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First of all, I think that is a cracking post. It is nicely worded :)

For my two pennies, I would have to say that by the tone of your post you're not overly enthralled by the state of your car? You also seem old enough to have owned a TVR, so my question is that why not either attempt to sell it as it is and put the money you are about to throw at it towards something with more beef, or just scrap it and start again (if it really is that bad)

Performance wise, your looking at tuning a normally aspirated engine, which to get big gains is hard work without spending a fortune.

Turbo'd cars see much much better gains for much less cash, and if your looking at an RB engine (be it RB25 or 26) both are strong engines as standard, and as thus will take much more than standard power without uprating internal parts (stage 1 tuning)

E.g. A fairly low state of tune R33 GTST will be costing you between £4-6k (that is a bit of a guess mind you) - this car will already as standard have a lot more power (and more importantly more torque) than your current car, so instantly you have gains. Then the likely hood of it not being standard is also remote, which despite old whispers is not always a bad thing. E.g. finding a car with an exhaust and filter filled will instantly save you nearly a grand! and also offer you yet more performance.

If you throw your 6k + whatever you make for your existing car (shed?) you'll be looking at something much much better and more fulfilling.

Hope that helps a bit :)
 

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albear said:
Thanks for the advice and kind words. : )

To be honest I had no idea they were going for so cheap! but having just checked AutoTrader there appear to be some very nice models of the GTS for around 5K! :eek:

Basically what happened to the old car... was that it got nicked from my driveway, and the clever Insurance method I was using at the time didnt cover me for theft (hey I was young and foolish... I needed the money) anyway, that was a few years ago, and I now insure properly. but it has left me with a car that I love, but in all probability is a write off.

I havent attempted to sell it because I was under the illusion that if I spent a bit on it, I'd get alot back, but I think I'm beginning to realise my delusions for what they truly are.

The question is, is what do I do with the old skyline?

I think you guys are right, it would be far better to just buy another GTS...a proper one with gears and stuff!

You could strip the old Skyline and race it? :cool:

Or brake it for parts? There may be a market for some of the parts, i.e. engine swaps with other cars, or there may not be that many 2.0 non turbo's about and someone may desperatly be looking for one as a spare? I would trawl the forums, advertise on Pistonheads, get the car known for exactly what it is and what you are looking to do with it, you may get lucky and someone might offer £1500 or so.....
 

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albear said:
Ok, so Im getting a little carried away, but Im seriously tempted to do a straight swap with the Cerbie for this

http://www.akcherts.co.uk/showcar.asp?carID=518

Any good? anything I need to watch out for if I go and view this weekend?
Looks good to me, but obviously that is only me looking at photo's and I am in no way near the most knowledgable on here (don't own an R33 for a start, just an R32)

I also have no idea how much a Cerbera is worth, from what I remember they are at the higher end of TVR's yes?
 

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The Cerbera sounds fun :)

Understand why you want rid of it though....

To be honest with you, and I am only stressing this from personal experience, I would go with the GTST and pay off some debts. Whilst I own a GTR, and totally love it, there are a lot of people on here that will rave about a GTST as much as the next person does with his GTR. They can be awesome cars.....

Still, I personally prefer the GTR, but then again I have never driven a GTST either.....

Again, look at Trackday Addicts GTST, what a machine (not expecting you to get yours up to that spec etc, but they quite happily from what I have read make 450bhp)

Mint 1990 - 1994 R32 GTR, or Mint 1994 - 1998 R33 (/possibly R34) GTST for roughly same money?? <-- total guess!!
 
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