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  1. I like Yustabee Marigolds - that sounds pretty genuine in my book
  2. To be fair, it's long gone - I dropped it to £3995 in the end and was consequently gone within 48 hours. Think it went at a good time as I've seen quite a few come up for less money since.
  3. There's an AutoAlex (Alex Kersten, ex-carthrottle) video on the way that will show some trying on of clothes! £950 in the end, to be fair I was only using eBay/Autotrader/Gumtree to look for them, so it's probably not even true. I'm sure someone's nan's friend's brother knows of one for sale in the classifieds section of the village paper for £800. I actually really like the way it drives, I must say. It's the pricing of spares that has me somewhat hooked already though - everything is available very cheap from Britpart or other brands (probably because it all needs replacing so often). I'm just making them myself at this point to get used to it, but I've so far enjoyed breaking down more in the Range Rover than I did in the Alfa the other day! Sills are actually okay, and all the jacking point blocks are not only present, but the metal they attach to is decent too. Boot floor is better than some I've seen, worse than others - nothing has fully perforated and it's passed a screwdriver test, so it'll be getting wire brushed, treated, painted, etc.
  4. Sorry to derail this thread slightly, but I've been negotiating terms on a shipment of track-only 195/50R15 tyres to come in direct from China. Because I'm meeting the MOQ of 500 tyres in the quotes, for an extra £0.53 per tyre, I can remove the "Zeknova RS606" brand/model, and have my own. Don't suppose any of you in this thread fancy making some suggestions?
  5. Slight thread change, we're not really motor-trading any decent tat (it's all new shite now) so I'll probably focus this on my own cars now. And I see no better way to start it than showing off my new Range Rover - the UK's cheapest, regardless of condition or running-status, at the time of purchase. Direct from the bailiff special, someone had racked up some bills they couldn't pay and as a result, this ended up at my local auction, still filled with all their personal belongings and with no key, and no documents. Some low-level designer clothes in the boot, and a glovebox full of central-African pop music - it really doesn't get any better than that. Had a key made for it, and prepared myself for the worst. Unlocked it, got in, and the alarm went off. Great start. Chucked the key in, switched to ignition, and the alarm stopped. Turned the key, and...IT STARTED. Not only did it start, it fired up and idled like a champ, with zero warning lights. Air con doesn't work, but the air suspension does (I was hopeful anyway as after a week sat at the auction, it hadn't sank). Not only that, but the maiden voyage lasted a whole nine miles before... The inevitable happened. Fuel injection warning, two seconds of limp mode and then a very composed transition from 'running' to 'non-running'. Luckily, my good friend Taylor has had his fair share of BMW M57-related breakdowns and issues, and thus pointed out that, with fuel at around 1/3 of a tank, I'd probably managed to buy a Range Rover with a non-functioning transfer pump in the tank, meaning one side of the saddle wasn't getting pushed to the other side - he was bang on, and with £20 of Esso's finest delivered through plastic spout, it fired up once again and, 175 miles later, has only rewarded me with: -Sticking NSR caliper -Increasing cranking times before starting -Key remote lock/unlock de-programming -Occasional vibration under acceleration I can just feel the joy and passion flowing through me for this project/labour of love/mistake/potential financial suicide. On the upside, a replacement caliper, rear discs and pads, tank pump, inline pump, air filter, oil filter, fuel filter, pollen filter and auto-box filter only come to around £180. Almost like they break a lot.
  6. You're working fast with that interior! Can't wait for the full photos once all in, it's a fantastic combination, as you rightly said.
  7. Again, there are 540i Sports for that money - but all have a sizeable snag list, or missing history, or are gone within less than a day. Having just watched a 535i Auto on eBay go for an end result on auction of 3680 with another 23k on it, and in Titan Silver over Grey leather, I reckon 4495 is pretty achievable. It's another one of those where there's a massive market disparity between 'alright' and 'good' examples.
  8. The ones with the separate indicator bit at the bottom, a la below.
  9. Strong money - £4495 on it - but I think the market knows what they're worth as soon as the arches aren't rotten, as I've managed to receive a couple calls just through the C&C ad today alone. I'd of course do an offer for Autoshiters as usual, but I've got an inkling it won't be hanging around.
  10. It's been a surprisingly busy few weeks, but finally remembered to put something in here. Firstly, as some of you may have seen on another post, my Twingo is a bit rotty. But fear not, as thanks to a handy fabricator friend, it'll likely be all sorted in a few weeks time. In the meantime, I'll show off the photo of it sitting on the new coilovers again, as it makes me quite happy. The Twingo Mk1 Owners club of the UK probably aren't very happy about it, as even the fact it's got the wrong headlights fitted appeared to put some of them into Defcon 1. Additionally, some actual motor trading has been going on. I even got the pleasure the other day of being offered a 'rot free' MX5 that a friend had recently purchased, which was, upon inspection, indeed remarkably rot free. Fair to say I wasn't interested in buying it for the absolute bargain price of double-scrap-money that it'd been offered for. At the other end of the spectrum, a rather nice BMW 535i that I picked up at ACA a couple weeks ago is now up for sale, although I can't pretend I didn't fancy keeping this one for myself just a little bit, as it's a cracking car to drive.
  11. I only do whole cars I'm afraid, and these days seem to end up doing less and less of them!
  12. It's survived remarkably well, this one. There was some scabbing on the sill but a quick go on it with a wire wheel has left me with some shiny metal and no hole, so I'm gonna say that's a win!
  13. Annoyingly I don't think you can retain an original plate, at least as far as I'm aware! Sadly yes, so it doesn't quite fit the bill of being totally shite
  14. I mean, if this isn't a proper bit of Autoshite, I'm not sure what is: Fiesta Finesse with the 1.3 Endura engine, on a massive - wait for it - 22k miles!
  15. At the moment, I've got the Zafira and Tiida available (the Tiida, I still maintain, is the ultimate cheap-motor-not-care-mobile), and a 2008 A3 1.9TDi about to have a cambelt and MOT. Still have the Infiniti G37s awaiting prep, although that's a bit of a pricey one! If he's desperate and just needs something dirt cheap with ticket, my next auction is Tuesday and there'll inevitably be something woeful available there
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