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  1. They get a bit tatty but the amazing thing with this one is that it’s only done 25,000 miles in the last 25 years . They’ve usually got 4/500k+ on them . This ones only got 124k on it.
  2. You forgot his mate at the Council that he takes on golf and whoring weekends in Marbella( probably).
  3. No, but definitely will be known to the Police.
  4. I’m now lost in an ironic vortex.
  5. The Princess of Wales once…
  6. Love the advise, let’s face it all Mercs should have that from their 1st MOT!
  7. I think a nice 2005 330iSE auto for £2000 or maybe an immaculate 2002 Boxster 2.7 for the full £4000 I might know just where to lay my hands on examples. As much as I enjoyed my 2.2 XF and it didn’t actually ever break down properly, it always felt as if it was on borrowed time. If you want something to last buy a 4 pot diesel Merc or @SiC’s e320 , he’ll have poked at it and found everything that’s likely to break in a normal persons lifetime of ownership in the few months he’s had it.
  8. Remember them? I think I bought some yesterday! Went to a Carboot in Leighton Buzzard and this lot came as bundle for a Fiver. Really wanted the Lesney DS and I quite like thatMGB and Birds Eye Thames. The Wagonaire is the only non-Ambulance one I’ve got , Not sure about the Morris and Austin vans. The rest can do one, if anybody wants them for price of postage, let me know. There was a stall that had 4 quite nice Lesney trucks and an early Corgi Mini, on asking about the price of the Mini, the very aggressive seller said: “£100 the lot I know what they’re worth!” My wife congratulated me on my restraint , after I smiled and walked away .pl
  9. I’m not at all convinced by the story in this ad. As far as I know, no licensing authority would plate a 25 year old car , certainly as a first time. 190’s make terrible taxis , as they’ve got no rear seat legroom, my Local Authority wouldn’t allow them when current and the list still had FSOs and Cortinas on it until about 2003. The MOT history does have a gap between 2012 and 2020 during which time it could have been on compliance tests, it also shows the mileage as 270k ! But the Jackanory bit aside , it’s a great spec and looks lovely. Wonder if it came out of the factory with that interior? Seems unlikely with keep fit windows and non- metallic paint/ steel wheels.
  10. Sorry didn’t see this before posting my anorakism.
  11. I know this is sort of your thing, but I’m with Honourable Member for Chester on this. For £20,000 you’d think someone would finish it properly and on proper springs. Those trim rings can fuck off too. Although I’m struggling to think how any Mk5 could be worth that sort of money and that’s as somebody that’s currently got a £6k Crusader in his watch list .
  12. That’s because most mainstream “leather” in modern cars is plastic, just like your Dad’s Renault 12. Unless you raid the option list on Mercs, BMWs and Audis you’re getting synthetic stuff on anything under anA8/S Class or 7. Presume ‘ lesser’ brands are the same.
  13. This, I had a brand new XR3i in ‘85 on one of the many times I broke or crashed it the lease company lent me an early Mk2 XR2 on steel wheels, I bloody loved it! Didn’t want to give it back, as much fun to chuck around as the MK1 I’d had but with a 5 speed and that raw CVH power was just as good as the Escort as an everyday proposition. I managed to keep it for a month, my car was fixed but I kept making excuses and the guy at the lease co. whose company car it was was happy to drive my XR3.
  14. Last year my Dad, who should know better as a former lorry driver, got home from a trip to Wickes in his Disco . To discover his little trailer complete with bags of pea shingle wasn’t there ! He retraced his route and found it in a hedge completely undamaged except for the plug pulled out of the electrics. Luckily it came off on a quiet lane not the busy town or bit of dual carriageway he’d driven down, no idea how it stayed on going toWickes either as he obviously hadn’t put it on properly.
