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Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)



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Benbay001

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Sun 30 Sep 18 19:41

Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Hi,

Ive been looking at C5s for almost a year now and finally feel im ready to ask some questions.

I have recently purchased my first flat, with a garage, aswell as a Toyota iQ as a cheap to run daily car to run alongside my mk3 MR2.

However the long term plan has been to replace the MR2 (which has been and is an amazing car) with something considerably faster.
The car at the top of my realistic wish list for nearly a year now, has been a c5 Z06.
I havnt been in one and AFAIK i havnt knowingly seen a c5 Z06 in the flesh.
They just seem to tick an awful lot of my "want" boxes though.

Relatively cheap to run.
Manual
V8
Quick
Rare
Eventful.

However they seem to be like hens teeth...
Scouring the whole of the EU i cant seem to find any for sale.

Where are they all?
Or is it a case of posting a wanted ad when im ready to buy and hoping for a good response?

I wouldnt totally rule out a standard manual C5, but it isnt my first choice.
(nor have i ruled out going to the states and importing one, but thats a different subject entirely)

Thank you and i hope i become a long serving member of this forum.

If anyone in the South of the UK has a C5 and would be willing to show me around... Smile

Regards
Ben

A little about me:
Im 26
A long term pistonheads member
Im car and bike mad, having owned 2 Toyota MR2s, a Honda Fireblade, Triumph Sprint 955i, a Jaguar S Type R (the 400hp v8 one) an '86 Lotus Excel as well as various other less interesting stuff.

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Mule

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Mon 01 Oct 18 17:28

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Hey Ben. Unfortunately C5Z's are quite rare in the UK. Got mine about 3 years ago. I didn't have to wait too long for one to come up, but I think I just had lucky timing. Certainly feel lucky to own one! You might want to consider sourcing one in the states and importing it. Plenty of members on here have imported their vettes themselves. I'm sure I've seen posts on here detailing how to go about doing it.

While I've never seen more than 5 together at any one time (at the CCUK Nationals), the Essex region seems to have more than its fair share at 3. Our next monthly meet is on the 17th Oct at the Red Lion in Margettering from 7pm. I'll be there with my Z and don't mind showing it off . Weather dependent I'll also be attending TopCats Racing's event on Sat 20 October at their workshop in Aylesbury. All the details are listed in the events calendar on this site.

Dean


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Dean
2003 Z06 MY H/C/I

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Benbay001

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Mon 01 Oct 18 19:55

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Im very interested in attending on the 17th if thats ok.

Does anyone have an idea on a rough cost to import?

Would it be reasonable to consider the dollar price of the car to be the same as the gbp price once imported, registered, duties paid and converted??

Finally, whats the average price for a Z06 in the uk? I noticed the two that were posted on here a few months ago at £18k

Thanks



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Vetteheadtony

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Tue 02 Oct 18 01:00

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Hi Ben I will be at the Essex meet in my ProCharged Zed!
As for importing one, the issue is the US prices, they hold there money! And if you say found one for $25k that would land in the U.K. for over £30k, and yes I haven’t got the dollar and pound sides mixed up.
It’s just not viable at the moment with the dollar rate.
As for the £18k car for sale it was my mates car and was a 2002 with high mileage, not that there’s a issue as they are bullet proof.
If you want a low mileage 2002/03 be prepared to pay upwards of £20k if you can find one. I will be selling mine but it’s a 2004 LeMans edition with 46,000 miles and is over 600bhp with the Procharger, the LeMans edition is known as the ‘Holy Grail’ of C5 Z06s, I will be looking for around £24k’ish.
Hopefully see you at the Essex meet for a chat, Tony👍🏻



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2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
613 BHP
Black C6 ZR1 wheels
FECKING FAST!!!

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Benbay001

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Fri 12 Oct 18 06:26

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Thanks again.

Im very interested in coming along next Wednesday for a chat and a look around.

I cant seem to find a thread on the event though?



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roscobbc

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Fri 12 Oct 18 07:34

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Red Lion
Main Rd, Margaretting, Ingatestone CM4 0EG
Next Wednesday ~ 7:00pm onwards


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'68 coupe - 4 speed - 3.08 - 489 cu in - 570 bhp @ 5850 rpm - 606 ft/lbs torque (821 Newton Metres) @ 3850 rpm
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Mule

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Tue 16 Oct 18 10:26

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


Unfortunately I can no longer make the meet courtesy of a screw puncturing a front tyre in just the wrong place so that it can't be repaired. Sourcing a replacement has been less than fun. Tony's going to be there though and his Z is well worth a look over.


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Dean
2003 Z06 MY H/C/I

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Benbay001

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Tue 16 Oct 18 11:55

Re: Im interested in a C5 Z06 (this time next year)


I didnt realise how far away it was, 2.5 hours around the m25.
Ill give this one a miss, but will try to come to something a bit closer next time

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