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Everything posted by Schaefft

  1. Scrapping it would be an absolute waste 100%, unfortunately the two only options you got are doing your research and figuring out how much it would realistically sell for, and then fix it up if it's worth it or sell as is. If it's a decent example it wouldn't be too far off the 2 grand mark anyway, you just need to advertise it properly.
  2. Sub 400 quid XM estate! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1706611073135399/?ref=facebook_story_share
  3. You are currently about 20mins from here, we've just been at the Frauenkirche 2 days ago. The gold script reads "Only where you've been on foot you have truly been."
  4. Forgot the link, now added!
  5. Somewhat related, how about this VP Commodore estate! Has the 3800, not a V8 but otherwise excellent engine. Probably can be had cheap. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1297252870929667/
  6. I hope to God that this used to be the pink abomination for sale a year or two ago and not a clean Roadmaster wagon. These are cherished classics nowadays yet every single one I see come up for sale here is a total, often overpriced heap. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/856704275826264/
  7. How come the C3 100s are so much more common/beloved compared to the C4? Is it the Quattro's reputation that sent sales through the roof? Or the fact that the C4 was "only" a refinement of the C3s revolutionary design? You can't go wrong with either of them, both were still built to last. Also approving of the gingercators.
  8. Possibly would if it was the 4.2, absolutely would if it was an R!
  9. This should be a nice little project. Toyotas of that time are excellent cars and I cannot imagine that there's much on this gen Corolla you'd find hard to get online. Looks to be in pretty nice shape as well!
  10. Unfortunately that's usually how things go. If you can't do the work yourself the labor cost involved in keeping the car on the road is the deal breaker, especially on stuff with air suspension where decent shocks that will last a few years are paid for dearly. They are a guaranteed £££ failure point after 20 years.
  11. A mate of mine is living in Mettmann, he's got obscure American cars scattered around garages all over the place there.
  12. Wow, shame it's still an automatic Beretta.
  13. Someone actually ticked quite a few option boxes in this one. I think rear electric windows and climate control were standard at that point. They added heated electric memory comfort seats (split backrest), leather, rear PDC, cruise control and shadow line though, making this a fairly well equipped car for a relatively early German 523i. Most would have stopped at leather. I really wanted to try a Touring as I never even drove one iirc, the manual was a must and this one was somewhat local, came with decent history and many new parts plus 3 keys. That's usually unheard of, or I'm just not used to buying cars in Germany anymore. The jacking points are all solid, the fuel lines got replaced at some point with copper lines and it generally drives well. Aside from old tires and the rear brakes (which I got brand new in the box with the car) it doesn't seem to need much. It doesn't even have a single pixel missing on the dash or radio. I'll probably keep it until after Christmas when I'm visiting again. I'd like to have a car around so I won't have to worry about transportation when I'm here flying over, ideally permanently. I can work from here so those visits are a little longer compared to the years before so that's my justification! I wouldn't have space for it in Newcastle, although my parents would probably appreciate it not taking up space around here either. Some might remember the German collection thread from right before the pandemic. That car is still here as well and needs a lot of TLC to even run again. I might also take the XM over for Christmas and fill the back with parts from the E65 I broke and sell them here as that alone would make a few hundred quid extra. It'll depend on a few things in the end.
  14. I'm back home in Germany at the moment enjoying the remainders of summer with my better half for a little. Since I wouldn't be enjoying getting around by public transport (and don't feel like spending hundreds on a rental) I did the only sensible thing again and bought a car (the ferry was full btw). That was also the reason I couldn't jump on the cheap W221 S320 posted in the low cost, big liability thread last week in the end. The A6 Avant was a huge success last time, giving me trouble free motoring for over a year and thousands of miles and netting me a decent profit at the end of it all. The objective was the same again, only that this time I gravitated back to BMW once again, resulting in the acquisition of another iteration of God's intention for the perfect car, the E39. I still own my 528i saloon which I plan to get the sills sorted on eventually. This time I went for the Touring in 523i flavor, also with a manual. It's a mid-98 car so not silly Disa valves and other added complexity. A 2.8 would have been twice the price so I'll have to make due with 22hp less. You definitely do notice the different gear ratio on the Autobahn though where rpms would be lower in 5th in the 528i. More details tomorrow, it needs some minor work and a really good clean inside but so far so good!
  15. eBay is getting increasingly shit and dysfunctional, people just get away with this constantly.
  16. Absolute dreamer, he could have at least cleaned the inside and polished it. Even then it would barely be 2 grand.
  17. Yeah, not enough I'd assume. I've sent them an offer of 400 and let them know that its nice to end an auction early only to put it up for sale immediately again.
  18. After the 400 quid Xedos didn't make enough money on eBay (and the auction was ended early) it's now back for 1200 OBO. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235216032694?hash=item36c3f7d3b6:g:jKEAAOSwhuBlAftF&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwN7hyOXuXHQGeZoyLJnSYm1rRg0dG5JQUASW1g0%2FNoWN6clmXzCXRIBDaRKDpe75nirIji37Q65P3mDpeBIYK2wJ7pbRl9EsXezthDuA%2FSuNSdNo6zNVwW3H5cGIo3IW7L3rYKl94ssUhAw1gmOx82vvw4g54ewkuqDzye9EVEHIvA3XOXiQLl6f3rPJMdIMXAwREml0o0rDPXrBqsAjEB7Ae9KW%2BCWobCyN00XZrT99y8dZrym9MG5F9Tt07hFRuw%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR7iy_sDWYg
  19. Random Camaro vert and a wonderfully clean Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi with pre-EU plates indicating a long-time owner of at least 20 years. I struggled to identify this from 200m up the road, I'm glad I had a look. Also bonus pic: People in the UK don't even expect their garage to have enough space for a car anymore (because that would be silly). Meanwhile a car port in Germany...
  20. I'll skip the Nissan Cube and go straight to the facelift W124 diesel. Still a few around in daily use. The Mondeo was the first mk1 I've seen on the road for ages. Also Transit!
  21. E36 Touring with what looks like M3 Bits and my absolute highlight so far: a facelifted Opel Senator B CD with 200k miles on the odometer. Now on historical plates (H at the end of the reg). It looked incredibly clean but definitely had work done in the typical areas. Not a fan of the wheels.
  22. I was surprised to see that someone actually bought one of the few Lada Vestas that were imported here. The new 7-series clearly found exactly the type of owner these were designed for (drug dealers) looking at the murdered out spec (also happens to be the first or second one I actually spotted in the wild so go figure). Also Twingo, getting much rarer now, these used to be at every corner.
  23. Back in the Fatherland with some excellent spots. A riced out E38, a first Gen S3 in Imola Yellow, an imported Nissan Titan (why), and a lovely low mileage Omega base at the local ex-Opel dealer.
  24. This thing looks like something someone cobbled together in a shed (I guess it's a Bristol) yet it already attracted bids pushing it over £2600. Remind me again why this would be a better buy than a Jaguar XK8? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235202212629?_trksid=p11011.c100360.m3755&_trkparms=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.de%2Fitm%2F235202212629%3F_trkparms%3Damclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150112100634%26meid%3D76549540d4644a20a21d52b8992224ba%26pid%3D100360%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26b%3D1%26sd%3D155780200266%26itm%3D235202212629%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D11011%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic&_trksid=p11011.c100360.m3755&mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11011.m3755.l2649&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=837654b1015c474fb36ec13f323653af&bu=43272004167&osub=-1~1&crd=20230918210503&segname=11011
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