Here is my Vauxhall Nova hot-hatch. A desirable and rare car nowadays!
1992 Merit, has had a 2.0 Red top fitted from a Manta, running 168 BHP. 2 litre brakes fitted, vented disks. Adjustable suspension all round. Stainless steel exhaust. 5 pin roll cage. Bucket seats with full harnesses. Stripped out interior, ali checker plate door cards. Car was initially built as a track car, and has been around the Nurburg ring with the previous owner. Boot full of spares, keys and full v5 logbook here.
Decent little car, plenty of go in it and super fun. Bit shabby around the edges in places, i.e. interior is a bit basic! And paint is good but not perfect.
MOT has run out now, I can potentially put a ticket on it, but looking for a quick sale in an ideal world.
Probably needs a few minor bits and bobs doing to it, i.e. fitting wing mirrors back on, and tying up a few loose ends, but doesnt need any major work from what I can see. Depends what you want to do with it, and how far you want to take it realy...
I will get some decent photos tomorrow and full description.
Happy to arrange transport anywhere in the UK if needed. Viewings welcome, as always. Thanks, Matt
Let me get some more photos tomorrow, built by previous owner- good solid shell but I don't know how far they took it to be honest- got too many cars on the go at the mo to remember the full ins and outs. Will have a proper look when I get up to the unit in the afternoon.
Right then; Car starts first time, runs, idles, drives and stops as it should. Shell is good and solid, looks to have had a few areas of welding in the past underneath, but pretty much original floors and sills etc from what I can see. As said, paint is not the best. Fine for a run about or track car- but depends how far you want to take it. Bit of 'orange peel' in the clear coat- nothing drastic- and would look much better for a quick wet sand or couple of hours with a mop and G3 compound etc. Few imperfections here and there, but I have taken some close-up shots as opinions vary. Up rated brakes, alloys which are very good condition- just need a quick wipe over (bit dirty- I am on a farm!). Sparko ali fuel cap- looks like no key, but screwdriver works it. Momo steering wheel in decent nic, Momo gear knob in a poorer condition. Bucket seats in very good condition- basicaly new- with new harnesses. Tailgate spoiler fitted. Quick release bonnet catches fitted. SuperNova stainless steel door treads/ internal sill covers. Car sits nice, and is a tidy example for a 1992 Nova. Nice exhaust system, makes a bit of noise- but not over-the-top, if you know what I mean! I have two keys- but they don't seem to work the external door locks- I never tried to lock it before (stored inside). Ali door cards, look pretty cool- but no winder winders fitted- easy enough to drill a hole and pop them on though. No wing mirrors fitted, but 2 sets in the boot with car. V5 logbook here- 1.2 merit in white- but can easily be changed over to suit current colour etc. Boot full of spares as shown- all comes with car. Thanks, Matt
Photos of the offside front chassis leg would help the sale as it will either been massaged with a hammer or cut and boxed to fit around the alternator pulley. Also has it had the engine bay seams stitch welded and was a plating kit used at all? Decent photos showing common rust areas like the back of the strut tops, inside corners of the boot floor and arch lips will also help.
People will struggle to view a car at the moment so photos of the areas above will help you get it sold.
Another nova gone, shame. I'll donate a tenner to the RNLI and a tenner to the guide dogs if you park your hi-lux on top of it after its stripped. Meant as a joke to shock the nova lovers into saving it. Surely a ready red topped nova is still hot property these days, no?
It's obviously not worth £3750 in today's market though. There are some modifications that are quite 'taste specific' and then asking price seems a lot for a car with no test!
Hence why I am happy to break- I can get £4500 plus out of it in parts, just nice to keep them on the road as oppose to taking them off the roads. In all honesty it would prob pass an MOT with a few hours of work and couple of minor jobs doing to it.