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Just Bought an Elite
« on: 16 November 2021, 20:14:34 »

Not happy with one Omega, a senator and a couple of cavaliers, and always fancying an elite, I decided to buy this:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/877TfdSKMb3xNfRv9

89k Miles, partial dealer service history up to about 50k, not done too many miles each year, timing belt: was told it was changed 5 Years ago but no reciepts but there is one for it done at dealer...in 2011.. so I was a bit nervous driving it back 400 miles. also hoping things like the aux belt didn't go after having had very little use.

It behaved impeccably on the drive back, only things I noticed from my check over before buying is lights a bit faded, a little bit of crust starting on rear arches, clunking from F/N/S sounds like a roll bar link, and a slight speed related whine/droan although seemed to go away at 70 odd.

Couple of small dents on chassis leg where it'd probably been jacked by some teenager in a tyre shop plus EML light popped on about 250 miles in, likely the old cat sensor that I also have on my 2.6.

Looks like it's had a touch up on the top of N/S/F wing, paint got spots on it, like acne!

Pretty impressed by the rear electric blind, had a bit of time on the way back to play about with the multi-function display thing, totally different to the one on my 2.6. Couldn't reset the average mpg, it was at 24 when I left and slowly started incrementing up by 0.1 increments to 25, but calculating the fuel I used and miles I got around about 35mpg on trip back.
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #1 on: 16 November 2021, 20:18:45 »

Looks very nice indeed.👍
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #2 on: 16 November 2021, 20:26:28 »

It looks very good  :y :y
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #3 on: 17 November 2021, 07:42:47 »

Nice, very nice!  :y
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #4 on: 17 November 2021, 17:05:05 »

yes does look very nice indeed.the acne spots do seem to affect some of the silver ones but usually on the horizontal panels like bonnet roof or boot. yours looks pretty faultless.
what cavaliers have you got ? mk1 ? ?
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #5 on: 17 November 2021, 19:49:42 »

yes does look very nice indeed.the acne spots do seem to affect some of the silver ones but usually on the horizontal panels like bonnet roof or boot. yours looks pretty faultless.
what cavaliers have you got ? mk1 ? ?

There was some spots on the bonnet next to the top of the wing, which also had the spots. Never knew that was a problem with the silver ones, wasn't sure if it had had a bad paint job there.

It's the mk3's I've got, a runaround 1.8LS, and a diplomat I'm restoring back to it's former glory.
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #6 on: 17 November 2021, 21:54:42 »

Very nice.

Go on ......how much? :)
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #7 on: 17 November 2021, 22:41:30 »

Very nice.

Go on ......how much? :)

1800....I checked the book price for a 200k miler and it was 1550 (Maybe a bit steep that price not sure), so since this has 89K thought not too bad a price all being said, originally wanted 2200 for it but I think he got the impression I could see it was needing some work and I was going to haggle.
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« Reply #8 on: 18 November 2021, 13:13:07 »

Very nice.

Go on ......how much? :)

1800....I checked the book price for a 200k miler and it was 1550 (Maybe a bit steep that price not sure), so since this has 89K thought not too bad a price all being said, originally wanted 2200 for it but I think he got the impression I could see it was needing some work and I was going to haggle.

It certainly seems that Omega prices are on the up. :y
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #9 on: 18 November 2021, 20:38:04 »

yes does look very nice indeed.the acne spots do seem to affect some of the silver ones but usually on the horizontal panels like bonnet roof or boot. yours looks pretty faultless.
what cavaliers have you got ? mk1 ? ?

There was some spots on the bonnet next to the top of the wing, which also had the spots. Never knew that was a problem with the silver ones, wasn't sure if it had had a bad paint job there.

It's the mk3's I've got, a runaround 1.8LS, and a diplomat I'm restoring back to it's former glory.
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #10 on: 18 November 2021, 22:47:01 »

Very nice.

Go on ......how much? :)

1800....I checked the book price for a 200k miler and it was 1550 (Maybe a bit steep that price not sure), so since this has 89K thought not too bad a price all being said, originally wanted 2200 for it but I think he got the impression I could see it was needing some work and I was going to haggle.

It certainly seems that Omega prices are on the up. :y

Got in before they went stratospheric!
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« Reply #11 on: 19 November 2021, 16:32:27 »

Very nice.

Go on ......how much? :)

1800....I checked the book price for a 200k miler and it was 1550 (Maybe a bit steep that price not sure), so since this has 89K thought not too bad a price all being said, originally wanted 2200 for it but I think he got the impression I could see it was needing some work and I was going to haggle.

It certainly seems that Omega prices are on the up. :y

Got in before they went stratospheric!

Looks like a prime example. Sounds like a good buy to me, especially as it is a 3.2 :y

And in an extremely rare colour. ::) ::) ;)
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #12 on: 22 November 2021, 21:20:16 »

Is that rare colour for an omega, or an elite, or both?

First job done, remove power sounder.  Noticed the scuttle cover is cracked as well, must of been when the windscreen was replaced, resulting in water leaking in through the crack and soaking that bit of foam to the nth degree. didn't remove it, but will when I've more time. Put tape over the crack until I get a replacement. Whoever had it off last also forgot to replace the rubber weather trim along the scuttle so water coming down the screen was pouring into the engine bay, nice touch, there was also beads of water on the power sounder connector terminals as the crack was right above this. Temp fix with tape over the join that the rubber trim would otherwise cover until I get a replacement rubber weather seal. General clean of mud and leaves out of the dark corners of the bulkhead where the inner wing meets it, nice conditions for holding moisture.
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2021, 23:26:43 »

9 out of 10 Omegas ever made were silver.

Allegedly  :D
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Re: Just Bought an Elite
« Reply #14 on: 23 November 2021, 06:51:27 »

9 out of 10 Omegas ever made were silver.

Allegedly  :D

CoolI didn't really pick up on the joke there, makes sense as there are quite a few silver ones about.
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