TWICE AS NICE
Daniel Murray’s second spell of owning this Astra SRi Turbo has seen it transformed from track turkey to a 475bhp circuit and sprint sensation…
Daniel Murray’s second spell of owning this Astra SRi Turbo has seen it transformed from track turkey into a circuit and sprint star.
Many of us have experienced the regret of letting a favourite car pass to a new owner. Often, personal circumstances (space, time, family, money) dictate the need to part with whatever Vauxhall or Opel we’re so fond of. “I wish I’d never sold it,” is the inevitable phrase which passes our lips later down the line, swiftly followed by a scan of the government’s handy vehicle enquiry website to see if the Griffin in question has been spared from a one way trip to the great scrapyard in the sky. “I’d love to buy it back,” we can be heard muttering. “If only I knew where the car was being kept today.”
If you’re lucky, you might encounter your former steed on display at one of the summer shows, where you might be in with a shot of collaring the current owner and making him an offer he or she can’t refuse. If you’re luckier still, your name is Daniel Murray and the Astra SRi Turbo you want back is little more than a phone call away.
“I sold the car to my brother!” he smiles, acknowledging the easy task of locating the fourth-gen gem. “I first bought it five years ago. It’d been in the custody of a Vauxhall technician working at a main dealer in Gosport. Well-looked after and
Stealth Grey covers the car’s interior in a bid to eliminate glare in direct sunlight