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FS: V8 UrQ
Well folks it has been sometime since I have
sent anything to the list, but I have resubscribed (and I see things haven't
changed a bit) and as the subject line suggests, it's not with the best of news.
Many of you know my better half (Valerie), well, she is
now my fiancée (for those of you that didn't know) and we have wedding
coming up (June 17th) and we just moved into a beautiful new house in the
mountains. So, unfortunately, I am at a place in my life where this project is
going to hinder more than help. It has sat in various states of completion for 2
years now and I just can't bear it! I would love to finish it and would love to
see what it would be like, but I just don't have the time or dedication anymore.
Rest assured, I will NOT go "Coupeless", I
have my eye on an 85' that will probably grace my garage after the sale of the
without further ado, here are the particulars:
83' UrQ #346, black,
74000 miles on the car and has been in Colorado since
Car is extremely beautiful and needs very little to be
3.6l V8 from a 91' V8 5spd (as many of you know, the 5spd
motor is essential to bolt up the 016 tranny) car has an honest 19k miles on it
and comes complete with harness, ECU, 2 sets of headers, a spare set of heads,
alternator, Spare distributors....well, lots of spares.
Completely brand new suspension, with: Bilstein Sports, the
hyper rare Eibach Linear springs, strut bearings (the blue ones of course),
Delrin A-arm bushings, ball joints, The now extinct Sport Wheels Sway bars (with
Delrin Bushings), wheel bearings and seam welded subframes and brand new
subframe bushings...all have 0 miles on them (well, the sway bars saw about 1500
miles of use) Oh yeah, both front tie rods are new.
Complete interior from an 87 4kcsq. Including
dash, center console and carpeting. Customer gauge panel for aftermarket
VDO gauges. Also includes lots of gauges! Speedo, tach, oil temp and pressure,
water temp, fuel level...all VDO "Vision" gauges.
Seats and door panels from an 87 Coupe GT, Red Leather.
Some like it, some don't. Don't pass judgement until you see it against a black
car. It is truly good looking! Interior is in good shape, NOT perfect, but nice.
No cracks in leather and have been treated with Hide food several
About $700 in powder coating...Valve covers, timing belt
covers, motor mounts, brackets, oil pan, etc....all done in bright
Brand new Cibie Euro lights with brackets and sloping
Brand new Euro smoked tail lights with the correct Swiss
license plate cut out.
TONS of new parts! Everything from a genuine timing belt to
the chrome "V8" badges form the rear deck lid. WAY to much to list
here! Probably over $1500 in just little spare part that I bought new at the
dealer.....clips, nuts, bolts, gaskets, brackets, caps, rotors, spark plugs, oil
filters, etc etc etc.....
As this is not going to be a High HP 20vt car, I was
going to use G60's and stock 5ktq rotors. I figured that this would be
enough to stop it...therefore that is what the car comes with. Calipers good and
I never did decide what I was going to
about wheels, but I will give the buyer the choice of Fuchs or 7.5in 91' 200Q
wheels. Both sets are in good shape
I could go on and on, but there just isn't enough time.
I guess in the end I have done more parts collecting that anything else in the
past 2 years. Here's the down side...what is will need:
Something will have to be done about a brake master
cyl. where the stock one resides, there is now a distributor for the left cyl.
bank. I have yet to figure something out, but I haven't put THAT much thought
Next, you will need to do something about the Radiator.
I have the dimensions needs and Griffin said they could supply for about $200.
You would also need to plumb it.
Motor mounts are not fabricated. Motor is in car, but
currently sitting on sub-frame. Should be real easy though. My thoughts were to
use a 'mercin style "doughnut" style mount that gets pinched between
mount arm and whatever you weld to the frame rail. Should be easy.
Gastank is missing. I was going to run a fuel
Other than that, it just needs to be put
I know I know, I can hear you all saying, "How
Much". well, that's a fine question. I am torn between trying to get SOME
of my money back and asking to much for a "Project"...and all this
talk about what UrQ are worth lately...geeeze, that makes it all that much
Here's the deal, I start adding things up in my head
and going on actual offers I have had on the motor alone and I have to ask
$6500.00. I know for a fact that I could part it out for more than that, but I
DO NOT want to see that happen. I would prefer to see someone finish it and
enjoy it. Is it a lot of money? Heck yes! However, I truly believe that it would
take some work and not much more than $1000 to make this a VERY unique and FAST
driver. On top of that, I am will to help the buyer in any way possible
including providing all future parts purchases at cost (I work at a
Think it's too much? Make an offer, but I think that I
am not to far out of line here. Don't hesitate to drop a line with any specific
Anyway, that's the skinny. It's good to be back and I
am enjoying the list banter already! :-)
71' NSU RO80
83' UrQ #346