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    sierraman reacted to Split_Pin in Forum LCBL Star '05 Audi A8 D3 3.0TDi   
    I gave up on threads a while ago but I have wanted one of these cars since they were brand new, plus I think things might get interesting*. So here goes.
    So far I count myself as the EIGHTH AS member who has owned this, including the chap who posted it for sale in behalf of the then owner. I think that's pretty great. I hope when I die I return as a car that goes around the country bringing joy to a whole range of different owners.

    So far we've had 
    Jon.k
    Northernmonkey
    Robson3022
    Paulplom
    Kiltox
    83C
    Schaefft 
    Yours truly. 
    The first didn't technically own it, he simply posted it for sale on behalf of the owner who had originally wanted to scrap it because of a pulley on the engine which had come adrift. So kudos to John.k for saving what certainly feels like a car which had plenty of life left.
    In short (because it is documented elsewhere) it was owned by Westley Richards gunsmiths manufacturer in the West Midlands. It was a personal car to the directly and then used to chauffeur some very wealthy (like Arab Royalty wealthy) to and from the premises. 
    After Jon.k's arm was bitten off by NorthernMonkey, it passed through varioous members' hands and gave generally good service along the way.
    I promised myself I'd own it one day.

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    sierraman got a reaction from hammy in Daewoo Esperos   
    That’ll be the Daewoo! 
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    sierraman reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Feel like we need more than one pic...
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    sierraman reacted to Bren in Daewoo Esperos   
    Esperii?
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    sierraman reacted to angle in Shite in Miniature II   
    Did a pilgrimage with my kids today

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    sierraman reacted to Spottedlaurel in Shite in Miniature II   
    Or print on normal paper and cover the plate image with a bit of sellotape before cutting it out. The worst might be is that yellows a bit over time, either live with it (patina) or run off a new one. 
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    sierraman reacted to flat4alfa in Shite in Miniature II   
    Trial and error I think you’ll find, use a ruler and adjust the scaling % of what you’re sending to the printer.
    If you have a typical low-end inkjet printer and plain paper you might be disappointed
    If your local library/ school / college / just stop oil activists office could a run-off a sheet using their laser printer at high DPI onto glossy paper, even better.  Then you will be Pro.
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    sierraman reacted to Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    I use one of a range of custom number plate suppliers websites, screenshot the plate I have made, reduce it in MS paint or as an object in Word and there you have a free set of miniature plates in precisely the correct font 😉
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    sierraman reacted to bigstraight6 in Shite petrol stations   
    That’s superb, bonus points for lack of EV charging.
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    sierraman got a reaction from 500tops in More tax   
    Because Labour would have it all sorted out! 😂
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    sierraman got a reaction from 500tops in More tax   
    Labour will have it all sorted out for you! 
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    sierraman reacted to flat4alfa in Shite in Miniature II   
    Yes.  So you could over-fill with light oil that would then spray about and get up to the glazing and cloud the windows from the inside.
     A style later adopted by Cheech & Chong

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    sierraman reacted to flat4alfa in Shite in Miniature II   
    Yes at launch in 1956. Kicked Dinky into touch.
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    sierraman got a reaction from Uncle Jimmy in More tax   
    Who every time something doesn’t go right stands and says ‘I wouldn’t have done it like that’ but can’t explain what they would do or how they’d fund it? 
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    sierraman got a reaction from Richard_FM in More tax   
    Because Labour would have it all sorted out! 😂
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    sierraman got a reaction from Uncle Jimmy in More tax   
    This is the mentality you are dealing with that they think by putting up the tax a hundred quid a year will have you all running out and buying a £40,000 electric car. Life is very straightforward in the minds of a lot of the middle/upper class that are in Government. Simply put your hand in your pocket and spend your way out of the issue, I can honestly see a situation coming about where the average working person is put back to a position they’d be in the fifties where access to a car was unlikely unless you had a fair bit of wedge in your pocket. 
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    sierraman reacted to kevins in More tax   
    quite agree, until they come up with a plan as to how they are going to fund all these things they plan to do without raising taxes all I see is a even less competant lot than the Tories.
    What we all have to face up to is we saddled ourselves with an enourmous debt during covid (which all parties agreed with) and over the next few years we have to pay this back while trying to grow the economy and while maintaining things like the NHS,  it seems almost inevitable that whoever is in power will continue to raise taxes to one degree or another, I'm old enough to have lived through the Brown Blair era, those guys took taxation and partcularly stealth taxes to a new level.
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    sierraman reacted to sheffcortinacentre in More tax   
    They all shit in the same pot as my mum used to say.
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    sierraman got a reaction from Shite Ron in Shite petrol stations   
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    sierraman reacted to kevins in More tax   
    can't see the other parties being any better than the current incumbents, may be worse after all Labour did away with rolling historic all together last time.  I think George Gallaway summed it up well, they are  2 cheeks of the same arse! ( not that a I agree with much else he says).
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    sierraman got a reaction from warren t claim in Mk1 SEAT Ibiza & Malaga Register   
    I think if there was a Lonsdale it would have been spotted before now. 
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    sierraman got a reaction from RustHoarder2000 in Shite petrol stations   
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    sierraman got a reaction from RustHoarder2000 in Shite petrol stations   
    I use that one at Bridgewater occasionally. It’s got a load of ruins parked down the side, from memory a couple of old transits, a Skoda and a Commer van. There’s a kid that works in there that looks like Billy Idol. 
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    sierraman got a reaction from bigstraight6 in More tax   
    This is the mentality you are dealing with that they think by putting up the tax a hundred quid a year will have you all running out and buying a £40,000 electric car. Life is very straightforward in the minds of a lot of the middle/upper class that are in Government. Simply put your hand in your pocket and spend your way out of the issue, I can honestly see a situation coming about where the average working person is put back to a position they’d be in the fifties where access to a car was unlikely unless you had a fair bit of wedge in your pocket. 
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