history of accidents. not sure about the seating take but will question. much appreciated!! andy
  20. Hi Forum folks! About to offer $47k for this (see pics) 1986 S3 Turbo HC. Literally 1 lady owner and only 17k on clock. Have driven and all great and running well! Service history is patchy as the current owner had local mechanic keep her up and running. Been garaged and only used as summer fun. Mechanically had a check over and thumbs up. 47k USD is about 38k UK - Seems like a good price as car is in great shape. Would love to get some of your wisdom, been 15 years since I owned one back in UK. Car is in Los Angeles btw. Cheers! Andy
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