OK for anyone who might be interested there is a ex -police EL XR8 4 sale in Sydney which lis neat and tidy (white of course) . The price is $5900 ! I had to turn around and check that out - i thought they put the wrong sticker on , maybe $15900 ,so pretty cheap - there is a catch of course - the odo reads 397000 kms !! The check abs light stays on - the brakes feel a little gammy and rego's due,otherwise it's all there the windsor stills pulls ok & sounds nice ,you would get for $5500 i reckon -cheap project car /daily driver ??.If anyone's interested let me know
putting a new engine in wont change the fact the car has done nearly 400,000km! As has been pointed out, bringing the engine to a healthy state is easy, but with that many km's the transmission, cooling, diff, interior, paint etc will probably all require attention. Basically the car will be a loose, worn out piece of shit in general, although the price must be considered, and it is damn cheap!
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