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    danthecapriman got a reaction from PiperCub in Anyone know stuff about vans?   
    I've got a 60 reg Sprinter company van. I've had it from new and although it's reasonably nice to drive and not uncomfortable to sit in I wouldn't buy one of my own.
    They don't seem anywhere near as tough as a Transit (which it replaced, 52 reg) I'm sure the bodywork is made from wet paper as they really are flimsy and get dinged and bent very easily. The paintwork (metallic blue) is very thin and chips very easily. The interior doesn't feel very robust, my one is ok at the moment but my work mates identical van is falling apart inside. The steering wheels are disintegrating and the drivers seats are worn through on the outer edges. Not very good as neither van has managed even 40k miles yet! Mine has the 2.1 diesel and it's utterly gutless, especially when towing. It's so bad that even my own 2.0 petrol pinto powered mk2 Transit can out perform it!
    Although mines been faultless reliability wise, the company I work for have hundreds of these and the reliability of some has ranged from brand new engines overheating, ecu's dying, dpf's dying and even clogging solid!
    On the plus side, they drive ok, look ok and are rear wheel drive still.
     
    The mk6 Transit I had before the Sprinter was pretty good. It was a 52 reg 2.4tdci and managed 150k miles. It wasn't as comfy as the Sprinter, the seats were utter shit! And the dmf issue never went away. Mine had to have new clutch, dmf, starter motor every couple of years ( I think towing heavy trailers and driving on rough ground doesn't do them any favours!) the bodywork on them was good and seemed to resist damage well, although the cab steps and sills were just starting to rust when mine got replaced. It went very well, seemed to pull much better than the Sprinter and towed better too. Overall if it were my own money I'd buy a Transit.
     
    I've also had several of my own Transit mk4 and 5 smileys in both short and long wheel bases. Now these are proper vans! They can take some abuse! The 2.5 DI is IMHO the best diesel engine ever! They never break and are piss easy to work on, long lived too. Although they do sound a bit unrefined. The only issue is rust. The best thing with these is to find a good, solid one and pump it fat with cavity wax and underseal. That's what I did with my last one and it never rusted after that! As you can tell I really rate these, and it's without doubt where I'd spend my money.
    I've got a mk2 Transit 2.0 petrol now, and as great as it is they are a bit antiquated now both in how they drive and how they are made. It feels like driving a big old van, not like newer stuff that feels much more car like. They have no pas, or air con, or much else really! A heater and a radio if your lucky! Mine is part way through camper conversion at the moment. It's definitely the best van I've had but even so I can imagine driving one everyday would become hard work and soon loose it's novelty value!
     
    Here's some pics after all that bollocks!
    Here's my mk2.
     

     
    And my last smiley.
     

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    danthecapriman got a reaction from oman5 in Anyone know stuff about vans?   
    I've got a 60 reg Sprinter company van. I've had it from new and although it's reasonably nice to drive and not uncomfortable to sit in I wouldn't buy one of my own.
    They don't seem anywhere near as tough as a Transit (which it replaced, 52 reg) I'm sure the bodywork is made from wet paper as they really are flimsy and get dinged and bent very easily. The paintwork (metallic blue) is very thin and chips very easily. The interior doesn't feel very robust, my one is ok at the moment but my work mates identical van is falling apart inside. The steering wheels are disintegrating and the drivers seats are worn through on the outer edges. Not very good as neither van has managed even 40k miles yet! Mine has the 2.1 diesel and it's utterly gutless, especially when towing. It's so bad that even my own 2.0 petrol pinto powered mk2 Transit can out perform it!
    Although mines been faultless reliability wise, the company I work for have hundreds of these and the reliability of some has ranged from brand new engines overheating, ecu's dying, dpf's dying and even clogging solid!
    On the plus side, they drive ok, look ok and are rear wheel drive still.
     
