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  1. I just couldnt get through the whole read...it really was BS all the way. Now this, on the other hand, does look the bollocks...its the slightly stretched S90 Royal Limo'ish stylee beast...........................one day, i will buy one of these beauties for sure. It sports the wooden steering wheel, an it should have a small fridge in the boot (via the ski hatch)...Thank god its a long way from Kent, i might have had to kick its tyres, if it were local to me!! https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202001146162685?postcode=me206qh&year-to=2000&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=distance&radius=1500&make=VOLVO&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&page=4
  2. Fuck...what a long winded bullshit write up. I couldnt read it all, i was losing the will to live. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-960-with-valuable-number-plate/223842922646?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  3. Thats a beauty, an its the 2.3 GLT, so its the one to have. Looks to be sporting the factory Virgo alloys too. I too, would t-cut an polish the arse of this red/pink biatch😀 Ive probably owned 10 of these 240's (since the late 1980's) an i loved em all.........But then, like everyone else, i moved on to the 700/900 series. But, 240's are making silly money now...whats not to like about em. A couple of years ago, i sold a set of these 15inch (made in germany) GLT Virgo alloys, i priced em sensible at £100....................theres a nutter on Ebay, who has a set for £995 FFS??!!! He will never sell em at that price.
  4. Ha Ha Ha.......................of course, those gits were a lot slimmer back then...too many bottles of wine an pork pies...looks like it has took its toll on em...but i bet they are still hungry for a bargain!
  5. All great cars well done. Ive also left notes on windscreens...most of the time, nothing comes of it. But it can lead to good conversations, with like minded/enthusiasts, which is always good.
  6. On the "flip side of the coin"...I had 2 young blokes knock on my door once (approx. 15 years ago) They asked me if my H.reg Honda Legend V6 Coupe was for sale, an also was my Red Ford Fiesta (1980 stylee) V or W. reg i think?!...................I had lost my mojo on both cars, they had sat there for far too long, covered in shit, no MOT, rusting away. I said for a laugh (thinking these young blokes havent got a pot to piss in) give me £300 cash today, an drive both cars away. I thought that was the last i would see of them!!! A couple of hours past, sure enough, they came back, with fresh petrol an a couple of batteries...............................they drove both cars away, an i looked at the £300 cash in my hand, an thought, fuuuuuuuuuck, those guys just bought the bargain of the century...the bloody number plate on the Fiesta was worth more than £300!!! Its "Swings an R/abouts". 😀
  7. Classic, nice one. A great car, an a great story/ending too. I guess my best one to date, involves a Volvo (what else!!!). Some years ago, my son told me about an "orange volvo" full of rubbish, covered in mould etc etc, sitting at the bottom of a driveway. He had spotted it whilst doing his paper round, an it was a 5 minute walk from our house!! I kept driving past said house, but i couldnt see it because the driveway was long, an it was behind a nice Honda Coupe, an in front of that, a Volvo 940 estate. Xmas eve, an i was going that way......................looks towards the house(im driving my C70 T5) an the guy was washing his 940...so after driving past, i though feck it, no time like the present, so i drive back, introduce myself, we have a good chat about Volvos, then i ask about his other Volvo at the bottom of his drive. I still cant really see the car, but as we walk down towards it, my heart starts to thump some. Sure enough, it orange alright................................its only the all singing, all dancing, Saffron V70R AWD for fucks sake!!! After much chat, chin wagging, tyre kicking, haggling, ive bought the car......................what are the bloody chances of finding such a Volvo, right on my doorstep like this, a chance in a lifetime for sure. The car has sat there for 3 years, fuel pump, matrix, an rear prop needed, as well as other stuff too. I remember seeing this very same car for sale (a decade or more ago) 15 miles away, i drove past the bloody thing, but the price was far too rich for me. Got it home, spent 2 to 3 full solid days cleaning it.....................it came up nice too. Should never had sold that car..................................oh well.
