My MR2's

Started by Gibla, March 29, 2022, 17:39

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Gibla

Well since the yellow car was trailered back to me on Tuesday I have been doing mental gymnastics to see how I could possibly keep it, as it really is in stunningly good condition.

4 MR2's ....No! I neither have the room or inclination for this.

Selling one of the others? .... I am coming around to that conclusion, if at all feasible, a good friend is giving this some consideration, he fancies the blue one. 

Reasoning :- the yellow car is vastly better than when I sold it 1st time around, £1250 was spent on 'paint correction' by the other owner along with ~£900 on 'essential' repairs following a series of trivial advisories on the last MOT in April

So nothing set in stone yet, but in all likelehood I will keep the yellow car + withdraw it from sale
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

I don't plan to do formal adverts for any of the 3 cars in the stable, but any/all are available for sale ...I am not desperate to sell any of them, each of them is vg indeed. But how many more are required than a pristine solar yellow MR2 (now on OZ grey Superturismo) and a Suzuki Swift Sport .....so it's my attempt at 'belt-tightening' and a nod to rationality  ;D
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

#27
Quote from: Gibla on August 28, 2022, 23:16I don't plan to do formal adverts for any of the 1st 3 cars in the stable, but any/all are available for sale ...I am not desperate to sell any of them, each of them is vg indeed. But how many more are required than a pristine solar yellow MR2 (now on OZ grey Superturismo) and a Suzuki Swift Sport .....so it's my attempt at 'belt-tightening' and a nod to rationality  ;D
Edit
Blue car sold, out of the other two I would prefer to keep the MR-S if possible (yes I know what I said earlier :-) ), so it's the black car in the crosshairs
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Petrus

I think you should change the topic title.... Nothing stable about it  :))

Gibla

Quote from: Petrus on August 29, 2022, 07:24I think you should change the topic title.... Nothing stable about it  :))

Are you describing the cars or the owner?  ;D
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Petrus

Quote from: Gibla on August 29, 2022, 10:12Are you describing the cars or the owner?  ;D

´Nothing´ covers it  ;)

Enjoy!

Gibla

#31
Green
Plans for the green car , change the overly striking yellow contrast to a more harmonious white eg


Custom exhaust (twin-loop) , maybe spend a wee bit of the proceeds from the sale of the black car on 'paint correction' , replace the weird existing JDM headunit with something from the modern era. So I am planning on keeping this car, unless 'an offer I cannot refuse' is forthcoming (v. unlikely)

Yellow
Car has had some mid-grey OZ Superturismo wheels installed, dark grey or black really does enhance this car, maybe black badges + carbon fibre mirrors + vents to match the imminent cf roof

Blue
Sold < Quite a few bits to recycle + re-use

Black
For Sale < many bits to take off + recycle onto yellow and green cars

Getting down to 2 ....gradually!!
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

#32
Carbon-fibre roof :- shown on 1 car, it will be able to go onto the green car once I have sorted out the side-strikers on there. Note the rear chrome catches are not required for this installation, it weighs an ~10kg (12 mentioned elsewhere), a substantial part of the 10kg is the front + side catch weights ....a bare roof with no roof lining or rear perspex = an unbelievable 5kg . Plus the guy who made it (Tomasz) demonstated on a small separate piece of cf how very strong + shatterproof this roof is :- super happy, pricey, but well worth it in our circumstance.

stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

Down to a very manageable 2  ;D
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Microgerry

Quote from: Gibla on September 13, 2022, 00:25Down to a very manageable 2  ;D
Ah but for how long until you cannot resist another?

Gibla

Quote from: Microgerry on September 13, 2022, 18:30Ah but for how long until you cannot resist another?

Good point Gerry  ;D , Good intentions and all that tends to be very short-lived in sunny Llanidloes
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

J88TEO

Quote from: Gibla on August 30, 2022, 16:44Getting down to 2 ....gradually!!
While you have been downsizing, I have ben adding to my fleet!
Just acquired another one...just couldn't let this one slip pass my hands!
Picking it up next week....wonder what she is going to say....mmmmm :-X

Gibla

Quote from: J88TEO on September 14, 2022, 09:07Just acquired another one...just couldn't let this one slip pass my hands!

