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    Question MK4 888 Astra Van.....where is it???

    After the MK4 888 Coupe was built, Triple Eight built a one off Astra Van. It was based on the 1.7 Diesel, but the engine was changed for a good ol' Z20LET!! The van was painted in red and had all the arch extensions along with the front spliter and the OZ alloys. Interior was standard I believe. Power was up from the standard 888.

    Question being......where is it now????
    Drives 888 Coupe No.6

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    Dave Dempsey bought it, he had bother with it and it ended up going back to the dealership. I believe it ended up as a showpiece in vauxhall museum IIRC.

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    I'm sure Dempsey will be along shortly, but last that was heard of it was it went through an auction and has never been seen again. Ahhh, fond memories of that van... the aircon exploding was one of them.

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    It would be great to find it to add to our ever growing number of MK4 888's for this years PVS. It could be used as a center piece for our stand!!
    Drives 888 Coupe No.6

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    any pics of this about?
    my ebay apexi air filter + adapter link:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MESE:IT

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    I have some pics on another thread started by 'Triple 8' entitled 'how many MK4 888 owners...?'
    Drives 888 Coupe No.6

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    here a write up about it from another site

    http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evoc...ravan_888.html

    and a pic


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    The 888 van *shudder*. When the van left here it went down south and was sold off at a Network Q dealer auction. Since then neither hide nor hair has been seen of it (really not a bad thing), the original plate now no longer shows up on the DVLA database, so presume its now got a private plate on it. There was the rumour mill that Vauxhall had it back, although this is doubtful as the heritage centre dont have it and no one knows anything about it. Gone and best forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    The 888 van *shudder*. When the van left here it went down south and was sold off at a Network Q dealer auction. Since then neither hide nor hair has been seen of it (really not a bad thing), the original plate now no longer shows up on the DVLA database, so presume its now got a private plate on it. There was the rumour mill that Vauxhall had it back, although this is doubtful as the heritage centre dont have it and no one knows anything about it. Gone and best forgotten.
    You didnt like it then? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    The 888 van *shudder*. When the van left here it went down south and was sold off at a Network Q dealer auction. Since then neither hide nor hair has been seen of it (really not a bad thing), the original plate now no longer shows up on the DVLA database, so presume its now got a private plate on it. There was the rumour mill that Vauxhall had it back, although this is doubtful as the heritage centre dont have it and no one knows anything about it. Gone and best forgotten.

    what happened to it when you had it, someone said something about aircon blowing up?????????

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