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  1. I reckon I fancy a change. This is nice. Really, quite nice indeed. But regular readers will know I am growing keener on having a comfortable ride quality these days, and this has 17" wheels on. Wheels bigger than 15" are suitable only for bicycles. Hence, here's a roffle. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GOOD: Black Tan leather in good nice Dual zone climate control which works Heated leather front and rear It's the top spec 250BHP HOT one so it's not entirely slow Two good keys Memory seats Stack of history rivalling a CISSP textbook MOT until 03/08/2021 I'm getting 33 MPG from it. Everything works. BAD: Lacquer peel. The roof and bonnet have been resprayed at some point, and nearly all the lacquer has come off. I reckon 5 minutes with a jetwash would make it look matt and less noticeable. The exhaust has started blowing recently. I've not even looked at it, it's fine from the inside but throaty from the outside. It will need a small patch on the bottom of the wheel arch on one side, but looks nothing like as bad as the maroon one which was recently for sale on here. @davehedgehog31 reckons it sometimes uses a bit of oil. The owner previous to him had the turbo changed 50k ago (!) in an attempt to resolve this. However, I've found that generally it's not using oil any more than I might reasonably expect - say, half a pint every 1000 miles? The OSF wheelbearing drones at 50-55MPH. I don't do 50-55MPH anywhere, I'm either doing 30 or 80, so this hasn't affected me. However, there's a new wheelbearing for it in the boot. I'm THAT lazy. Given the SMOLL HOLES in the exhaust and wheelarch, I'm sure it's not worth as much as the marvellous looking one for sale on here elsewhere with the lower spec and smaller engine and wrong gearbag. So I reckon £12 a ticket, or three for £30. Sound alright? 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - @Andy F 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - @sdkrc 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - @Jim Bell 15 - 16 - @Andy F 17 - 18 - 19 - @Jim Bell 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - @sdkrc 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 36 - @cort1977 37 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - @Andy F 44 - 45 - @task 46 - 47 - 48 - 49 - @sdkrc 50 - 51 - 52 - 53 - @Jim Bell 54 - 55 - 56 - 57 - 58 - 59 -
  2. Not actually a roffle, sorry. What have been our best roffles? I quite liked winning a Lexus LS400..
  3. Six-Cylinder Entertains – Virtual Roffle of my Maserati BiTurbo As I can’t sing or dance I had to think up an alternative entertainment. I have noticed how much people enjoy a Roffle and obviously collection is difficult at the moment so I am holding a Roffle for one of my cars, the difference is it is virtual and no collection needed! You can dream for a short while of having a Maserati BiTurbo. I value the car at £5,000 so tickets are £84.00, usual format after all numbers are “sold” the bonus number of the next National Lottery draw is the winner To make it clear you will not get my Maserati at the end of it, neither will you have to pay £84 for a ticket. I do have a little treat for the winner as I have a 1:43 scale model of a Biturbo saloon to send them as a gift. If you are the winner and want to be taken out in the real one or maybe even have a short drive after lockdown I will be pleased to accommodate you. Up for Virtual Roffle is my : 1987 Maserati 425 biturbo saloon, 2.5 carburettor twin turbo V6 190 bhp and feels more because of a great wedge of torque in the mid range. 5 speed gearbox with dogleg 1st. Owned for 7 years. MOT 13th November 2020, but I believe it will benefit from having 6 months added to mean it will not need a fresh MOT until May 2021. Excellent running condition. Just 60, 000 miles, original leather book pack with service history to 48,000 miles then lots of invoices. Cambelt 2 years ago, brake callipers, recent pair of new tyres. Several rubber fuel lines replaced including the dangerous one that lives in the turbo pressure box. The Bodywork is always a bugbear with these and we have chased rust a couple of time, windscreen surround, front wings and boot floor. Now a very sound and tidy car if not prize winning. Of course there are some negatives: Radio/cassette is not working Wheels need refurbishing Some wear to the interior Idle a little high Electric boot release can be a bit problematical Bonnet 2nd catch release needs a clip. Limit one entry per shiter. Just pick your numbers! 