View Full Version : Evo 3 GSR - shame it has to go

Simon Goes Sideways
31-05-2006, 20:32
SOLD !!!

Hi everyone,

As i said in another thread, I have been dismissed from work (since my boss found out I was setting up my own business)...........the new business isnt gonna be ready for another month or so, and it takes about 3 - 4 mths to build up a pipeline and start earning money (im a mortgage broker)

Im am starting to run out of funds to keep me going so the Evo has to go :( :(

I havent had it much more than 5/6 weeks, since 14th April in fact.

In that time i have had to fit a brand new Thatcham Cat 1 alarm for insurance. I have also put 6mths tax and had the oil and filter changed (Silkolene Pro 10 - 50).

here is the general spec and some pics

got 75000 miles on the clock

Creative slam panel cover
HKS Air Filter
Iridium plugs
Ralliart Oil Filler cap
trust or fujitsubo exhaust (i cant tell)

Cusco brake master cylinder stopper
Project Mu grooved discs and pads
Helix organic clutch
HKS Hiper coilovers and adjustable top mounts
front and rear strut braces
Defi boost gauge
HKS turbo timer

recently fitted reconditioned turbo.

17 inch Volk Challenge wheels with yokohama tyres

here a few pics










I had the car rolling roaded a few weeks back and it produced 271bhp and 233lbs/ft at Power Engineering, with graph. Only main comment is that the car is over fuelling slightly (may have an aftermarket ecu, which i need to check properly)

It has 5mths tax left and MOT valid till November.

I am advertising the car at 2000

There a few negatives about the car:

Bottom end is f*cked, will need rebuild or replacement engine

- Although the car is clean and straight, its not perfect.........light scrapes on the wheels, a couple tiny dents, scratches on front and rear bumpers etc.

-There is no rust on the car except from some small patches of light surface rust on the boot floor underneath the spare tyre (i think some water must have leaked in at some point in the cars life)

- The idle stepper control motor is on its way out, very low idle from cold start, but once warmed through, its fine.

-The anti-roll bar drop links will need replacing, since there is the occasional knock and ive had it checked out by a mechanic who identified the problem as the drop links.

Overall the car drives/handles/stops very well and its great fun to hustle about.

If you are interested in the car you can PM, email simon.michael@virgin.net or phone on 07946 497 374



01-06-2006, 00:03
Already selling it mate ?

well goodluck with the new buisness.

02-06-2006, 23:30

Simon Goes Sideways
04-06-2006, 15:35
As i said in the advert...............I have advertised the car at 4800 which is good value for money.............but I do need the car gone quickly so i will consider offers.

Simon Goes Sideways
07-06-2006, 16:40
i took some new pics today will get em on here tonite.

I hadnt used the car for over a week, so I took it to work with me, after work took it to get cleaned and polished, then down to Aces cafe for the monthyl Jap meet.

Then back home again. I really do love driving the car it comes on boost so quickly and its very punchy. Trouble is its the only asset i got worth any money that i can access for my business.

Even if anyone reading this thinks Im asking too much, feel free to contact me to discuss what your are willing to pay. it needs to go !

Simon Goes Sideways
07-06-2006, 20:49
Updated advert with new pics

10-06-2006, 15:16
3.8 cash sitting here, could come sunday.

10-06-2006, 16:11
Thats a very nice car mate.
As you say shame she has to go :(

Good luck with the sale

(free Bump ;) )


Simon Goes Sideways
11-06-2006, 14:31

thanks for the offer, its not bad but you need to come up a bit higher than that.

have pm'd you.

Simon Goes Sideways
13-06-2006, 20:42
Still for sale, will entertain any respectable offers.

price is negotiable in line with the work that needs doing on the car.

it really needs to go, my finances are getting worse week by week, i really need the money out of this car.



Simon Goes Sideways
20-06-2006, 21:46
bump !!

hmm no one seems interested, I thought it would have been easier to sell with its spec. Some nice bits on there !!

I will entertain offers as long as they are decent and over 4K

Simon Goes Sideways
03-07-2006, 13:03
now on Ebay.

