New here, but not a new owner ( I have a 1984 GTV6 under restoration ) . Im looking at buying a GTV cup, but Id Like to know a fool proof way to find out if it is a real cup, and not just one with the interior changed and the body kit put on it.
It has the little plaque on the dash but I have seen ones in the middle of the dash, and some off set to the left.... so that says to me one is probably fake.
Any help please would be much appreciated.
The plaque was put on on the side and the middle.
You would think out of 155 UK cars they would have put them in the same area of the dash but no its completely haphard.
As long as it has a number in RED Lettering on it you should be OK.
Check the GTV Cup list 2 here on the Forum as this lists a fair chunk of the cars and some with plate registrations and members here so again you should easily be able to confirm it.
As for the car itself look at the service + MOT history to confirm if its been looked after.
The Log book document will say Cup on it but not the number itself.
Of course you need to inspect the car as you would any car inside and out.
Depending on the mileage has it had or is it due for a Cam belt change.
Has it had Q2 put on (a bonus if it has) ?
What after market bits have been added - Exhaust etc
Standard is one circular pipe although you can see a oval /two ovals/Quads etc on the car.
I have quads but each to their own
Check if irs a insurance write off as a couple of Cups have unfortnately gone that way and have been reborn.
In itself not a problem as insurance companies will write off far too easily these days but for some folks its not want they want.
Is it Red as all UK Cups were with the V6 in Right hand drive form.
The European Cups are mainly Silver Twin Spark engines and left hand drive.
I believe one or two have been imported.
There are some left hand drive Red V6 Cups sold in Switzerland but as you did not flag up its a leftie I guess its the standard Red V6 UK spec