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  1. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    Step this way sir. US market Camry having lived most of its life abroad: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/969527694206350/
  2. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    Facebook marketplace is the solution for those that can be bothered to list something there. There are groups that already leave notes on cars as well. Problem is that most people willing to sell think they own a "classic" car worth it's weight in gold until they'll be forced to sell it this summer.
  3. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    Yeah, the kit has been around for ages. It's definitely not cheap and the engine needs to come out in most cases but it's my only hope for my Auroras to survive in the long run.😂
  4. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    Not to derail the thread but Northstars are known to blow headgaskets due to cylinder head studs ripping out of the block. Seems like many blame the GM coolant for it (no clue how that would cause it). If you are happy to play the omghgf roulette these are otherwise great cars though. And no, with maybe a hundred sold in the UK you definitely won't find a rhd headlight (or anything else rhd-specific) easily. Everything else (aside from adjustable dampers) is absolutely no problem though.
  5. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    £999. Put up a search alert and you'll get one for a few quid more in significantly better condition by summer. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1127615897921841/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A3317a57a-cc5b-4a0c-a9c3-6e08b2b71e01
  6. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    Theres plenty of fwd Northstar powered STS and RWD 3.6l V6 CTS for sale for very cheap in the UK. A ~55k mile example just sold for 1200 quid on ebay the other day. The problem is that people want a cheap car AND not pay much for running it.
  7. So did I, this one hasn't had an mot in 11 months and will need money spending. If you know what you are doing this can be a great entry into E38 ownership for someone though. Remains to be seen if it is making sense financially for me, I already have my 60k ulez refugee. The comparison between the two helps diagnosing with the less obvious issues at least. If it was only 2😂
  8. Work on the W140 has begun and disassembly of the front suspension started two weeks ago. I'll try to make some progress on that this weekend (without snapping off rusty bolts left and right) while also attempting to reinstall the steering column in the Caprice, hopefully the last puzzle piece for it to pass the MOT. Naturally having several projects going on at the some time wasn't enough though... I received a strange message on Ebay (where Im still advertising the silver E38 as breaker) about a week ago asking me whether I was buying BMW 728i... I replied yes, although Im only really interested in these cars for under a bag depending on equipment levels. While theres always money to be made theres usually not enough to justify the effort for me, the breaker was a huge exception last year. I asked for more info and got the worst photos of a car I've ever seen (below is by far the best). They were just about good enough to tell that it was not a complete rot box and the seller confirmed the original exhaust (and hopefully 700 quid worth of cats) to be present: 850 quid later and I now own my 4th BMW E38 728i in less than two years... Its dark so I haven't seen the car in daylight yet. However, underneath the layer of filth there actually seems to be a fairly solid car! Interior looks much cleaner in the photos than it is. Nothing seems trashed though, not that there isn't any trash around: Recouping some of my expenses already: Complete BMW toolkit, too: I'm currently seeing all kinds of electrical issues, from ABS to engine failsafe messages, central locking to brake lights. Look closely and the engine is still running with the key removed from the ignition... It's likely for most of them to be down to a failing battery though. I have the LKQ/ECP receipt here, its only 2 years old but probably drained when the car was off the road for months (can I claim warranty without my name on the receipt?). Leaving the venting plugs in despite the huge warning label on top should give you an idea what type of owner this car has had before: A short test drive revealed a fairly soft brake pedal and clunking coming from the suspension. I'll see if I can get a better picture by the weekend. The intent with this one is actually cleaning it up, fixing what needs to be fixed and returning it back to the road for a new owner to enjoy for years to come. We'll see if it has the potential for that to happen! Bonus Cadillac/Senator photo. Definitely don't see these two together very often:
  9. 850 quid 309: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2311091302404519/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  10. That's a clean looking C4 100! And yeah, the area around the central station seems to have been pretty rough for years now. I wonder why nothing is done about it considering it's the first impression of the city for many.
  11. I'm honestly interested in how these compare to my gf base model. Triple the hp should make it a lot more fun.
  12. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    Sold it on here, which was then sold to me, now my daily driver. The same car would have easily been over 4 grand in Germany if it was LHD btw. Gives you an idea how lucky people are in the UK still.
  13. Spotted! @GeordieInExile Do you have any info about the burgundy W12 Phaeton up the road?
  14. Schaefft

    End of shite?

    I mean buying a running and driving car for 300 quid would be pretty much unheard of anywhere else in the world. Maybe globalization (scrap prices) just has caught up at this point, or people at least realize the true value of their vehicle a little more now. Also inflation.
  15. Manual facelift v6 Thema, glorious!
  16. Good to see one more Safrane back on the road, doesn't happen very often. I was hoping this thread would be about my ex phase 1 v6 one still floating around here as that car really needs to return from the dead!😄 Fingers crossed yours proves to be a solid one.
  17. I was wondering why this Bornite S500 would only be estimated to reach 2500-3000 quid until I read the description and saw this: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic-auctions/2565-28-Jan-2023/886~4-1994-mercedes-w140-s500-auto
  18. Green (!) E32 735i project for a grand: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1530842164077348/
  19. A manual can really elevate a car if it's in the right car. I haven't driven an SVX yet (would absolutely love to) but the auto problems alone would be a reason to consider it. I'd probably like them either way.
  20. Sub 400 quid Xantia that drives! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/553703139816841/
  21. Yeah, I still dont think a manual fits the E38 even remotely as well as the E39 but the novelty (and actual value) of a manual 740i would definitely convince me for the right price. I loved my manual 540i and still aim to get an M5 after finding a new house (some day...). The 735i and below only came with the 5-speed manual btw, similar to the E39 range.
  22. The 6-speed manual was the standard gearbox for the 740i from beginning of production all the way to the end. Never offered in the UK and only rarely ordered everywhere else.
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