For anybody interested in RSK718, 550, 550A, RS60 and any other Porsche replica.
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I am reluctantly selling my GP Spyder due to the arrival of a baby and imminent new house purchase. The car is registered with a period "C" plate (not a Q plate). It was professionally built around 1990 and I believe I am the 3rd owner since then.
It is silver with red interior.
The car was fitted with a reconditioned standard 1600 VW engine around 1990 and has only done 17,000 miles since. I have the owned the car for 6 years during which time I have maintained the car and had various work carried out including: professionally fitted disc brake conversion, new carburettor, new battery/dynamo/alternator, fuel sender, heater ducts, ignition coil, condenser, fuel pump, Bosch 009 distributor, new battery (Sept2005), new chrome wing mirror. New Firestone tyres fitted (900 miles use). Custom made exhaust system (sounds great!). I have receipts for virtually all work and all previous MOTs etc. The engine is otherwise standard but can, of course, be easily upgraded with a twin carb conversion etc. As it is very light it is still pretty quick with the standard engine.
The car always starts and runs well.
I also had a Pioneer CD radio and Pioneer 6x9 speakers fitted.
The car qualifies for free road tax and I have just put the new disc on the car (expires Jun07). I only pay £180 insurance for central London. I have also just had the MOT done so it is not due until Jul07)
You will see these advertised for up to £12k. The reason this car is less is:
1) It would benefit from a respray. The existing paint is not too bad but is faded and marked in places and there are some scratches. The previous owner touched up some stone chips and cunningly used slightly the wrong shade of silver so the nose cone area is darker. The paint is worn where the doors rub when closing. There are some scratches on the lower back panel (above the exhausts) which was damaged slightly when the exhaust was being fitted. There are a few other marks on the paint. It actually all makes it look like quite an authentic historic racer.
2) There are a couple of cracks in the fibreglass which need to be filled/repaired. The largest of these is on the front of the rear hood section where someone leaned on the car while getting out. It's not bad but should be fixed in case it widens.
3) One of the perspex side screens recently cracked which is why I've taken them both off (see photos). I have the 2 parts which could be glued or I believe they are available.
Overall the car is in perfectly usable but not immaculate condition. You are welcome to come and see it either in SE1 (evenings/weekends) or SW11 (days). I have asked a few people for advice on what it is worth and they suggested around £5,000 so that's my target but I'm starting at a low price with no reserve as it has to go.
If it is of use I can throw in the use of a lock-up garage in Vauxhall (London SE1) for 6 months.
This car is a serious head-turner - you won't believe it! It is regularly photographed just by people passing and everyone is very friendly about it (e.g. you always get let-in). I've had great fun in it over the years and think it's a good combination of great-looking sports car but very cheap to run and maintain.