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 .