K27 PLY - Gus

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K27 PLY - Gus

Post by codge » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:03 pm

Everyones dream.....Under a sheet in a Mazda Dealers for nearly 8 Years with no Reg No...... :o
So First Registration on a K Plate. 1993


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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by chc » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:02 am

Hi Inspector - GUS looking really good but thought you might have had a pic now with a glass roof? :lol:
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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by codge » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:24 pm

Soon Cliff.

Going over to Sue and Sams in a couple of weeks.

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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by Steve-A » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:07 pm

Did you get to have the 'new car' feeling in 1993 then Dave? Or had someone taken the shine off her for you?
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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by codge » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:25 pm

I drove it back from the dealers in London Steve. A great summer evening in June 1993. The wife had to be in School teaching that day; what a shame.

They'd dewaxed it and prepped it for me and changed all the fluids as I requested. Plus a new battery had to go on it. Also we'd asked for the Red Coachline to be put on, to make Gus exactly match Flash, our previous S3

I chose the old A1 rather than the mucky M1 and what a drive. Very little traffic; the smell and feel of a new car. Rolling green dual carriageway....great.

I stopped for fuel and a snack somewhere in a scenic section of road near Peterborough.
As I came out the caff it hit me just how fortunate I (we)'d been to get it. It sat in the evening sun like in the pic above, but absolutely gleaming. That pic is still burned into my memory....and the rubbery/painty smell.

I'm going to pay for that gift from above in the afterlife I guess, 'cos who deserves such a treat?

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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by Steve-A » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:37 pm

That sounds awesome :)
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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by ian65 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:47 pm

I've often thought, over the last 20 years, how amazing it would be if a dealer had an unregistered 1st gen under a cover somewhere and how I would push the boat out financially to try and aquire it if one did surface/exist.
To think that one actually did and that you got it Dave is incredible....
Your opening line 'everyones dream' is spot on, that's exactly what it is!
Have you got valuation for the car... ( not that you'd ever sell it) given it's history, originality and the way you've maintained and looked after it?
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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by A7RXY » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:53 pm

Priceless ........................ just the memory is priceless, but the car aswell, that goes without saying............. :mrgreen:

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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by codge » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:39 pm

Values, well we bought it for £9,999 in 1993. That was the dealer's price, no haggling allowed.

It's been on 'Agreed Value' Insurance for several years now at £6000 and that's fine with both the Insurance Company and us.

Like Dave Collins with his show stopper MAZ, I figure a realistic value ought to be £3500 to £3800 in today's climate but like him we're not going to sell....there's no point, unlikely we'll make that sum, depreciation is just about nil now and I can still keep it rolling for next to nothing. (Dave did think about selling but has pulled back from that now).

Gus had one visit to a main agents (minor warranty item) at the end of '93, otherwise absolutely no garage work at all....I've been able to do everything. That says something about the quality and engineering behind these vehicles.

Now then, last year John Odd, the guy who died, told me that there WAS a new car in Peterculter, Aberdeen, owned by Lewis Emsley. John had worked up there and had his car serviced by Peterculter Garage or something like that. I have never confirmed this but Keith also thinks that it's true. Keith thinks that he once noted it and that a figure of £25k would buy it.......??????? A bit too much really..... I have some phone number (from John I think) for up that way if anyone fancies their chances?
But I think anyone had best be serious afore ye ring? Otherwise we'll look like idle voyeurs? That's one reason I haven't followed it up.
I suppose that's what I am, an idle voyeur, but he don't know that in Peterculter.....I do like the sound of that placename..... :roll:

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Re: K27 PLY - Gus

Post by myatt1972 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:53 pm

Thats correct Dave, I e-mailed the guy as there was no price on the listing. A cool 25k, it had 25 miles on the clock and the guy took it out of the garage annually for a wash and a once over.
Cant be many like that left.
Keith...

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