Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:48 pm

GTV does look gorgeous though.

Love those teledial rims.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Bodhi @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:11 pm

I adore that Datsun. I can easily imagine myself swanning about in that.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:20 pm

I really want that 145
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:39 pm

Always happy to read your 'ads' Me. - I enjoy the candour - but hopefully shan't be in the market for anything for the forseeable :touch wood:
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:29 pm

145's are a hoot. 144bhp from the 1.8 which , although the same as my BMW E30 318iS, feels like 30bhp more at least. OK...the E30 has a quarter of a million miles on it.....
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:45 am

Heart both of those Me
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Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:19 pm

Cheers guys.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:51 pm

I actually miss being 'into' cars, but having not owned one for 6 or more years, it's hard to keep that interest going. Bit of a paradox but there you go.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:08 pm

Here's a few pics of other stuff I've bought recently that I hope starts to shine. Some require a bit of work, others are fine. Some I might have mentioned before somewhere.....I forget.
93' Jag XJS 4.0 Facelift.
89' Merc W124 230E Ex SA with 28K miles.
83' Merc W123 230E boring flat green.
70' Camaro 350SS Manual red.
69-5 Camaro 350 Auto Green.
97 BMW E36 Santorini Motorsport 328i
1967 BMW E9 2000CA with 12000 miles.
1978 Alfa 2000 Alfetta Super Exec Ex SA.
1994 Audi Coupe V6
1994 Audi Avant V6
1990 BMW E30 318iS.
1997 Alfa GTV V6 red
1997 Alfa GTV V6 black.
2002 Alfa 156 V6
1988 Honda Prelude EX 2.0 white LHD
1988 Honda Prelude EX 2.0 grey RHD.

Pics if interested.....I'll post a few up if I can find nice ones. Here's a thing.....I get a call from the local scrappy, not long after telling me about a BMW E38 740i that I ended up buying and putting back on the road, and after a fair bit of work selling on for decent money. Tom tells me they have a really nice Merc W202 C200 in if I want it, so just because I have a few anyway and was looking for some bits I said yes. I went down to pick it up and it was a 1997 C200 in Urgghhh Green, with 54000 miles, one owner, Full Merc service history incl service done 70 miles previously, all the keys, new tyres, and in essentially immaculate condition. I mean in show condition. Here's a few pics.....but why the hell weigh it in? I've had it before where owners are so attached to their cars they don't want them to belong to anyone else so scrap them, or they just have no sense of value. I've valued this at 3K and even at that it's a damn cheap luxury car with all the bells and whistles, ice cold aircon, and doesn't even need to be serviced for another 7K miles. Daft, should be illegal except then I wouldn't get such little bargains.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:10 pm

A few more.

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Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:23 pm

Just easier to post a barn pic or four.

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Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:24 pm

last one...

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:05 pm

Range Rover....? Later lights but early plate?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:22 pm

It's an Overfinch I bought at auction a while back, the 5.0 V8 version.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:08 am

Massively turgid.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by desertweasel @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:35 am

We have very similar taste in cars, excluding my Volkswagen air-cooled idiocy. But I do see this becoming a very niche corner in the not too distant future, there is certainly hope in retrofitting electric to classics but that will never replace a smallblock through an almost straight pipe.
Will we end up having to buy petrol chits for to indulge in the hobby, for sure I think.
There are already many constraints, I cannot drive in the nearby city at all, not even with a "congestion charge" nope, banned full stop. The govt have also made importation ridiculously expensive and registration costs mean annual road tax of thousands for imported old cars, not killing the classic market but moving it way down the affordability scale, think prices 3-5 times the UK.

Personally I will go electric as soon as batteries are cheap enough, and thanks to your compatriot that is slowly happening, I look forward to not having to lie underneath a bus adjusting tappets every couple of months.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:15 am

Me. wrote:The car.


The front wings might be available again, but if you repair them put something on both sides to stop rust, I watched a Channel 4 programme (?) about a 635CSi where they had to fit fibreglass ones because no steel ones were available, is there a rust trap above the wheel or something?
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Post by Joesnow @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:12 pm

desertweasel wrote:We have very similar taste in cars, excluding my Volkswagen air-cooled idiocy. But I do see this becoming a very niche corner in the not too distant future, there is certainly hope in retrofitting electric to classics but that will never replace a smallblock through an almost straight pipe.
Will we end up having to buy petrol chits for to indulge in the hobby, for sure I think.
There are already many constraints, I cannot drive in the nearby city at all, not even with a "congestion charge" nope, banned full stop. The govt have also made importation ridiculously expensive and registration costs mean annual road tax of thousands for imported old cars, not killing the classic market but moving it way down the affordability scale, think prices 3-5 times the UK.

Personally I will go electric as soon as batteries are cheap enough, and thanks to your compatriot that is slowly happening, I look forward to not having to lie underneath a bus adjusting tappets every couple of months.


