Regrettably I am having to sell Kiki, my lovely van. It is an 87 model with the 1108cc motor. I have owned her for a couple of years.
Originally she was left hand drive when imported by the previous owner (an enthusiast on the R4 forum), who converted her to right hand drive and fitted a MPH speedo. She had some welding done in 2011 and is still good, having been regularly waxoiled. Currently the car is MOTed until 15th July 22.
Kiki had been off the road for a while and has had a fairly recent respray. Not the best, and could do with some cutting back, but to me it adds to her character. She looks like new from 6 feet away! Has the normal dings, hey, its a van after all!
She ran like a box of frogs when I first got her, but discovered the restrictor valve was missing in the carb breather pipe. Fitted a new one and she purrs like a kitten now.
I have sourced the lower plastic steering wheel housing but have not fitted it yet. Also bought a set of R5 Gordini style alloy wheels for Kiki. These are offered with her. They need a polish and deeper profile tyres in my opinion
The only thing that really needs to be done is the heater motor. Something is hitting the cover as it rotates (a blade?). The gear knob is a bit rattly, which seems to be a common issue.
Kiki needs to be used rather than be a garage queen. She would look great at any vintage car show too.
Offering on here as an enthusiast will keep her in the condition she deserves. I’m retired now, so available any day for a coffee, patisseries and a test drive. I am located in the Colchester area.
Price £4,500 as is, or £4800 with the alloys. Contact me if you can find Kiki a forever home!