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    Coming soon to a Sanctuary no where near you.

    I need to sort out a few bits on this car, MOT and clean, do a bit of paint work maybe and then it will be on sale.

    I just did a timing belt on it.

    It had the original stock 15 inch wheels, but I had a set of original Toyota 16 inch wheels so I tidied them up, painted and got them looking great to put on it as I think these look much better than the 15s. I also did the spare so it has 5 matching "sorted" Original 16's on the car.

    I also fitted 4 BRAND NEW potenza tyres to it, these are the tyres that came with the TT's and the 32's so they are right for this car, (no) the right ones from the factory are the basket case 15's, but these are "right" for this car.

    This is a 3.0 VVTi. and it is lovely.

    Email me if you have an interest.

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    I've seen this car recently and I know first hand the work that smiffie has put into it.
    Whoever buys this car will be getting a great car in fantastic condition

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    I haven't worked out a price yet because it isn't finished, but it is going to be LESS than 3000.

    It doesn't need much, I rebuilt the rear callipers and fitted new pads, fitted almost new front disc and perfect front callipers.

    New tyres so the MOT shouldn't be an issue.

    These later cars have the 1997> body kit on them and I need to buy the clips that hold the near side side skirt on.

    The inside needs a good clean. The door cards are like new with no cracks.

    Timing belt done, new Serpentine belt, oils and filters changed so it wont be long.

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    Did a little bit more today between jobs, sorted out the engine bay and a bit of the inside, new wiper blades came today so thats tommorrow.
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    Oh, did I tell you about the low miles ?
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    Nice!!!

    Lovely colour.
    When tuning a Soarer you can have
    Power
    Reliability
    and Cheap.
    But you can only have 2...take your pick!
    So you want to tune your TT??? Read these.......
    http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3834
    http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24968
    http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27018
    http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25113
    http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17138
    http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6865

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    A beauty Steve, and a snip at <3K

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    It is now ready for an MOT just as soon as I get a front number plate for it.

    The good news is that the car was imported new in 1998 and it was given a UK service book from a Lexus dealership and although the service book isn't full of stamps the stamps in it are all from a Lexus dealer, then as I just fitted a new timing belt and did a service I will add a SSS2 stamp to state that.

    The first pre delivery service was at 8 miles. and all that means that this is a Lexus imported car with only 93,500 miles with some service history.

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    I did MOT it with no advisories and yesterday I took it out for about half hour and I have to say that if I had to drive a daily this would be it Its quick, quite, and comfortable. This car is too cheap at sub 3k but it came cheap so it can go cheap, plus I seem to have a few too many Soarers at the moment and I could do with getting some of them gone. I will leave this on here and if nothing happens I will stick it on flea bay, not that I get much luck from their lately.

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    I've got my V8 which I want to keep, although I know that it will need work ongoing - but keep thinking about this one.........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiffie View Post
    My last 32 went this morning, I didnt advertise it because it was sold before it was ready to go.
    Which? To whom?
    Horsepower is something that looks great in a magazine article but suspension is actually what gets you from A to B fast

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    A non SW guy who has joined but I dont know his handle.

    He also has a TT and bought the black and white special car last week.

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    Hi there it was me who bought the 32 off Steve!

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