Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Life

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Seller: ashley1916 (315) 100%, Location: Hartley Wintney, Ships to: GB, Item: 153275903163 The time has come to move on our beloved Corsa to a new home. It's been emotional. Here's the story folks. We acquired this car in August 2011 at 43,000 miles, mainly as a basis for our 4 kids to learn to drive over recent years.It's a 3 cylinder 1 litre petrol engine, and has always been great fun to drive. Cheap insurance for learner drivers. It became part of the family. In December 2013 at 82,000 miles, we had signs of the head gasket blowing, so spent around £750 getting the head skimmed and replacing timing chain, water pump, head gasket etc. etc. We didn't want to give up on the car. It continued to provide great service to the family until December 2016, when somebody ran into the back of it (see photo). This caused cosmetic damage but had no effect on driving the car. Nevertheless, the insurance company wrote it off. Time to get rid, I hear you say. That's certainly what my wife said, especially as that week, the handbrake cable had snapped. Instead, I bought back the salvage and we kept the car running. I was just about to get the handbrake cable done when disaster struck. It overheated and broke down. I suspected the head gasket again and couldn't face another £750 bill. Time to get rid, I hear you say (again). But No! I managed to persuade my wife that I could reprise my teenage years and fix it myself. And so, over this summer, I had the engine apart. I got the head machined and bought new head gasket and bolts, plus all the gaskets. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, cleaning everything up and getting it back together. However, on starting it up, it now sounds like a bag of spanners. Very rattly. Maybe I have put the timing chain on the wrong way around? Possibly I have not got the timing quite right (the timing tool I bought off ebay was rubbish). Still, rattle aside, it drove pretty much like normal. I took it for a spin, only for it to overheat. I found it to be the thermostat, which I have replaced, but fear I might have caused more head gasket trouble. On getting it hot, there appears to be a little bit of condensation when you take the oil filler cap off. And so, it really is time to move it on. I just hope someone can make use of it. The engine sounds like a tractor but it drives fine, on all 3 cylinders. I never did get the handbrake cable fixed. In summary: Good Points:All body panels are good, save for the tailgate and rear bumper.Tyres (185 55 R15) are ok: n/s/f 4mm, n/s/r 3mm, o/s/f 3mm, o/s/r 5mm.Radio/CD is good.Electric front mirrorsComes with brand new rear brake shoes in a box.Lots of new engine parts!!!Not so good points:No MOTRattly engineHint of head gasket trouble again (condensation)Handbrake inoperative (new cable needed)Mild rear damage to bumper and bootlid (closes fine), and spare wheel well (pushed in slightly).n/s/f wheel arch trim missing (fell off when I went through a giant puddle)2 hubcaps are Nissan rather than Vauxhall.Missing coil pack cover on top of engine (see photo - makes no difference). So there it is folks. Our beloved Corsa. 99p no reserve. I am happy to field queries, but anyone asking how much to end the auction early will be ignored.The auction will run its full course. Only bid if you have a plan for collection. It has no MOT or, of course, road tax. Best of luck folks. Condition: Used, Year: 2006, Manufacturer: Vauxhall/Opel, Model: Corsa, Body Type: Saloon, Doors: 5, Colour: Silver, Reg. Date: 20060510, Mileage: 110147, Transmission: Manual, Fuel: Petrol, Engine Size: 1, Seats: 5, Previous owners (excl. current): 2, In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo, V5 Registration Document: Present Insights Exclusive
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