Ebay linky linky (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1995-MITSUBISHI-LANCER-EVO-III-EVO-3-GSR-nice-mods_W0QQitemZ290004065935QQihZ019QQcategoryZ18230QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


03-07-2006, 16:02
personally i think that the guy offering 3800 is being good ! if you need the cash and the car need bits and bobs to bring up to scratch then its a fair offer imho ! ps nice car...

Simon Goes Sideways
11-07-2006, 11:49
ok...........this is it !

Dropping the price to 4000 ovvno ! lol

needs to go !

Simon Goes Sideways
19-07-2006, 12:19
still for sale...............

Simon Goes Sideways
01-08-2006, 15:51
still for sale.

Ive had a few messers, people wanting to pay Evo 1 money and other people who email me about the car, then I never hear back from them when I give them my phone number for them to call and chat about it............or even i ask them to give me their number and i'll call them back !! oh well

i'll just have to keep plugging away


01-08-2006, 16:17
where in london you based???

Simon Goes Sideways
02-08-2006, 13:17
Hi Reeper,

In north london, Southgate areas if you know it. Under 10 mins from J24 of the M25.

Also Im available on 07946 497 374 if anyone wants to chat more about the car.



Simon Goes Sideways
11-08-2006, 22:59
Still for sale

At 4000 its a well priced, nice spec car..........although I havent been very active on the MLR forum, lots of the original members know me and everyone can see ive been a member on here since 2001.

Im not just some bloke with no history on here who has signed up to sell his car, this is a genuine sale in my time of need.

Sorry for the slight rant, but err , ummm its late ish and im tired ! lol


19-08-2006, 07:41
woud you want to p/x for a mr2 turbo?

Simon Goes Sideways
24-08-2006, 15:45
Bad bad bad news !!

Had someone coming to hopefully buy the car today, so I get it started up this morning after not having started it for over a week. Only to hear a nasty clattering sound from the engine.

I turn it off immediately and make sure there is oil........hmm full sump............ok start it again same thing except it turns over for ages before firing up.

Still same clattering noise.........sounds like a dry engine, thrashy, like an old diesel with 400000 miles on the clock.

So the conclusion is the bottom end is f*cked big time. And I really dont know how..........the last time I drove it, it was fine , and there was no signs.

Im so gutted, so so gutted, I still really need to sell the car, it must be worth 2500 of someones money.

Any interest?


24-08-2006, 17:09
is it a loud ticking from the top end? probably only the tappets.

25-08-2006, 08:20
:eek: you might even get more money righing the car off and selling parts ;)
yhpm :D

28-08-2006, 22:18
hmm.... thats a shame to hear that mate, i would buy the car but not for that price if the engine has noc in it....

ill buy it off you if you lower the price.. remembering im in australia so the price is still big here 2000 quid is like $5000 my money

im also from England, Dover so i have contacts to come around and look at the car.. if your interested in lowering price you can look my way im thinking like 1500 quid :s sorry dude but the car doesnt sound like its going to be cheap to fix.

29-08-2006, 21:39
OR you can take the engine out and ill buy chassis for 1200

makes it easier for me this way as i will need to go through customs to get the car over here. :(

email me if your interested: d_style@bigpond.net.au
or call 0422039678

29-08-2006, 22:46
Tough break fella. I know how much you love the car from when i met ya at ace cafe.

Was also looking to sell mine but the clutch gave out a day before it was meant to sell so now i've decieded to keep it after replacing the clutch and flywheel.

31-08-2006, 07:59
simon yhpm

Simon Goes Sideways
15-10-2006, 20:25
still for sale.

2000 NO OFFERS !!

17-10-2006, 12:00
I don't suppose you have a rough figure as to how much it would cost to fix the bottom end fault

Simon Goes Sideways
17-10-2006, 20:56

since the engine hasnt been taken apart and stripped down, the full extent of the damage is not known.

It will need bearings, .maybe the crank re-grinding, a re-bore, new valves and putting back together.

This is all an assumption, i reckon a rebuild would cost about 1000 - 1500 depending who you used and what parts.

Or there are a few engines for sale for around the 500 mark.

So you could have yourself a nice Evo 3 up and running for under 3K...........i havent got the time or the money to get involved in fixing it.

Simon Goes Sideways
22-10-2006, 19:52

22-10-2006, 21:31