For the benefit of the interested parties here in tex ville, today there was an order placed for two of these....
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I think I did that a couple of weeks ago. And I'm still waiting for you to sell me your Spyder at a reasonable sum.
Actually, I don't think you'll go through with it Wayne. Can't see you justifying the purchase even on your own flexible criteria.
But mid-60s is okay if it really does the business on the track.
Can't say it's a looker though.
I'm actually not interested in it Richard. I don't like the look of it, I've never really been a fan of minis and the idea of a track-oriented two seater reminds me too much of my Mum's old car.
Don't get me wrong, I'm interested to see what fun John has with it, but it's not for me.
But yeh, a pogo GTi is now a cheap proposition, but it is DSG only and is common as on both the new and used market, hence why I sold the Pogo for $28k, that is a very large % depreciation in 16 months, the mini I think will fare much much better.
a car with black wheels
Seriously though, the engine has actually been warmed over for it to withstand track abuse. Aluminium block, Lighten crankshaft, strengthen pistons and cylinder, ceramic coated exhaust valves etc. Which leads me to my next point. This engine is suitable for ECU tuning for a wee bit more powah as it has been strengthen.