    The mk6 Transit I had before the Sprinter was pretty good. It was a 52 reg 2.4tdci and managed 150k miles. It wasn't as comfy as the Sprinter, the seats were utter shit! And the dmf issue never went away. Mine had to have new clutch, dmf, starter motor every couple of years ( I think towing heavy trailers and driving on rough ground doesn't do them any favours!) the bodywork on them was good and seemed to resist damage well, although the cab steps and sills were just starting to rust when mine got replaced. It went very well, seemed to pull much better than the Sprinter and towed better too. Overall if it were my own money I'd buy a Transit.
     
    I've also had several of my own Transit mk4 and 5 smileys in both short and long wheel bases. Now these are proper vans! They can take some abuse! The 2.5 DI is IMHO the best diesel engine ever! They never break and are piss easy to work on, long lived too. Although they do sound a bit unrefined. The only issue is rust. The best thing with these is to find a good, solid one and pump it fat with cavity wax and underseal. That's what I did with my last one and it never rusted after that! As you can tell I really rate these, and it's without doubt where I'd spend my money.
    I've got a mk2 Transit 2.0 petrol now, and as great as it is they are a bit antiquated now both in how they drive and how they are made. It feels like driving a big old van, not like newer stuff that feels much more car like. They have no pas, or air con, or much else really! A heater and a radio if your lucky! Mine is part way through camper conversion at the moment. It's definitely the best van I've had but even so I can imagine driving one everyday would become hard work and soon loose it's novelty value!
     
    Here's some pics after all that bollocks!
    Here's my mk2.
     

     
    And my last smiley.
     

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    danthecapriman got a reaction from gordonbennet in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from eddyramrod in manchester transport society heaton park today   
    Some seriously nice motors there.
    Old buses are awesome, they just look shit and boring now. I really love those old 70's coaches too, they just look perfect to me, such a shame you don't see many of them nowadays.
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from eddyramrod in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Yes, but the man on the advert said Mar-kee so it must be true!
    Besides it's an american car so the american pronunciation is correct?
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from eddyramrod in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    The car that beat the car that beat the 34 thousand dollar limousine. Just found the original 1973 tv advert on YouTube!
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGfrqHC3MU&sns=em
     
    Oooh steel belted radial tyres, I'm sold!
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    danthecapriman reacted to Sudsprint in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Totally hypnotic.
     

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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Cavcraft in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Ive been looking to get some yank iron for some time but always found the choice of cars already in the uk a bit restricted, plus alot seem to be less than standard condition wise!
    So, Ebay US was consulted!
    I had no plans to go for any specific make, model, year etc and just scanned through everything. I should probably add that my budget hadnt even been considered either!
     
    I like muscle cars, but nothing really jumped out so I kept looking. Then the idea of going down the 'full size' route led me to a slightly unusual choice, the Mercury Marquis!
     
    To cut a short story even shorter, I saw it, loved it and bought it there and then!
     
    Shes a 1973 vintage brougham, with a monster 429ci Ford V8. Spent almost all its life in Georgia only notching up 80 thousand odd miles. Its unrestored and original.
     
    Few pics pinched from the ebay ad:

     

     

     
    Just sorting out the shipping, then itll be on its way over!
    Importing cars is totally new to me so hopefully it all goes well, and most importantly doesnt take long! I want to drive this before the roads get too shitty!
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Cavcraft in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Sigmund Fraud in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman reacted to garethj in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Good luck with the collection, you'll feel like a million bucks driving home!
     
    If you want some huge Yank shite, but on a more manageable scale, here's some 1972 stuff in 1:32 scale
     

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    danthecapriman reacted to Sudsprint in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    You need to bring it to the Chatham American Car Meeting (first Thurs of the month) - huge turnout last week
     

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    danthecapriman got a reaction from garethj in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from NorfolkNWeigh in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    The car that beat the car that beat the 34 thousand dollar limousine. Just found the original 1973 tv advert on YouTube!
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGfrqHC3MU&sns=em
     
    Oooh steel belted radial tyres, I'm sold!
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from oman5 in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Junkman in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    The car that beat the car that beat the 34 thousand dollar limousine. Just found the original 1973 tv advert on YouTube!
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGfrqHC3MU&sns=em
     
    Oooh steel belted radial tyres, I'm sold!
  17. Like
    danthecapriman got a reaction from Junkman in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman reacted to STUNO in Huge Yank shite bought!   
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    danthecapriman reacted to RoadworkUK in I am at Beaulieu Autojumble Surrounded By Rust.   
    Hello again.
     
