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VW Polo G40 For sale - Tornado Red - Some modifications
« on: December 19, 2020, 02:33:10 pm »

Never thought I'd end up doing this and it's not been an easy decision at all, but feel the time is right to part with my G40. I've owned this for around 9 years now and I've only done about 8k miles in it during that time. It's been kept in a garage for my entire ownership, this is a genuine reason for sale.

It's a genuine Polo G40 1991 in Tornado Red (LY3D) with glass pop sunroof, paint is all original and so does have age related wear/tear but it's in great condition.

Please note this is modified so please don't expect a stock example.

Car: Volkswagen Polo G40
First registered/Year: June 1991 - Originally H reg
Mileage: 117,719
MOT: July 2021
Tax: August 2021
Location: BD17 (Shipley)
History: Seriously huge folder of service history, MOT's and invoices.
Price: £5800
Contact Details: this thread or PM for phone/email.

Running gear and modifications

Standard 1272cc engine
Ported GT Inlet manifold
Boost return mod/professionally welded rocker cover
268 Fast road cam
4-2-1 Manifold to full stainless powerflow exhaust system
65mm toothed pulley kit
Stage 4 Jabbasport Ported charger, chipped to match (last rebuild by Pete M few years ago)
Mocal catch tank/breather
Blue SamcoSport pipes
I have rolling road print outs of 152.3bhp at the flywheel

FK KonigSport Coilovers, dampening adjustable on the fronts
PPP Arb blocks
Strut brace on the front
20mm spacers on the back
Drilled/grooved disks with brand new green stuff pads, braided hoses on the front
Original BBS 13x5.5 RA's with pretty new tyres in standard profile size

Interior/Other misc bits

Seats are retrimmed in leather, black bolsters with red seat rests. G40 logo embossed in seat rests
Door cards retrimmed with black fabric
VW rubber floor mats, very good condition
300mm MOMO Team steering wheel with boss
VW motorsport gear knob
Cassette tape holder
Boost gauge added with custom console mount
Front and back badges I fitted brand new
It has the VW dealer fitted electric window kit which works as it should.
Thatcham Clifford G5 650MK2 Alarm & Immobiliser
Has headlight protectors but drivers side does have a crack in it.
Has aftermarket splitter on the front, can be removed.
Has private registration plate 'G40 KCK'

Bad bits/if I have to be picky

Arches have been rolled and wax oiled to accommodate wider wheels in the past
Exhaust does like to rattle in the exhaust tunnel, it's rock solid if you try move it but has no flexi join where it meets manifold. (Car would ideally benefit from a full new custom system + hangers made up if I'm honest)
Couple of very minor dings and scratches around the car, nothing really that noticeable, it's almost 30 years old though to be fair
Door cards do like to pop out from the bottom clips, they stay on but some people might find this annoying.

I'm sure there's probably some things I've missed, I've always maintained it during my ownership and done any work that's been needed for MOT's over the years.

I've found it very difficult to put a price on this with it's spec and condition, prices at the moment look to be on the rise. In comparison to others that have sold over the past few years, this is a genuinely good usable G40, I am however open to serious offers.

Here's some pictures I've taken today, sorry if they're not great the light at this time of year isn't the best, safe social distancing viewing can be arranged. Happy to get more photos on request though;


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Re: VW Polo G40 For sale - Tornado Red - Some modifications
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 08:50:06 pm »
This has sold, it's staying within the family so not all gloom and doom!  8)