  8. As you know, you will never know, unless you ask......you dont ask, you dont get.......................Whats the worst that can happen???...I guess, maybe someone set the dogs on your ass. I knocked for a GLS Starlet late last year (it was red too, it matched my Starlet)...the guy asked his wife to come out and look at both cars next to each other (yes, i had the balls to park in his feckin driveway)...they laughed at both red Starlets next to each other. I asked him to remove all the shit out of his car (politely) charge up the battery, an i would be back in the morning to buy/collect. He even put some petrol in it...I asked him if he wouldnt mind driving the car 4 miles to my house, he said no problems. I had watched that car for about 6 months, it had only moved once on the driveway...It was in a very nice area, hence me having the cheek to park on his driveway. He was only too happy, that someone was able to buy this Starlet (it had no MOT) and make use of it. Each situation is different...it helps if you can "read" people...I tend to get people laughing, put them at ease, crack a few jokes............................then kick em in the nuts over their price.😀
  9. Cheers, yeah, i didnt want to appear too keen, i was just relaxed about it. Im mid 50's, ive been knocking/calling for stuff since the late 1980's. Ive never had any grief off of anyone..............but then, i do come across as polite as fuck. My youngest son is really shy, im hoping to get him to come out of his shell, an just talk to complete strangers, so ive had him join me, on a few knocks, show him the ropes an stuff. This Corolla was parked in front of shops/businesses...the owner was well spoken/had plenty of money..............you have to choose the right situations...Im not gonna knock for anything in a rough as fuck area.................although, i bought a nice antique bookcase off a woman in a rough area...but thats another story I tend to greet people, as they greet me..................people find it hard to show aggression, towards politeness. Ive had people ask about my cars(on my drive in the past)...its just one of those things.
  10. Ordinarily, that would be a good/better option...but dont forget, it wasnt up for sale, its her 8 years/daily driver, so, she probably loves her G6. It will no doubt pass its MOT, an she will carry on driving it.
  11. Thats a beauty...it is also "sporting" the rare boot spoiler too.
  12. Not Ebay, but this guy seems to like his Xantias, an im sure there could be a few fans of these on AS. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202001106008621?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&seller-type=private&sort=distance&year-to=2000&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=me206qh&price-to=1500&radius=100&page=7
  13. Round 2...goes to the Starlet. Better brakes/suspension/ride/power etc...............................but lets see what is what, after 5000 miles in the Starlet...the Micra didnt miss a beat (when clocking up the 5000 miles). The Starlet looks like it will need a Starter Motor soon enough??? it sometimes clicks/fails to engage.
  14. No, this is not a fail on an old knock knock joke. Its my 1st of the new year, knock/begging for a car type thread/situation...I dont do this sort of thing that often, but if i see a car i like (even if it shows no signs of being for sale) i will knock on various doors to find the owner, an ask them politely, if said car could be for sale. Most of the time, i fail, but once or twice, i do get lucky. I cant be alone in this knocking game...so come on guys, tell us the best (or worst) knocking/begging for a car story, that you have had yourselves??? The car in question, was a R. Reg. Toyota Corolla G6...it caught my eye(being the G6 version)...looked a little rough around the edges, dirty as shit, but since i bought 2 Starlets last year, im kinder looking at Toyotas in a new light now (normally i knock for pre 2000 Volvos). So, after knocking on 3 doors, i find the owner, shes 55 years plus, has owned the car for 8 years, an its her daily driver, she tells me the MOT is due end of the month...an how much would i pay for her car...I dont talk numbers/money with her, just laugh an say, "As long as you dont wants 1000's for it, i may be interested, lets see how it goes for its MOT". I "Slip her" my phone number an 1st name, shake her hand, jump back into my Harlot (Starlet)...an drive back to work. Will she call me back? I doubt it...................................but you never know your luck.
  15. volvoman

    my spots.....

    Great spotting thread...a lot of these are in Kent too!! I should keep an eye out, for all the pre 2000 Volvos you see on your travels!....................Ive bought a few Volvos myself, by leaving my contact details on their windscreens. 😀
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