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A friend of a friend has a business i guess its kind of tuning and building cars for motorsport if you like. He goes out and he builds engines for teams or gets called up to do all sorts like gearbox rebuilds in the pitlanes at last minute etc.

At his lock up its like a car enthusiats abandoned porn warehouse he has things from mk2 mexico escorts all rally prepped, 205 dimma's, cosworths, original 90's BTCC vectra's/cavalier's, cosworth engines and throttle bodies and tuning parts lying everywhere you name it. He is definately a hoarder! :lol:

What i am interested in is an Evo 8 with sub 20k miles on which was given to him to build as a hillclimb car. The details i have been given from my mate is that it has everything to be 800bhp minus management just laying in boxes all in the car.
The reason it was never finished was because the owner ran out of funds and couldnt pay him so instead gave him the car and parts to keep.
The bad news is - the car has been sitting for a few years and is apparently pink and filthy so it hasnt been started for a few years.

He said the car owes him 5700 so thats what he would sell for. I could try and knock it down abit but we will see.

I know i really need to get over there and have a look for myself and see what parts he actually has too see if its worth buying or not. I dont really want to own an 800bhp car pure fact of maintenance costs :mhihi: i would most likely sell the bits on for profit and put back into building my evo 5 to a more sensible 420/420.

What do you think the chances are it will start after being sat there for a few years :blah:
 

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Remove plugs and get oil pressure up, drain fuel and fill with new and try it. He is an engine builder so he may suggest another way but as to worth we cant see condition or know the engine spec. There seems to be a lot of high power evo,s at present being broken down and sold as the build cost cannot be recovered when selling. So base the value on what you see and compare with average sale prices of standard evo,s of similar age. £4.5k would be my gut feeling if running fine then that would allow you to get most of it back when and if broken. Sounds like a good find but one i feel you have to make the call as it would become a bidding war if others get involved.
Good luck.
 
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