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    Arrow My Astra History....

    Ive only been part of astra-sport less than a year, but my history of astra's started way before then. So here's a little montage of astra's Ive owned.....





    First up was the Mk2 Astra Bertone 1.6 8v Convertible. I owned it for 1 summer as a bit of fun. The 1.6 pulled OK and really handled well to say it was standard and was a soft top. I had to get rid of it though because, when the winter came it leaked, and turned in to a mobile swimming pool, but fun while it lasted, and left me wanting something with a bit more poke.









    Second, was my well missed, Star Silver Astra GTE 8V. It was absolutley stunning and had loads of bottom end torque, which fed my power habit. The car was original when I bought it, but I bought some 17" BK racing alloys, and lowered it 60mm on puma shocks and springs, which made the ride harsh, but made it handle spot on, along with a strut brace. Sadley an electrical fire killed all the electrics and would of cost too much to repair, so I sold it as spares or repairs .



    And Finally, after following the BTCC on TV , and falling in love with the coupe styling of bertone, and the brute force of the Z20LET engine, I could'nt resist buying the Astra Coupe Turbo Edition, finished off in the star silver of my previous GTE. Hope you all like my astra history, and here's to future astra's .
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    nice choice of astras there! ive owned a fair few myself all mk's in fact bar mk5, dont have any pics though

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    Nice Astra GTE there ... nice Coupe T also
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    Cheers Scott, I really miss my GTE, it was georgous, never saw another silver one like it, they seemed to be either red or white.


    Oh and can a moderator please size down the GTE pics, I cant do it
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    Wow nice chavtastik convertable there!!!!
    I want one to go with my new burberry trousers!!!
    Nice going Jon, keep it up!
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    loving the gte!!!! i miss the old vauxhalls, sometimes i think what it would be like to find one at vauxhall somewhere that hasn't been registered, with no miles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shylock_se2
    loving the gte!!!! i miss the old vauxhalls, sometimes i think what it would be like to find one at vauxhall somewhere that hasn't been registered, with no miles!

    Aiye, mate I know what you mean, I loved my silver GTE, pretty straight forward engineering, lighter than a clio, and went like stink, so much fun to drive, but the thing is, cars like that are usually abused, unless you find a minter. I found a red GTE 16v with 30,000 on the clock, the guy was about 70 , but wanted £1200 for it, which I turned down.

    Oh and Mike (Redmist) yes it did have a burberry interior, but I was only young, and got it for the summer
    Astra Coupe Turbo Edition
    230bhp remap air and exhaust mods

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