I wasn't going to do a thread or post this car anywhere as I still haven't decided what, if anything, I am going to do with it.
However, working several weeks at a time in Iraq can take its toll and right now I am starting to think of what I am going to do with it when I get home.
Besides, I like this forum. Apart from certain "trade" "characters" who pose as legitimately interested people and weave wonderful tales of joyous summer drives in the North Yorkshire moors in order to buy cars, only to turn them around the next day for significant profit. Not against people making a buck, it's perfectly legitimate and nothing wrong with that, it's just the lying and BS that sticks in the throat a bit. Regardless, back to the car.
I only got a hold of it a few days before I left for work so haven't actually been able to do much with it. To date the only "modifications" I have done have been to undo modifications. I removed the "slammed" stickers from the rear quarters - not my cup of tea.
I have also defeated the retro fitted security feature whereby any miscreant trying to make off with the vehicle is defeated by the automatic disconnection of the gearstick from the gearbox. A very effective tool to prevent automotive theft and also very handy in cases of temperature and ice provoked Soviet road rage - at least I would imagine it could come in handy !
Further plans include refitting the supplied and ready cut Sierra estate rear springs and shorter front springs and putting the equally sized tyres back on the rear banded steels.
At this point it may be prudent to refit the "slammed" stickers. Should have thought that one through a bit better I suppose !
The Polish web address sun visor is also gone. I didn't know if I was advertising vodka, washing powder, scaffolding or some more nefarious service that I would obviously be unable to provide if solicited to do so. Best to err on the side of caution in these instances.
Anyway, here are the vendor supplied pictures of the car. It has also, rather thoughtfully, been supplied with a feckin' massive roof rack, so beloved of the retro scene and not unnoticed by my son either. He is adamant that he will be transported to school in this device. Yet to be approved by the Mother Department but I am up for it* ! (*not really, but that's what I told him. When I don't do it I can say his Mum kaiboshed it !)