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Sold to Alan on Xpower Forums, good luck with the car, look after it well!
Retained for posterity is my signature from XPF...
• saloon • full leather • ironing board • plus...
• Green Panel Filter • Piper Cat-Back • ABC Black Tail lights • T/Master Clock • MG fuzzy mats •
Now for sale ORIO £6,150
Earlier in the year I gave the MG a good clean and polish using the Biltema and some SRP, plus seal and wax. The pics below are from a recent clean involving a straightforward wash with a lambswool mitt and wash'n'wax, then finished off with Buter Wet Wax from Chemical Guys, which is an easy on/off product.
Some evening shots.
Baby gets a new nose. Rubbish MG badge was faded and peeling after only 2 years!
The old exhaust was on the way out (after 40k), so replaced by a lovely Piper 40mm stainless steel cat-back system, supplied by RML (X-Power). It was terribly loud to start with but after a couple of months (!) it has quietened to a bearable level.
Thought I would get myself some good car detailing products. I have used the Chemical Guys range of products from Car Wash 'n' Wax.
After a 6 month wait, the Green Panel Filter arrived. (part number P671605)
I had previously installed a BMC CDA, but found this to be far too loud.
Silvatec bulbs to replace orange indicators
My second mod (a real one) some lovely spangly black ABC tail
Osram Diadems up front. No more orange corners.
Engine and interior pics
June 9th 2005
Finally collection day!
Here it is, pics were taken at the services during the long haul back home (100
miles!) A lovely sunny day.
After having driven for 2 miles I got to try out the VIS
and it sure makes the car fly!
Here is the spec -
4 door saloon in X-Power Grey
Full leather seats
KV6 quad-cam 2497cc engine
I say 54 plate, but when I first saw that car it had a private plate on it
which was an '04, fortunately we noticed the registration date on the V5 which
made us realise that it was actually a 54, an added bonus! I will get the plate
swapped to a local 54 plate in a few weeks.
June 4th 2005
Trip to see the car...love at first sight! I hadn't seen a MK2 in the flesh and
I wasn't disappointed, it was amazing, a fantastic shape, the MK2 looked
awesome. I was looking for a car that was subtle but the 'extreme' spoiler
didn't look out of place. Again the V6 engine was a pleasure to drive.
I was pleased that I didn't buy the MK1 ZS I'd seen earlier in the week!
I hadn't seen any pictures of the car but was happy to find that it had climate
control and the full leather seats, although I was intending to get a hatchback
the saloon looked the business. Below are some pics I took with my phone after
the test drive.
I'm due to collect the car on 9th June.
May 31st 2005
I had been trawling all the main online car sale sites for a couple of weeks,
looking for a replacement. I'm not sure why but the MG ZS has caught my
attention, which is amazing considering that I have never been 'aware' of the
There was a 04/53 plate for sale locally which I went and test drove. I was
impressed with the V6 engine but the interior seemed dated, but this was
something I could live with. Ideally I was looking for a saloon and this was a
hatchback, although it did look very nice in Trophy Blue - a colour I had
previously decided to avoid.
Of course it was the last day of the month and the saleman was keen to squeeze
in another sale before the end of the day, however despite all his attempts to
convince me I just couldn't get past it being a hatchback...but this did prove
to be a good descision a week later.