Classic chin scratchers

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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by Me. @ Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:59 pm

The golf, Merc and Cougar ....which failed the MOT on welding and other small stuff.

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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:28 pm

What engine is in the Merc? Auto presumably?
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by Strawman @ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:39 pm

All petrol E class from that era are auto (AFAIK) 2.8L 24v engine, the most powerful from the standard range.
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by S1K @ Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:14 pm

There was a W124 320E saloon. It wasn't common but there are a few on sale, some imported from Japan -

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C926504

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C829894

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C826090

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C894556

There was also an E36 AMG and of course the E500/500E. Merc would even put a 6 litre V8 in the W124 bodyshell to make an E60 if you were prepared to tick the Option 957 box and pay a large premium. Only a dozen buyers ever did.
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by minimoog @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:10 am

I well heart this. £9K seems like value now.

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https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C934474
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:00 pm

My friend has one for sale. He know I love them and he thought I'd buy it when I saw it. Unfortunately it's a Nuova. They have the headlights horizontally level which leaves me flacid.
THIS is what gives me wood:

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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:25 pm

minimoog wrote:I well heart this. £9K seems like value now.

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https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C934474


That looks tremendous.

Do you think you could daily drive it or would it be painful from a comfort, reliability and maintenance point of view?
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by S1K @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:02 pm

If I had that I'd waxoyl the living shit out of it and even then there's no way in the world I'd let it see a drop of rain.
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:13 pm

spast1kunt wrote:If I had that I'd waxoyl the living shit out of it and even then there's no way in the world I'd let it see a drop of rain.


Laugh.
You live in Swansea.
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by S1K @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:32 am

Here's an even rarer Alfa than the type of thing that ID posts up.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C951152

1985 Alfa Romeo 33 Giardiniera 4x4

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It's got a grand total of 57,000 miles on the clock, a 1.5 litre boxer engine and looks to be in particularly good nick with a new set of tyres. £3495 seems like a very fair price.

Or how about this? A 1974 Maxi 1750 automatic in equally good repair for just £2800.

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https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C952183
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by Strawman @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:53 am

Love that Alfa, saw one once before, in the garage that serviced my 164 a mechanic owned one, with a slightly hotter engine in it, as you say the price seems good with £2000 of spares recently fitted.
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Re: Classic chin scratchers

Post by Pigeon @ Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:17 pm

I'm quite taken with the Maxi. The only really crap thing about them was the gearchange, and with this one being an auto that doesn't arise.
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