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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 14-07-2009, 11:33 Thread Starter
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MGZR 160 express Track/Show car

As im selling a few parts i though i should put some pics of my motor up.

Bought it winter time last year:

ZR 160 Express
Trophy Blue
2003
40k miles
FSH
4995

Since then its had a small fortune spent on it, making it into a unique showcar that also sees the Track & Drag Strip

Could write about 5 pages here but will save you the bore, all my progress if over on themgzr.

Changed my mind and style a few times, including about 10 sets of different alloys lol

Basic spec:

Rays Engeneering wheels 18" with avon zz3 215/35/18 low pros
Disks allround
Gaz motorsport adjustable coils (50mm approx)
Arches professionally rolled
Brand new front bumper, no stonechips
MK 2 ZR tailgate and rear bumper
Genune x-power rear diffuser
Custom Zoestec dual oval 6x4 cat back
custom shoft shift
Full PG1 gear linkage rebuild
K&N apollo induction kit
Aero wipers
Smoked indicator lenses
Sparco gearknob and handbrake
Express panels romoved for windows
focus side repeators
blue calipers
Camo vinyl roof and diffuser wrap
Front and rear strut braces camo wrapped
Dice valve caps
Camo rear cards
Stripped interior, stripped dash removed blowers & aircon etc
All unnessesary wiring and brackety removed from interior and engine bay to save weight

Next few weeks:

Cobra sidewinder buckets ready to fit
6 point OMP cage powdercoated white
Harnesses
Flocked dash and centre console
Race Wheel
Quaife gearknob
Smoothed front bumper
20mm lower

Drag Strip best time:

15.1 - 1/4 mile (Will get down to mid 14's with race wheels on)
0-60 - 6.6 secs

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how come its got back windows?
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Thats a gorgeous looking motor. I know you say you changed your mind on style a few times but could you do it again on that light blue camo on the rear? lol

Seriously though I've been through those pictures about 8 times now and I still want to look at them. On your future picture am I right in presuming your going for pillarless?
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Thats a gorgeous looking motor. I know you say you changed your mind on style a few times but could you do it again on that light blue camo on the rear? lol

Seriously though I've been through those pictures about 8 times now and I still want to look at them. On your future picture am I right in presuming your going for pillarless?
I wish, its a chop a lad from zr site did. will be keeping the pillar but cleaning/smoothing the cars lines and fiitting some dishy euro wheels
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how come its got back windows?
The express blanks didnt look right with a clear back window, so i changed em so it all matched & informed the insurance.
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The express blanks didnt look right with a clear back window, so i changed em so it all matched & informed the insurance.

i know what you mean they wouldnt suit your car pal i like the express alot though u still got the blanks?
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i know what you mean they wouldnt suit your car pal i like the express alot though u still got the blanks?
Yer under the bed lol
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Lovley looking motor there mate
Not to sure about the camo splitter though.. But each to their own.
Is the engine standard apart from the induction kit?
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Yer under the bed lol

haha u should consider selling them mate im sure someone wants to convert there car to a van
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haha u should consider selling them mate im sure someone wants to convert there car to a van
For the right price, i also have everything needed. bulkhead, frame, floor etc...
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Lovley looking motor there mate
Not to sure about the camo splitter though.. But each to their own.
Is the engine standard apart from the induction kit?
yer and Free flowing Zorstec custom 2.5" cat back.

Custom exhausts are the way forward, the sound and performance is emense, nothing on the t-16 200 though
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Thats awesome......

My only question is how much did you pay on insurance for the "van"?
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Thats awesome......

My only question is how much did you pay on insurance for the "van"?
Around 400 fully comp and im 19
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Jesus.

A couple of weeks ago i was planning this exact thing...

I went to look at an Express but it was naff. Now im definatley going down this route.

Who is your insurer and where did you get those wheels from.

Im not joking, i was loking into buying a ZR, slaming it on 18's and colourcoding it white. Some MK2 parts ect. Then this thread pops up with the EXACT car i was dreaming of..

Cant get much better :P

EDIT// http://www.madmotors.co.uk/catalog/i...s-p-14822.html These look the same to me?
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Jesus.

A couple of weeks ago i was planning this exact thing...

I went to look at an Express but it was naff. Now im definatley going down this route.

Who is your insurer and where did you get those wheels from.

Im not joking, i was loking into buying a ZR, slaming it on 18's and colourcoding it white. Some MK2 parts ect. Then this thread pops up with the EXACT car i was dreaming of..

Cant get much better :P

EDIT// http://www.madmotors.co.uk/catalog/i...s-p-14822.html These look the same to me?
HaHa you will struggle to get a low milage express in mint condition, i searched for 3 momths and im confidence this is the best 1 around

Paid 5k for it.

Yer thats the wheels, but i have avon zz3's was around 1k.

Express FTW
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The 1 i went to look at was in a poor state but on the other hand it was cheap. 2450

Where the hell did that guys number go

Who did you get your insurance with? and where did you find the car. Im looking in all the usual places and can only find 1 ZR160 Express for sale. and its 180 miles away...

The 1 i went to see is now sold so thats out of the window 2. (not sure if i accually would have paid the asking price tho)

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Who did you get your insurance with? and where did you find the car. Im looking in all the usual places and can only find 1 ZR160 Express for sale. and its 180 miles away...
Not a ZR, but a 25 Commerce van here: http://www.hawkingevehicles.co.uk/10usedcars.htm
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TD...

I seriously was going to do this last month and then the ONLY ZR i saw that i liked was naff. Now im regreting not buying it or atleast bartering with the guy.

I would like a ZR 160 Express. only because i cant afford the insurance on a normal ZR 160.
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why is this in for sale? lol
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Because you are selling it to me obviously. Thanks buddy, i'll drop that tenner round a little later...

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