Magnum Grey Thunder for spares/repairs - MOT failure on corrosion

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Magnum Grey Thunder for spares/repairs - MOT failure on corrosion

Post by WeeBilly » Thu May 17, 2018 1:49 pm

My Magnum Grey Thunder has just failed it's MOT on corrosion, and as I don't really need a car as well as a van any more there's no point me trying to find somewhere to fix it up properly. Also needs new front discs, front springs and suspension bushes.

It would be nice to see someone fix it up and keep it on the road or give it a good final send off on track, but I suspect it's more of a restoration project than repair. There are six separate places in need of welding for the MOT. It was looking fairly good in the autumn and has done downhill badly over winter, so a serious clean up and rust treatment of the whole underside is going to be necessary to halt the process.

Probably a good engine/drivetrain donor vehicle, which I think has plenty of life left. Low mileage and with full service history. No evidence of problems at the moment, but obviously i can't provide any guarantees.

Mechanically it's been perfectly reliable for the 3.5 years I've had it, from 56k to 80k miles.
Full service history, last service 75k miles.
all three keys
Working aircon
heated front screen
black leather interior
standard thunder multispoke alloys in reasonable condition for the age.
Front tyres (Toyo T1R) are practically new - have only done <3000 miles
rear tyres dunlop sport blue response have a bit of life left. 14000 miles
Battery is pretty new.

Interior is fairly good, but has some of the common issues. The door cards have come apart at the top for example.

MOT runs out on Sun 20th May. If you are local to me (Leamington Spa) I can drive it to you before that.

I'm thinking £250, but any sensible offer considered if you can take it soon. I'm not after a lot of money, just want to give the opportunity for someone to get what they can from it rather than send straight to the commercial breakers. I can do a walk around using a whatsapp video chat so you can properly see the corrosion, hear an engine start or whatever is of interest. Seems easier than messing with loads of photos, and failing to capture the bits of interest.

Located Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Magnum Grey Thunder for spares/repairs - MOT failure on corrosion

Post by WeeBilly » Thu May 17, 2018 3:37 pm

Also has half a tank of petrol and JL audio upgraded front speakers which cost about £80 the pair 3.5 years ago.
Head unit is a Kenwood that's almost as old as the car, and has an ipod interface.
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Magnum Grey Thunder for spares/repairs - MOT failure on corrosion

Post by Simonavis » Sun May 20, 2018 10:26 pm

Hi
Is this still available ??
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Post by tuonokid » Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 pm

Send him a PM and he'll get a notification on his E-mail just in case he doesn't check on here.
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Post by Simonavis » Mon May 21, 2018 5:50 pm

tuonokid wrote: Send him a PM and he'll get a notification on his E-mail just in case he doesn't check on here.
Cool ok, thanks
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Post by WeeBilly » Mon May 21, 2018 6:49 pm

Yes, still available
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Magnum Grey Thunder for spares/repairs - MOT failure on corrosion

Post by WeeBilly » Thu May 31, 2018 7:58 pm

Now sold. And to someone that'll give it a good chance of making it back out onto the road :thumbs:
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