  15. Yes, I rented a car trailer off the Old Boy ( I can’t remember his name) that lives in the bungalow on the opposite side of the road a couple of years ago. The side with the Maestros was his Mothers house and I think his cousin now lives there, they were both out planting things when I went past too , maybe I was following @Bmwdumptruck! The Marinas are still there, just engulfed in other scrap and brambles, you can just about see the back of an Ital saloon from the road in the winter. I chatted to him about the BL stuff and he mentioned his Mum only travelling in the back of Marinas, they bought a Princess once and it made her sick- it was dumped down the yard when it was only a couple of years old apparently. He drives a Transit pickup now but there was a Proton Jumbuck that looked as if it might move in there , well in 2020 it did. I was desperate to explore and take pictures but he seemed very private and I only was allowed on the premises and to rent his trailer because I knew one of his nephews, nice bloke though. Just had look on Google Earth and the yard is massive and full of cars and buildings, I only went in the bit nearest the road which is full of scrap and caravans, it looks like there’s no other access to the rest of it, presumably stuff has been down there for years.
  16. It was a classic Jag specialist in Hinckley, always had half a page ad in T&CC. I think he made the Nazi Staff cars used in Raiders of the Lost Ark out of butchered MK10s too.
  17. I seem to remember Buick having to rename the Lacrosse in Canada because it meat wank in a local dialect.
  18. When you get bored of the Corgi Land Rover I’ll give it home to go with the canopy-less one you previously supplied. Which brings me to todays big arrival, or as my wife pointed out;probably my favourite present I’ll get for my 60th ! Yes, a Cogbox. And as usual I’d forgotten what was in it, the Fiat was a total surprise. The Cortina the only one I’ll be getting for my birthday as MrsN can’t find one ,of any mark, worth buying in 1:1 so far. Well not this side of £8,000 anyway.
  19. If nobody else has requested this , could I have it please. Seeing this reminded me of having one as a kid, also if you’d be so kind as to remind me what you’re holding for me( I can only recall a Corgi Cortina estate) and what I owe you including p&p id better settle up as I’ll be unemployed at the end of the month and asking Mrs N for money for toy cars doesn’t seem a sensible course of action.
  20. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/116069748826?itmmeta=01HPRQFVV4SBJ2JQSTQNSJE020&hash=item1b064bd05a:g:ONcAAOSwCFdlzj-b&itmprp=enc%3AAQAIAAAA4NaaXEBYpy26E30QsX1NzI9FF7iYEXuRRpKlwdNHTXBgTm6JymnS0OH4CLMU6X9mcc9dDHQ4O4U9PaV5a%2Bev2SXAVmc0mWH9sj8uNCumz6xias%2FjM0fYXz9crLx7a%2BYwG1LTrwe2jyPoC7IIiQHyRN60Qf8hm%2BC4BPacKnTKnJWoTlBxlDAryh%2F0dQgA8%2Fhbw9xyW2tRKuOxFkWtEuL5nXTdEAh4lxJFBJXlJKjr4lx%2Bzde1toNIDMKocOccY6pK1Ol93zM%2FZZK028qbMVvEVsCS4PAytPuF1d%2F90%2BZi7PeT|tkp%3ABk9SR9K9v5e2Yw
  21. Or maybe a year later when the D Series was launched.
  22. She was going to try and speak to an actual human this afternoon . Updates to follow.
  23. My youngest changed her SLK for an e92 325i a couple of weeks ago and was pleased that her insurance only went up £15 per month for the remainder of her policy , which expires in July. Yesterday she received this ; Contrary to what it says her new payment had gone up by £15 , now they want another £30 per month, taking it to £80, more than doubling what she was paying. If they’d given her this price originally she might not have bought the BMW. I know it’s been said before, but, bunch of cunts.
  24. That reminds me I once had a rental Crusader estate 1.6 in brown long after the Sierra launch and I was surprised how nice it was, I think I preferred it to Sierras I’d had previously . Probably because early Sierra L s were a bit Spartan and cold inside.
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