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A thrilling Vauxhall VX220 Turbo with an incredible 4, 260 miles.
Composite bodyshell, extruded anodised aluminium epoxy-bonded chassis, strong perimeter frame with deep side members, integral roll-over bar, drivers airbag, seatbelt pretensioners, adjustable lumber support, high-level centre brake, LCD multi-function display, instrument dimmer, gear shift-up light, aluminium starter button, air-blend heater, cigar lighter, storage pockets, drink holder, Momo leather steering wheel, Factory Options; Leather sports seats, passenger footrest, Blaupunkt Freiburg CD34 radio, floor mats.
A truly stunning design with a lean, purposeful and aggressive look with hard edges. These features are accentuated due to the stunning electric Europa Blue paintwork, (Code 2KU). The vehicle presents impeccably thanks to the incredibly low 4, 260 miles covered and pampered ownership and all panels are virtually unmarked accept for some tiny stone chips to the front bumper. The black soft-top is pristine and there is a small chip to the front screen and the dark-style light housings have some markings. The all independent suspension is immaculate along with the rest of the underside and wheel arch apertures. This example will meet the approval of a discerning enthusiast or collector.
The VX220 cockpit is developed to assist the driver in every way from the supportive sports seats finished in cost optional Blue/ Black leather, (Code 20X), to the Momo leather steering wheel to offer superb grip and feel. The wide inner-sills are in remarkable condition having escaped the usual entry/ exit wear. All controls and gauges work impeccably and there are two sets of charcoal carpet mats. All exposed aluminium and accessories such as window winders, gear lever and drilled pedals are bright and free from patina. Sparse and free from too many creature comforts, everything a focused sports car should be!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A mid-mounted engine means perfectly balanced weight distribution and thumping acceleration is guaranteed from this two-litre turbo charged with an air-cooled intercooler motor. With 200bhp, 0-60mph is despatched in 4. 7 seconds and a maximum speed of 151mph is quoted. Expert servicing from marque experts ensures optimal performance and the spotlessly clean engine bay and front compartment reveal pampered use only. A Larini stainless steel exhaust provides a rich and authentic sports car sounds, without being overbearing. Works to common weak spots have been addressed such as a high quality all aluminium OEM sized Direnza radiator fitted supported by high quality JS black silicone hoses (with reliable aluminium bleed valve) and marine grade stainless steel jubilee hose clamps. The five-speed close ratio Getrag gearbox with short throw is precise. This really is the ultimate driving experience.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unmarked 17’ staggered alloy wheels finished in Silver Sparkle look stunning and are shod in high specification brand new Michellin Pilot Sport 4 tyres all round, retaining original sizing to the rear of 225/ 45 and a slight upsize of 195/ 45 to the fronts. A four-wheel geometry laser alignment was carried out to ensure optimal handling. The braking system has been overhauled with the brake calipers stripped, recoated to factory spec satin black and new brake pad pins/ springs and fixings. New MTEC slotted and drilled brake discs and new OEM spec Mintex brake pads with Goodridge stainless steel brake hose kit.
Rarely does a VX220 Turbo come to market in such treasured condition. Purchased new from FG Barnes, Guildford, Surrey and registered on the 8th September 2005 this example has only had two former keepers from new and covered a warranted 4, 206 miles. Serviced twice by the supplying dealing before being placed in professional storage at Plans Performance in Dorking by a wealthy collector in 2008. The vehicle was maintained by them with four further services documented. The last being in November 2020 at 3, 995 miles. A major service, cam belt kit, water pump, pulley belt was carried out in 2019 at 3, 960 miles. The current owner, Mr John Burnett is a fanatical perfectionist and gains enjoyment through cleaning and refurbishment rather than driving! For example just part of works included a full suspension refresh, removal of all eight wishbones, suspension units and uprights and vapor blasted and recoated to hard wearing factory spec yellow zinc. The list is comprehensive and along with the history file will leave no doubt this example will bring the ultimate driving experience to the next lucky custodian.
All handbooks, manuals, spare keys and a sales brochure are included along with all invoices neatly filed.
MOT June 2022, HPI Clear.
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