1. brownnova 2. richardmorris 3. sickboy 4. Shite Ron 5. angle 6. Asimo 7. Chancer 8. Shep Shepherd 9. Eyersey1234 10. chaseracer 11. Flat4 12. jonathan_dyane 13. Crispian_J_Hotson 14. Cookiesonwest 15. loserone 16. Conan 17. Morris ItalSLX 18. TheDoctor 19. robinmasters 20. rantingYoof 21. Saabnut 22. outlaw118 23. Tim_E 24. Twiggy 25. cavcraft 26. Zelandeth 27. HMC 28. wack 29. vulgalour 30. reb 31. Talbot 32. Puddlethumper 33. RetrOnaut 34. Andyrew 35. eddramrod 36. meshking 37. Hairnet 38. Sir Chocolate Teapot 39. paulplom 40. wuvvum 41. rainagain 42. 83C 43. DVee8 44. Doctormop 45. dome 46. Floatylight 47. Springer 48. Nyphur 49. wgl2019 50. Spottedlaurel 51. Macscrooge 52. MikeR 53. New Pod 54. Skizzer 55.Three Speed 56. aldo135 57. Tigerfox 58. flat4alfa 59. LightBulbFun Remember you only win a 1:43 model, but there is nothing to pay to enter. No I don’t want to sell the BiTurbo this is just for fun.
  4. This roffle DOES NOT include two new genuine wings. They would be available to purchase by the winner, or I'll sell them separately. 12 months MOT 1 - @davehedgehog31 courtesy of @Jim Bell 2 - @loserone bought out by @CortinaDave paid 3 - @Supernaut paid 4 - @Iamgroot 5 - @sdkrc oaid 6 - @TheDoctor paid 7 - @Tickman paid 8 - @yes oui si paid 9 - @jamhowe paid 10 - @garbaldy paid 11 - @sdkrc paid 12 - @barefoot paid now @holbeck 13 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300 14 - @Tickman paid 15 - @loserone now @Lacquer Peel paid 16 - @jamhowe paid 17 - @sdkrc paid 18 - @Tickman courtesy of @Jim Bell 19 - @davehedgehog31 paid 20 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid 21 - @DodgyBastard paid 22 - @davehedgehog31 paid 23 - @barrett paid 24 - @Tamworthbay paid 25 - @TheDoctor paid 26 - @DodgyBastard paid 27 - @bramz7 paid 28 - @Iamgroot 29 - @garbaldy paid 30 - @Shirley Knott paid 31 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300 32 - @Jim BellBell's mate paid 33 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300 34 - @Shirley Knott paid 35 - @Jimbob McGregor paid 36 - @yes oui si paid 37 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid 38 - @Jimbob McGregor paid 39 - @jamhowe paid 40 - @Tickman paid 41 - @TheDoctor paid 42 - @loserone 43 - @Shirley Knott paid 44 - @LightBulbFun paid 45 - @Schaefft I'll let you off for 50p 46 - @garbaldy paid 47 - @Shirley Knott4Knott4Knott4KnoKnott4Knott4Knott4Kno no, not him, @barefoot paid now @holbeck 48 - @davehedgehog31 paid 49 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid 50 - @barefoot paid now @holbeck 51 - @Jimbob McGregor paid 52 - @LightBulbFun paid 53 - @Iamgroot 54 - @DodgyBastard paid 55 - @loserone no not him, now @puddlethumper paid 56 - @Shep Shepherd paid 57 - @yes oui si paid 58 - @petermcpete paid 59 - @LightBulbFun paid VID-20200215-WA0072.mp4
  5. this is mother gm with her little "redster" on the day I handed over the keys many adventures have been had over the past year but it is now time to find a new home for the plucky pug basic infos : 126350 miles, mot until October 2020, in the last year it has been serviced, had a new exhaust, battery and a set of winter tyres, it's a fun little thing to chuck about the back roads and, as you can see, is a breeze to park (she will kill me for using those photos) the waving elf has sadly been removed, it was deemed to be inappropriate for a funeral convoy last week the bodywork looks better in the pics than in the flesh, there are a number of scrapes and dings, at some point it's had an accident repair but the steelies are painted "Peugeot Rallye White" which more than makes up for it inside is pretty clean, everything works as it should - not that there are many toys, the CD player has an aux in and the windows are electric, the gearnob is a genuine JakeBullet poolball, the parcel shelf is a gm original with one sony and one jbl speaker that speedo optimistic, it will not top a ton but will do 70 in second if you push it, 90 can be achieved in third, fourth or fifth - it doesn't seem to matter which there is a spare tyre and toolz and a tottie wee engine in there somewhere so who's up for a random or two ? tickets are £12 each or 2 for £20, PayPal preferred, it is taxed (only £20 a year) but not currently insured, location is Chester-le-street, the lucky winner can be collected from Durham or Newcastle station who wouldn't want to be this happy ?
