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Hi all,

Another new member checking in here :)
Been on the .net forum for the past year, but Richard recommended this site. I have to start by thanking Richard, he's helped me various times and given many great tips and tricks :)

So I have a 2001 4.0 (on LPG) in fairly basic spec (a County), it has leather seats, AC, cruise control, but not all of the luxuries like a sunroof, electric seats, painted bumpers etc.
I bought it just over a year ago in fairly good condition, I've always like the P38 and when I noticed one for sale fairly locally I couldn't resist. Looking at the paperwork, it had been owned for a number of years by the same guy that appeared to spend a lot on it and was his pride and joy, but the last owner seemed to let things slip in the couple of years they owned it. Started with the usual list, like leaky O-rings, perished cruise hoses etc and most recently blown head gaskets.

Looking forward to contributing to the forum and probably asking more questions!

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Welcome, glad you got here. That isn't basic, I've got no leather, no cruise, no sunroof and no electric seats, but I have got the headlamp wash wipe and front fogs. Mine came with the options that plod thought useful when they ordered it but none of the superfluous stuff. But what is there all works. Then again, my other one has everything.....

Yours sounds like a lot these days. Well looked after for a while but when they become cheaper get bought by people that don't understand them and don't look after them. Then it can go one of two ways. It will either be bought by someone who returns it to how it should be or it gets further neglected until something serious happens and it gets scrapped.

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Thanks Richard! :) Haha, yeah, it's not that basic, just compared to most P38's I see now! Front fogs are something I'll fit at some point, as I like the look of them too. As the car is black, the bumpers not being colour coded doesn't matter to me, I rather like the look.

Yup, sadly I see so many like that when looking at the for sale ads. It made me very curious to why the last owner bought it and for what reason... I bought it from a guy that has a local garage and had ended up with it (my guess is when the last owner finally had enough of it and wanted to get rid asap), so I never got to meet them. They only had it about 2 years, only replaced the fuel pump and a couple of brake callipers based on the paperwork from the time they owned it. They did however get a fixed towbar fitted, an Alko hitch. Even though there was an un-used detachable under the boot floor... So I guess they just used it as a cheap caravan tow car for a bit. I find the history of a car very interesting and wish I knew more about it's previous owners!

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Welcome at anonymous aluminium addicts P38 ... ;-)

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Thank you all! :)

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