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rob4206m
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi there,

I need to sell on BladeRunners (Jonathanís) old car and would really like it to go to a good home. I donít want to put it on Ebay (in the first instance at least) and was wondering if anyone here would like to buy it? It needs a bit of TLC (see below) and it could do with going to someone with the time / expertise to get it back running how it should. I hope the moderators donít mind me posting this here instead of the classified section. I want to make sure it gets seen by people on this C4 forum and finds good home.

I bought the car from Jonathanís old business partner. He bought it for his dad after Jonathan sadly past away, but he decided it wasnít the car for him and I jumped at the chance when it appeared for sale. Iíve owned it for nearly a year now.

Iíve decided to sell it on for two reasons:

- I really need something with more ground clearance as I frequently need to drive down rough tracks. Iíve had to remove plastic gearbox tray as I started wearing a hole in it! Day to day driving on normal roads is fine, though care has to be taken on extra large speed bumps!

- Secondly, itís not starting very well. Itís been like this since I bought it, but Iíve never managed to get to the bottom of why itís doing it. It fires up after a couple of turns, but if you let go of the key too soon (immediately when it fires up) it either dies immediately or runs rough for a few seconds (like itís not firing on all cylinders). If you keep the starter engaged for and extra second or two it starts ok. It does this when itís cold (left overnight) or itís been driven and then left for a couple of hours. Itís never failed to actually start, but it sounds embarrassing sometimes! Itís definitely worse in colder weather, though itís also seems a bit random as to how it wants to behave! If you turn it off and straight back on again it starts perfectly. I also think it kicks out too much smoke (black/grey) under heavy acceleration, as Iím sure my old A6 wasnít as smokey as this. This may well be related to the starting issue, but I donít know.

Other things that need sorting:

- The exhaust has recently come apart at a weld just in front of the front silencer. I attempted to make temporary (bodge) repair to this using a jubilee clip and some wire, but obviously this needs sorting. I think it would possibly weld back together as it isnít corroded, the weld just appears to have broken.
-Sometimes when you indicate left it doesnít self correct.
-It needs two front tyres very soon.
-The washer jet isnít working on the rear windsreen.

Other than the things listed above, the car is in extremely good condition. The bodywork is excellent and the steering / suspension / brakes all feel really good. Virtually the entire car was rebuilt by Jonathan at one point or another.

The MOT is due on the 16th Aug 2013 (No advisories at all last time around)
Tax is due end of April 2013.
I insured it with Adrian Flux who were fine with the CATD (before Jonathan bought it) and the modifications.

The car owes me £2000, but considering the starting/smoke issue and the exhaust I would part with it for £1500 (though I do need some money to buy something else!). The car is in Chesterfield. Cash on collection. If you are interest, drop me a PM and Iíll give you my contact details.

Iím sure that anyone who visited Jonathanís old workshop like Iíd did, could failed to be impressed by the work and attention to detail that he put into the car. I was always quite envious when I used to drop my rather batter looking A6 off at his workshop which had duct tape covering over rusty patches on the wings! The link below lists out the work he did:

http://www.audifans.net/ftopic-30399-previous.html

Regards

Rob
 
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rob4206m
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

a well sorted car from what i remember Cool

i know Jonathan used to love driving it..

i have one similar .[but not as good ] that bladerunner worked on..
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rob4206m
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi again everybody,

Iím sorry to say Iíve had no interest in Jonathanís old car at all, but I really do have to sell it in the next couple of weeks (insurance expires and itís parked in the road) so Iíve listed it on ebay as best I can.

Link below.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A6-2-5-TDI-/281087585458?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4172202cb2

If anyone knows of an A6 C4 enthusiast that might want it, but maybe hasnít seen this posting please could people pass the above link on? I need to sell it, but it would be nice to see it go to a good home too.

Regards

Rob
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Rob,did you sell this car in the end?

As today I am 99% sure I saw it drive about 200 metres away from my workshop,same colour/wheels/and well lowered,only difference was that I think it has tinted windows now.Was defo a P plate but didnt see if was ORF

Never thought I would see that car around here again,or anywhere for that matter
 
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rob4206m
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I did sell it. I think the guy who bought it came from somewhere near Scarborough to pick it up if my memory is correct.

Good hear it lives on!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

small world
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

damn, wish I'd known this was for sale, would have snapped it up at that price!
 
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