1993 Vauxhall Astra GSi



Richards own little love child.
A genuine Phase1 Astra GSi, with the original engine still fitted.

In the two years Richard has owned the vehicle, he has carried out extensive works to transform this car, from a very tidy example, in to a show winning example, which must be the best original GSi available today.

Below are details of the specifications, and the works carried out.
All mechanical work has been carried out by Richard himself, to a very high standard.

A very pampered car, which is as at home on a track, as it is, winning shows.
A rare opportunity to purchase a genuine, fantastic GSi, which has been brought right up to date very nicely indeed.


The car has extensive history.
Original handbooks are present, along with all old MOT’s, and every single tax disc.

Many many receipts (two folders worth), detailing works dating right back to 1993.
Receipts present for the gearbox rebuild, head rebuild, with genuine lifters, head skim, plus much much more.

Also many pictures are available, of the full strip down and professional repaint.

Body & Paintwork

This car has undergone a professional full strip down, and repaint in the original Spectral Blue colour.
The repaint has been done to a very very high standard, interior out, windows out, etc.

Brand new genuine rear quarter panels were fitted at the same time, to ensure longevity of the shell.
A few upgrades have been done to the car, externally to modernise the aesthetics a little.
Brand new aerial base
VW Polo aerial (genuine)
Smoked side repeaters
Perfect number plate lights (led bulbs fitted)
Smoked headlight internals
LED sidelights
6k HID’s
Brand new GSi badges front & rear
Colour coded (lock free) door handles

One of the cleanest examples of the Phase 1 GSi’s left without doubt.

Interior & Trim

Very good condition interior, with all seats being in great condition with no bolster wear on the drivers seat.
Also, it is to be noted that the headlining has been re-trimmed, so not sagging headlining.
Many upgrades to modernise the interior whilst still keeping the original look of the interior.

A small part of the interior spec list:

Brand new genuine floor mats
irmscher door pins
All dashboard led’s replaced with white & Blue (including switches/ashtray etc)
Vectra steering wheel with steering wheel controls
LED interior lights (including boot & glovebox)
Electric sunroof
Alpine iDA X305S headunit
Hidden amp powering front component speakers & tweeters
Hidden amp running 12″ sub
Sony rear speakers
Cat 1 alarm & immobiliser fitted
Remote central locking


This car is still fitted with the original and somewhat legendary C20XE with the original F20 gearbox.
The engine and gearbox are both very healthy, unlike most that are found today.

Very regular oil changes, using only premium oil, and a list below of some of the upgrades carried out.

Lexmaul 4 branch exhaust manifold
De-cat (for race use only)
Mongoose Stainless steel cat back system
K&N panel filter in original but de-rectricted airbox, with custom 3″ polished stainless air feed into airbox.
Head skimmed
Recent cambelt & water pump (genuine parts) (approx. 2k miles ago)
All new genuine lifters (does not tap)!!
Polished fuel rail
Polished rocker cover
Polished fan shroud
Colour coded plug cover
Colour coded fuel pressure regulator
Stainless fuse box cover & brake reservoir cover
Rebuilt original F20 gearbox
Short shifter with nylon bushes
Magnecor HT Leads

The car has recently had oil & Filter changed (Magnatec 10/40)
New Gearbox oil
Genuine spark plugs & fuel filter
Recently had manifold gasket & 8v sump gasket, Cambelt & water pump.
Many chromed nuts/bolts/brackets/bonnet catch etc…

Engine was ran on dyno before much of the above works, and ran a very healthy 158bhp, power is now estimated to be 170bhp.
Considering the light weight nature of this car, plus the large list of upgrades overall, this is a match for modern Civic Type R’s, and such like, much to their surprise.

Running Gear

Drives perfectly, and without fault.
Many upgrades, to bring this 90’s hot hatch up to date brilliantly.

Below are a list of the upgrades:

Calibra Turbo front calipers
284mm Mtec re drilled grooved & dimpled front discs
EBC grooved & dimpled rear discs
EBC yellow stuff pads all round
Disc centres painted black
Calipers painted black with yellow details (chromed rattle pins on fronts)
New handbrake shoes fitted
Braided brake lines all round
ATE racing blue brake fluid
New wishbones
New track rod ends
New top mounts
Koni Adjustable shock absorbers all round
Eibach 40mm springs
Front and rear strut braces (rear powder coated yellow, front polished & colour coded with chrome nuts/bolts).
17″ Anterra 143 alloy wheels with Toyo Proxes T1R’s