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

Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by Turfy, Sep 3, 2017.


  1. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    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.

    pfzFGIAwxKq6oMmA1VwoT2YSlQ4VXEnKUt5zy28tPo0fXKEUguMKj85prc-qdSklH1RBfdHu34.jpg
    pfzFGIAwxKq6oMmA1VwoT2YSlQ4VXEnKUt5zy28tPo0fXKEUguMMJAKALh-qdSklH1RBfdHu34.jpg
    pfzFGIAwxKq6oMmA1VwoT2YSlQ4VXEnKUt5zy28tPo0fXKEUguMPa5qM6m-qdSklH1RBfdHu34.jpg
    6igtJXlEP5Jt9c9Jyc4NdxpLozUP0vsYPQ6Xs9ezfM4WlwMzNssiyX1Z5a8-qdSklH1RBfdHu34.gif
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2017
    StevenEj9, EK9 Matt and Mark Mckay like this.

  2. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    When i won the auction i received Images of the car as below - When Torque-GT collected the car and vetted it etc they brought it to their storage area at the docks in Japan.

    Pics after Winning Auction:---

    ^7D01B68773C565AE80171C6BBC27F360267272975514C40365^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    ^12CE42F85B1B3982B2F45C7FD5AC0C3F462FF514F375D6E516^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    ^16EF3B3F8987339A1E7092C09A3A26524D9F7EB16E739FD5A1^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    ^8676433E5ABB2E1F49DD24391BDE61098841F5BA2C240E1C41^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    ^461195569BD68A1219B4893004B545E0FB266E40816EC11C15^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    ^AAEAA0998BD80D66B753CFC37A2AA59D7CB97AE2C77EB553C6^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    ^E51FC386A0C3EE546E0A123D4A19B14F89C4C0C22E086C4D7F^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr.jpg
    IMG_0473.JPG
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2017
  3. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Pics at the Docks in Japan:------

    IMG_4483.JPG
    IMG_4484.JPG
    IMG_4485.JPG
    IMG_4489.JPG
    IMG_4502.JPG
    IMG_4507.JPG
    IMG_4508.JPG
     
    Mark Mckay likes this.
  4. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    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,

    15726323_10209643047786287_2456849608660258014_n.jpg
    15726478_10209643061626633_3173225503410926841_n.jpg
    15727248_10209643034345951_7907672292233758109_n (1).jpg
    15740910_10209643060986617_5639357120586651101_n.jpg
    15741147_10209643055946491_874310366039308123_n.jpg

    15741316_10209643033945941_4896882203465869436_n (1).jpg
    15747459_10209643082187147_8630110810117465601_n.jpg
    15780664_10209643082147146_8276957162944085877_n.jpg
    15780793_10209643062666659_1628986099684417835_n.jpg
    15781168_10209643059626583_7633624114599584709_n.jpg
    15781530_10209643060266599_1364837387104227317_n.jpg
    15822586_10209643057746536_9111048528426026660_n.jpg
    15823635_10209643054906465_1373720208884320647_n.jpg
     
    Mark Mckay and Pete180 like this.
  5. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Pics of Front Grille -

    IMG_3118.JPG IMG_3119.JPG IMG_3122.JPG
     
    StevenEj9 and Mark Mckay like this.
  6. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Also Picked up a rear bumper to replace the bumper that had the Mark,

    This was also in NH-0 Painted.

    IMG_6311.JPG IMG_6313.JPG IMG_6315.JPG IMG_6316.JPG IMG_6317.JPG IMG_6318.JPG IMG_6327.JPG IMG_6332.JPG IMG_6335.JPG
     
    Mark Mckay likes this.
  7. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    I also Picked up Some brand new Ek9 Honda Access Window Visors and some Spare Facelift Ek9 Mats,

    IMG_2694.JPG
    IMG_2695.JPG
    IMG_2696.JPG



    19030645_1440165182711628_1003192743580576179_n.jpg IMG_3225.JPG IMG_3272.JPG IMG_3275.JPG
     
    ek4 hatchback and Mark Mckay like this.
  8. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    But thats it for now,

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

    Stay Posted.
     
  9. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Here is how the car currently Sits. Excuse the Mankyness of the car. IMG_6434.JPG IMG_6436.JPG IMG_6437.JPG IMG_6439.JPG IMG_6442.JPG IMG_6458.JPG IMG_6461.JPG IMG_6463.JPG IMG_6466.JPG IMG_6467.JPG IMG_6472.JPG IMG_6483.JPG IMG_6484.JPG IMG_6487.JPG IMG_6490.JPG IMG_6493.JPG IMG_6509.JPG

    Enjoy,
     
  10. Pete180

    Pete180 Lost in dreams..

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    179
    Car(s):
    EM1 Coupe
    "Mankyness" lol yh that is proper manky! looks sweet mate :nice: all those brand new genuine honda bits
     
  11. matt o

    matt o ACTION MATT

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,251
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    hampshire (uk)
    Sooooo fresh and clean haven't seen one this good for ages!!!!
     
  12. ek4sir95

    ek4sir95 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Ireland
    Car(s):
    Civic
    Wow , thats epic
     
  13. Mark Mckay

    Mark Mckay Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2017
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Car(s):
    Bmw coupe 320d
  14. Ryan-EK9

    Ryan-EK9 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Absolutely love it! Keep up the good work :nice:
     
  15. xoKirstyox

    xoKirstyox Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    South east
    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 :(
     
  16. irf

    irf Donator Donator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,839
    Likes Received:
    204
    Location:
    Coventry
    Wow Beautiful Sir!
     
  17. ALEX-CY

    ALEX-CY Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    70
  18. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    Some Brand new Mugen MF10 for the EK9.
    15 x 7 +43 - 5x114.3
    I was toying between these and ce28 and Chris had this set in stock so i struck a deal.

    Thanks

    20257919_10154829626590784_1528286226_o.jpg

    20227550_10154829626585784_319718055_o.jpg


    20394904_10154839285510784_2123496775_o.jpg


    24883162_10155232539030784_1039019452_o.jpg


    24819304_10155232538980784_1754631231_o.jpg


    24879052_10155232538945784_657480951_o.jpg


    24883097_10155232538905784_1512426361_o.jpg


    24826201_10155232538870784_1652887335_o.jpg


    24946256_10155232538815784_2071491673_o.jpg

    24946446_10155232538780784_54788365_o.jpg
     
  19. ImmortalOne

    ImmortalOne Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    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.
     
  20. Turfy

    Turfy Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Wicklow, Ireland
    h

    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
     

Share This Page