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  1. Murray was on a P&O cruise ship I worked on. He gave up his own time and came down to the crew bar to commentate on the crew Scalextric tournament - what a true Gent!
  2. https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1971-porsche-911-2-7-s-t-recreation well known car, lovely thing.
  3. Could I trouble you for a link to that 3.6 please?
  4. From personal experience I can highly recommend the transaxles. Never had a 968 but I adore my 924 and 928, the latter is a frighteningly complex machine when compared to the former but I think it edges it in ownership experience. The 924 have already gone up a lot but I don't expect make money on the 928. That said I won't lose much and that's a win too in my book.
  5. 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. Fantastic looking car BTW and what a great colour (although I couldn't let my son near an interior like that!!).
  6. 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!
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1982-Porsche-911-sc-3-0-Coupe-85k-original-car-turbo-extras/203063688526?hash=item2f4789fd4e:g:kgsAAOSwCC1e96C- Probably not to everyone's taste, but I think that interior is brilliant.
  8. looks lovely and original https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Porsche-30L-Carrera-Sport-U1836/
  9. 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!
  10. my 924T is also non sunroof and non AC. I'm glad I've quit the drink, otherwise this is the kind of thing I would end bidding on last minute after a few jars! https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1982-porsche-911-sc
  11. 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!
  12. Many thanks as always for your continued efforts JG, they don't go unnoticed. More that happy to support.
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. I am afraid I am going to have bail. Gutted, was really looking forward to a proper run. Work calls -
  16. 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?
  17. 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!
  18. pretty much describes mine! (which now doesn't start, but that's just a flat battery!)
  19. 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 the line and holds the revs all the way to a little over 6,000 before changing up with your foot buried. It handles beautifully and when pushed on twisty roads has real balance. It feels solid and big even by modern standards but the best bit is definitely when you catch sight of the reflection it in shop fronts. Just what I want from car - makes me beam from ear to ear when looking at it and driving it.
  20. 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!
  21. I won this auction last night. Stupidly I was bidding against myself after £17,250 as there was a delay in the system after I submitted by bids! Anyway, my final £18k bid didn't make the reserve and they have since been in touch saying the reserve is £25k and they think that is fair market value for the car and would I be willing to go that high. I've told them that the online auction shows precisely that the fair market value is (bar the idiot bidding against himself!), and that £25k is too close to phase 2 money. I have however, bid against myself again and offered to up it to £20k to close the deal - let's see what they say. https://themarket.co.uk/listings/renault/clio-v6/dbc0cf35-f895-43a1-9bb3-3926e0e470f3
  22. Thanks, that's interesting, I hadn't seen that. Optimistic estimate on that!
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