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Offline james22sniper

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Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:38:25 pm »
Originally GT Coupe but now with G40 engine, gearbox & G lader supercharger

12 months MOT
Just rebuilt engine - head - gearbox - supercharger.
All new belts and water pump.
New Helix fast road clutch.
Brake overhaul inc performance discs on front.
Sound mechanicals throughout.
Please feel free to ask for more details.
Offers in the region of £2500 considered.
Becoming increasingly rare so likely to appreciate in value - especially a basically sound and solid example!
Based near Oxford
« Last Edit: April 24, 2018, 08:57:34 am by james22sniper »

Offline jeff.b

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 09:10:02 pm »
What is the mileage of the car? What head and engine work have you had done? Why are you selling after you have just completed it? What’s the interior like and is there any rust? If so can I get some pics please. Thanks

Offline james22sniper

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 09:32:24 pm »
188k on the shell
Head was a strip down and rebuild by http://www.fjpayne.com
Block was stripped cleaned skimmed glaze busted etc by same company and reconditioning parts kit supplied by them.. rings gaskets head bolts bearings seals etc fitted by me.
It's my son's car and he now has a Golf to work on hence selling this one.
Interior is fair but seats need reupholstering or replacing. Missing parcel shelf and boot linings.
Some rust bubbles on drivers door bottom. Few little surface spots but not major. Engine bay and engine support areas rust free.. sorted while engine out.
Gear box stripped cleaned inspected and reassembled by gearbox specialist. Same for supercharger too.
Where can I email more pics to? Happy to send any you care to specify.
Thanks...

Offline jeff.b

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 09:47:43 pm »
Thanks. Shame about the v5.

Offline ereeiz

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 10:49:20 am »
I could be wrong here but I definitely remember some people saying years ago (like, 10-15 years ago) that there were some G40's that don't say G40 on the logbook. Makes no odds to some people but other (purists) like having an original G40.

Take a copy of the chassis/VIN number to a VW dealer and they should be able to lookup and print out the original order/ similar stating what the car was originally.

Unless you know it was a GT originally, may be worth stating that (assuming you know for sure either way).
« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 10:57:30 am by ereeiz »

Offline james22sniper

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 10:52:20 am »
Thanks!!! I will do that! Some of the paperwork from past servicing and work carried out on the car calls it a G40.

Offline Mark Millington

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 12:24:30 pm »
Been told the roof Ariel is a give away on non g40 cars as g40s had roof Ariel and other models don't. That's what I usually look for seems to be correct.

Offline ereeiz

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 03:35:06 pm »
Been told the roof Ariel is a give away on non g40 cars as g40s had roof Ariel and other models don't. That's what I usually look for seems to be correct.

They can be retrofitted with a drill bit and half an hours work ;) Done a few myself on Golfs and Polos in the past. There's always a bung in the wing on a G40 too as they didn't press any "non aerial" wings, annoyingly. The dead giveaway is looking in the boot at the original factory sticker (generally inside the rear panel below the boot latch) it will state "PY" for the engine code. 3F is GT I think?

Offline james22sniper

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 05:13:06 pm »
Ok... now confirmed by VW.. records show it started life as a POLO COUPE GT. It does now have PY code engine which I believe is G40!? What is the difference between the 2 shells?
Sooo... Still for sale! 😁

Offline Elijah10

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 10:16:04 pm »
I emailed the seller earlier in the week and once i became aware that it was an early car i advised that it was possibly a conversion.  The owner was super nice and advised that he would look into it.

Having driven polos for 20 years and had an early gt and g40 looking at the colour of the car i would suspect its a GT.  grey was a very unusual choice for non gt early models.  Most early mk3 polos were either white or red, not many early grey ones.

Grey paint would have been quite costly and is one of the best colours for wither gt or g40.

The give always to tell a stock g40 would be the aerial and the vinyl around the rear number plate.

Although its a conversion at least its gone into an early gt in a nice colour.  There cannot be many gts left on a h plate in grey.

Offline ereeiz

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 09:47:21 am »
Ok... now confirmed by VW.. records show it started life as a POLO COUPE GT. It does now have PY code engine which I believe is G40!? What is the difference between the 2 shells?
Sooo... Still for sale! 😁

Nothing. They're all the same. The only things to differentiate a G40 are bolt on;
10-15mm lower suspension
Steering damper (also fitted to GT's)
Bee-sting aerial, no wing aerial
Alloys
rear ARB (I think only the base models have no rear ARB)
Rose jointed lower control arms (there's a bearing at the inboard end of the arms rather than a bush) - G40 only.
"Le Mans" interior
Arch kit as standard (also available to other trim levels too)
That's about all I can think of. There will be more but most parts have been swapped 10000 times by now, original G40 or not. Looks like a nice car at a reasonable price. Good luck with the sale!

Offline MartinB

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 02:39:39 pm »
Thought I recognised the reg:

https://uk-polos.net/viewtopic.php?t=38382

Offline james22sniper

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2018, 07:30:26 pm »
Yep that's the one. Still have a stack of paperwork from Pitstop regarding the engine work.

Offline rcurnow

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 08:20:05 pm »
Is this still for sale?

Offline Mk2polo

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Re: Polo G40 FOR SALE - UPDATE - V5 states GT COUPE
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 04:41:38 pm »
Is this still for sale?