I figured I should start a thread for this car so everyone can track the build once it starts. It is a MY1990 2.6 in signal red (568). The car as it currently sits is 100% stock, wearing a patch of primer to stop the small rust bubble from turning into more of a problem. I have big plans for this car which I have been working on for a while. Progress may be slow but rest assured this is not a project that will fall into the oblivion of unfinished cars. I wanted to start this so my progress is documented and to provide me an extra little bit of motivation to get it done.
Pics taken by a good friend Roshan (had I known we were going to snap some I would have given it a quick wax, oh well):
A brief history
My father drove this car brand new off the lot in May of 1990 for his 39th birthday. I began driving it shortly after I received my learners permit (at 14 as was Alberta law at the time ) and finally purchased it from him when I turned 18. Admittedly, I beat the hell out of this car in my first years of driving. It has been sideways, airborne and up on two wheels a few more times than I care to admit. A student budget meant that it did not receive the care it deserved all the time (although I always kept it clean with fresh oil). It has started to show some signs of those years of neglect but it is still a solid daily drivable car. The fact that it took such abuse without blowing up/breaking down or disintegrating completely is a true testament to the cars design and build quality. I’ll update this as I go but expect the real build to begin this winter as I’m still driving this around until I get the 16v up and running again. Thanks for reading!
A few more pics can be found here: W201 Signal Red It's a blogspot that was set up by the photographer Roshan after we went for a little cruise.