    I've eaten my £9.95 Pizza at the Holiday Inn Express. To help me out by addressing any doubts I may have had as regards the quality of my evening meal, the description of it on the menu as "Chicago Town Pepperoni Pizza" reassured me that it would be exactly the same as the one I enjoyed at home after buying it in Iceland for three quid.
     
    On with the show.
     

     
    Mint V.Late MK1 Tranny pickup, ideal for driveway tarmacadam purveyors with pride in their appearance circa 1990.
     

     
    This E-Type was advertised as being sold with a fresh MOT, which means you can basically drive as is, and inspires my next question:
     
    Is there any more cool vehicle to drive than a shabby E-Type? No. There isn't. Oh, apart from this:
     

     
    This Alvis is pre-59, which is handy. I reckon I'd paint the edges of all the holes with Kurust, varnish the whole thing and drive as is.
     

     
    1960'S MAGAZINES £1 EACH FUCKTONNES OF THEM. Splurge
     

     
    Actually the C64 was Seven pound. Astoundingly my desire to own this is balanced perfectly by the importance of my not buying it. It is ESSENTIAL that I don't bring another "Historic" piece of home electronics back to the fort where it will sit in our second bedroom along with the Atari ST, the Sega Saturn and the SNES not being used and gathering dust.
     
    I'll probably buy it tomorrow.
     

     
    Will you take the hideous red rubber-bumpered abortion or the pert little well maintained yellow beauty for your fifteen hundred quid?
     
    The choice is all yours.
     

     
    Crivens. This is my entry for this years "Contraptions of Guaranteed Peril" shortlist. Lets just zoom in on the bit where it all goes a bit fucking mental.
     

     
    The "Wall Auto Wheel" is not something I've ever come across before but I reckon it would be a giggle to attatch one to a kiddies bicycle in lieu of stabilizers.
     

     
    This is a switch panel from a Sea King heli and I actually bought it and am going outside RIGHT NOW to hack my dashboard around and fit it in my Rover, because it's got all digital readouts and flashing neons. And everything's labelled using a Dymo. I'm going to label everything in my car using a Dymo, like SPEEDOMETER, VOLUME, ARMREST etc.
     

     
    If an eight wheeled DS with an SM sitting on the back doesn't cause you involuntary penile palpitations then you should feel ashamed of yourself. Yoghurt dropped literally everywhere.
     

     
    Granny MK2 Estate is the CORRECT way to arrive at Beaulieu. Sheer class.
     

     
    FUNNIEST THING I EVER SAW. Actually I've seen number plates with both POO and NOB on them, and laughed uncontrollably for at least 24hrs both times.
     

     
    I bought a MK1 Honda Prelude and I have literally no regrets whatsoever. Opening doors, tilting seats, £2. BARG.
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    danthecapriman reacted to RoadworkUK in I am at Beaulieu Autojumble Surrounded By Rust.   
    Hello.
     
    I'm at the Beaulieu Autojumble, somewhere I've never been before. It's world famous; folk from all four corners of the Globe come here in the hope of locating some arcane, bewildering component from their 1909 St Rhone Pointless Du Croissant 3CV. It's enormous. From where I'm standing it appears to stretch all the way to the Mediterranean.
     
    I'll take photographs of the autojumbliness of it all later, but first:- Some Cars.
     

     
    This is an XR4i. You can tell that because it's being leant on by a man with an arm full of tattoos. It's being sold for £Two Large under the proud boast that it's in original condition.
     
    A question for the assembled:- Is that a valid excuse for not replacing the manky, rusty front foglights?
     

     
    This is a Cadillac Seville, hailed as the first sort-of-compact Cadillac. It's still humungous but only the size of an Invincible class aircraft carrier rather than a Nimitz class. It was 4 SALE here but I didn't make a note of how much money for.
     
    My guess is that you're not in the market anyway, so you're probably cool with that.
     

