LHD Tropic

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LHD Tropic

Post by RussGLAuto » Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:45 pm

Afternoon gents,

A rare sight in the UK, original Tropic interior too:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224569820792 ... SwlsVhFX6T


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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by essextom » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:25 pm

now in my collection



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Post by RussGLAuto » Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:20 pm

Nice one Tom! Have you told the Mrs yet?


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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by mark1gls » Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:42 pm

Seen the post on facecloth, glad it’s found a good home.


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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by essextom » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:37 am

RussGLAuto wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Nice one Tom! Have you told the Mrs yet?
yes she knows. luckily i turned my hobby into a business so technically im at work!!

although all the cars are actually mine, not owned by business etc..



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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by essextom » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:38 am

mark1gls wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:42 pm
Seen the post on facecloth, glad it’s found a good home.
yep its safe with me. its actually in pretty good nick, few spots of rust here n there but overall pretty straight.

ill do a youtube video on it once its at the unit (currently in storage)



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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by mr.brown » Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:32 am

Pretty straightforward RHD conversion.



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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by essextom » Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:47 am

mr.brown wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:32 am
Pretty straightforward RHD conversion.
nah, ill keep it original. ish



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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by GT_II » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:55 am

What country was it registered in? The interior alone must be worth the asking price.


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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by essextom » Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:10 pm

GT_II wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:55 am
What country was it registered in? The interior alone must be worth the asking price.
this is the history i know.

i have the import documents, reg number form and all mot's since import.

so car was imported in 2004 by a Dutch chap of which i have the export document (thanks Joost for confirming, cant read that foreign stuff). im guessing he brought it over as his personal car.
I have mot docs up to 2009 when it was taken off the road.

The garage i bought it from restores cars for a gentleman that imports cars from japan, this gentleman imported a LHD early GTI which had a really bad dash. The tropic was bought as a dashboard donor, guessing it was the only LHD they could find. The car then sat in their lockup for a year or 2 until sunday when i purchased it. the car is complete except a few headlight clips and a parcel shelf, the old gti LHD dash is also in there but in a really bad state. I do need to go through it all and properly get everything out but it looks to be in pretty good shape.

The car also came with a decent Nardi steering wheel and a free zender x1 front air dam/ splitter which was in their way apparently.

all in all a seems to be a good purchase which im looking forward to doing up anmd taking to some shows/ meets.



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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by C 20 CCO » Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:51 pm

Well done on saving this one Tom. Think you could do with a few more fingers for these projects though….😳👍🏻


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Re: LHD Tropic

Post by essextom » Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:01 am

C 20 CCO wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Well done on saving this one Tom. Think you could do with a few more fingers for these projects though….😳👍🏻
yeah possibly, ill get through them all one day.