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lesapandre last won the day on September 23

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  1. The shape of these gas aged very well. What a nice thing.
  2. Basically a saloon car that has the whole centre section cut out and roof cut off. What is now the door was the rear door of the saloon. Vendor fails to mention the dash looks home-made and the seats are out of a MK10 Jaguar. They never show these things with the hood up either because that is very different to get right - probably has no side windows either sir... Bet it handles like a pig now with that shorter chassis and high stance. They are offering a test drive - make sure your life-insurance covers you for that. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1936-PIERCE-ARROW-1601-/174818487366?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 59K...
  3. I has one of these. The 2.6 six was very sweet. They are fun to own and drive. The coolest feature was the electric rear side estate window - which was for loading groceries apparently. But... They rusted well 25 years ago. Funny someone wants that much for a car but can't be bothered to photograph it properly. Been for sale some time.
  4. Well I don't think that they are "getting rare"[er] than they were 20 years ago - in fact the increase in value has probably significantly slowed the rate of attrition. Quite a few for sale at the moment - not a particularly great steer and this one will probably need many ££'s and a large chunk of time. Frankly there are better things to do than live in the 50's...I had one years ago when they were £50 and nobody cared . The almost contemporary Audax Minx is a much better car if you fancy something from the 50's.
  5. Very nice Victorian building. Where is that? That will be by well known Victorian architect I'm guessing.
  6. Le Tropical? Le Tropic? L'Orange? Le Beachball? Le Sun? Le Soleil? L'Orangenia? Le Marmaduke? Le Marmalade Pot? Le Apricot Tart? Le Peachy? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  7. Rave if you can'tΒ  find a taker for this I couldΒ  come take a look. I am only in Deptford.Β 

    HopefullyΒ one of this crew will take it. Shame to see it scrapped.

    Cheers. Mark

    1. Rave


      Hi Mark,

      Thanks, will keep you informed then. I have a few other expressions of interest, and I'm still hopeful of being able to weld up my 106 on Sunday and stick it in for an MOT on Monday, which would free up a driveway space for the jag. The tightwad in me is still bridling at the idea of letting it go for scrap value when I've spent more than that on parts for it, but my rational brain is still telling me that I'll never get round to doing anything with it...


    2. lesapandre


      OK Rich. πŸ‘ I hope somebody takes it and gives it a future.

      I don'tΒ  need or want it but will act as a last resort if the scrap man beckons. I already have too many vehicles...πŸ˜‚

      The idea wd be to do a quick MoT & then roadtrip it to Spain and write it up here.Β  I need to go and this wd be a fun way.

  8. "I have long espoused the opinion that the 1995 -2003 Mercedes E Class is better than the 1986 - 1995 one". You mean the W124? I must say I like the W124 because of it's more 'old fashioned' character - they are really classic Mercedes and do survive well. Kind of chalk and cheese πŸ§€ perhaps.
  9. ARO of Romania. They went bust in 2006. Nice no -nonsense design.
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