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  1. Ah another 130 saloon same colour as mine, i just love red 130 saloons. Genuine GM panels are on ebay, there was a genuine rear quarter for a saloon on there a few weeks ago for £130 was on for a while. There are other GM panels on there now at a price!!!. Mine is original apart from a rear quarter fitted in 1994 after white van man creased it (i paid betterment as i did not want the panel repaired just replaced) I am sure there are people on here who can advise for both genuine and pattern parts as there are a few excellent projects going on.
  2. Nice car love the colour, i like the two door hatch, as far as i am aware in the uk we only had the two door saloon for a short time and of course the two door convertable
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    Yes, i have a red 130 saloon which i love to bits but have always liked the cdi saloon, just a shame they did not fit the 130 SEH engine in the cdi.
  4. Still got the mk2 cav bug by the looks of it, any chance of owning another one?
  5. There is a blue 130 hatch on the bay at the moment for just under 8 grand don,t know if that,s about right for a good one. As chris m says they are hard to find now, don,t know how many genuine 130,s are left now may be few hundred or so saloons and hatches. If you find one make sure it is a genuine 130 they are easy to fake and i have yet to see a log book for a 130 where it says SRI 130. Good luck in your quest.
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    Good luck with the scrap yards, when i had the 130 years ago MK2 Cavs were piled high in scrap yards even some 130,s so i took advantage and collected loads of parts many as cheap as chips. Last time i saw a MK2 1.6 in a scrappy was about 5 years ago.
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    I have just looked in an early Haynes manual covering the 1.3, 1.6 and 1.8 and the picture shows a jack, a screwdriver and a wheel brace. In later models including 2.0 variants the above i assume also applies as my kit which was untouched when i had the car.
  8. Rust, Rust, Rust they rust everywhere sills, rear arches and lower rear quarters, around the petrol filler, rear spring mountings, front floor/bulkhead area ( difficult to find without lifting carpets and underlay ) If the car has a sunroof look for rot in the roof its easy to spot, lower front wings, front and rear wheel housings around suspension mounting areas, front cross member and both front and rear valences, door bottoms to name a few areas. Its simpler to just suspect ALL areas of metal. Yours with only 52k may not be to bad. As for value i am guessing a couple of grand but i would not swear to that. Don,t think i would try to start it without changing the timing belt, i know the 2.0 litre is a safe engine valves and pistons don,t meet when the belt goes but not sure about the 1.8. Brakes obviously will require checking etc etc. In my opinion though these Vauxhall cars rust no more than many 80,s cars. I cannot speak from practical experience as my 130 was only 5 years old when i bought it covered in Waxoyl and had no rust but many on here have restored cars and will have experience on these issues. There is a dam good ongoing project on here now restoring a 1.8 which may give you ideas and solutions.
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    Sri130 saloon

    There is a genuine gm rear wing on ebay at the moment for £175, think they are quite a bit more from suppliers if you can find one. There is also a dealer on ebay selling pricey nos gm panels and i would imagine that repair sections are available. There are loads of guys on here that have done repairs to bodywork so advice will be available, including a current major restoration which will provide very valuable information on restoration etc. I bought mine in 1994 and spent a week plus cleaning checking and waxoyling everything removing everything including suspension ( this i still do every few years ) so body wise apart from a new rear wing in 1994 thanks to white van man, a complete external professional repaint last year and the usual small hole in drivers footwell thanks to me not realising the section was tripple skinned would be boring to anyone enjoying a project.
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    Sri130 saloon

    Ah same model and colour as my 130, i just love Carmine red 130 saloons. Don,t know how many carmine red saloons are left. Have you got much paperwork with it? From the photos it does not look to bad at all. Whats it like mechanically and trim wise?
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    Nice, am liking the front and the duo tone paint.
  12. Very nice car and colour.
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    Is that the one that was on ebay few days ago? Thought it looked good then.
  14. I had the same problem about 8 years ago on my 130, filter was blocked with what looked like slime but no rust. I managed to get a new one from our local Vauxhall dealer, washed tank out in situ with Meths fitted new filter and away it went.
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    My first and only Cav which i still have is my Mk2 SRI 130 saloon in red. I was looking for a late spec Escort RS Turbo or Astra GTE 16V ,always liked the SRI / 130 saloons but gave up looking as even in 1994 there were many rusty and thrashed boy racer ones around. Found my ideal car and could not believe my luck when i saw it, mint, every bill including original receipt, brochures, low mileage, mature owner etc, love at first site ( dont tell the wife ) and i knew it was going to be a keeper. Paid £3495 cash for it, well pleased as i had a budget of 5K for a car
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