  6. With the month of January nearing its end, the time has come to let go of the Galant. Its been an absolutely brilliant car while I had it, but with my move to Edinburgh approaching quickly, and the lack of space to actually store most of my cars anywhere (I'm sure theres nothing to worry about), this one needs to go. I've written plenty about the car before, if you want an extensive amount of photos you can check my general fleet thread here or check my cross European collection thread from December here. If you can't be bothered, here are the details. 1995 Mitsubishi Galant GLSi Hatchback 1.8 4G93 petrol and a manual Just 61k miles, I've put around 2000 of those on it myself over the last 3 months, with a trip to Germany and back again resulting in no real complications. MOT until June In general, its in incredibly nice condition. As far as I know, it was granny owned and always garaged, with it not doing many miles at all over the last couple of years. It was then used by a family member since around May of last year, until I bought it in October. Its clear that its been well cared for, without any bodges or stupid modifications to be found at all, excluding the painted wheel trims and radio. MOT history looks great, too. Its generally rust free but apparently did get a patch underneath a few years ago, which still looks solid. The bodywork looks great, with no damage or corrosion visible anywhere. There is however a giffer scrape on one of the corners of the rear bumper, and unfortunately, an H from the Mitsubishi lettering is missing. I've therefore deducted 500 quid of the actual market value from the asking price. Mechanically it is very solid, too. The front tires show their age and the idle isn't where it should be (members of the Autoshite team have concluded after some collaborative fiddling that it might need a new coolant temp sensor, idle control motor (the one that opens the throttlebody) or something else. Fortunately everything is cheap and all components extremely easy to access so that should hopefully be a quick fix. All of this is getting way too long so just have some pictures. I might have to add that this happened on the Autobahn. Probably the fastest it ever went in its life. And look how practical it is to boot! I've set the ticket price to 7 quid which should be fair. I've got a strangely high number of people showing interest in this car so I'll just give everyone the chance to acquire it right here. Lets go!
