Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

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Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Paul Taylor » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:51 pm

My Son spotted this earlier.
Good lad, only 15, and has a keen eye for a GTA !.

I turned around so we could go back and take a picture.
Its a plain GTA V6. Looks like its been sat in that drive a while.

Located at Oxford Road, Wokingham, Berkshire.

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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby PaulC1959 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:03 am

Hmm, give it a couple of more years and nature will have claimed both it and the house! :wtf
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Paul Taylor » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:52 pm

One of the guys over on UK Saabs has spotted a Blue GTA in someones back garden.
Been there for a long time apparently.

http://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic. ... 2#p1500322
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Dave Williams » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:07 pm

By coincidence..my wife is canoeing on the river nene this weekend..I wonder if she'll spot it...
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby mettersl » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:27 am

Looks more like an A610 in Peterborough...bigger bumpers, spoiler and the giant "a" as they rust well in the dry, that one could be "challenging" to get running, what a shame.
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Dave Williams » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:30 pm

This is the car from the Saab forum photo..but the photo was a few years old I think
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..and this is where it is...i think..from google maps...
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My wife went within 5 metres of this spot in a canoe earlier today but I don't think she spotted it...
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby The Saint » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:02 pm

OK as I was at a loose end, I took the dog out for a drive, and to see if I could find more about this car...
As for Dave's misses seeing it from the river... well there is no chance.. the nettles are up to the rear spoiler!

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I did manage to speak with the guy next door, as the owner was in London.
It is not an A610, but a GTA. I also managed to zoom in with the cam, through the gate and got this...

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Does anyone know the reg??

Left contact and details of the club, so we may hear more???
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Paul Taylor » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Well done !.

Maybe I should go and ask the owner about the V6 one in Wokingham.
If rust free, perfect for a Pug 605 3.0 24v upgrade.

Got to admit, I would love another. Should never of sold the Silver Dream Machine. Since the new owner wrote it off. :axe

No one seems to know what happened to my car.

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These pics were only 4yrs ago when I sold it, and its not been taxed in a while, so I guess ripped apart for spares.
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby The Saint » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:51 pm

That is really Sad.... I know how you feel.. we put so much love into these cars, and IF we have to sell them... it never truly is appreciated... much like the one Top Gear purchased, then Clarkson crash!! that was a true travesty!!
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Paul Taylor » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:24 pm

My one pictured above. Has the A610 rear lights, and Grill off the Top Gear crashed car.
So some parts of it lived on.
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:06 pm

Fear not Paul! Thought you knew that your old Silver GTA now lives in Australia. Guy bought it from the TVR specialist near Newcastle and imported it to OZ(I supplied all the front end bits to get it straight again). The new Australian owner bought some bits from me a while back, must admit not heard anything since so it should be enjoying retirement in a nice sunny climate.

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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:10 pm

I have seen pictures going around of the one by the river before, guy won't sell at all apparently.

Good detective work though Mr Santini, lets see what happens.

That one in the driveway looks alright, at least it's on a hard standing. Might be worth a note/knock at the door?
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Paul Taylor » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:27 pm

I am going to knock on the door of that Blue V6 in Wokingham, as I will be passing again this week.

I see it as a engine transplant project, since I wouldn't want the standard 2.7 V6 carb.
So either a 24v PRV, or look at other alternatives which would mate to a UN1.

If only I could get a Saab B234 in there. Yes its only a 4cyl. But 400bhp from a standard engine.
Would be mental in a GTA.
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:40 pm

Paul Taylor wrote:No one seems to know what happened to my car.


Have you read the above?
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Re: Blue GTA V6. Wokingham Berkshire.

Postby Paul Taylor » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:46 pm

Sorry, yes.
Good news she is still on the road. Although now on the other side of the world.
Still don't understand how the guy lost control of it. I never once lost it in the time I had it, and I drove it like a nutter most of the time.

The more I look at that blue one, the more I like that blue.
Lets hope the strut towers are not mothballed.
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