Well after my Carlos Sainz was written off in Germany I decided to stay with Toyotas and especially the GT4. The insurance took a bit of time to sort out so in the meantime I decided to go for an ST165. I had actually always liked the ST165 since seeing one in it's very early rally days circa 1988.
I trawled the internet and eventually found a nice example on the findit website. I actually recommend anyone looking for an obscure sports car to check this site out - you might be surprised at the selection of cars available here !
I picked up the ST165 in May with MOT and Tax and some nice multi spoke wheels. The car was very sound and ran perfectly. I was very impressed by the level of equipment and interior. It feet very retro but in a luxurious way - hard to explain but I think ST165 owners get what I mean.
I drove the car home from Goole and set about enjoying my ownership experience. In the meantime I have done a fair bit of work on the car as follows ...
A Boost controller.
wheel arch repairs - this is a common area so I decided to give the
car the full treatment.
Here are some pictures ....
Much as I like the ST165 I had always planned to upgrade to something else. After much, and I mean much, deliberation I have decided to go for an ST205 WRC in Black. I had thought about another Carlos Sainz but 'been there, done that'. The Mitsubishi and Subaru options came up but in the end the Toyota GT4 won.
I have now bought an ST205 WRC, check out the details here.
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