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    Old MERCS in BLUE/BLACK ONLY!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoodles View Post
    IMHO Mercedes are one of the few manufacturers to make truly timeless cars.

    Great plates too!

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    Very nice amii21, is that a 500E?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb71 View Post
    Very nice amii21, is that a 500E?
    Indeed it is, well spotted!

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    Here's mine and with Gtechniq C1 coating. Nice long lasting finish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoodles View Post
    Indeed it is, well spotted!
    I'm very impressed, and that's worth a fair few quid!

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    Toyota Hi-Lux , absolutely mega, bullet proof , bomb proof bus
    Super comfortable to drive hence doesn't give me back ache , goes over most stuff , doesn't get stuck in much either, air con , can plug iPhone in stereo, what move do you need.
    Ok down motorway too , good all round vehicle IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoodles View Post
    Indeed it is, well spotted!
    Sorry snoodles I thought it was amii's car for some reason....doh

    Anyway lovely car snoodles!

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    For when the sun's out!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb71 View Post
    Sorry snoodles I thought it was amii's car for some reason....doh

    Anyway lovely car snoodles!
    No problem and thanks for the compliment. Good to pull away from Audis when they are trying to get in your boot!

    They think it's just an old Merc, which it is to those who don't know (Wolf in Sheeps Clothing)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoodles View Post
    No problem and thanks for the compliment. Good to pull away from Audis when they are trying to get in your boot!

    They think it's just an old Merc, which it is to those who don't know (Wolf in Sheeps Clothing)!
    Love a sleeper, great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb71 View Post
    For when the sun's out!

    Nice 964, unusual in Black, years ago I owned a black 930 Turbo, wish I'd hanged on to that, but could say that about everything!

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    BMW 325i Coupe - 3L Straight Six - still don't think there is a sweeter sound! Even if it has cost me a fortune the last 12 months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tricktock View Post
    BMW 325i Coupe - 3L Straight Six - still don't think there is a sweeter sound! Even if it has cost me a fortune the last 12 months.

    Very nice - what cost so much?
    ...from an interested '09 325i owner

    I bought mine for the straight 6 performance & supposed reliability
    What do I need to look forward to ?

    z

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    What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Very nice - what cost so much?
    ...from an interested '09 325i owner

    I bought mine for the straight 6 performance & supposed reliability
    What do I need to look forward to ?

    z
    You'll be pleased to hear, nothing integral! The pothole ridden roads in surrey mean I've had a new alloy, wheel bearing and tyre (pricey combo!), windscreen washer jets serviced (filters blocked!) and the front near side plastic wing needed some diagnostics for a bad rattle and got realigned. Probably my own stupid fault for using a main dealer!
    Last edited by tricktock; 2nd March 2014 at 10:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricktock View Post
    You'll be pleased to hear, nothing integral!
    Phew - that's a relief !

    z

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    Weekday car - Audi A4 2.0Tdi

    SWMBO Car - Mitsubishi Shogun Elegance

    Currently my weekend car, dog carrier and shooting hack!!



    Lost loves:-

    3 x Triumph Tr4s
    E-Type Roadster

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwy1964 View Post
    Weekday car - Audi A4 2.0Tdi

    SWMBO Car - Mitsubishi Shogun Elegance

    Currently my weekend car, dog carrier and shooting hack!!



    Lost loves:-

    3 x Triumph Tr4s
    E-Type Roadster
    Thats a beauty, what year is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    I have a vectra workhorse in the stable, will be replacing it with a f20 BMW if I ever get back home.
    New baby forced the sale of my beloved A5 and have just picked up a mondeo 2.2l titanium x sport. Bluefin chip upgrade in the post

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    Cool

    I used to drive an Alfa 164 in the UK.

    I dont run a car here in Singapore ... ( as approx $250k to buy a mid spec BMW ! )

    ... just take buses and taxis :-)

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    My current car is an Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i Sport Tech but it's being replaced sometime this month with an Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI 122 Sport 5dr.

