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 Post subject: Covin 911 Wanted
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:53 pm 
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:32 pm Post subject: Covin 911 Wanted
I'm looking for a Covin 911, road going with an MOT (No Q plates). Serious buyer can compelte quickly for the right car.


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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:05 pm Post subject:
theres one on ebay ..number 2000086059829 or a couple on autotrader .

Danny


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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:44 pm Post subject: re B,s post what,s B short for, ??? not Ben i hope

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:52 pm Post subject:
Why no Q plates ? ? Makes no difference on a Kitcar at all

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:55 pm Post subject: re q plate
does to me mate if you get a q you cant put a private plate on, once a q always a q hence the 11 month battle with the dvla and fraud squad, to retain my original number, it was worth every penny to me mate , but do agree what you say some people arnt bothered, as you say its a kit car after all

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:11 pm Post subject:
That's very true, other than fitting a private plate it makes no odds though to insurance etc, not like it does to a production vehicle... Claires Covin is on a Q plate and it's registered on the V5 as a "PORSCHE 911 SPORT"

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:52 pm Post subject:
dannycovin wrote:
theres one on ebay ..number 2000086059829 or a couple on autotrader .
Seen the Ebay one, couldn't find the Autotrader ones, got a link to them?


Covin Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:08 am Post subject:
The Autotrader one is no good for you m8, as it needs building. The other one is no longer listed in Autotrader so assume it's sold. The Blue Covin on eBay is not bad. I last saw it in 2001 at Harrogate show and it should only need a little TLC and tidy up. A lot of car for the money with Porsche interior, Porsche Clocks and a good Burton tuned engine

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:48 am Post subject:
Covin wrote:
The Blue Covin on eBay is not bad. I last saw it in 2001 at Harrogate show and it should only need a little TLC and tidy up. A lot of car for the money with Porsche interior, Porsche Clocks and a good Burton tuned engine

Yea it looks good, not sure I want to go as high as the buy it now price, for that much I might as well buy a real Porsche 944/928.


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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:40 am Post subject:
Any real porsche for that money is probably onlly trouble and youd end up spending as much again to get it right.Plus youll have depreciation . The covin will never lose money for you.

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:38 am Post subject:
B wrote:
Covin wrote:
The Blue Covin on eBay is not bad. I last saw it in 2001 at Harrogate show and it should only need a little TLC and tidy up. A lot of car for the money with Porsche interior, Porsche Clocks and a good Burton tuned engine
Yea it looks good, not sure I want to go as high as the buy it now price, for that much I might as well buy a real Porsche 944/928.
I don't know what the buy it now price was as there's a bid been made now, but this Covin is worth over £5000 any day. It would probably be valued for insurance purposes in the region of £10000 Lets be clear about something here, were talking about Porsche 911 Turbo's when comparing the Covin to a Genuine Porsche and you will not buy a decent 911 Turbo for less than £15000. A 924, 944 or 928 can be bought for little money these days but check out the costs for parts They're also not in the same league as the 911 Turbo so why not buy a Punto or a Nissan Micra as there also cheaper If you only have a low budget of £2000 to £3000 then you can only expect to buy a Covin that requires considerable work and unless you have the ability to carry out the work yourself you will find that no garages will be able to help you and the Covin will be back up for sale as usually happens to most of them. I'm not trying to put you off here but pointing out a Covin is a specialist car that requires lots of work and money to build and as such a good example will cost over £5000.... You get what you pay for at the end of the day

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:18 pm Post subject:
its buy it now is £3750 bargain ,bargain ,bargain

Danny


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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:52 pm Post subject:
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the ability to carry out the work yourself you will find that no garages will be able to help you

Well it needs a new clutch and an MOT in September. I'm no mechanic so would take it to a garage to fix, surely a garage could fix it, its a Ford engine and a VW gearbox/clutch? I'm prepared to take one on, and are serously thinking about this one, and if I did it would be for the long haul, (and join the club and show it)but havng said that I don't want to buy a money pit, and it would be my only car, so could do without it sitting in the garage for weeks/months. As long as it is mecanically sound (or could be made so easy, by a garage not costing tons) then there shouldn't be any reason why I couldn't use it everyday, surely?


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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:16 pm Post subject:
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Covin wrote:
the ability to carry out the work yourself you will find that no garages will be able to help you
Well it needs a new clutch and an MOT in September. I'm no mechanic so would take it to a garage to fix, surely a garage could fix it, its a Ford engine and a VW gearbox/clutch? I'm prepared to take one on, and are serously thinking about this one, and if I did it would be for the long haul, (and join the club and show it)but havng said that I don't want to buy a money pit, and it would be my only car, so could do without it sitting in the garage for weeks/months. As long as it is mecanically sound (or could be made so easy, by a garage not costing tons) then there shouldn't be any reason why I couldn't use it everyday, surely?
A garage should be able the replace the clutch for you easy enough but it might not be a Ford item, it will probably be a VW clutch plate with a Ford Pressure plate which is all mated up via a VW to Ford adaptorplate as the Covin still uses the old VW 4 Speed box. Shouldn't be a problem though as the parts will all have numbers on them and replacements will be available easy enough. Use a GOOD garage though that have old school Mechanics with a brain rather than idiots Old VW garage would be best idea. The problem with relying on garages for most jobs is they will not have a clue as to what's required on a Covin and because of this they will charge a small fortune and do a poor job on most things. The best thing you can do is to buy yourself a simple tool kit and atempt to do jobs yourself. Remember, no one will do a better job on your car than you can do yourself If all is well with the Covin it should simply need regular servicing etc to keep it roadworthy and reliable. Any problems you encounter we can help you with, so go for it matey, it's a bargain if you ask me Where abouts are you based as you havn't filled in your Profile ? If your up North I might be able to help you out . . . . P.S. Are you also registered on here as Bizman ?

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:49 am Post subject: hadent realy thaught of a kit car as an every day drive and it being my only transport as for a £3000 porsche it can be run cheaply your general things like brakes, cluch,etc can be baught from motor factors at around the same price as a normal car and a service will cost around £150/£200 in a "back street garage"iv only used genuine porsche parts on my cab and have her serviced at welsh porsche but i have had two 944 befor my cab and run them for the same price as a mondeo etc alot of parts can be had second hand such as switches, rads, steering just about any thin from e bay,so un less some thin real major goes wrong you can run a porsche on a budget if you want,

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Hello,my name is Roma and Ihave a red 911 Covin with a new mot. It has a private plate and I also have the original plate. For more details call 01308 420155.


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I've got a 1600 aircooled engined (brand new) covin, just finished. Give me an email if you'd like to know a bit more
matt_4man@hotmail.com


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