     
    NOT a Cortina. A Taunus, all Lefthooky and driven here from Sweden via some form of boat.  I think it was for sale for like three thousand Euros or something but I didn't make a note because as far as I'm concerned that's a million pounds.
     
    I can check TOMOZ if anybody wants to WIN ALL OF TIME with an epic collection fred FROM SWEDEN.
     

     
    Most best is that you can see a little red button on the right of the centre console for the ARCTIC TUNDRA BUMWARMERS.
     
    Magnificent. Buy it!!!!!
     
    Or. Buy this:
     

     
    It's a Volvo 360GLE from that period where they had increased their elegance fourfold by getting rid of the gopping headlights. It's really really clean, this. 
     

     
    It, too, is for sale, for an amount of money that I made absolutely no record of, but I don't mind because I know that one of you bastards would end up welding the diff, slamming it and treating it as the drift weapon it truly is. THIS PLACE etc.
     

     
    This is would be a very nice E24 six-series if it hadn't been painted with Clover margarine. Hold out yer ahnd; £13K.
     

     
    I bet you were all worried that there'd be no 800 content in this thread. Well, you're welcome. It's a '97 Sterling KV6 with its transmission set up to accommodate the monolegged. It's done 83k, which is 17 more than mine. (Massive Personal Victory) It's got an imitation vinyl roof, too, which is novel.
     

     
    RONG RIMS M8. In fact there's wrongness all over this car, some of it possibly involving a bodyshop employee on a huge caffiene rush and a compulsion for finding new bits of car to paint. The tidemark was applied pre-emptively.
     

     
    One for our resident sphere-lickers here. This was very, very clean on the outside...
     

     
    ...and the loony early BX dash is intact, complete with chrome fronted Tandy radio cassette.
     

     
    GT. You knows it.
     
    MOAR soon.
     
     
     
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from fordperv in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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    danthecapriman got a reaction from Squire_Dawson in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
  23. Like
    danthecapriman got a reaction from eddyramrod in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
  24. Like
    danthecapriman got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Ive been looking to get some yank iron for some time but always found the choice of cars already in the uk a bit restricted, plus alot seem to be less than standard condition wise!
    So, Ebay US was consulted!
    I had no plans to go for any specific make, model, year etc and just scanned through everything. I should probably add that my budget hadnt even been considered either!
     
    I like muscle cars, but nothing really jumped out so I kept looking. Then the idea of going down the 'full size' route led me to a slightly unusual choice, the Mercury Marquis!
     
    To cut a short story even shorter, I saw it, loved it and bought it there and then!
     
    Shes a 1973 vintage brougham, with a monster 429ci Ford V8. Spent almost all its life in Georgia only notching up 80 thousand odd miles. Its unrestored and original.
     
    Few pics pinched from the ebay ad:

     

     

     
    Just sorting out the shipping, then itll be on its way over!
    Importing cars is totally new to me so hopefully it all goes well, and most importantly doesnt take long! I want to drive this before the roads get too shitty!
  25. Like
    danthecapriman got a reaction from Vantman in Huge Yank shite bought!   
    Well it's time for another update on this, ITS READY!!
     
    I got the call on Friday that this is finally ready to collect, about time aswell as it's almost a year since I bought it! The registration process went without a hitch, and I now have a nice new V5 for it and a reg number. It's funny reading the V5, where it says engine capacity, it reads 7000cc! Never had one that high before!
    Insurance was also all arranged easy enough. Classic car insurance for just under £200 a year.
     
    All being well, I will be going to get it this coming Friday (12th), so if anyone's likely to be on the M25 or A3 on Friday afternoon keep an eye out (and keep well out the way!) it should be an ace road trip and of course a collection thread will follow.
    I'll take a gerry can of petrol to get me to the nearest petrol station to avoid dragging shit into the carb (it's probably on fumes at the moment) and a jump starter just incase. Hopefully that should be all that's needed. I did get breakdown recovery with the insurance but hopefully won't be needing it.
     
    I really can't wait to see it for myself, and it has been a slow pain the arse to get to this point but it should be worth it in the end.
     
    Stay tuned for the omgepiccollectionfred...
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