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  1. Not owned that many estates as there was never the need. I have had several over the past years which amount to the following The Audi was a 2.2 facelift model The E30 was a 316i The ovlov remains with me The X5 was a 3.0 petrol, sold during the "fuel crisis" The X3 remains on fleet.
  2. You learn something new everyday. I never knew of the Grangemouth airport, even though I have been there many many times.
  3. No So long as fuel is available then I will continue to buy what I want. Saint Greta and the likes will not dictate to me what I drive. For all the cities that ban older vehicles - their loss as I won’t visit them. I’ll go bc elsewhere.
  4. Ford Fiasco - (Festa) Ford Grandad Mercedes - stuttgart taxis
  5. On the subject of WD, the most laughable for me were the 325 Touring where MB told the buyer it had been fitted with a new stainless steel exhaust. The other one was the two tone crapi - rattled canned by Ed. Even in the finished shots the wings were as distinctive as black on white. Absolute piles of cack. Very, very few lasted more than a year or two after the programmes.
  6. A 320ise I bought for £70 14 years ago. Unfortunately the tin worm caught up with it this year. The spares from it made well into four figures, meaning a very cheap 25k+ miles from it. Another one years ago was a Mk1 Cortina 1200, bought for £55 and sold 18 months later for £125. Very little done to it during those 18 months.
  7. I always take a print of the email receipt when taxing, just to prove it, in case the tax database doesn't update straight away.
  8. I had an old 2500 back in the early 90s. It was MAS 9R - now on a Harley (?). It had lived all its life on the Isle of Skye before I purchased it and had only covered 33k upon purchase. I used it as a wedding car for a little while then sold it on to a chap in Houston - who did the same. Nice car to drive for the size of it.
  9. 4 star recently advertised a Touring 325 for over £12 big ones. Seems like it went for near that. 🤯 It wasn't me gov, but I know a man that did.
  10. BTW, the 323 came in 139 or 150bhp flavours. It had rear discs and 51mm struts. The 320 had drum rear brakes, unless specified with ABS.
  11. I've just scrapped a 90 320. The tin worm had munched through the sunroof drain pipes leading to lots of water entering the cabin. It had also eaten the sills, under the sill covers and the final straw was the NSR spring mount rotted out. Still, it's turning out to be a nice little earner and someone kindly took away the shell for free. I hadn't done badly out of it. Bought it 14 years ago for £70.
  12. Must be around that time, I remember the Transatlantic trophy been cancelled at Mallory Park, due to snow.
  13. Ahhh yes I remember the square well as it is in the photo. The BMW is Inverness registered, so likely to have been sold by Calterdon.
  14. hennabm

    RR P38

    I considered one - but due to reports similar to those found in this thread I decided against it. Instead I bought the X5 3.0i. All I can say is that some of the issues are the same as they are very much the same underneath. Electrical issues certainly are a bugbear, rear air bags and BM54 module. Even though mine is only a straight six the mpg is around 16 - 24mpg. The V* version from BMW is around 8 - 14mpg. Old 4x4s of the era, by the time we get hold of them will have been neglected and maintained only by distress. This of course leads to some of the issues then encountered. Like me, it then takes time and money to sort. The return is a lovely driving position and a good solid car beneath you and the noise of the car - especially if a petrol V8. You pay your money and take your chance. Just try to find the best you can for your budget.
  15. Ok, so let me think; 1 pot Several mopeds - mainly SS50s 2 pot DAF 33 Fiat Twinair Punto 3 pot I've driven several 4 pots missing a pot at the time. I have had my paws round a small number of 3 pots including the Daihatsu type thing and the later BMW engine (yuk). 4 pot Many, including the boxer Alfa engine; V4 Fords; VW including Karmann Ghia. 5 pot I once had an Audi 100 2.2 Avant. A great engine. 6 pot A good number of BMWs including 3 on fleet all with 6 pots under the bonnet. BMW M1 - yes really. E type 6 pot. D series turbo and none turbo Volvo B10M R series coaches 8 pot D series Perkins V8 Rover SD1 Rover P6 3500 None reciprocating engine types; RO80 - still had the original engine. This was brought in to the Ford dealership where I was working as a Px. I had to service it for resale. BMW I3.
  16. May I ask what these are going for now in a similar condition to the photo?
  17. I love the look of the BBS style wheels. But, having got an E30 with them on, the downside is keeping the buggers clean.
  18. The majority I have seen all have black satin sills. Even if they have factory sill covers on, beneath them they are satin black.
  19. Currently 6 - all set and ready to go - but only 1 taxed. The one on the road does the least miles per gallon....
  20. The above work previously mentioned was joined by a new viscous fan coupling, before I got my car back today. I know these cars are expensive - but I think even the specialist repairers see an X5 and add noughts to the bill....
  21. Unfortunately not. I sold off all my meccano back in 2000 at Ingliston toy swap meet. There was a set 10 as well with the multikits. There are something sin life you regret doing - yep this is one of mine.....
  22. Hi Kiltox Don't know how yours is getting on but mine has now developed a couple more leaks. Not from any previous repairs - ohhh no. This time it is the oil filter housing to block gasket and a power steering pipe that have joined forces and decided to pollute the underside of the car. Thankfully no further than the under tray as yet. Another William heading my way.
  23. Looking at the Dinky catalogue reminded me. In the TV times around the launch of the crane multikit, there was a competition to name the bridges pictured. The prize being the crane multikit. I only went and won one. That added to the army and highway kits I already had.
  24. Ahh memories, thank you. I used to have the exact same combination. The cab I found was interchangeable with the TK and I used to to pull the car transporter and the excavator trailer as well, at times. Looking good there, Amishtat.
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