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Lord Sterling

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    "Radio Raheem"

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    Worcestershire, Isle of Wight or Brussels
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    Rover 800s and other 80s/90s and some 00s luxobarges.


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  1. Glad you liked the Celica Supra @Dick Longbridge The pop-up headlights pop up when the front suspension is pressed down on. I think I bought it as a job lot with a Corgi Black Mercedes 190e-16. I thought the Toyota was an unusual model. Here is a few more from my collection. I have more but they are carefully packed away and I am working at the moment.
  2. Loving the Pug content. Got my own Pug fairly sorted and I am becoming quite enamoured with it. Like the seat change, its something I'm considering. I've always liked the fluted leather of big Peugeots. It reminds me of the seats in my KV6 Sterling. Its definately on the list but maybe at a later date.
  3. Nice! I live near Kidderminster so Wall Heath isn't far from me. Its a delightful little place but used mostly as through route into Kingswinford/Dudley/Wolverhampton. When I did the swap, I went for a little walk around Wall Heath. Ma and Pa Sterling had friends in Kingswinford back in the late 80s and early 90s, we lived in Telford then ans used to use the rabbit run quite often.
  4. Yep, indeed I did. Are you local or did you get the info by a bit of detective work 😉
  5. Wow. I've done stuff to this car and most of it has been fairly easy 😮 Last pay day I bought a bumper finishing trim and a wheel to match my odd rear wheel. The bumper tag was a bit of a faff. It was cheap for a reason. But I managed to get it on and there (hopefully) it'll stay. I rarely get out these days and get bored of sitting at home. I no longer have use of a driveway but have found a small (tight) area I can safely keep the car. My drivers door has always clicked twice loudly when opening. I thought I needed a new check strap. Then a few days ago w
  6. Sharpies are pretty good pens. I recently bought myself a silver and bronze pen (I actually bought the silver one and the bronze one was included thankfully) I like add some detail to a model car to make it look more realistic if colours to lights/trim were not added. Hence the Silver, Bronze and Orange pens. Black and red were already part of my arsenal. The Toyota above originally had bronze/gold stripe down the side but this had worn away over time. So the bronze sharpie brought it back. The Jaguar side pillars and MG Maestro front grill should be silv
  7. I'm interested in the black tyre-less car in this pic. What is it and how much?
  8. Some new additions to my fleet of model cars: First off the Matchbox Super Kings Mercedes 190e 2.3-16: I picked up this specific one in white because in the mid-80s as a kid, my dad, Fatha_Sterling bought me one at a local shop Telford where we lived, in fact, there exists a photo of my Dad holding me up in the shop and pointing to the cars on sale then when we were buying that very model of car. I don't know what happened to my original 190 but I remember it being white and I had for a very long time, way into the late 90s. But by that time it was very playwor
  9. That is indeed correct. I did loads of stuff to that car and in the end someone just drove into me trying to pull a u-turn without checking their mirror. I kept it for a while after thinking I coukd try and get it sorted but alas things got so tight I had to sell. The best and most enjoyable car I ever had.
  10. Oh dear. I had one id these and loved it. It was cruely taken away from me one day 😢 First dibs?
  11. Yep! Sorted out the door. No more clicking for the check strap! All it needed was one nut tightening and another added and tightened. Silver nut at the bottom is the newly added nut. Silent door opening and closing now in motion. Wheel has been unwrapped, cleaned and put into the boot. I haven't got my breaker bar so will grab on my next day off and swap the wheel over. The tyre on it is almost like new but one of those craply named 'Goodride' tyre. Its a lot better than the one on the incorrect alloy which is starting to crack along the sidewall.
  12. Hmmm. I might* be able to sort out the clicking check-strap on the drivers door of the 407. Out of interest I was looking at it yesterday and noticed that one of the 10mm nuts were missing and other was very loose. I tightened up one with a handy 10mm spanner I keep in the car and the closing and opening the door was much quieter. I have some spare 10mm nuts so will try and fit one after work. Edit* Replacement wheel has just arrived: The tyre is better than one currently on it. Sadly the badge is missing but I could probably grab one off the current wheel or somethin
  13. Boring car stuff. Bit by bit I am returning or repairing stuff on the boring modern Peugeot 407. Rear bumper has always looked like this: So I bought a trim piece in the right colour. The cheapest one in the right colour had a bit of paint damage which I didn't really mind given the cheaper price. It arrived but had a clip holder missing and a holder tag. Ah well, whatever: Now, the bumper has previously been damaged in the area which explains the missing trim piece, no biggie, but fitting the piece was easy, too easy that it'd easily fall off given a big jolt.
  14. I put 1 as I only count 1 "legally on the road" as it says "available for use" some of my cars would be "available for use" after some money and time spent on it.
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