  7. This Citroen Visa was purchased at the weekend by five members of the forum, and is now up for a roffle. £10 a ticket £18 for two £27 for three Car will be roffled on the bonus ball as normal. The current owner of the car is Wuvvum, who doesn't have an financial interest in it. No profit will be made, and surplus over the initial investment* (£500) will be passed on to the roffle winner to help with collection costs. Part owners may also buy tickets in the draw. The car has an MOT until 15th September. More info here in the collection thread: Two other notes: - Roffle date will not be set until Wuv has the V5 back in his name - Car currently has a water leak which Wuv will be fixing before the new owner can collect. Off you go! 1. Daviemck2006 2. Saabnut 3. dozeydustman 4. Kringle 5. Fabergé Greggs 6. louiepj 7. bramz7 8. Fabergé Greggs 9. TheDoctor 10. louiepj 11. shedenvy 12. Fat_Pirate 13. skattrd 14. sdkrc 15. Matts_Rusty_Bus 16. LoserOne (for Bucketeer) 17. sdkrc 18. TheDoctor 19. brownnova 20. JimBlob 21. Matts_Rusty_Bus 22. Holbeck 23. LoserOne (for tickman) 24. Spurious 25. Kringle 26. andyberg 27. TheDoctor 28. Spurious 29. snagglepuss (for TheDoctor) 30. JimBlob 31. Holbeck 32. Fat_Pirate 33. brownnova 34. Barefoot 35. barrett 36. dean36014 37. 95 quid Peugeot 38. Daviemck2006 39. skattrd 40. Stinkwheel 41. LoserOne (for Jimbob_mcgregor) 42. snagglepuss (for Fat_Pirate) 43. LightBulbFun 44. Stinkwheel 45. skattrd (for wuvvum) 46. ohdearme 47. dean36014 48. busmansholiday 49. 95 quid Peugeot 50. eddyramrod 51. egg (for wuvvum) 52. flat4alfa 53. brownnova 54. egg (for LightBulbFun) 55. Twisterboy 56. LightBulbFun 57. LightBulbFun 58. Barefoot 59. Mally (for Wuvvum)
  8. Hallo chaps. Too much tat lying and I have a funeral to pay for... Mk2 Mondeo 2.0i Zetec, 44k miles, on ST170 alloys plus comes with a set of original spec 5-spoke alloys on duff tyres. MOT til 27/5/2020, some history and a recent battery. There are a few marks (pictured), the rear arches aren't too far gone and it has had welding done on the sills. The front windows open fine but need a little help closing, they come out the runners on the way up. C/L and heated screen work fine, as does the electric drivers seat adjustment. The clutch bites cleanly and the car pulls well through all the gears. It has been sitting a month or so due to the diesel Proton's arrival and I could really do with the cash (unless someone has a carb-fed Proton saloon kicking about in which case I'll sell my arse instead). Advertised elsewhere for £525, £400 on here with shiters discocunt applied. Car is in Paisley, Scotland, four minutes walk from Paisley Canal station.
  9. Important numbers. £250 straight sale. £4.25 per ticket. 5 for 20 quid. 11 months MOT. Located at @loserone's gaff, so North East. Buyer who was going to have it can't insure it on current policy. More pics / info to follow, but get your names down!
  10. 1. @Mr_Bo11ox paid 2. @yes oui si PAID 3. @jmsguzzi paid 4. @robthedonkey PAID 5. @Floatylight paid 6. @Tickman paid 7. @paulplom paid 8. @jmsguzzi paid 9. @Aston Martin paid 10. @Tickman paid 11. @2MB paid 12. @Jim Bell PAID 13. @flat4alfa 14. @paulplom paid 15. @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid 16. @Ohdearme 17. @Eddie Honda paid 18. @blakey79 paid 19. @yes oui si PAID 20. @Braddon81 paid 21. @flat4alfa 22. @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid 23. PICNIC PAID 24. @Timewaster paid 25. @Jazoli paid 26. @sims00 ticket exchange 27. @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid 28. @Eddie Honda paid 29. @alcyonecorporation paid 30. @gm paid 31. @robthedonkey PAID 32. @sims00 ticket exchange 33. @prepace paid 34. @jmsguzzi paid 35. @paulplom paid 36. Mother @gm paid 37. @Mally paid 38. @Tickman paid 39. @davehedgehog31 freebie because he's such a winner 40. @sims00 ticket exchange 41. @Aston Martin paid 42. @paulplom paid 43. @eddyramrod paid 44. @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid 45. @Jim Bell PAID 46. @Eddie Honda paid 47. @Tickman paid 48. @robthedonkey PAID 49. @Aston Martin paid 50. @eddyramrod paid 51. @TheDoctor paid 52. @eddyramrod paid 53. @Disco Fever paid 54. @davehedgehog31 ticket exchange 55. @Jim Bell PAID 56. @Eddie Honda paid 57. @Disco Fever paid 58. @Lacquer Peel paid 59. @robthedonkey PAID Don't think I need any more than those smiles to sell it.
