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1998 Smart & Pulse MoT 03/17 DRAWING TONIGHT 2/11 (flat4alfa - can't send messages to you!)

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#1 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:43 AM

Right - update time!

 

After some meanderings - this is a Roffle! To keep the ticket price sensible at £10 each but not lose too much (sorry, I can't afford to lose anything these days :( ) the Smart comes as I got it (paid £500), plus the new tyre that cost £150 (but should have cost £80ish I think), ashtray, new blue caps, missing cupholder replaced, new badges.

 

The other bits can be purchased separately for around what I paid - i.e. £35 for the bike rack, £25 for the clock, etc.

 

It works - starts, stops, goes round corners well, has had a clutch in recent history, is reasonably tidy bar some sticker fading on the original, self-coloured yellow plastic panels. Oldest Smart in the UK with chassis 647. MoT March 2017.

 

Seem fair?

 

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Car is still for sale until numbers are appropriately allocated, of course, and still very much open to deals on Mercedes C/E class estate (might consider W124 saloon, actually, if it has a towbar), Volvo 7/8/9 estate, Saab estate or... well, things which are estate-like and not VW/Audi.

 

And now, the original story...

 

In one of those "WCPGW" moments, I blew most of the "driving an 18 foot long 17mpg beast daily is probably not the route to financial security and happiness" budget on something daft. Of course, right after a bargain Vectra estate shows up, then a Jeep Cherokee, then... yeah.

 

Anyway, the new conveyance of style & dreams is quite a long way away, and I wasn't going to ask anyone to run me down there because of the sheer tedium of the drive back. Confident that some fine engineering will get me home without backup, I'm taking a train down. The drive back may be a little convoluted, too...

 

Don't need to leave for ages, but can't sleep at the best of times. I'd probably kill someone for a good lie-in!

 

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Train goes sometime after quarter past 11.*restless*


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#2 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:47 AM

Have fun!

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:27 AM

interesting.... Direct train? 

 

Tedious long journey back, but a seemingly late start to the day.

 

Fine engineering rules out anything french.  :-D


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:51 AM

In one of those "WCPGW" moments, I blew most of the "driving an 18 foot long 17mpg beast daily is probably not the route to financial security and happiness" budget on something daft.


18 foot = 17 mpg, on that basis buy a car 9 foot long for 34 mpg or 41/2 feet for 68 mpg!
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 09:58 AM

Yay!

Quality watch shite there, too.
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#6 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:03 AM

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Housemate's Saab for the first leg... Note the stylish radio!
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:12 AM

Waiting for the 11:14 to St. Pancras from Market Harborugh. One of my friends has a studio in the station!

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:24 AM

Traindoordating.com? Swipe right!


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:54 AM

Poem to follow...

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#11 OFFLINE   billyboy406v6

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

2 crap watches and 1 crap train this is auto shite at its best ??


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:02 AM

Food.
Denied a greasy bacon roll. This has 'sa-lad' in it. What?!

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:35 AM

Arrive at St. Pancras 12:10...

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Not too busy.

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And plenty of time before 12:37 train

Lovely architecture!

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Time for playing...

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And my carriage awaits!

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:39 AM

Please tell me that ain't £11.50 for a sandwich


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:43 AM

No, that's the best before time!
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:00 PM

Your like a woman keeping changing.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:04 PM

Ballardian Ebbsfleet

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 12:28 PM

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Ashford International to Hastings bit...

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:06 PM

Nearly there...

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Rye looks interesting, lots of quirky shops...

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:15 PM

Can you see the sea yet?  

 

First one to see it gets an ice cream.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:17 PM

Whoa, hang on... Hastings?

 

You aren't nicking the Rancho are you?


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:18 PM

Selfie level: Professional
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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:21 PM

You could have called in for a pub lunch at Ashford.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:24 PM

Whoa, hang on... Hastings?
 
You aren't nicking the Rancho are you?


Mayyyybe... Would it Drive home?

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:56 PM

Your trains and timepieces are not improving, trust motor is mega ?


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 01:58 PM

** News Flash**

 

Timmy Mallet late for radio broadcast - cannot find his watch.

 

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:13 PM


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:26 PM

Mayyyybe... Would it Drive home?

 

The front half might.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:27 PM

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Housemate's Saab for the first leg... Note the stylish radio!

 

Yellow trousers FTW!


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:29 PM

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