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  1. I would say it has little impact on value now at 6 years old, and the impact will reduce as it gets older. For instance, once it hits 10 years old, the recent service history will be key and I don't think a missing service from 6 years ago would put me off at all, or determine what I might offer. It does however seem to be a very useful bargaining tool for you at this stage. You do hear of the odd vanos issue with these engines so no harm in bringing this up and getting some £ knocked off sue to your fer of no BMW assistance if you have problems due to the lack of the service. Fant
  2. that P5 camper is amazeballs. i probably would have paid that 6 weeks ago when the weather was nicer at the start of school hols!
  3. looks lovely and original https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Porsche-30L-Carrera-Sport-U1836/
  4. Took a mate to collect this new toy yesterday. https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2005-renault-clio-v6-255-phase-2 Super low mileage example in immaculate condition and the rarest colour of the lot. It’s such a visceral analogue thing, it reminds a lot a well sorta IB!
  5. You should buy a 928 - they are life changing! Such poise and power mixed with the gut wrenching fear that something super expensive is about to go wrong at any minute!
  6. Many thanks as always for your continued efforts JG, they don't go unnoticed. More that happy to support.
  7. To be honest I wish I had just used my real name. I don’t hide who I am anyway so it offers no anonymity. Mine was dreamt up when I joined PCGB forum. Carrera cos I had just bought my 3.2 and cat as I worked on fast cats at the time. Nothing to do with felines, don’t much like them!
  8. Yes scuttled as we couldn't find enough structural strength to tow it to a repair facility safely. We represent the insurers and I have some awkward questions to answer by Monday on the decision to scuttle, it's not seen as a very green approach these days!
  9. I am afraid I am going to have bail. Gutted, was really looking forward to a proper run. Work calls -
  10. I've not seen guards red refereed to as G1 before but a quick google shows that it is. I can't help with the interior codes either - where did you get this info from?
  11. i wanted an early one cos i think they look cooler without the front and rear spoiler and the early ones tend to come in cooler interiors (tartans, pascha etc). having driven a few on test drive the S2 was a good compromise as it has smaller spoilers than the later cars but the 4.7 has much more punch than the 4.5. i even quite like the auto box, mine has the shorter ratios fitted from the factory so it goes well off the line and through the gears. maybe i have rose tinted glasses as someone put this under my wiper - it appears to be in need of restoration!
  12. pretty much describes mine! (which now doesn't start, but that's just a flat battery!)
  13. Just picked it up from London and driven to the new secret hideaway location - about 60 miles mixed motorway and country roads. First impressions - bodywork as tatty as advert makes out, no unexpected betterment there! But bloody hell, what a car. I can well imagine why Porsche thought it was going to spell the end of the 911. Compared to a contemporary 911 it must have seemed streets ahead in terms of refinement in it's day. Bags of power and torque, lovely V8 sound and even the auto 'box isn't particularly dim witted. This one has the shorter gear ratios so is sprightly enough off
  14. On the Clio V6, they have relisted as a buy it now on their site for £23k. I did up my offer to £21k but they aren't budging so I've walked away. On a more positive note, I picked up the 928 today - what a lovely bit of kit to drive!
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