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24 minutes ago, Ian Comerford said:

I’m staying quiet because I will have a 129 at some stage

Ian. Meet Paul. Paul this is Ian 😋

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OMG, this thread has proved expensive.  (I think it was @Jonny Hart 's post that was the top of the slippery slope ...) I kept going back looking at this, having talked myself out of the 61

Found this on eBay. Drooled over it, then bought it. With this and my little milling machine, I can now make RSR style ARB's front and rear, a cooler and spray bar for my gearbox rebuild and an o

This is going to divide opinion 🤔 but I like it 😎 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1991-Mercedes-300SE-W126-2jz-converted-Toyota-Supra-Turbo-Drift-Sleeper-project/124572721821?hash=item1d011ce29d

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Remember to ask for the accessories, Rocking Chair, Pipe and Slippers and Val Doonican LP's................................

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2 hours ago, Ian Comerford said:

Well, we’re all friends on here aren’t we....

I might try tempting Paul into an M3 as a swap....

Ooh , that’s interesting, I’ll email you the weekend Ian 

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Oh wow, that EB110 has aged well. I always thought it looked a bit odd and lacking in the style department when compared to the F1s and XJ220s of the era.  How opinions change!! 

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Artioli-era Bugs are so incredibly special. I got up close and personal with a Supersport at an auction a few years ago and it’s incredible how such a small concern was able to produce something like it. 

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I'm not drooling but I thought @Dr Rock might like a dribble....

Parked outside year round, around the corner from me, in lovely condition.

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48 minutes ago, Phill said:

I'm not drooling but I thought @Dr Rock might like a dribble....

Parked outside year round, around the corner from me, in lovely condition.

LOL - too early for me, but looks very nice! :smiley-good-post-sign:

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A great project and I love the Barry White touch. To be a proper sleeper it would need much more than 400hp though. People are too used to powerful Mercedes. The next person could turn that into an awesome machine, great fun.

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9 hours ago, World Citizen said:

I looked after one of these for a friend who was traveling for a few month just before lockdown. It was great and got me looking for one for myself. Kids loved it! Even the wife did. 

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I must be alone in finding Mercs so dull <_<  only variants I ever found interesting were the gullwing 300sel, E190 and top end AMG's with their burbling v8's the rest are cruisers for fat businessman :D

oh and this because its nuts ...

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Nope, not alone Mark. With a few notable and mostly hugely expensive exceptions they are so boring. Like tanks on air suspension. The antithesis of a Porsche. Maybe that’s the attraction for some  

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34 minutes ago, Barty said:

Anyone have any thoughts on this? It would scare me to buy such a heavily modified car, wonder why they didn't start with a 930 in the first place?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1989-porsche-911-carrera-3-2-super-sport-turbo-custom

 

The modifications were done many years ago and judging by the mileage, it seems to have been well used and stood the test of time. But here-in lays the potential issue, what are the state of the mechanic today and, with any IB of this age what is the bodywork like.

To me it would warrant a good inspection and a careful thumb through the supporting documentation, with only 3 days left to achieve maybe a tad difficult.

If it all stacks up that’ll be an amazing car, it’ll be interesting to see the final price – does it have a reserve?

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I quite like that. Personally I’d prefer a car that has regular maintenance, regardless if modified or not, than a low mileage standard car that doesn’t turn a wheel. 

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13 minutes ago, Boydyrs said:

I would disagree with the Mercedes statement re handling etc as this is on rails

 

 

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That looks like a fine beast and in a lovely eye catching 🙂 

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On 20/02/2021 at 12:07, Barty said:

... wonder why they didn't start with a 930 in the first place?

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1989-porsche-911-carrera-3-2-super-sport-turbo-custom

 

Because if you are rebuilding with new Ps&Cs anyway and aiming for big hp and throttle response, you keep more of a Carrera engine than you do of a 930 engine - ie., you keep intake, injection, heads.  Start with a 930 and you junk pretty much everything bar the case and oil pump.  Of course, may just be what the original owner had at the time.

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