Top Gear's Astra for sale

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'Star in a reasonably priced car' has become a TV institution since first appearing on Top Gear back in 2002. It's become quite a big deal in car terms too, introducing cars like the Suzuki Liana and Kia Cee'd to an audience that probably wasn't aware of them.
Today's thread discusses Top Gear's most recent reasonably priced car, the Vauxhall Astra. Why? Because it's for sale on eBay. Proceeds of the sale will be donated to the BEN charity, and it currently sits at ?8,100 after 11 bids.

Would you buy it? It isn't actually type approved for road use, and so you're left with a 1.6-litre Astra track car... Still, the cage and race seat are already there. And Margot Robbie has driven it. Lend us your thoughts below!
via http://www.pistonheads.com/news/general-pistonheads/totd-top-gears-astra-for-sale/33498

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That'll go back on the road. It's just arse covering to say you can't use it... I mean technically you can't, but it's still on the DOOVLA DB and will pass any friendly MOT...

depends on how opel sold the astra. if they had a clause in the contract that it can never be registered for roaduse, if they erased the VIN from the chassis or had the VIN scrapped as a crashed car, you'll have a hard time getting it on the road...
 

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depends on how opel sold the astra. if they had a clause in the contract that it can never be registered for roaduse, if they erased the VIN from the chassis or had the VIN scrapped as a crashed car, you'll have a hard time getting it on the road...

It's on the DVLA database, it doesn't matter if the VIN has been erased, some "friendly" MOT station will ensure it gets a piece of paper.
 
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