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post #9 of (permalink) Old May 1st, 2018, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
Yes this is an R53.

You need to obtain the last 7 of VIN and enter it in a decoder to check for option 3AL (JCW Package).

Note that the wheels on the car are NOT JCW branded wheels but these R91 (5-star Bullet) wheels are nice.
Thanks for the info, really useful.

I've spoken to the owner and, interestingly, it's got a brand new engine with virtually no mileage on it. I've asked for details on what type of engine and whether the JCW tuning was done on the lump that's currently in it - quite important info!

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