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#1381 OFFLINE   sporty-shite

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:40 PM

Still got the Rx8 for a deposit if/when you get bored of the Bini.
All the best


Was just thinking how much I fancy a Cooper S, then I read this, and remembered how much I fancy an RX8.

Then it dawned on me that I'm skint.

FML.
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 some potato headed fanny faced shitberg of a cunt in a silver hatchback

 

#1382 OFFLINE   HMC

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

So it turned out the Mini was brilliant, such a fun steer even if the run flats threatened to destroy my spine.

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Alas it was a bit too small for school run duties, and has been replaced by something slightly less sporty, slightly more spacious, slightly more rusty and also with 6 speeds and a supercharger. It’s a bit of a shed to be honest but starts, stops and steers. Any guesses what the replacement is?
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#1383 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

CLK?


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#1384 OFFLINE   HMC

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

Boooom! we have a winner! Yes a 230 manual, mit rost and various dubious repairs and some recent crash damage.
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#1385 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:32 PM

Boooom! we have a winner! Yes a 230 manual, mit rost and various dubious repairs and some recent crash damage.

 

Theres probably more room in a Bini!

 

Great choice though. You are a man of exquisite taste.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

An all-Merc fleet.  Interesting.  Which one's the rustiest?


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#1387 OFFLINE   HMC

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:03 PM

Toss up between all 3 really! My customary mission critical fullsteering lock buyers check of the front coil spring perches on the w210 and clk were both fine. The clk has had poor accident damage repairs so the paint is a bit crap and might be hiding more than I can see... give it a few months in our lovely climate and I’ll get back to you!

It’s strange to think these end of life cars were not so long ago worth reasonable money, but that’s probably just me getting older!
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:09 PM

An all-Merc fleet.  Interesting.  Which one's the rustiest?


Yeah a bit samey! The most interesting* thing in an odd way is seeing which has biodegraded more and in which places. The interior plastics especially on the clk haven’t worn very well (pretty crap really), much like the clk cabrio I once had.
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#1389 ONLINE   gadgetgricey

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:39 PM

What colour is the CLK. Only recall seeing them in light blue or Silver.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:26 PM

Didn't see a roffle for a Bini R53 on here. Did I miss it??

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:46 AM

Barryjim Shitbell did one recently. This is a different one though, and it grenaded.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

This Krusty kompressor koupe has had a hard life. It’s a facelift one (instant giveaway are the indicators in wing mirrors) Both bumpers have had Krazy paving resprays, the interior is battered (these always seem to wear badly on them) and at some stage someone has fitted a wobbly pinstripe and driven into things....
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So why did I buy it? Well I’ve always thought I’d spec a clk 230k / manual and was curious to try “my” spec when I saw it was a manual, which is reasonably rare. Plus it was very cheap, yet has 10 months ticket. Plus for some reason I’ve always liked cheap ropey Mercs, something to do with faded grandeur maybe? Usually they are fairly mechanically robust in my experience. Drives better than it look looks, it’s a bit thrashy when you cane it (I think the exhaust manifold may have a crack which doesn’t help) but if you wanted Max waft you could have a 320 auto, and if you wanted something tidy you’d probably avoid a neglected merc of this era. The heater blower is dead....

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And the boot is full of random tat....

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Anyone fancy a VHS player?!
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:04 PM

My favorite bit is the sellotape on the mirrors!

 

Looks classy and brassy man.  

 

 

*edited to delete idiocy


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:08 PM

Does that work on a manual too?
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#1395 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:17 PM

Does that work on a manual too?

 

Ha ha ha ha ha.

 

Shit.

 

How did I not notice that?!


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:27 PM

That Merc definitely has a crusty sort of charm to it. Never had a Merc myself, but the idea of an old supercharged SLK is appealing. They seem to be very cheap and look fantastic.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:42 PM

Nice.

 

What's happening with the estate?



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:45 AM

I’d be well chuffed with a free VHS player in the boot.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 11:44 AM

That looks a tub, well bought!

Put up a post re your camper/superslowwoes on the news 24 thread..

Suffice to say, not the most rapid of tubs!
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

Welcome to the Azurite blue down-at-heel Merc club! Love the CLK, effectively a faster 2 door version of mine, down to the comedy rust and giffer type scrapes!
I'm much the same as you with Mercs, all the 190s I had were kept looking nice and respectable but I think ones of this era suit the faded grandeur workhorse look. My C200 even has an NI plate for the flat-roof-pub landlord look...
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:29 PM

You always know you made a good deal when the car comes with free pan, VHS player and someone's old boots in the trunk.


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

You always know you made a good deal when the car comes with free pan, VHS player and someone's old boots in the trunk.

 

Reminds me of the £100 Saab 900 that had a Fostex 8 track reel to reel and a cassette 4 track in the boot. By the time I'd sold them, the car was free. Seller reckoned it had previously belonged to Vivian Stanshall, too... cool car.

 

I like the cheap rusty shit that nobody else can be bothered to care for. Whenever I look for cars for sale I always feel I should be going for a low mileage giffer spec car with fsh. But my heart is always drawn to the sub £300 ugly tat. Especially if it was once prestigious and expensive... The cheaper and rougher looking the better really... who cares if it drives nice?

 

Anyway - the current HMC fleet gets my seal of approval. Keep up the good work.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:14 PM

Cant believe I've missed this thread.
Hope all is well squire.
Interesting mix of cars, top Autoshiting
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