2001 VAUXHALL VX220 Supercharged 2.2 16v 2001
Up for sale is my Supercharged VX220. It has been dry stored and SORN for the last 18 months only covering 800 miles in the last 3 years. It will have fresh MOT for the buyer.
Its a 2001 car which has the advantage of being one of the lightest production VX cars.
It has been amazingly reliable during my ownership with only an alternator and belt tensioner needing replacement, apart from the usual service items. Which considering it sits for a while then gets used for a weekend or two is remarkable.
The car has a supercharger conversion fitted in 2018 which is a fantastic upgrade and in my opinion how the car should have come out of the factory. It is pretty much a bolt on modification available from GM as a kit for fitting on cars in the USA which use a similar engine making it a similar spec to the factory Charge Ion, sold in the states. Power is around 245hp with the standard pulley, and its plenty fast. You could easily get more from the current tune or by fitting a smaller pulley but I wanted to maintain OE temperatures and factory reliability. Its has OBD Tuner installed on the standard ECU, which means all the OE features of the ecu are retained. It also enables changes to the engine map at any time, which means if any further modifications are added they can be mapped in to maintain correct fuelling or it could be returned to standard.
During the supercharger installation many other items were replaced or reconditioned, including removal of rear subframe to check for corrosion, and a duralac coating applied on assembly. Many minor works were carried out at the same time in addition to the main items listed below:
Recent service including supercharger oil/coupling/belt
Timing chains and new style tensioner replaced 2018
Eaton M62 Supercharger
LSJ throttle body
LSJ manifold (laminovas cleaned and new seals)
Bosch charge cooler pump
Pro alloy Charge cooler radiator
Coutney idler pulley
Uprated Aluminium radiator
Honda civic type R air filter
OBD Tuner ECU software w/diagnostics
New exhaust mounts
New upper engine mounts
Uprated lower engine mount bushings
Nitron Street Series coilovers (new in 2019)
Uprated rear toe links
Heat protection added to gear cables
Rare Rota Titan 17" alloys made specifically for the VX, one of only about 10 sets I believe
Continental Sport contact 5 tyres (still pretty much new)
Brakes are EBC and have loads of life left
All clam fixings replaced with stainless steel
Refurbished engine bay/exhaust heat protection
Engine harness refurbished
Front clam harness refurbished
New washer bottle
New header tank
Refurbished bonnet bracket
Replaced all suspension bolts
Hub carrier bolts replaced
Goodridge braided brake lines
Aftermarket hardtop and OE blue soft top in excellent condition
Carbon fibre turbo style from splitters
TAT rear diffuser (one of the nicest looking on the VX)
Wrapped black screen surround
Custom interior carpet set
Stone chip guard film
Momo gear knob
Passenger foot rest
I still have some original carpet mats and the front V grill.
I also still have some low mileage S2 Exige coil overs if the buyer would prefer, these are available separately. Along with some good condition Turbo alloys, again we could come to an arrangement on these.
It is recorded as Cat D, previous owner reported that it was fibreglass damage front and rear which was repaired around 2012. I had the car inspected after I bought it in 2014 and it all checked out, apart from one of the front wishbones had been incorrectly replaced for an S2 Elise part, which has been replaced. All mounting points are in good condition.
Paint work is good overall but does have general marks and chips, and some blisters on the passenger door. Where it has had the fibreglass repaired previously, there is some crazing on the front clam, under the stone chip film and a bubble on the rear clam next to the tail light. Also the paint on the hardtop has crazing too.
The drivers seat bolster also has the usual wear/split on it from getting in and out.
There is not much service history as the bulk of it I have carried out myself. I am selling as it has had little use for several years and with an expanding family I am using a more practical car most of the time. This is my third car and I had intended to keep it, however circumstances have now changed and with me getting little use to justify it, I think someone else should get to enjoy it and use it as intended.
Priced to sell although sensible offers will be accepted, and I am willing to do a deal with or without the wheels/suspension. For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact me directly. If you want anymore information or to arrange viewing please contact me.
Price is £9600
- LayoutMid Engined
- Power 245 bhp
- Torque 260 lbs/ft
- Top speed 137 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.7 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy 34.5 mpg
- Body typeConvertible
- Emissions 192 (g/km)
- Vehicle height 1,112 mm
- Vehicle width 1,884 mm
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