  11. This has been dragging with the end tantalisingly in sight, so inspired by the worthy @SRi05 I'll pop it in here and see if anyone who doesn't visit 'Shite For Sale' is interested... Quoting now... After having recently gone through the fun* of selling a car on eBay, I thought I'd try my luck on here. I only bought this a couple of weeks ago on a whim, thinking it would be ideal for shooting down to France with the wife and the dog to visit the in-laws, but the wife has taken against it HARD due to the lack of air-con (she's not worried about us - it's the dog!). So it has to go. Bad bits first, as is AS tradition. The A/C really is gone. No amount of re-gassing will fix this! A few patches of rust here and there - none look bad enough for welding. A bit of rust converter and bondo and job jobbed was my plan. Laquer is starting to peel in a few places. The remote central locking doesn't always unlock the passenger side door (although it does always seem to lock it, which is odd). Tailgate has a decent dent in it. Nothing to do with me, it came free with the car. Tailgate still works fine, though. Good bits. Maybe it has been too long since I was last in a rear-wheel drive, but it feels to me like it pulls away from the line very nicely. The six-speed box feels nice and precise, and lets you trundle along at 70mph with the engine only doing about two and a half thousand revs (not had it long enough to really measure fuel efficiency). MOT until Feb and taxed to get you home. Located in Ipswich. I was thinking £9 per ticket, or two for £16, three for £21. Any takers? PRICE DROP !!!! £8 for one, £14 for two, £19 for three. Buy Buy Buy!!!!
  12. Going to roffle for a fiver a ticket, two for £8, 3 for £11 In good working order apart from the head gasket. Put the ventilated header tank cap on, take it easy and bring spare water and you will be able to drive it home. It doesn't overheat, just pressure in the cooling system. Cylinder compression is good. MOT April 2020
  13. Well after almost 11 years it time to part ways with my Cavalier as recent changes mean I'm needing a estate car now. It's in tidy condition for it age and years but is no show car, though saying that I get plenty of nice comments off people about it which is nice! Will be really sad to see it go as it's been a fantastic car to me and has always been a dependable friend. Holidays, house moves, days out, road trips buying tat or being on family taxi duty. It does it all without fuss. I have folders full of various receipts and bills for work carried out over the years and have got various spares mainly used that I can include if wanted. I also have a compete spare 1.8 engine with 74,000 miles available too. Mileage is 204,000 but I did replace the engine with a secondhand unit about a year after first buying it with similar miles due to a oil pressure fault. Though I've seen these Cavaliers with over 250,000+ miles and I have no issues with driving this car anywhere as these are hardy things. I've always serviced the car each year and always use a quality 15w40 oil. In recent years it had all new shocks/ front springs and top mounts. Front Brakes and had various other parts replaced as needed to keep it ticking over. Has Pas, leccy front windows and central locking. Also has working Towbar see pic bellow. There so much more I can say but I'd be here all night! Currently awaiting some Mot repairs to sort out emissions [ replace front downpipe ] and some minor welding to the rear floor pan . It should be ready for me to collect by Friday. Any questions just ask away. Will add some pictures over the weekend once I've got the Car back. Still Insured till the end of May and Taxed etc.
