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Right well here we go. Here we have mine and my mates Evo 1 This has been purchased by us both to restore/recommission it and put it on the road where it belongs.

We would both love to keep this rare amazing beauty but the money from the eventual sale will be put towards getting both our second cars on the road, they have been off it for far to long.

So what can I tell you about this car, well the story goes that it was imported from Japan (obviously) around 14 or so years ago, taken off the boat and put into someones garage where it lay undisturbed for years. So much so that it was never even registered. Something extremely rare to find, quite unbelievable, yet here it is. And something that excites me more than anything is the chassis number, Never have I owned a car that was so early in its production. Chassis number 0001007
Again this is something that I could not of ever dreamed of owning, An Evo 1, yeah never going to happen, but bloody hell, this opportunity came up very close to home that I couldnt just see it go, it had to be mine.

Anyways now that I have bored you all slightly allow me to share my purchase with you all.

Also to be clear, this car will be up for sale once we have finished the restoration, so if any of you are interested then please dont hesitate to contact myself.

Will try to do weekly updates as we progress through the project.

These are the pictures I took before it was delivered to my place as well as a couple from the for sale add, have yet to make a start on it but will get some fresh pics up later in the week.








 

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Wow that's mint my mate has one just the same condition in his garage been sat there for 4 years in the warmth but he won't sell it to me
 

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Me and my mate did talk about this a few days ago. To be honest we would really like to do this project. As it will give us both the jolt we need to get back into working on our own cars and get them on the road.
Plus when its all done, the sale should give us the funds we need for them.

But at the end of the day it would be very stupid of us to ignore a potential buyer, so all I say to you sir is, please make an offer. The worst we can say is no.

But to let everyone else know, we wont be starting this for a couple of weeks yet as I have since not long moved to my own place, where the car now resides. And have yet to move all my tools. But by the next bank holiday I hope to have most of them so work will be able to commence :) :)
 
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(Details on the Cosworth too?)
So sorry for the lack of updates. But my life has been a bit chaotic of late, all sorts have been going on and thus havent been able to put time into this car. But things are on the up. And hopefully will start to have some free time again.

But "we want to know every detail" i here you ask, well fear not I shall regale you with everything, and by everything I mean the couple of things we've done.

First thing we did was to inspect the boot floor, which considering age and time its been standing was in great condition. Some surface rust where the spare wheel had been put back with water on it, and a small amount of more severe rust in the bottom right hand corner. But again nothing major. My mate has got far worse on his E46 BMW, shocking how rusty early E46's get.

But the rust has been cleaned up and rust converter applied and is looking really good.
We done a slight tidy up of the interior, as in give it a good looking over. found a couple of useful bits, Radio brackets being the main. Which I had already priced up, but was a bonus to find them.
Found a take off for a boost gauge, which also meant we found why it had the occasional stutter in idle.

And being that it was imported, found the awesome Japanese flare that is required out there.

this is really about it Im afraid. Will get some pictures up this weekend as I actually will have some time, will try and get some underneath shots and any others that you would like, just ask away.

As to your question adamlstr Don't know what you mean by cosworth, I do not own a ford.
But any other questions or comments please ask away, or requests for pictures of anything specific then again just ask.

Thanks for your time
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My sincere apologies, never even thought about the pictures. Yes if my memory recalls that is a cosworth. It was just a shell though. Im guessing it was for a customer as I know it wasnt his.
Where we bought the Evo from, the chap who we both have known for many a year. Builds rally cars, all manner of them from mk1 an mk2 escorts to scoobys and evos. And many others.
 

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From the photos that looks to be a very genuine car....a Great project you have there :smthumbup... Keep the updates comming :smthumbup
 

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A few more pictures as requested.

And yes do agree completely that those rear lights need to be changed back to stock. Just not easy trying to find a good pair.





 

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Finally managed to make a start on this thing, It seems to be a classic case of best laid plans at the moment.
But was able to make a start before my back said otherwise. Been pushing myself to much this week, but oh well as they say.

Anyways on to the car, I am remarkably surprised and how clean the metal work is as I started to work on her. Which is obviously a bloody good thing. and to say that its been sat for so long you wouldnt really think it. The brake discs and pads still look great, just need a bit of a clean up. The seals on the calipers have obviously seen better days so a rebuild kit has been added to the shopping list.

It may require a new intercooler as the bottom of this one has suffered a little, just need to prise the thing off first.








 
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