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Rick Wills
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18/01/2019 11:04 pm  

Bought not Built



So we hear more and more about somebody buying a car that is completely standard and then building it from the ground up, but what is the "Built not Bought" thing all about anyway? Is it not just a saying we see printed in vinyl on the back of a Mk5 Fiesta on the worst offset Wolfrace wheels you have ever seen? Or is it more than that?

I mean what if something comes along that's too good to be true? Most of the time it is.. What if the car is nearly how you want it but on the surface there are some small changes you have to make to make it perfect? (I did say on the surface, nothing is ever that simple)

The top and bottom of it is that it has been sold for a reason. Maybe it was too good to be true. 

This is essentially the story of somebody buying a 1991 Mk1 Eunos Roadster. It left Yokohama, Japan in February of 1998 and has spent the last 11 years in the UK being turned into what it is today.  It's a 1.6 with a list of modifications that goes on for days. A 1.6 running 290bhp on stock internals set up for pure track use.

Will it be any good on the road? Will it ever get to the road??

This is how to tame a track weapon, and the issues that go with a 28 year old modified car.

After all, what could possibly go wrong? It's lasted this long...



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