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    Project 1k Track Car

    Im tempted to get a car for track use when my sisters mini cooper s is sold (anyone want it? ) as it's taking up a space on the drive and she no longer lives here.
    Im in two minds as i could either get a van for my bikes to keep my GSi clean, or a track car for pissing about with, but this is assuming i go for the track car.

    What would you go for? turbo power, N/A, V6, Big, Small? Ive been looking at higher miler 2.5 V6 vectras, but something keeps screaming omega at me for some RWD fun. Thats the vauxhall in my blood speaking though, theres a lot of cheap BMW's out there too which would be good, amongst other things, old civics etc.

    What do you think?

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    I'd be looking at buying a shitter and doing it up for track use.

    Escort, Focus, Astra MK3/2, Rover 200, MG ZR ect would all make very good track cars. Wouldn't go turbo on a £1000 bargain basement as your in for some issues!!!

    Wouldn't go for anything too large IE mondeo size as you want to keep it small and nippy. Omega would be fun for sure! Don't forget Alfa Romeo V6's should be fairly cheap!!!

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    Buy a 2.0 corsa an play around with that for under 1k

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    combine both... get a van or an estate, and turn that into a (road legal) track/drag car

    big engine, stripped out. I may know where theres a mk4 estate if you want it
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

    THEN - Glacier White 2.0Di Estate - 136bhp 1.6 Pineapple Yellow Mk3 - Flame Red 2.0Di Van - Chianti Red 1.8 Coupe - Star Silver 2.2 Zafira - Flame Red 2.2 Linea Rossa Coupe - Titan Gold 1.8 Coupe

    9 Years, 7 Astras, 1 Zafira, No Regrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    Buy a 2.0 corsa an play around with that for under 1k
    this would be my choice.
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    renault 5 turbo.(And dnt get start chatting about headgaskets)

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    but a mini ( old style ) and put in a honda V-Tec engine, i have seen a few done and they are mental.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriturbo View Post
    but a mini ( old style ) and put in a honda V-Tec engine, i have seen a few done and they are mental.....
    my old boss was going to do it but it would cost a bit more than a grand

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    anyone been in a mini recently? took mine to york drag strip for the day, and parked it up and yes its for sale lol
    leave the happy memmorys, i will !!!

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    Plus its not in instant toy that i can tinker with. XE'd corsas sound good though. R5 also sounds good, my workmates brothers got one stripped out and raves about it.

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