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    This one is rapidly turning from the weekender into the daily. Absolutely love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This one is rapidly turning from the weekender into the daily. Absolutely love it.

    Ah a 122-S I believe.

    Back in 1979/80 me and a colleague installed a 5.3 litre Dodge V8 engine, trans, and rearend into one of those. (it looked the same, but it was actually a 123GT, a rare version). It was a big job. Keeping the car stock appearing was important, so it looked right. People ignored it until they heard the engine start, - or got left standing on the road. Loads of fun.

    It was my friends daily driver for fifteen years, but I checked on the dvla website recently and see it hasn't been taxed since 1996 - so it probably doesn't exist any more. A white Volvo 123GT PMC137E if anyone knows where it is now?

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    I'd love to post a pic of my Cooper (BMW) but it's at home whilst I'm at Uni :(

    Missing it incessantly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W View Post
    Ah a 122-S I believe.

    Back in 1979/80 me and a colleague installed a 5.3 litre Dodge V8 engine, trans, and rearend into one of those. (it looked the same, but it was actually a 123GT, a rare version). It was a big job. Keeping the car stock appearing was important, so it looked right. People ignored it until they heard the engine start, - or got left standing on the road. Loads of fun.

    It was my friends daily driver for fifteen years, but I checked on the dvla website recently and see it hasn't been taxed since 1996 - so it probably doesn't exist any more. A white Volvo 123GT PMC137E if anyone knows where it is now?
    You'd think it was a 122S, wouldn't you? Actually a very rare w door 121 with the single Zenith carb. About as far removed from a V8 as it's possible to get!

    I did want a 123GT but prices on these have gone daft in the last year - there's even one for 12k on the Bay of Thieves.

    Shame your pal's isn't still around. Smashing cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This one is rapidly turning from the weekender into the daily. Absolutely love it.


    Oooh.... lovely, a nice colour too.

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    a totally uncool Hyundai i30.

    My toy is a modded Nissan 200sx

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    Some of mine. I have an even bigger problem with cars than I do with watches.

    NSU Ro80

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    Fiat 130 Coupe.


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    You'd think it was a 122S, wouldn't you? Actually a very rare w door 121 with the single Zenith carb. About as far removed from a V8 as it's possible to get!

    I did want a 123GT but prices on these have gone daft in the last year - there's even one for 12k on the Bay of Thieves.

    Shame your pal's isn't still around. Smashing cars.


    I did have a 122S a while ago. Maybe 20 years. I've also had a 144 and a white 244 with brown leather seats and 3 speed auto. My 122 S had Cream paintwork black interior. The twin SU's used to drop their drain plugs every now and then. That made it even less economical than what I have now. (X5 petrol) Still loved it though. Unfortunately the chassis was not well so I sold it to a guy that was going to restore it.
    Don't think he ever did though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro777 View Post
    Fiat 130 Coupe.

    Such a beautiful (and rare) car! Prices still haven't gone mental on them but I think they'll start to soar soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro777 View Post
    Fiat 130 Coupe.

    One of the best looking Fiats ever produced.
    I don't know what they were like mechanically or for going rusty (like any other Italian of the era) but a great looking car and a certain classic.

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    Seem to rember the Fiat had a V6 Ferrari engine ??? I had a few in the day they were very popular with dealers as a luxury runabout, More saloons than coupe though and suffered from horrific rot, I had a navy blue saloon that broke completely in half after taking a bridge a bit enthusiastically , The interior was second to non and the engine a gem. I must say yours looks stunning.
    Last edited by fishman307; 4th March 2014 at 11:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishman307 View Post
    Seem to rember the Fiat had a V6 Ferrari engine ??? I had a few in the day they were very popular with dealers as a luxury runabout, More saloons than coupe though and suffered from horrific rot, I had a navy blue saloon that broke completely in half after taking a bridge a bit enthusiastically , The interior was second to non and the engine a gem. I must say yours looks stunning.
    It was the Fiat Dino coupe that had the V6 Ferrari engine.

