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Just a quick one guys,

looking at a 96 import in montego blue with BBS wheels. It's not an rs ltd, has standard black cloth interior.

Was this a special edition or just a colour option. Have looked through the guide on the oc but still can't figure it out.

Wondered if a car if that colour and year would have any trick bits or an LSD?

Don't know if the owner is an enthusiast. I have 2k to play with and either looking for a good base or a nice jdm style import.
This could be the one depending on what it actually is I would be buying?

Thanks in advance

Daz
 

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Difficult to know without seeing it.

See if the sticker is in the inside of the door and it will say.

I believe that colour was available on the RS model only for those years. Montego blue was only brought back in 96 as an option colour for jdm. adn then it is mostly S-specials. (not exclusively though)

Im guessing its an RS without the seats as they often get sold on for quite a bit of cash.

For me Montego blue is the best colour on the 5, as when its a nice one its really really nice. The sales brochure in the states described it as twenty fathoms deep.

However, montego blue is the worst colour to try to capture on camera, it juts comes out dull blue mostly.
However it is a much more rare colour and one that I think looks a bit more classy
but then I would, as i always wanted one this colour and it wasnt until i got my fourth one that I found one i liked.

This one in the states is a nice though (M Edition). Helps with the Sun in some places


And here is my S-special 97, a rather ignoble shot of it being loaded due to a bad ground.

 

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Here is a picture if that helps?

Should I get the owner to check for a sticker in the door shut? Does it always give an idea of model there?



thanks for the reply

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The sticker would normally tell you.

However, with the steering wheels as well im thinking its a normal roadster - which is by no means a bad thing. Most were well spec'd.

Looks a nice car.
 

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i will contact the seller today to see if he can give me some more info.

What sort of a price should i be paying for an n reg import with 95k on the clock, one bbs centre cap missing and currently SORN'd?

Ive enquired about it being taxed and he said he would if required

its up for ?1700
 

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July, 1994:
RS LIMITED (limited edition model of 500?)

Limited model designed to be lighter running & based on the 'S SPECIAL'

・Montego blue mica body colour
・RS sticker
・Lightened flywheel
・4:3 ratio final gear
・6JJ X 15 inch BBS mesh aluminium wheels
・Bridgestone POTENZA RE010 195/50-15 tyres (specially developed)
・Recaro full bucket fiberglass & carbon kevlar seats

August, 1994:
1.8 L series with small upgrades

・The oil pressure gauge is changed from linear measurement to ON/OFF switch.
・Nonlinear throttle is changed to linear.

December, 1994:
G LIMITED (limited edition model)

Casual luxury model based on the 'M Package' with the exception of electric side-view mirrors and 'M' aluminum wheels. 'Satellite blue mica' body colour adopted for the first time and navy blue soft top is introduced.

・Satellite blue mica body colour
・Navy blue soft top
・Special Ecsaine epidermal seat(Shape is the same as J LIMITED)
・New 3 spoke leather bound MOMO steering wheel
・Equipped door trim
・Standardised (7?) spoke aluminium wheels
・Manual side-view mirrors

Of course equipment may have (& probably was) varied to suit individual tastes for purchase orders.......then you'll have to take into account all the added personal touches during the 16 or so intermediary years


Personally, I'd be looking closer towards the £1.5k mark but prices do tend to vary wildly.
 

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I just brought one which is also meant to be RS ltd, it is the right year 1994 and colour and says it is in the door shut. its got a different seats as with nearly all the RS ltd the original seats were sold because A they were uncomfortable and, B were worth a lot of money, the seats would cost
more than the car they came from nowadays.

Mines also got after market wheels, its also is meant to have a Mazda adjustable front Strut brace in Yellow again this could have been removed.

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Could anyone tell me if this car would have an LSD? 1996 n reg 1.8 import, in the picture?

Am hopefully going to see it on Thursday, but have requested some more pics beforehand

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Saz, your reply has been really helpful, thank you.

On our quote system at work and on any Internet comparison site it doesn't come with any sort of model is edition, just gleneagles or eunos...dur. I'd there any definitive way of. Finding out the model type so I can look at it and say "oh it's such and such"?

The info you gave was ace, some helpful tips on how to get him down on price! But out of all that are there any positives to a 96 import????

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Just been reading more into it, it has a green roadster badge on so i'm assuming it's an s special type II.

Will give more updates once I've travelled 150 miles to have a look!

Thanks guys

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Could anyone tell me if this car would have an LSD? 1996 n reg 1.8 import, in the picture?

Am hopefully going to see it on Thursday, but have requested some more pics beforehand

Daz
All imported 1.8's have torsen LSD as standard.
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Not all; some of the early 1.8 Roadsters didn't have Torsen. The later M-Package, and its special edition derivatives, didn't have Torsen either.
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As far as I am aware (other than both 1.6 & 1.8 auto's) all early Mk1 1.8's had Torsen.....however I do concede that the NA8C Sr.2 M Package & NA8C Sr.2 B2 Limited were not fitted with any kind of LSD.

On a separate thread there is a post referring an inquiry to Dandy Cars who proclaim that Torsen LSD's were only ever fitted as an optional extra on all Mk1 1.8's with exception to the 'R' & 'RS'...........this is ridiculous.
 
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