Mrs Sunrise’s Nova Gte

southsky sunrise

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In the truck digging out the classics
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Old skool
Have this in a shed at the garage and now I’m writing this to give myself the incentive to get a start made so the boss has her own show pony weather she wants it or not :joy: I initially bought it to re-shell my GSI rally car (that’s one for another day) as it was a sunroof “supposed” mk2 car but when the tax book hit the hall it turns out to be a Mk1 GTE with flip paint and mk2 front end, so I set myself the task of sourcing all the bits n bobs to bring it back to original. Have most of the bits now so going to pull it out shortly and see what I have as I never even opened the door since pushing it to its current resting place. Couple of pictures from the day I collected it...
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southsky sunrise

RMS Regular
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In the truck digging out the classics
Drives
Old skool
Currently has a Corsa b Gsi 16 16v lump but Iv an original 8v engine and box here
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Have full interior with extra front seat
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Bumpers skirts & spoiler
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And plenty of wheels to choose from
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All be it funky colours but they exist that’s the main thing lol. Now just to get it home and make a start 🤦‍♂️
Aiming for a look not unlike @KeithRobinson s. Some might remember it as a Courtenay Car from back in the day but if I get anywhere close il be happy.
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zafturbo

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Looking at the “Courtney” car there makes me really miss my old gte.would like to sell on my 205 and get myself a good gsi this time .there getting hard to find these days though .
 

southsky sunrise

RMS Regular
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In the truck digging out the classics
Drives
Old skool
Looking at the “Courtney” car there makes me really miss my old gte.would like to sell on my 205 and get myself a good gsi this time .there getting hard to find these days though .
They’re all being put away as the prices creep up, I know of a fella has around 11 Gsi’s in All stages but wouldn’t sell you a door card :rolleyes: I wanted to put my rally car as standard road but it’s msa logged so probably better doing it as is. Means I can keep all the Gsi bits in the red top
 

zafturbo

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The want for a gsi is strong ,very strong .of to the internet I go lol
They’re all being put away as the prices creep up, I know of a fella has around 11 Gsi’s in All stages but wouldn’t sell you a door card :rolleyes: I wanted to put my rally car as standard road but it’s msa logged so probably better doing it as is. Means I can keep all the Gsi bits in the red top
No do it to a top spec looking rally car as it will be outstanding looking .would love one done like the old dealer team vauxhall nova,s back in the day I think they were called .white car with red/blue/yellow if I remember correctly .
 

Burt2000

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Great to see another one being restored....out of interest how many miles is on the corsa b gsi engine and do you know if it is in good running order?
 

southsky sunrise

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In the truck digging out the classics
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Old skool
The want for a gsi is strong ,very strong .of to the internet I go lol


No do it to a top spec looking rally car as it will be outstanding looking .would love one done like the old dealer team vauxhall nova,s back in the day I think they were called .white car with red/blue/yellow if I remember correctly .
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Like so
Although I do like...
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Great to see another one being restored....out of interest how many miles is on the corsa b gsi engine and do you know if it is in good running order?
Matey he put it in but never ran it in the nova. Says could have sent me videos of it running but I’d no interest because Iv the 8v.
 

Burt2000

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Ah ok I was thinking of buying it as a spare for my gsi, not that it needs it but if it was a good low miler it wouldn't have been a bad idea.
 

southsky sunrise

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In the truck digging out the classics
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Old skool
Here's my corsa gt lhd I bought in January last year and spent **** loads of money and time in it to have it like this. Be great to see another being started. After a 1.6 8v engine or bottom end if anyone has one laying about btw
Thats lovely, Iv 4 but only one sort of finished but they never really are are they lol
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southsky sunrise

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In the truck digging out the classics
Drives
Old skool
So the time came today to unearth the Gte and get it down to my mate Gareth At Vital motorsport for the build to commence, dragged it on and brought it home, removed all that had been packed in by the previous owner to see what I had...or hadn’t received and load up the bits I had there for it, leaving behind the “questionable” seating. With it being a mk1 I wanted to revert to mk 1 interior and exterior but now we have it down I don’t quite know, G says due to the colour we should continue with the modded smoothed look and make it something special without going too ott.... early days yet I suppose.
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