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On 18/02/2021 at 23:11, World Citizen said:

I had a sneaky look at W126s for my daughter as a first car here in NZ.  Given the roads and carparks are almost USA size and there is no learner insurance penalty for greater than 1.0 litre hatchbacks, the first car decision is quite different from the UK.

My boss at my first job (25 years ago) had a W126 and I used to regularly borrow it for meetings.  It is the antithesis of Porsche, but very easy to love nonetheless.  He then got a newer 735i.  Nice, but not quite as lovable for some reason.  I am smoking around in my father in laws old cr@p car at the moment - a Vectra.  Still kind of fun in a weird way.  Smokers and barges are cool.

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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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On 18/02/2021 at 23:11, World Citizen said:

Not a huge fan of the S-class, but if Mrs J allowed it, I'd have a W124 280TE in a heartbeat. From the era when Mercs were bulletproof. A chairman at a former employer had one, was a great car, I think when the dealer asked about options he just said 'yes'.  I liked him, he let me have his Mk2 16v GTI (big bumper, natch) as my company car.

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https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1282793?utm_campaign=Broadcast | Tuesday Auction | 02%2F03%2F21&utm_term=01ERFXZGYV5F5NS8NA6S1RN1AK&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter - Engaged in the last 12 months&utm_content=&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlg1UUx4UyIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJudW5uckBidGludGVybmV0LmNvbSJ9

NIce! But £34k! I do remember seeing this one at the display they did at a big show (cant remember which one) and it was oe of the more tastefully done ones (apart from the green piping on there inside!)

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^^^^ the world is going mad if that's worth £34k ^^^

Maybe it has as a Bond Bug sold for £27k at the last weekends Anglia Cars auction 😲

Now the sun is out Longman's Merc  he bought mid COVID lockdown must be worth at least £50k

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I like 924's, very underrated little cars that handle well. But as nice as that car may be, its still a 924. Anyone that is willing to pay that needs a long hard talk with themselves.

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Always hankered after a sloping rear screen Anglia as I had one years ago. Sixteen-fifty bored out block with dual twin choke Weber’s and a ported head, 2000E Contina gearbox. Had Capri front discs / struts and and all the usual suspension mods. Fond memories of hill- climbs long passed and gunning it down country lanes.........ah the memories, nostalgia is a powerful thing!
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7 hours ago, World Citizen said:

Maybe it has as a Bond Bug sold for £27k at the last weekends Anglia Cars auction 😲

And the Fiesta Supersport I posted on here some weeks ago went for £24k. 😲 😲

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2 hours ago, njpcarrera32 said:

And the Fiesta Supersport I posted on here some weeks ago went for £24k. 😲 😲

A Fiesta supersport for £24k that is just plain nuts but if it floats your boat and all that 🤣

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My drool has dried up, COVID price inflation seem bonkers to me 🤔

I'll wait for things to calm down a bit or hopefully correct downward, if prices stay stupid then I'm happy with my lot 🥰

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10 hours ago, World Citizen said:

My drool has dried up, COVID price inflation seem bonkers to me 🤔

I'll wait for things to calm down a bit or hopefully correct downward, if prices stay stupid then I'm happy with my lot 🥰

 Absolutely +1

Whilst I openly admit to having something of a Lancia Beta fetish I would love to get hold of a nice HPE - I had one in the early 90s as a daily and it was one of the best cars I have ever owned.  Unfortunately prices starting to go up but still a relative bargain. Forget the Clarkson b*ll*cks these are great cars and were leagues ahead of most typical British stuff of the 70s/early 80s.   Lampredi Twin Cam, dual circuit discs all round, 5 speed, Macpherson struts with first mainstream multi-link rear suspension, 120 Bhp, quick, fabulous neutral handling for FWD. 

This looks nice for £9K

 https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=317178231&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=14700&makeModelVariant1.modelDescription=HPE&makeModelVariant1.modelId=2&pageNumber=1&scopeId=C&sfmr=false&action=eyeCatcher&fnai=prev&searchId=60d13e9e-b377-7f09-254c-da1f2eedb2e7

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13 hours ago, World Citizen said:

My drool has dried up, COVID price inflation seem bonkers to me 🤔

I'll wait for things to calm down a bit or hopefully correct downward, if prices stay stupid then I'm happy with my lot 🥰

This is so true, perhaps lots of people still working and not spending on travel to work holidays and going out so buying cars, been looking for a Peugeot S1 Rallye £5K for a dog, prices have gone mad.

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2 hours ago, Wingnonut said:

The estimate for this seems rather low if only relative to recent prices rather than the prices 10 years ago. Maybe because it is red but it is manual which most fo the 400s don't seem to be.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/cars/ref-95-1976-ferrari-365-gt4-2plus2-wp/ 

I quite like that, not a bad price either

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12 hours ago, Wingnonut said:

The estimate for this seems rather low if only relative to recent prices rather than the prices 10 years ago. Maybe because it is red but it is manual which most fo the 400s don't seem to be.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/cars/ref-95-1976-ferrari-365-gt4-2plus2-wp/ 

That could be a canny buy. The interiors are so much nicer on those early ones. 

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Apologies in advance.  This thing is wrong in many ways, but its also kind of cool.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/cars/ref-51-2005-porsche-911-997-carrera-rothmans-tribute-sb/ 

No idea what these go for, but holy heck this is a lot of car for the £££

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/cars/ref-144-2008-maserati-gran-turismo-dl/

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On 02/03/2021 at 12:24, Wingnonut said:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1282793?utm_campaign=Broadcast | Tuesday Auction | 02%2F03%2F21&utm_term=01ERFXZGYV5F5NS8NA6S1RN1AK&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter - Engaged in the last 12 months&utm_content=&_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlg1UUx4UyIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJudW5uckBidGludGVybmV0LmNvbSJ9

NIce! But £34k! I do remember seeing this one at the display they did at a big show (cant remember which one) and it was oe of the more tastefully done ones (apart from the green piping on there inside!)

That sold at silverstone auctions last year for 24k so a healthy mark up

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1 hour ago, Richard Bernau said:

Apologies in advance.  This thing is wrong in many ways, but its also kind of cool.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/cars/ref-51-2005-porsche-911-997-carrera-rothmans-tribute-sb/ 

No idea what these go for, but holy heck this is a lot of car for the £££

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2021-04-17/cars/ref-144-2008-maserati-gran-turismo-dl/

I like both of them :) That pork looks seriously mean, imagine turning up to a trackday in that :steering:

Maseratis look and sound mega but their running costs are crippling, with really expensive parts.

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