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Hi - GTA Turbo C33 WRK under new roof

Postby nationofzeros » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:09 pm

Hi all

Just to say 'hello' - I have purchased metallic blue C33 WRK from Paul, who has been a splendid seller, and enjoyed a memorable blast from Wiltshire back to South Gloucester in it, through the seasonal murk this afternoon

C33 WRK is the ex Renault press car that featured in a primeval episode of Top Gear, amongst other outings. It is in great original condition, I believe after extensive open heart surgery at RATS

I have a bit of Gallic 'previous' in that I owned a red GTA Turbo (E800 EPG from memory) as my daily drive in the early 90s, and then had a RHD Le Mans in the garage (#17 or #18, I can never remember, but it has been at the NEC a few times since) alongside a blue Sport Spider, for a while - an iconic combination.

C33 WRK brings all those memories flooding back - telepathic steering, sorted, compliant, arrow-like stability on all surfaces, effortless overtaking oomph when the engine is in the zone, and so on. Love it !

Look forward to getting into the Dieppe scene again - I understand that parts are a little bit more scarce this time round ! Apologies for any simplistic questions in future posts - I will try to deploy the 'search' functionality first

Thanks in advance

Chris
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Re: Hi - GTA Turbo C33 WRK under new roof

Postby BIG_MVS » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:33 pm

Welcome back Chris!

Congrats on the purchase, that's a lovely GTA you now have.

Are you the same Chris I remember reading about in an old Le Journal magazine who heroically drove his Spider to meet some family members one Christmas through the snow?
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Re: Hi - GTA Turbo C33 WRK under new roof

Postby Tony Smith » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:14 pm

Good to see another one of the press fleet survives, must be one of the earliest numbered right hand drive cars that. Have one of the Atmo press cars D777BLX.
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Re: Hi - GTA Turbo C33 WRK under new roof

Postby clee » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:27 pm

Welcome Chris :wave

I know your car intimately ;)

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Re: Hi - GTA Turbo C33 WRK under new roof

Postby nationofzeros » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:40 pm

BIG_MVS wrote:Welcome back Chris!

Congrats on the purchase, that's a lovely GTA you now have.

Are you the same Chris I remember reading about in an old Le Journal magazine who heroically drove his Spider to meet some family members one Christmas through the snow?


Hi...thanks for your kind comments. Yes, I am 'that' Chris - the good news is that the frostbite has just about worn off now, although I still get 'flashbacks' once in a while...
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Re: Hi - GTA Turbo C33 WRK under new roof

Postby nationofzeros » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 pm

clee wrote:Welcome Chris :wave

I know your car intimately ;)

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Hi Lee

Good to hear. Paul spoke very highly of your ministrations and they have stood the test of time - thanks !

Look forward to meeting up sometime,

Chris


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