I tend to disagree, yes electric/public transport in cities, and I can get behind that idea however it is implemented, but I don't think petrol diesel is dying off anytime soon. Think of the haulage industry, agricultural sector, couriers, business travel by road, shipping, air freight and travel, onsite power generation - they all use fossil fuel, and will do for a fair while yet. There is no alternative. Classic cars cover hardly any miles per year in the grand scheme of things, so I can't see them penalised in that way - its just not worth the paperwork.
Time will tell though I guess.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:58 pm

Strawman wrote:
Me. wrote:The car.


The front wings might be available again, but if you repair them put something on both sides to stop rust, I watched a Channel 4 programme (?) about a 635CSi where they had to fit fibreglass ones because no steel ones were available, is there a rust trap above the wheel or something?


There's a company in the states making aluminium ones but again.....at around £600 before shipping, not available locally and they all rust due to the car never being factory fitted with a wheel well cover/inner arch trim and the tab that connects the wing to the front of the car behind the indicators just rots out from the inside out.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by desertweasel @ Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:29 pm

I tend to disagree, yes electric/public transport in cities, and I can get behind that idea however it is implemented, but I don't think petrol diesel is dying off anytime soon. Think of the haulage industry, agricultural sector, couriers, business travel by road, shipping, air freight and travel, onsite power generation - they all use fossil fuel, and will do for a fair while yet. There is no alternative. Classic cars cover hardly any miles per year in the grand scheme of things, so I can't see them penalised in that way - its just not worth the paperwork.
Time will tell though I guess.
Where abouts are you based DW?


I agree with air travel, right now all but super short commute flights are impossible by electric but pretty much every other sector is moving towards electric, there are quite a few electric tractors here (Portugal near Lisbon BTW) because the old boys are getting grants to replace diesels with electric, they are ideally suited to small terraced fields like we have here, maybe not so good on the prairie.

Hybrid is probably the intermediate step especially for haulage though Musk's wagons seem to be viable for medium routes.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:01 pm

BMW are teasing an M3 Touring. I've always loved fast estates but I wish they'd done an E30/36/46 instead of this new one. It'll be too fast, too heavy, too complicated and not as much fun to drive.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:25 pm

They'd better put a strong boot floor in this one then - shocking the stress fractures in that area which just seem to be accepted as 'normal' for a lot of M cars.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by dirtyboy @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:11 pm

I was lucky enough to have a friend take me out in this yesterday

If anyone has a bit of spare cash sitting around for a car.....this has to be the choice, it's quite simply the most outstanding car i've ever been in, felt far more special inside than it had any right to be and I was blown away by the performance, let's just say he's comfortable showing what it can do!

His, no, sorry, her GT3 RS is pretty special, but this is glorious. Felt like it's was chiseled from a single piece of material, nothing moves, nothing rattles, nothing feels like it's out of place, the gear changes were seamless.....wow, just wow. Also does roundabouts like a bucket on an arm.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Il Duce @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:17 pm

All I can think is "They bought a house with a garage sideways in front of it"
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Bodhi @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:49 pm

dirtyboy wrote:Image


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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:33 pm

Il Duce wrote:All I can think is "They bought a house with a garage sideways in front of it"


:hehe:

I looked at a show home once which had a blank garage side wall about 15' in front of the sitting room window. It was all you could see outside.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:10 pm

It’s always funny seeing £300k(?) worth of cars in front of nice but fairly modest houses.

Near me there is an ordinary house with several very good cars parked outside. There is a 512TR that’s too big to fit in his garage so it sits under a shabby tarpaulin.

What would a house like that be in Anglia db?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:14 pm

Somebody near me lives with his parents in a circa £500k semi. He has a McLaren...

Wrong priorities in life methinks.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by dirtyboy @ Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:45 am

thekungfury wrote:It’s always funny seeing £300k(?) worth of cars in front of nice but fairly modest houses.

Near me there is an ordinary house with several very good cars parked outside. There is a 512TR that’s too big to fit in his garage so it sits under a shabby tarpaulin.

What would a house like that be in Anglia db?


Not sure to be honest, 500k perhaps?

See pic, that house is the one on the left, he's building the one on the far right, so there's a larger garage to accomodate 4 cars, still not what you'd probably expect, but it's not small at 3 stories, the land is all his too.

Cars they have....GT2, GT3, Hellcat, Aventador, Tesla, Radical and some 700bhp Jeep cherokee thing.....weirdly him and his wife both love cars, so they enjoy spending on those (and watches) more than what some would expect them to spend on a house.

His brother does exactly the same work (he has the hurracan, Ferrari 458 and the mental 1200bhp GTR) but has a country house he's been renovating for a few years now, built a lake and stocked it building an underground car park and underground 'casino' type room beside it....they're just brilliant guys though, down to earth, just like to try and outdo each other lol! Sibling rivalry huh?

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:39 am

Looks like it was a nice area until he built all of those Lego houses.
I have fields around my houses in Italy and the last thing I'd do would create nearby neighbours.

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