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  1. I had the same when selling a dishwasher on there! Considering it was 6 months old and £50, I can’t believe how many people tried to haggle me down to £40. I must have had 6 or 7 messages with one person, it went quiet for a bit and he replied later with “I bought a new one” I bet that cost you more than £50!
  2. It’s in America but a good opportunity to make your own Coyote from Hardcastle & McCormick https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/538418447902951/
  3. I made this Scalextric one a few years ago, thought it was brilliant but nobody else agreed
  4. I thought this was a stylised version of a Lotus Elise with the middle pinched in But it’s got gullwing doors so I forgive it https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265657526147?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=cGxgirSFQeS&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  5. Sand Scorcher😀 Maybe you could do an electric conversion with an RS540 motor and a 7.2 volt Ni-Cad https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255527500639?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=SpO-nJU-Ssy&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  6. Or, first casualties will be food and paying bills. It’s probably an excellent time to launch a credit card👍
  7. garethj

    Car chases

    I must have missed the update in the Roadcraft book where it suggests police drivers should handbrake it as often as possible
  8. plus electric conversion 👍
  9. Electric motorbike? Another, exactly the same but less fucked?
  10. I’ve only got one car so I can generally keep it in my head. MoT time is usually £2-300, a service is about the same and a couple of tyres a year is perhaps £150. That’s around £700 a year but depreciation is usually £250 a year so it’s all good. I do a lot of miles so fuel costs are most important for me - around £2500. The difference between 30mpg and 60mpg is very significant
  11. The way the top one fits over the bottom one with the bigger gap at the end is the specification for their panel gaps😀
  12. Yes, a few. While I sometimes wish I still had them, at the time it was the only thing I could do due to circumstances. Not too dissimilar to you - you just know it’s got to go. Life is about choices, not all of them are win-win unfortunately. You’re not owning the car to get somewhere, you’re owning it to help you feel good. If that stops happening, selling is ok and will hopefully let you enjoy something else in future
  13. The red wine goes in the teapot 👍
  14. I’ve done a few more fill-ups in this, a couple have been half a tank because of local panic buying and sometimes I’ll do 100 miles in a day. Worst mpg was 45 which probably meant I overfilled the tank, most have been upper 50s to the gallon which is pretty good as I’ve given my daughter some driving lessons and 20 attempts at parallel parking isn’t great for fuel economy. Average so far is 59mpg which I’m sure I can improve on a consistent commute. Brakes are done too; a sticking piston overheated one disc which warped it but fresh discs and pads feels much better. Also needed a brake light bulb, the unreliable piece of junk
  15. I remember those, and boats too. Back when I was 5 it seemed obvious that all they needed to work was 10 pence, but actually how did the battery manage to last all day?
  16. I remember these being rusty in the early 90s. A nice shape though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325151134147?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=tKIpXkCvT7m&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  17. I had a 740 like this and it was bloody lovely. 2.3 engine with manual box, heated seats too. My impression of owning it was something incredibly well made https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194984883420?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=pO_h6UUfQte&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  18. 7 seater diesel Montego https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144506820601?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=8Wo9uaxbRNK&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  19. Come in, Zebra 3 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185389319158?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=Cc6su3AyS2C&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  20. I guessed it was XK-based as they have a separate chassis, didn’t realise Ghia made some. Good spot!
  21. LOL at “MILEAGE BELIEVED GENUINE” These things were run every day so the chances of it having 50,000 on the clock is precisely zero. When mine had an engine rebuild it needed a new cam chain and there’s none of this nonsense simplex or duplex chain here - it’s got a triplex chain. How many miles for that to wear out? They’ve all got big miles and they hide it well until you start poking about. Having said all that, what an absolute hoot to drive
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