We aquired this 4x4 Astra GTE shell back in August 2010.
This car was featured in Max Power back in 1996, She is very faded and minus the engine.
As most of you must have seen it on ebay as I noticed the thread and found it was local to me so I went and had a look and made an offer. Which was turned down as he wanted the car to run its coarse. It eventually made £720 I think, Jack my step son won it for us as we was away on our Honeymoon in Crete.
Anyway when it arrived we starting looking thru the bits that had come with it.
There is a very large Pace intercooler. Large radiator, Passenger side wing in red. 16v head and two inlet manifolds no cams thou.
Recaro seats from a sierra cosworth I guess and the rear seats have been crammed in too.
Tarox Strut brace, F28 gearbox and transfer box, The most massive straight thru exhaust i'v ever seen. Koni adjustable shox, 17" wheels, Electric sunroof.
We took all the arches off of it and front wings put the red wing on and one of my wings.
We think the plan of action is to try and make the car look standard, And just put a 16v engine in as we dont want to rip the 4x4 system up.
Things we need!
Rear arch panels.
16v Redtop engine plus ecu etc etc etc.
Prop shaft for Calibra/Cavalier,
Drivers door not cos its knackered but as it has a mk3 doorhandle slightly out of line.
Oil cooler pipes etc prefer to come with engine.
That will do for now.
Comments welcome on what we should do and route to take!!
Since I wrote this the car has been stripped to a rolling shell.
For the right money I may sell the rolling shell, It is very solid and wasted sitting in my garden.
I'd like to keep the gearbox for my 1800 thou.
I am in two minds what to do and have been reading some of the excellent projects on this site which does inspire me the main reason nothings happened is I have nowhere to work on it.
Maybe when it starts warming up i'l get into it. If anyone knows of a reasonable sized lockup in essex I could rent (cheap-ish thou) please let me know.
Oh I have managed to find another bodykit so it can stay fat.