Well this is to replace the S60.
Was after something bigger like an estate but didnt fancy any of the modernish stuff so got this, a bit different and retro ish
This was an insurance write off in Feb. The PO lost heart in it after that and also has a big Merc S class thing so wanted shot.
We got this at the start of August with nearly a years Mot. Nice n cheap as well, ive gotten the 2 e34s and this for less than 1500 quid so happy enough.
1992 200TE Estate 7 seater auto, just a 2 litre 4 cylinder. 137000 with Dealer and Indy history then a wad of receipts for a few grand. Motd July 2017.
So the damage.. a bloke in a Ford Puma reversed into the PO and caused this
the dent on the bonnet actually looks worse than it is, written off for that
So the grille needed replacing but im just leaving the bonnet.
Needed a good tidy up and paint and had an oil leak.
This is the rust, nearly every one i saw advertised had rust along the top of the bumper on the wings
paints4u came good again for a great paint match
i did this mirror as well as it was just black
had an oil leak and changed the cam cover gasket, all good now
changed those front indicatore to clears as well, only 14 quid, 11 for the cam cover gasket so cheap enough for the parts, 30 odd for the grille
this is how it is for now
theres a big hole in that drivers bolster, its got the back cloth from another one slung over it
third row of seats fold up from the floor
free spider thats went for a long sleep in the clock
thought itd be a 5 min job to remove the cluster like the e32s/ e34s but ive since found out its not so itll have to stay there for now haha
original stereo, its got some kinda card that you remove from the front, electric aerial works good tho
happy with it so far. Couple of things still to do i think tho.
When you put it in D or R theres a vibration through the car, same when you go on the throttle but not in N. I thought it was just because it was so old and just wasnt as smooth as the BMWs
but ive since found out its likely the Trans mount so ive ordered one of them and i think i can do it myself. If that doesnt work ill change the engine mounts
Seems really well built this but a couple of annoying things about it, for me anyway..
That handbrake thats a footbrake on these old things takes a bit of getting used to. The steering column has no adjustment either, i know this one was the bottom of the range but youd think it would at least have that.
All the electrics work tho including the soft close tailgate, no aircon bit its got a sunroof instead so happy enough.
Well thats it i think for now. Next instalment should be the Trans mount and gonna change the stereo soon as well.
Qualifies for Classic insurance, cheaper tax than the Volvo and slightly better fuel economy so far so well see how it goes, should be a good workhorse
Thanks for looking guys