This vehicle was purchased in 2006 at a cost of R6000.00 (+- $410.00) in running condtion.|
Overall the bodywork appeared to be in very good condition and the motor was relatively quiet although on longer runs, she would tend to run a little hot but nothing alarming.
On the freeway, the propshaft vibrated slightly when approaching the 110km/h (68mph) mark however you could still keep your false teeth in your mouth.
As a daily runabout, she sported 155 x 70 x 13 rubber (probablt from 1986) with genuine chromed hub caps. The sidewalls of the tyres were so perished that the they required inflation at least once a week.
Her motor was still the original 1300 Kent but she lacked the expected torque. Having had a Mk III 1300L, performance was really lacking despite having a banana branch (freeflow) fitted.
The interior was relatively neat on the surface and upholstery was a sporty black based cloth with multiple coloured stripes.
After six months of driving her around town, it was decided that she needed the attention she deserved.
Currently she is stripped down competely (and has been for ten years now). Sadly all work has come to a grinding halt because to life's commitments and the struggle in trying to find parts that need replacing. Ah, the pleasures of living in Africa. Granted, I could import parts from around the world but with the value of the South African rand, I may as well buys a brand new car locally.
|Below are some pics of her. Scroll the images using the navigation controls below the image.|