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    I now drive a Mitsubishi ASX (internet pic):


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishman307 View Post
    Seem to rember the Fiat had a V6 Ferrari engine ??? I had a few in the day they were very popular with dealers as a luxury runabout, More saloons than coupe though and suffered from horrific rot, I had a navy blue saloon that broke completely in half after taking a bridge a bit enthusiastically , The interior was second to non and the engine a gem. I must say yours looks stunning.
    It was a 3.2 litre V6 Fiat engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro777 View Post
    Some of mine. I have an even bigger problem with cars than I do with watches.

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    Beautiful - one of the most advanced and interesting pieces of motoring history ever.

    I hope it still has the rotary engine and semi-auto box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSB View Post
    It was a 3.2 litre V6 Fiat engine.
    Devolved by a Ferrari engine designer, And VERY well advertised as Ferrari in its day. http://www.mirafiori.com/130/. A guy called Aurellio Lampredi ,
    Last edited by fishman307; 4th March 2014 at 14:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishman307 View Post
    Devolved by a Ferrari engine designer, And VERY well advertised as Ferrari in its day. http://www.mirafiori.com/130/. A guy called Aurellio Lampredi ,
    The engine was designed by a Ferrari engine designer but specifically for that Fiat model. I don't ever remember them advertising the unit as a Ferrari engine during that time, unlike the Fiat Dino. If I'm wrong, which Ferrari did they use it in?

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    Designed by Lampredi who was working for Fiat at the time. There is no similarity to the Dino which has a 65`V whereas the 130 is 60` and is a cast Iron block with one camshaft per bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro777 View Post
    Designed by Lampredi who was working for Fiat at the time. There is no similarity to the Dino which has a 65`V whereas the 130 is 60` and is a cast Iron block with one camshaft per bank.
    Indeed - see the second to last paragraph - http://www.fiatmotorclubgb.org/Cars/130.htm

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    I really love the 130, it isn't mint but unlike many of the remaining cars it is structurally very sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Beautiful - one of the most advanced and interesting pieces of motoring history ever.

    I hope it still has the rotary engine and semi-auto box?
    I'm afraid it does not, it has a horrible Ford V4 but I hope to rectify that later this year. The
    reason I bought the car was it was almost rot free, which is almost unheard of for one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro777 View Post
    I'm afraid it does not, it has a horrible Ford V4 but I hope to rectify that later this year. The
    reason I bought the car was it was almost rot free, which is almost unheard of for one of these.
    That was a common conversion after sequential rotor-tip failure. Shame, as the car really deserves to be held in much higher esteem given what a technological tour de force it was.

    You're doing the right thing putting a rotary back in. Hope you can find a good one :)

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    New addition to the fleet... Silver Spirit III



    I think a whole herd of cows gave up their coats to clad the interior. Obviously not going to be the daily runabout, but when the mood takes me, I shall enjoy every moment!

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wood View Post
    New addition to the fleet... Silver Spirit III



    I think a whole herd of cows gave up their coats to clad the interior. Obviously not going to be the daily runabout, but when the mood takes me, I shall enjoy every moment!

    :-)
    Great car, and have been toying with this idea myself for too long. Note to self, build larger garage.

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    Fiat 500 great little city car cheap to tax and run. Surprisingly good fun as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoodles View Post
    Indeed it is, well spotted!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jb71 View Post
    Very nice amii21, is that a 500E?
    500e has been one of my favourite cars for a very long time. I had a 190e 2.3-16 and always listed after the 500e.

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    500E is an awesome bit of kit, looked at probably a dozen but never yet bitten the bullet - one day though when I find the right one.

    Unless I find a genuine AMG Hammer first!

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    I picked this up on Saturday. Delighted with it.










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