Choice of two, hmmm…

Not too many cars available here in Cairns - in the end we had really only a choice of two from the local auction house:

Audi A3 (96 - 03) - GBP£20,000

Audi dash

Audi front Audi side

Engine done: K&N Induction Kit, Painted Panels, PowerFlow custom exhaust with twin pipe

Engine planned: Engine transplant, Turbo, NOS,

ICE done: Alpine DVP7996R DVD player /alpine PXA H700 processor in custom panel
5 seven inch necvox screens 2 in headrests 2 in sun visors and one in custom built tail gate
13in sharp aquos lcd screen in custom built engine cover
2x momo Polk mm2084 8in subs in fibreglass door build
1x momo polk mm650 6.5in 2 way in dash for centre channel
1x momo polk mm6 6.5in componts in dash
Speaker covers painted in flake
1x momo polk mm650 6.5in two way in rear quarter panels
1x momo polk mm650 6.5in two way in rear tail gate
2x momo polk 10in subs with arse facing out in custom built builds boxes with fibre glass covers
1x phoenix gold r15.0:1 amp 1x r4.0:2 and 4x 42.5:2
Kenwood TV tuner and 2x Kenwood signal splitters for front and back TV’s
Game cube with 2x blue tooth controls
All speaker and power cables phoenix gold
Phoenix gold battery to mains change over switch

ICE planned: Alpine IVA-D100R Screen + NVE-N099P Navi + TME-M780 x 2 to replace existing head unit, or newer model when it comes out

Styling done: Custom one of rear bumper m3 side skirts ibherdesign front bumper with custom Audi rings
Hella quad lights and LED rear lights with police strobe flashers built in
M3 electric mirrors shark fin wing vents
Doors and boot de locked tinted windows
Under arch LED kit varad suspension LED kit and under car LED kit
Under bonnet lit up with loads of LED’S

Wheels done: 8.5×19in Khan two piece RSC rims
235/35×19 BFgoodridge low profiler tyres

Brakes done: EBC grooved and drilled discs and EBC green stuff pads

Brakes planned: Brembo Brakes

Suspension done: SPAX RSX krypton gas height adjustable coil over suspension kits

Interior: Standard seats trimmed in three different leathers, Momo steering wheel trimmed in leather to match seats, alloy boss, Momo gearknob handbrake and foot pedals, fibreglass dash with 5 Dakota gauges plus 2 on roof lining, custom centre console with relocated hazard lights and climate control, custom door builds in fibreglass and trimmed in leather. Plus over 150 pieces painted in blue and silver flake, blue led’s fibreglasses into a/b and c pillars LED lights in foot wells front and back



Mitsubishi Magna 2.6l SE Wagon - AUD$3,000

Magna dash

Magna front Magna side

Engine done: Oil leak fixed on Rocker cover, refilled washer bottle, lubricated bonnet catch

Engine planned: Original 2600cc spec, local garage giving it “clean bill of health”

ICE done: Standard Mitsubishi cassette head unit with coded theft control 
2x dashboard speakers - Mitsubishi spec (passenger and drivers side)
2x rear boot speakers - Mitsubishi spec (both sides again)
Adaptor cassette to plug into phone 

ICE planned: Repair on head unit which only plays on left (passenger) side while cassette running,

Styling done: Rear offside wheel cover missing 
Homemade rear and side curtains added to “Wagon” area
Car washed top to bottom using washing-up liquid / clothing detergent dregs mix (approx 60/40 mix)
Ariel fully extended for improved radio reception
Metal RACQ and Oz Auto Assosiation badges on front grill from previous owner Windscreen metal grille “skipcap” fitted to reduce sun glare
Tow bar fitted with full electrical connection 

Styling planned: Dust and bird dropping clearing of front, possibly rear windscreen

Wheels done: 6×14in Mitsubishi steel rims
185/65×14 supagrip remould tyres

Brakes done: Checked to 75% optimum at recent Queensland roadworthy test, handbrake adjusted

Brakes planned: Kangaroo avoidance

Suspension done: Waiting for a quiet moonlit night

Interior: Standard brown canvas interior with brown dashboard, matching brown steering wheel, standard Mitsubishi Auto gearknob, “futuristic” controls for wipers and indicators (later dropped by Mitsubishi) 60/40 rear seat slit, blow up mattress complete with 12V cigar light pump for rapid inflation, 12V / 240V invertor fitted to aid phone charging, PC running and electric hair clippers, pinhole leak in A/C condensor rendering it useless, cruise control with gremlins included, furry dashboard sunprotection cover, interior vacuumed throughout, ashtrays emptied.



It was a difficult call as both cars had their own good and bad points. In the end Sarah didnt like the colour of the Audi, believing it to clash with her husbands hair. It was enough to make a judgement call. So we spent our money on the Magna, then promptly Christened it “Skippy” (kinda Aussie name, not to mention its sun visor…).

Isn’t she a ripper, mate?

18 Responses to “Choice of two, hmmm…”

Eedo said:

“Ripper”?… NO
“Shiter”?… YES
Tho it does look a lot cleaner than the Civic you gave me… xx

Posted on May 9th, 2007.

Leane& Tony said:

Hi guys, we got home safe.
Are you still at martys? Say hello from us all, great website.
Hey just to say we enjoyed your company very much, keep in touch and have a safe journy
love the fxxk wits xx

Posted on May 10th, 2007.

Dez, Auds and Kristin said:

Forget the age, model and colour. I See we went for the estate model for the obvious rumpy pumpy and a cheap bed for the night. More coins for the life preserving Four X.

Posted on May 14th, 2007.

Andy W said:

A wise choice, she looks like a real dream ride….even the boot can double as a mobile wardrobe, or put a cage in it and collect pixies. Back home from Oz now, flight a bit enduring right enough at 24hrs (in economy!) gone are my days of first class travel, but that’s definately a first class passion wagon you got there. I can picture your tears when you have to leave her behind, you really should put her off a cliff (I am of course talking bout the car and not your wife nor one of the squatters you have picked up having a boot the size of a dozen coffins).

Posted on May 17th, 2007.

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