Turfy's 2000 Ek9 Type Rx Fresh Import :) Spoon Bonnet - SR4 Tomcats


Turfy

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Hi all!

In 2016 I contacted Torque-GT (Darren Keshishian) to use their Personal Import Service.
I was very specific in what i wanted to get and what standards it needed to meet -

''Im looking for a 2000 Ek9 Rx.
Type Rx with all Type Rx optional extra's.
The more standard the car the better, I do not want a highly modified Ek9 Rx.
It must be Championship White in Colour.
It must have low mileage around 50k miles or so.
I have been told to look for grade 4 or 4.5.
A full service History etc would be nice to have with all the relevant documentation for the car.''

Spent over a year looking and finally seen this Come up -

A 2000 Ek9 Type Rx with 27,xxx Miles (45,xxx km)
Had all the optional extras i wanted. Including Keyless entry and A Column Light
99% oem apart from an Apexi N1 catback (With Original Cat) & aftermarket plug leads.
It came with Foglights from factory with was a little frustrating on my part as i dislike them,
But as you shall see, Not gonna have them fogs for long!
Also came with a clear history which is exceptional.
There was also signs of services stickered on the car - Autobac's etc as pictured below.
Overall Extremely happy with the car.
Basically my dream car.
Reasoning for grade 4 would be the minuscule parking dents on either of the doors.
There was also a mark on the rear bumper.
But in terms of interior and body/paint the car is immaculate. I can see why it would be deemed as Grade 4 but as of right now Easily 4.5.

It is exceptionally hard to find these cars now - Prices are rising Rapidly.
I paid a premium yes and will be storing it yes but i see it as OK.

Overall Plans for the car are to Restore anything that needs restoring and put into storage.
Toying with the idea of under-sealing, possibly may just Leave as is as original as i can.

Anyway thanks for having a look, Enjoy the Thread.

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Turfy

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Since Import i had the trouble of VRTing the car - Crazy Story if i ever chat to any of you. Long Story Short - 10,000Euro VRT down to 1,xxx Euro.
The car has primarily been in storage so i can gather Brand new OEM Parts from Honda.
The intention being to replace the complete full end with brand new parts from Headlights to get rid of them wretched foglights.
I want to primarily replace all pats i can with Brand new Parts from Honda - From Panels to Undercarriage etc.

So i began the task of purchasing the parts - Big callout to Mooneys Honda and Nick for the help sourcing Parts and Glen in Portloaise. My receipts book is bulging :/

Firstly, I purchased Brand new Facelift 99-00 Ek9 Headlights, Facelift Painted NH-0 Grille, Front 99-00 Painted NH-0 Lip and Painted NH-0 Front Bumper,

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Turfy

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Also Picked up a rear bumper to replace the bumper that had the Mark,

This was also in NH-0 Painted.

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Turfy

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But thats it for now,

Have many more parts collected etc, but not or use on this Ek9.

Stay Posted.
 



Pete180

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"Mankyness" lol yh that is proper manky! looks sweet mate :nice: all those brand new genuine honda bits
 


matt o

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Sooooo fresh and clean haven't seen one this good for ages!!!!
 





xoKirstyox

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Wow that is nice! Love that your keeping it original. Where did you get the lip if you don't mind me asking? I have been trying to get one but they have been discontinued :(
 





ImmortalOne

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Great find, especially with all of the optional bits and in such good condition. Well done with the OEM parts collecting as well. And of course great decision with the MF10 (I love my silver 16").
It's nice to hear that you're planning on restoring it and keeping it mostly stock too.

P.S. I'd love to know where you found the extra set of mats, I've been looking for some for my 2000 Rx.
 


Turfy

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Great find, especially with all of the optional bits and in such good condition. Well done with the OEM parts collecting as well. And of course great decision with the MF10 (I love my silver 16").
It's nice to hear that you're planning on restoring it and keeping it mostly stock too.

P.S. I'd love to know where you found the extra set of mats, I've been looking for some for my 2000 Rx.
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Took me a good while to find them, i know a guy who has a new set in USA but he wont sell them yet! :/
Just gotta keep your eyes open for them.
Thanks for the kind comments
 


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