Register Login
Save up to 15% with Adrian Flux insurance!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 25-08-2017   #1
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Sad, but time to put that dream to bed...

Finally decided to part with the Panda...

She's on eBay so if anybody wants to take a look, just: http://r.ebay.com/mNRZiw

I bought her a few years ago as a project to compete in the Mongol Rally and Panda Raids. She was completely dismantled (engine out, axles off, the lot!) and put back together with those challenges in mind, so where possible sheís had new or up-rated parts to ensure she could handle them, including:

* New brake lines, calipers, pads and master cyclinder
* New front and rear shock-absorbers
* Custom sump guard
* Custom petrol tank guard
* Custom rock-sliders
* New Malatesta Snow & Mud tyres x 6 (inc. 2 x spares with rims)
* Front and rear bull bars
* Racking and chequer-plating in the boot and rear passenger space.
* Custom jerry-can storage (2 x 10 litre)
* 20mm Momo wheel spacers all round
* Custom raised central exhaust
* New clutch
* New centrally mounted fire extinguisher
* Tinted windows
* Dual front towing eyes

The rear seats have been removed keep the weight down and to create more space for adventure/rally kit. The front seats have been replaced with far more comfortable seats; 10,000 miles to Mongolia on original Panda seats didnít bear thinking about!

She isnít the tidiest or the prettiest Fiat Panda on the road, but sheís definitely one of the best ~ And the legendary Steyr-Puch 4x4 system means she can handle just about anything thrown at her. She has a few idiosyncrasies like any old Italian car, and there are few minor jobs that the new owner may like to do.

Everything works that has to; and she sailed through the MOT in April with no advisories. A few of the lights on the dashboard refuse to come on, and the heating needs reconnecting, bit of rust here and there, windscreen water reservoir needs reconnecting ~ Good, fun tinkering jobs for someone that wants to get to know the car. Sheís also a few different shades of Stornaway Gray! If you're looking for an immaculate, totally original car, this one isn't for you.

The dashboard is a single stretch of Aluminium, which I never got around to fitting out with all the switches and rally stuff that I was planning on, so youíve got a blank canvas to work with or simply remove to revert to the original shelf configuration. Iíve got loads of bits and bobs, and spares, including switches and electrical bits for the dash, Bluetooth Sony stereo, gaskets, etc.

Family commitments meant she never got to go on the trips she was destined for, so I'm genuinely hoping that whoever buys her has slightly more elaborate plans than just using her to pootle about in. Have a look at these for a bit of fun:

www.theadventurists.com/mongol-rally/

http://www.pandaraid.com/

She runs really well, sounds superb, and is great fun to drive, especially when you start mucking around with the 4x4.

Feel free to ask any questions and Iíll do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion. She is available for viewing in Bath or near Frome in Somerset.

Thanks for looking, cheers

Jon
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

CamelToephy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 29-08-2017   #2
Rollin' On Steelies
 
AndyPanda4x4's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Masham, North Yorkshire
Posts: 2,325
Thanks: 294
Trader Rating: 1
AndyPanda4x4 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sad, but time to put that dream to bed...

Out off interest, which shocks have you put on the car as it looks to sit very low indeed at the front?

Good luck with the sale.
__________________

Fiat Panda 4x4 - What the Yorkshire Dales were made for.
AndyPanda4x4 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) A sad time scunnycento Cinquecento / Seicento 1 06-05-2011 10:14
(G) It's time to say goodbye to follow a dream... Benjy25 Punto (Mk2/2b) 7 21-05-2010 13:43
(G) Gutted - its a sad time silky666 Panda (Classic) 1 09-10-2006 21:39
(G) A sad time for my Uno UnoMan Uno 7 01-09-2005 11:20
when is it your bed time??? sammiboo Leisure Lounge 24 12-09-2004 10:30