Anyway, I've got some interesting news...
I somehow managed to get the phone number of the guy that bought the one I had to let go last year!
Gave the guy a call, told him who I was and told him a bit of what happened last year and that I shook hands with the previous owner for a trade, but had to go back by orders of the missus (we're talking about a year 2000 red 89,000 kms busted engine car that I was trading for my fully functional Selespeed).
He told me what he had done to the car, and that it was still a non-runner (the cambelt tensioner gave in) and that he was thinking about transplanting a GTA engine/gearbox/transmission/brakes ect into it, but didn't have the time to do it yet, so the car has been laying at the back of the garage for some time now.
I asked him if he would be interested in the same deal I offered the PO, and that the car was much better now than it was back then, having changed the gearbox and all. He asked me a couple of questions about the Selespeed (engine capacity, bhp ...) and then after telling me he wasn't thinking about selling, he told me to think about it and then make him an offer...
I really have to get this one! It's a real gem guys, I mean it!
RXE, this one has a perfect, straight, rust-free shell. Needs a paint job, but that's nothing really.
Low mileage (89 thousand kms is about 55 thousand miles)
Sunroof, black Momo leather interior (just like mine), sport pack.
The catch is, how much would I need to spend on that engine, and what exactly would I have to change?
Anyway, that's it for now folks!
I'll keep you posted...