1985 Opel Rekord CD 2.2i Manual Saloon For Sale

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Item Location: 
Stoke - on - Trent, United Kingdom
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Right-hand drive
Standard Car
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Alloy Wheels
Interior/Comfort Options: 
Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks
In-Car Audio: 
CD Player
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Description 1985 Opel Rekord CD 2.2i Manual Saloon

Welcome to my listing.
I bought this 1985 Opel Rekord late 2014. It had been previously broken for spares and lots of parts were missing. I spent 2015 sourcing and collecting all the parts required to put it back together. The original 2.2 CIH motor, gearbox, injection system, fuel tank, pump and pipe work had all been removed. It went straight in for various body work issues to be rectified. Holes in the A pillar, C pillar, o/s/r door and n/s/f wing were repaired and painted accordingly.
The engine.
I sourced an original 2.2 Carlton engine from a friend. I rebuilt this with a new timing chain kit (full), new water pump, new thermostat, and new gasket set. (I left the cylinder head as it didnt need removing). A new clutch was sourced and a genuine 2.2 flywheel skimmed and blasted. Sump was incorrect so I found the correct one but had to weld up some holes as it was rusty. I have since found a solid sump which will go with the car. Current one doesnt leak. A 2.2 radiator was found but had to be reconditioned at huge expense. New old stock viscous fan. Most engine bay parts were missing but all were found in the end.
The Gearbox.
Originally a Manta 5 speed manual gearbox, the only difference being the linkage at the back. This was a hard part to find but at least the correct item is fitted. New rear seal and fluid.
Rear Axle.
When I took this car for its first MOT in October 2015 it became apparent that the rear differential was noisey. Possibly why it had been taken off the road in the first place. I was able to find another rear axle from an estate model (slightly wider) that had new pinion bearings already fitted. This was painted and fitted along with new rear shock absorbers and 1 new spring.
The Brakes.
New front disks and pads, new rear drums and shoes. All brake pipes checked over and in good condition.
Other bits and bobs.
Fuel tank is an after market tank that I bought from the same man I had the axle and other parts from. It was a new old stock item that had been on his car for a few years before being removed. This was hit with several layers of black hammerite to keep it in good condition. The list of new parts on this car is huge. New front ARB links. New clutch cable. New drivers side rear light. New heater matrix. 4x new tyres. New old stock rear bumper. New period font number plates. New bulbs. New window chrome surrounding trims. Theres probably some parts Ive missed.
This Opel Rekord was previously registered overseas. My guess is it belonged to a serviceman serving overseas in Germany or similar. I could be wrong, but its hard to find out. The black cloth interior is in fantastic condition with minimal wear to the driver seat. I have fitted a CD player to the dash along with new dash speakers and new wiring. It drives perfect. No knocks or bangs and doesnt pull one way or the other. I truely love driving this car as its such a nice drive, however I have other projects that need to be finished and after I MOT'd this in October last year, it was garaged straight after and only put back into use this July. For its last MOT it had the passenger rear sill repaired to a high standard. I have waxoiled the underside to protect it. I know it only has a short MOT remaining but for the right deal I will re-mot it. I know it will pass.
As for any car of its age, rust is always an issue. The o/s/r wheel arch has begun to rust through, I have bought a correct repair panel (from germany) which is included in sale. There are a couple of small areas of paint blisters on the roof, and an area around the rear boot seal needs to be repaired. This is small work to the right person. This car owes me in excess of £4000 to get back on the road. My asking price is a loss. Please come and have a look for yourself. I dont have the time to take this car to ports, load it on a semi trailer or similar. You come for a look, agree a deal and drive away happy. I dont bite. Any questions please ask, silly questions and offers will be ignored. Thanks for looking.

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