Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:10 pm

The very dark green, almost black depending on light, that Maserati use is one of my favourite colours on a car.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by spast1kunt @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:21 pm

The big-bumper Mk2 Golf GTI always looked classiest in Oak Green.

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And, while this might be getting a bit obscure for some, the Peugeot 205 STDT came in a particularly good dark green by the name of Oberon Green.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:36 pm

Sexually Transmitted Diesel Turbo ?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by spast1kunt @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Strawman wrote:Sexually Transmitted Diesel Turbo ?

special trim diesel turbo apparently.

I just googled that. Never knew what it stood for until now.

They were a run-out car which appeared at the end of the 205's life and came with a whole stack of options as standard as well as an easily tunable engine which just needed a bit of spannerwork to the diesel pump to up the power by a large amount.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:09 pm

I always liked the design feature by the filler cap on the C pillar of the 205.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:15 pm

spast1kunt wrote:The big-bumper Mk2 Golf GTI always looked classiest in Oak Green.

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True that.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:56 pm

I mixed this colour myself.....by adding all sorts of leftovers....still holding up well considering it was my first metallic full respray done on HVLP in a garden gazebo.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Otto Sump @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:33 am

I would have my 7 repainted in the classic "Prisoner" colour scheme in a heartbeat. BRG and Lotus yellow, I believe.

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However, I'd leave the clamshells as green, not yellow:

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Incidentally, someone on the Caterham bits for sale Facebook page were selling four of those "Prisoner" wheels (top photo) with decent tyres for £150 recently, but I was too slow. Gutted. Rare as hen's teeth and very nice looking wheels.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 am

Me. wrote:I mixed this colour myself.....by adding all sorts of leftovers....still holding up well considering it was my first metallic full respray done on HVLP in a garden gazebo.


I love that car so, so much.

Is it for sale?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Greg66 @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:21 am

Rod Rammage wrote:
spast1kunt wrote:The big-bumper Mk2 Golf GTI always looked classiest in Oak Green.

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True that.


God yes. My first proper car was one of those in Oak Green with this BBS wheels. 16v, with leather seats and aftermarket aircon. I lurved that car. So much.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:26 am

Greg66 wrote:
God yes. My first proper car was one of those in Oak Green with this BBS wheels. 16v, with leather seats and aftermarket aircon. I lurved that car. So much.

How old were you?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:27 am

Greg66 wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:
spast1kunt wrote:The big-bumper Mk2 Golf GTI always looked classiest in Oak Green.

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True that.


God yes. My first proper car was one of those in Oak Green with this BBS wheels. 16v, with leather seats and aftermarket aircon. I lurved that car. So much.

Is aftermarket air-con even a thing? I had no idea.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:06 am

It was.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:48 am

Otto Sump wrote:I would have my 7 repainted in the classic "Prisoner" colour scheme in a heartbeat. BRG and Lotus yellow, I believe.

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However, I'd leave the clamshells as green, not yellow:

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Incidentally, someone on the Caterham bits for sale Facebook page were selling four of those "Prisoner" wheels (top photo) with decent tyres for £150 recently, but I was too slow. Gutted. Rare as hen's teeth and very nice looking wheels.


Nice rear wings on that beauty.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Greg66 @ Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:38 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Greg66 wrote:
God yes. My first proper car was one of those in Oak Green with this BBS wheels. 16v, with leather seats and aftermarket aircon. I lurved that car. So much.

How old were you?


Good question. 25, I think. +/- a year.

Not cheap to insure as we lived in Camden then and I had zero NCB. IIRC around £2k for the first year vs a £10k purchase price. That was back in the days when the only pull on one's money was precisely what one wanted though, so fcuk it.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:33 am

Just bought a few cars.......one for my partner who is a bit eccentric with his tastes.....hence a 2012 Lincoln MK-X.....Jesus....what a pile of shite.....but it has all the bells and whistles so he's happy. Bet it loses money quicker than a pikey with a credit card.
The other(My choice) was this rarish Imola Red 540i......picking it up today.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:39 am

I :heart: that 5.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:55 am

CJ+ wrote:I :heart: that 5.


Likewise. They still look great IMO. Saw one in a carpark a few days ago and that's what I thought.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Il Duce @ Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:17 am

Me. wrote:.one for my partner who is a bit eccentric with his tastes....



Ummm. Anything to tell us?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:17 am

Il Duce wrote:
Me. wrote:.one for my partner who is a bit eccentric with his tastes....



Ummm. Anything to tell us?

Business partner.....see you brits have a fcuked up way of speaking.....like pants......pants are the things you wear OVER your skants.....Partner means business partner etc because if you are in a relationship with someone calling them your 'Partner' makes them sound unimportant and almost anonymous. Traffic lights are actually 'Robots' and roundabouts are simply traffic circles......for a country that was supposed to have invented the language you lot sure have a hard time understanding it.....Jeessh.

Anyway....also bought this yesterday...a one owner M50B20 Manual BMW E34 Touring....yes it has the smaller 150BHP motor but at least its manual.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:59 am

There's one of these in the car park at work. I like it.

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(Is it just me that finds the term "shooting brake" just a bit ridiculous?)
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:04 am

Yeah.....Shooting Brake....Really? I mean no one calls their soft top land rover a Landau any more do they?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:12 am

CJ+ wrote:There's one of these in the car park at work. I like it.

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(Is it just me that finds the term "shooting brake" just a bit ridiculous?)


I thought a shooting brake was a two door estate?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:21 am

Traditionally, yes.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:23 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
CJ+ wrote:There's one of these in the car park at work. I like it.

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(Is it just me that finds the term "shooting brake" just a bit ridiculous?)


I thought a shooting brake was a two door estate?

Probably. But that's what M-B are calling it.

http://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/ ... _x117.html
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Il Duce @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:55 am

Me. wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Me. wrote:.one for my partner who is a bit eccentric with his tastes....



Ummm. Anything to tell us?

Business partner.....see you brits have a fcuked up way of speaking.....like pants......pants are the things you wear OVER your skants.....Partner means business partner etc because if you are in a relationship with someone calling them your 'Partner' makes them sound unimportant and almost anonymous. Traffic lights are actually 'Robots' and roundabouts are simply traffic circles......for a country that was supposed to have invented the language you lot sure have a hard time understanding it.....Jeessh.



Ok.
Please be remembering that the english is being my seconded language and by the mercy of the lord I am repeating the copy of the other membership peoples.
Praise the lord!
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Me. @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:08 pm

Ok....I stuck the AC alloys on the Coupe....the problem is that they looked spectacular just lying there, even without rubber......but now I think they look sort of.....well, shit. They should look half decent as they were designed for this era and make of car, but they don't. They look chav and bling...Blav or Ching.....Argghhh. Damn!

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:16 pm

Yes, they don't look quite right somehow.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by ttwiggy @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:20 pm

They don't look right on the coupe at all. I imagine they'd look magnifique on a 2.8 Z3 though.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Revol @ Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:16 pm

Anything with bolts, be it genuine split rim or not, looks shit due to too many cheap wheels copying the idea.
Conversely, that paint and interior look absolutely magnificent! Not seen that combo before.
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