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2004 Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

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£16,695

  • Mileage~46,068
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.0L
  • LocationSaffron Walden

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2004 Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

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Introduction

Andrew Taylor
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Striking looks combined with super car performance - the VX220 Turbo offers a roller coaster experience for the road.

The VX220 was developed alongside the Elise S2 but with many different parts. It had one goal, to be a serious drivers' car. It was longer, wider, more flexible, and forgiving than an Elise, but every part was as much fun. The car weighed in at just 930kg. Automotive reviewers raved about its impressive handling, brakes, and precise steering at release.

Vauxhall removed the old normally aspirated 2.2-litre engine and replaced it with the unit from the Astra GSi with 200bhp / 2.0-litre and went the extra mile fitting it with an impressive turbo. This shaved 0.9 seconds of the VX220's 0-60mph, (4.7 seconds), meaning it could keep up with 911s at the time.

This example has been owned by Shaun for the previous 5 years, he was really attracted to the VX220 for its rarity and on-road super car thrills it can offer at a push of a pedal. Some choice upgrades to this car in the form of a Miltek back box fitted, and remapping to push out ~234BHP make it that extra bit special.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Andrew after meeting Shaun the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

This is a different breed of car, eye-watering performance crammed into a very light shell.

In 2016 Shaun was in the market for a small sporty roadster to enjoy at the weekends. He was really attracted to this Vauxhall VX220, and was amazed by the performance of the car and the addition of the turbocharger. He couldn't resist the opportunity and took a leap into VX220 ownership.

During his ownership, Shaun has had the car serviced at various Lotus-certified garages and has only covered ~7,000 since 2016. In June, Shaun had the car serviced as well as new cambelt and water pump fitted.

Due to lack of use and now having his eye set on his next sports car, Shaun has reluctantly decided to put his VX220 up for sale. He'd like to see the car being used and enjoyed.

Shaun will be happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

Shaun
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Exterior

Striking lines, big alloys, and a stacked exhaust, this VXT will turn heads wherever you go.

Wheels and Tyres

The large black-painted wheels are in very good condition with no obvious signs of curbing. They suit the car very well and offer a very sporty stance.

Bridgestone Potenza rubber is fitted all round and dated 2017 - the tyres offer a good amount of tread.

Bodywork

The bodywork appears very good with no uneven gaps observed. We didn't see any evidence of corrosion on the body, with the underside looking solid too.

Shaun reports the doors, boot, and engine bay open and close with ease, we did notice the odd stone chip to the front bumper, in line with the age and mileage of the car.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed view of the bodywork on this VX220.

Paint

Finished in 'Moonland' (3KU) this metallic paint has great lustre with no obvious swirls or matting. The metallic paint catches the light very well, as seen in the photos.

The colour looks even across all the panels, as mentioned the car has some very minor stone chips along the front lower bumper.

Please take a look at the extensive media packs to see in-depth photos and videos of the entire exterior.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in great condition, with no significant issues to note.

All panes are chip-free, with no issues with the laminate to mention - the rear glass is also good.

The gloss black trim across the body looks in good condition too.

Interior

A performance-focused interior with only the bare necessities - styled in a very sporty manner.

Seats and Carpets

Fitted with lightweight black leather seats and VX220 branded carpets, the interior of this sporty roadster really looks the part. There are the slightest signs of use on both seat bolsters, in the form of minor creases.

The carpets would benefit from a deep clean but appear in great condition and free from major wear. The door cards and removable Targa top present in line with the age and mileage and are in great condition throughout.

Dashboard

The dashboard offers a very clean and sleek layout with all the information - two simple dials, an electronic fuel gauge and various switches to your right.

All of the controls, switches, and dials are in great condition and are said to be fully operational.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel is in good condition and appears to be in line with the age and mileage of the car.

The VX220 Turbo features a bold aluminium gear lever in the centre of the car, which also appears in good condition and offers quick shifting between gears.

Mechanics

Hailed by the motoring press as a great drivers' car, the VX220 Turbo won several accolades including Top Gear's car of the year in 2003.

Engine and Gearbox

As an answer to a more powerful version of the Speedster, Vauxhall fitted a new 2.0L turbocharged engine which would produce 200bhp, reach a top speed of 150mph, and accelerate to 62mph in 4.7 seconds.

The car weighed in slightly more at 930kg, but still offered incredible handling and performance when required.

On our consignment, the engine fired up instantly with no hesitation, with no unwanted noises heard from the engine or exhaust. The car came up to temperature with no issues. As mentioned previously, a Miltek back box and remapping mean this example is pushing out ~234BHP.

Shaun has just had the car MOT'd for sale and last serviced in June.

Please take a look at the mechanical video for a closer look at the engine bay and a view underneath the car.

Suspension and Brakes

We are told that maintenance on the brakes and suspension have been carried out when needed, thus ensuring everything works as expected.

The car sits nice and low on the road, offering the driver plenty of grip and precision as you enter the corners.

The Drive

A low, wide, Targa-topped two-seat roadster is an extreme side-step away from Vauxhall's usual line-up. The VX220 Turbo offers a performance-focused car that blows you away on twisty roads, or the straights with its turbo-charged engine.

Shaun has had many great road trips in this Vauxhall, however he now fancies a change and has decided to put the car up for sale.

Electrics and Other

Shaun reports that all the electrical items are functional, including the heater.

The car is fitted with an aftermarket Kenwood radio system with aux and USB connection.

History and Paperwork

A rare VX220T finished in 'Moonland' with the large turbocharged 2.0L that every performance driver lusts after.

The car comes with a very healthy stack of history in the form of MOT certificates, parts / work receipts, and a very nice amount of service stamps.

The car was last serviced on 29.06.2021, when it had a new cambelt and water pump. Shaun has owned the car for the previous 5 years and loved every second when he's managed to get out and about in this car.

When the VX220 Turbo isn't being used on sunny weekends down winding roads, it's tucked away in Shaun's garage under a premium indoor cover, and the car comes with an outdoor car cover too.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5C, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
31.08.2021 MOT 45,848
29.06.2021 Service 45,275
04.09.2020 MOT 44,815
14.08.2019 Service 44,395
14.08.2019 MOT 44,395
06.08.2018 MOT 42,352
06.08.2018 Service 42,352
04.09.2017 MOT 40,727
05.06.2017 Service 39,602
05.09.2016 MOT 38,225
14.12.2015 MOT 34,367
14.12.2015 Service 34,367
06.01.2015 MOT 31,930
06.01.2015 Service 31,930
11.12.2013 MOT 29,489
31.08.2012 MOT 27,695
11.12.2013 Service 29,486
31.08.2012 Service 27,696
01.10.2011 MOT 25,488
24.09.2011 Service 35,412
03.09.2010 MOT 23,320
22.08.2009 MOT 20,347
03.09.2010 Service 23,323
14.08.2009 Service 20,278
28.07.2008 MOT 17,732
28.07.2008 Service 17,734
27.06.2007 Service (MD) 14,183
25.07.2007 MOT 14,577
05.06.2006 Service (MD)
05.07.2005 Service (MD) 1,932
Key Details
  • ModelVX220 Turbo
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date30.07.2004
  • CC1998CC
  • Mileage~46,068
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourMoonland (3KU)
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #W0L0EBR973N006899
  • Engine #31022457
  • MOTYes. Exp - 04.09.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers6
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned5 years
  • Key FeatureTurbocharged Speedster







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Wcpcib
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Wcpcib

Is there any osmosis on the bodywork. Did you buy the car from Jon Seal

Steve
Guest
Steve

Hi Shaun, do you have an answer for me about the HPI history please?

Ridick
Member
Ridick

Hello Shaun,
Does the clutch work ok, as not come across any mention of replacement in the history?
Cheers.

Steve
Guest
Steve

High Shaun, it says ‘hpi clear- no’, what specifically is on the hpi report?

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