Sadly, that's always the excuse I also use Joe  ;D , good luck with your new 'un. Just go's to prove how damned addictive these little gems are
 
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

J88TEO

Quote from: Gibla on September 14, 2022, 12:41Just go's to prove how damned addictive these little gems are
If only I have the space and the extra cash... ;)  ;)  ;)

Gibla

#39
After a really memorable drive in the green MR-S (pre-exhaust upgrade, but recent lightweight lithium battery install) I am strongly tempted to have a further cull and simply have one :-)

The yellow car is stunning, especially on the OZ mid-grey wheels (yep, black would also look good) and I had very detailed plans to refresh such items as the braking system, suspension, exhaust, and interior trim that were costed at ~£3-4k.(none of which were strictly necessary atm)

Commonsense (in very short supply at Beard Towers) would dictate not to do those refurbs and upgrades at all + go back once again to 1 MR2 only ....if this actually happened I would have sold a quite remarkable 3 cars in under 2 months (Arfur Dailey territory  ;D )

No adverts will be placed anywhere, not even on ROC  atm...I will rely on 'word of mouth  , however I have got an unlimited time period Autotrader advert for this yellow car, that I could reinstate at any time.

** The guy who bought my black car (but we hadn't completed the V5 swap, now considering buying my yellow car instead ) ** < updated on 20/9/22

yet another update 25/9/22  ** V5 finally completed on black, so yellow car is most definitely available ....but not currently advertised anywhere. however that status will change very soon
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

Green car

Retrimmed seats,door cards,gaitor due. Exhaust also due in next fortnight. May tinker(hopefully not spoil) with the appearance slightly. Reasonable head unit + speakers to be installed early November. H4 LED bulbs will be tried < this may allow me to ditch the DRL.

This is one photoshopped look that I will deffo try very soon.
 

stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

#41
Exhaust fitted :- Zero Manifold, Zero Sports Cat, Tomasz S. Twin-loop backbox

Excellent v pleasing result, slightly noisier than stock, but engine revs out way way easier with alacrity to circa 6.75k revs(which the stock exhaust wouldn't even attempt to rev much beyond 6k)

No clue as to power or torque improvement(if any)

Many upgrades re headunit,speakers,amplifier due in the next couple of weeks

@J88TEO if you have those green rear bumper inserts still :- yes please, if you could tuck them away until we can touch base. The exhaust ended up as under the bumper not thro. hence the change of plan .

Still dithering over selling/keeping the yellow car, I will simply do a head-unit upgrade on this totally stock car for now + then wait a wee while whilst I decide  what to do with it.
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

Did the head-unit upgrade on the yellow . Yellow put up for sale + Sold.

Managed to re-purchase my 'original' FL black car back again (as was sold to the guy who has just bought yellow from me)

Black car will get the exhaust treatment that the green car has had installed, swap UJ, new Hb cables, cold-air intake fed via side scoops, lightweight lithium battery < for now
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

Black car exhaust sounds bloody wonderful + most definitely has boosted mid + upper-rev range performance.

Overall noises in general far quieter in the 6sp Fl than in the 5sp MR-S(even with masses of additional sound-deadening installed) < no big deal, but certainly it makes one vastly more preferable for a long journey(not just the extra cog!)

Flitted through Fb Marketplace and found a very interesting light green PFL with hardtop on 53.5k miles, went + test drove it < very impressive in all respects, made an offer + it was accepted. Hopefully collect this car on 22nd Jan. This car is OEM, so will have to consider whether or not to immediately do suspension, brakes, exhaust etc OR leave for a few months.

Probably will either sell the dark green one or even this newly bought light green one before I spend any further money on refurbishments on new 'un ........piccies of light green to follow in due course
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gibla

Identifying the 2 Green cars from colour codes opens up a can of worms  :o

https://www.mr2roc.org/index.php?topic=21734.0

6R4 seems the code for the Forest Green darker colour

The lighter colour code and name seem somewhat problematic though.
stock 2001 Dark Green MR-S (6R4)
stock 2004 Black - repurchased from guy who bought yellow 'un
stock 2000 Light Green(Cape Green)

Gaz mr-s

6r4 names by Toyota UK are Electric green, & also (I believe) Island green.
pfl colour (6S1) is Cape green.