I didn't really intend to start whoring my build on multiple forums but I decided to clone my thread here on JNC as I was horrified to see new content getting slow and I love JNC so I'm adding more
Apologies if it reads a little out of sink.
Sun Nov 11, 2012
Call it fate, karma or just a simple plan. For some reason when cruising the net for a fix of J-Tin I came across this ....http://sucksqueezebangblow-juice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/1978-mitsubishi-colt-sigma.html
so sick and the fact it was a 4 door sedan just made me like it even more. Problem was I hadn't seen a Sigma or any old Colts coming up for sale in a long while. With the boom in retro scene cars it was becoming harder to find or even buy any 70's or 80's japanese cars here in the UK. I searched for more on this car and found several posts by the current owner on RetroRides forum's in the UK and was shocked to see it was for sale or at least had been. At first for over £4000
and later for a little less.
BOOM! A week later i'm checking ebay for cars, parts etc. filling the time while my Fiancee was at work.
and there it is for sale on ebay £600 ono, the engine and gearbox had now been sold and the wheels(SSR Mesh) were for sale seperately. Within an hour I'd cut a deal with the owner and a deposit was sent!
I arranged to collect the car in a week or two and despite being thwarted by work commitments I finally made the trip, swung by and picked her up on route to Japanese Auto Extraveganza car show...
I wasted no time in the early hours of the morning fitting my SSR MKIII's which I already had for my Laurel. a wash and a clean and all I was missing was a box of tissues.
Oh and yeah I might have still been missing an engine but we improvised for the weekend.....
Sapporo beer what else
Amazing weekend and feel very lucky to have a GE in my fleet. keeping the momentum up and getting ready for a busy winter before next season. I kept my eyes and ears opend and have bagged a Sapporo turbo engine and box....
...and an Eclipse engine which I've bought just for the head.
Now I just need too get rid of the other jobs in my way and I'll get busy banishing the remaining rust and getting some real fire in her belly. More soon I hope.