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Rickerbucks 04-01-2010 03:52 PM

Yellow SS RS.....the journey of a fan....[COTW 1/3/11]
 
So I thought I would start this journal to document my journey on the purchase and modicifations to this car.

I had origianlly planned on buying a IOM in IO interior. I wanted a fairly base car as I always had ambitions of modifing the car but after 10 weeks of research and investigation I have just purchased a Yellow car 2 SS / RS with 5,000 miles.

I had unfortunately had a false start in that I had a deal to buy a yellow 550 Hennessey car but HOURS before I was to wire the money (and after I had arranged a flight, paperwork for the border and insurance) he calls me up to say he had sold it to someone else for $5k more. That cost me a LOT. Not because of the price exactly but because I had exercised stock options to pay for the car. Three weeks later and after exercising my stock options the stock is $10 higher. That meant a $13,000 'loss'.

I bought this car for a price I'm VERY happy with, $31,049. In addition it came with the OEM GFX and stripes but they were NOT installed. I'm confident that I can sell the GFGX for about $1300 - $1400.

After cementing the deal I asked WHY they were not installed and why the GM dealer that was selling the car did not keep them.

THEN I found out that the car was originally sold by another dealer as the "test car" for Consumers Reports.....here is a link with a picture of the car....very cool

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/car...ive-thru-.html

He said they did not care about the GFX or rally strip so when they were finished with the car they just brought it to them to sell and left the "parts" behind. My gain.

So I have had to arrange for the car to be shipped from Hamden CT to Blaine WA which is about as far away as you can get and still be on dry land. I'll meet it at Blaine and then bring it through the border. It cost $1,250 for the shipping.

Currently I plan a very radical and significant build and I'll update this journal with time.

Rickerbucks 04-04-2010 03:02 PM

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So I was able to sell the gfx for $1300 today. money received.

I have to decide on what accent I go with. At this point I'm inclined to go with Chrome and carbon fiber. I like the Siebon CF GFX as well as their ST Trunk. I also like the CF hood from Siebon and I would get it painted so the CF shows as stripes BUT I REALLY like the idea of a window hood. I see that ACS is about to release such a hood but how can I get CF stripes arranged? don't know. But the chrome blower with CF rail covers would look very nice.

I also like the Boze Mesh wheels in chrome with possibly a hydrocarbon lip. Looks great in pictures but not 100% sure on the CF lip yet.yet.http://www.bozeforged.com/meshxs.html

I plan on getting Dan at Showstoppers to do his under hood dress up package. Yellow with CF trim.
http://showstopperaccessories.com/ca...mium-Products/

And then get Billett accessories and get their chrome caps.
http://www.billetanything.com/search...efineBy_68=534

Finally there is the interior..........later....

Rickerbucks 04-06-2010 01:23 PM

I also ordered the KITT lights in amber. Interestingly....the guy that makes them is REALLY close to where i went to school in the UK. Small world.

ron10 04-06-2010 02:00 PM

glad it all worked out for you.

Rickerbucks 04-10-2010 10:15 PM

So I picked up the car yesterday in Blaine. Sitting in the garage. Cannto drive it right now for a few days.....Have to get importation process completed.

Yellow is REALLY growing on me. LOVE the AMB lights.

guiLT 04-19-2010 05:19 PM

We need to see some pics...

Rickerbucks 08-04-2010 12:21 AM

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So what has happened so far? Driove the car to Calgary and had the Davenport 670 package. chrome TVS, cam, headers, exhaust ADM CAI. 591 rwhp. Also Pfadt coil overs.

Car interior pieces are getting covered in Yellow Kevlar. Almost done. Here is a picture of the engine bay. Fuel rail covers have yellow kevlar as well but not finished yet. Also missing the ADM cover from Dan at Showstoppers.

Getting a custom yellow leather interior. LOTS more to come.

:)

2010 SSRS 08-04-2010 12:23 AM

love that polished Supercharger

Overflow 08-04-2010 12:13 PM

NICE!

Michael_Js 08-04-2010 12:16 PM

Great story! Congrats! Looking good! :)

CaniacFan 08-04-2010 12:48 PM

Wow, you have an awesome car. Keep us posted on your progress with pictures. We NEVER tire of looking at pictures.

MIT'13 08-04-2010 01:09 PM

:confused0068:
Can I have it?

Rickerbucks 08-04-2010 07:36 PM

Here are what the wheels look like.....
file to big...later

speedster 08-04-2010 09:03 PM

Hey I -

Your car is looking great !!! :thumbsup:

So what tires/wheels did you end up going with ? File too big or Tires too big ? lol :D

C'mon, post those pics...

Rickerbucks 08-05-2010 02:05 PM

Hey Speedster.....I could not justify the cost of the mini tub...I spent a LONG time thnking about it but.....there comes a time when you have to say "no".

SILVER BULLITT 08-06-2010 01:58 AM

really like the dress up

GEEo 08-08-2010 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rickerbucks (Post 2179384)
So what has happened so far? Driove the car to Calgary and had the Davenport 670 package. chrome TVS, cam, headers, exhaust ADM CAI. 591 rwhp. Also Pfadt coil overs.

Car interior pieces are getting covered in Yellow Kevlar. Almost done. Here is a picture of the engine bay. Fuel rail covers have yellow kevlar as well but not finished yet. Also missing the ADM cover from Dan at Showstoppers.

Getting a custom yellow leather interior. LOTS more to come.

:)

Like the carbon fiber dress up:w00t:


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