Mk1 Twin Turbo 1991 regrettably for Sale



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Here we go again! I now having to sell my 1991 GTO Twin Turbo Mk 1. Unfortunately my other Hip has now degenerated to such a degree it’s just not comfortable to enter or get out of it and the way the NHS waiting list is looking, I’m going to be like this for a while! This is the second time I’ve had to sell a GTO due to medical problems, last time it was my other Hip! This is the 4th GTO/3000GT I have owned over the years and being a mechanic for many, many years I know a bit about them.

To the Car……if you look at my previous Posts you see I purchased this one from the IOW in a sorry state, it what is known as a “project” but for me, being virtually Rust Free was the deciding factor and Lockdown gave me a purpose in Life! If you are looking to get into ownership and done the research, Rust is the biggest problem with these wonderful, ahead of their time cars.

It was transported home to a rented garage and I set to work. It’s had a full Gates Cam Belt Service including all Belts and Pulleys and Water Pump. All top quality, not EBay crap. Plugs, HT Leads, Filters and Oil changed. Dropped rear Subframe to replace Rear Steering Rack, whilst off, all fully wire brushed and undersealed. Anything that needed replacing was including Pads, Hoses, Brake Fluid. Fuel Tank drained and new Fuel Filter. Heater Control sent off for repairs, all working 100%. I had the A/C recharged but it’s still not ice cold, possibly Compressor but never bothered me even in the summer! Engine Carbon Cleaned. Upgraded Hella Headlights with upgraded bulbs, you can actually see at night! Various Sensors and Senders replaced. The BC Coil Overs were fitted by the previous owner and have done virtually no miles. Next the Bodywork hoping a Machine Polish would do it, unfortunately not! I then set about a respray in her original colour. I used 2 Pack and it looks ok, I think a machine cut and polish would improve the shine even more but I can not do it now, to painful.

So, mechanically she is very good, starts first time as you would expect, drive’s and stops as it should. Pulls well in all gears and looks the part.

It’s not perfect and I don’t want to mislead anyone. The Roof is probably the worst part, it really could do with prepping and another coat of paint/ lacquer, I must have caught it with the Air hose when spraying, shame! Mind you, if your short you cant see it! Rear Seat Back tops have caught the sun and faded. There is a slight “hum” from the rear, I think it’s the rear steering pump but the 4 wheel steering seems to be working fine. Lastly, the Aero’s, when I purchased both Front and Rear were working fine ( unusual!) , I removed the rear spoiler for painting and now the Aero Red Light is on and they are not working. It can’t be anything serious.

I’m happy for viewing at almost anytime, the beauty of being Retired! I’m near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. Any questions or specific photos, please ask.

This is a very sad time for me, I really love these cars, they are very underrated and at last climbing in value making this one I believe a great investment for someone, just wish it was me!

Now the difficult part, price. I know what I paid and what I have spent on her, it does add up quick! I think a realistic asking price would be around £8000 but I am open to sensible offers/ suggestions on value. Sorry, no P/ex as I’m sniffing around an old Bentley Turbo that I think will suit my medical condition better!!

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Hi Martin
So sorry to hear that you are selling again. It must be such a hard decision. My car is part of the family and I can’t imagine letting go of her. She looks to be in pretty good shape and I think you should stick with the price. I have seen crap cars go for more to unsuspecting buyers so yours will be a great buy for someone who wants a nice one. Good luck with the operation when you get it. Make sure you stay in touch.
Joe

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Hi Joe, it’s great to see you back on your wonderful Site, hope you are improving. Had a bit of good news today, i’m off to see the NHS Hip Specialist on the 13th December, great news and if, and it’s a big if, if they can replace it quickish I not have to sell the car. I’m still looking at another old Bentley, I think it’s more in keeping with my age, wrong side of 70 even if I don’t look it, certainly don’t act like it! It means I do not have to accept silly offers, I can wait for the right one. I’m sure their prices will only increase, especially rust free ones!

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Hey there. Angela here from New Zealand. Awesome that you may not have to sell. Both my hips were pretty shot even in my late 30’s. The one downside to being flexible!! Both were replaced a year apart and I’ve never looked back. I can get in and out of anything better than some much younger people! And apart from dodgy knees now, I can get up and down and under the car which I seem to do a lot!!
All the best and Merry Christmas Joe and members.

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Hi, great to hear you are OK after the Replacement’s, hope I’m the same soon!

Heh heh I think!
Saw my specialist today at the BMI Hospital, looking like I’m under the knife early next year! So unless I get a “can’t refuse” offer, keeping the car, booked her in to investigate the rear ‘hum’ and get that sorted. More flat and polishing to look forward to…….bring on the summer!
Happy Christmas everyone!

If my estimate is correct, your ask is roughly $10,500 U.S. I don’t know the market for these fantastic cars on your side of the pond, but over here they are selling around $12,000 - $20,000 in good condition. My friend recently sold his 92 gto for $20,000 and had around 250,000 miles (402,336 kilometers)on it. I’m getting offers of $15,000 for my 91 gto with 130,000 miles (209214.72 kilometers).

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These cars in the UK are massively under priced and I think that we are now one of the cheapest places to buy one but they are slowly going up at last. Japan used to be the cheapest but even they are now starting to increase prices rapidly. One of the problems in the UK now is that there are so many cars that have been messed around with, full of rot or are badly serviced. Really good ones are hard to find but I think the really good ones will be fetching top dollar.

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That steering wheel is in the wrong side… :wink: