I bought this car on a complete whim. I had absolutely NO intentions of buying another car at the time, let alone a Spyder. But it was a deal I just could ... Show moreNOT pass up.
My boyfriend, Hans, was browsing e-bay, and ran across this Spyder. We originally thought it was a scam, but figured, hey, we'll bid on it, worst case, we don't send money if we don't feel comfortable. We bid a few times, and kept getting out-bid by someone else. It was reaching the buy-it-now, price, and we didn't want to lose it. We still had not heard back from the seller, but we also didn't want to risk passing up on a killer deal. So, we chose the buy-it-now option. We spoke with the guy over the phone the next morning, put a deposit on the car, arranged shipping from Oklahoma to PA, paid the remaining balance, and a week later, I had the car sitting in my driveway.
Granted, There was some damage to the hood, fender, headlight, and front bumper, it was all superficial and EASILY fixed. So, now, I have a Spyder! LOL
Right now, I'm just getting the car back up to par, cleaned up, and getting the roof to work properly. Once this winter comes around, I'll be tearing the car apart completely, repainting it, putting a simple "body-kit" on it, and doing some extensive engine and drive-train modifications. Yes it will be turbo'd :) And eventually, I'll be re-doing the entire interior with new leather, carpet, etc. Show Less
I inherited this car from my dad, about 1 and 1/2 years ago. He bought it from some old lady back in 2003 (after I refused to let him drive my 95 VR-4 anymo... Show morere, and told him he had to get his own!! haha). Her husband told her to either sell the stealth, or move out, because she was hogging all of the garage space. She sold the car! HAHA
Here's an old picture of my first 95 3000GT VR-4 and his 91 TT, just after he bought it in 2003.
So, over the last few years, my dad slowly started modifying the car. It got keyed one night when I was borrowing it outside of my apartment, so his insurance company paid for a brand new paint job. They gave him a LOT more than it cost to have painted, so he ended up getting forged pistons and rods for his car, and upgraded the turbos, fuel system, EBC, AFC-Neo, etc. And that is how the car sits today. I'll be having it repainted again, and adding a 2g Stealth rear bumper and a front lip on the car, and possibly swapping out the turbos for some TD05 evo3 16g's this winter. Show Less