  14. Right due to a mixture of life being a pita and the lack of money and space. I really need to get a car shifted before September ideally. So although this wasn't in the original plan, what better than me offering two Cars For Sale / Roffles instead ! Plus Points, 2006 Met Black Fiat Stilo 1.6 petrol Active SW. 4 Owners , 48,912 only with Mot till next April, Starts, Run's + Drives fine and engine seam's to have plenty of get up and go. Clutch is ok too. Brakes seam good inc handbrake. Blowers work ok. Front Leccy Windows + Mirrors. PAS inc City Button, Central Locking, CD player. Looks to have had a full new Exhaust and Windscreen replacement recently. Tyres all have plenty of tread and spare wheel and tool kit is present. No fault codes on Dash. V5 arrived today in my name. Negative Points, Interior isn't great. Worst is being the headlining and rear boot carpet, but is 99% complete. Bodywork has some interesting dents see pics! Also has poor previous repairs to nearside doors and is declared on logbook as being a previous salvaged vehicle. Nearside front door doesn't lock on the outside but locks fine inside. Tailgate rattles slightly [ needs adjustment ] No service history so Cambelt Roulette at present, but Fiat reckon next change assuming it's had one would be 72K. Clonking / Rattle underneath suspect anti-roll bar joint as advised on last Mot. Despite it's appearances though this car has potential. I feel that with a bit of time invested and a few trips to a scrappy as I'd planned to do, would improve it no end. But otherwise it would make a ideal cheap workhorse / dog carrier etc as is, that would also last you till next April and beyond without too much bother. Car is untaxed but will Sorn if not Sold shortly and no Insurance. Just want back what it owe's me so far. AS price is £350 firm or £6 a Roffle Ticket. If the Cavalier sell's before the Stilo, then I may keep this car as originally intended but we see how things go. Worst case I'll sell both and have to go Car shopping again! Car located Midlands near Jct 10 M42 at present.
  15. I bought this as a stopgap, its purpose has been filled, and now I need something more economical. Its a 2000 Mazda 323F, with a 1.8 petrol engine and auto box (4 speed with lock out in top). Its in decent enough condition, looks tidy, starts, runs and drives with no major issues, decent amount of poke when needed. MoT is till November. Interior is very tidy and shows little wear. Leccy windows, mirrors, sunroof which all work, AC which does not. The downsides are there are 3 small chips in the windscreen, all less than 10mm. And it could do with a tyre changing on the front as its cracked with age. 20190412_183535 20190412_183554 More photos when its stops raining. Oh, and economy-wise it averages around 33mpg with mixed driving, more on a long run. Looking for £300 for a sale, or prepared to roffle at £5 if theres enough interest, could do with shifting it relatively quickly though. I'm also up for swaps, preferably for something small, petrol and manual. Small Peugeots are a preference. Oh, and its in Lincoln. Sorry.
  16. Something amazing has come up, so this being the sensible economical family car I'm moving it on. If it doesn't go quick I'll more the 205 on instead once it's tested, which would make much more sense as I like it a lot. Good: Running perfectly. Pretty economical; guessing very high thirties or low 40s. Quiet Smooth Peugeot ride quality Big boot. Soft comfortable seats Bad: Needs a new side repeater lens (£15 on eBay) Could do with new tyres on the front as they're worn Chinese ditchfinders Bottoms of the doors are scruffy. Passenger window needs help to go back up. Located in Durham, delivery available at cost.
  17. Go on, relieve my boredom... MOT November. Brakes now fixed. Exhaust in a bit of a mess, but not actually loud. 83,000 miles. Located in Essex, near Southend-on-Sea.
  18. Aye, it's this fucking thing again. 111k Miles MOT August 23rd Drives well, very very well Never let me down Would genuinely drive it anywhere [/cliche] Previously owned and cared for by many shiters Needs a backbox fitted and a speed sensor - INCLUDED with the car, I'm not spending anymore money getting them fitted, picking up new* car on Saturday. Previous info, pretty much everything you need to know HERE Eight pounds and fifty pence for a single ticket, two for fifteen pounds. Located in Glass-Coh, Scotland. It can be collected from a secure car park a 5 minute walk away from Glasgow Airport for EASE if required. 2 minutes away from the M8 heading back south. 1. fatharris 2 .auld_als 3.Alan_Green 4. Aston Martin 5. Flat4alfa (egg) 6.DialATune 7. Clayts450 8.Bramz7 9. BL Bloke 10. TheDoctor 11.johnk 12. garellikatia 13. Tam 14. GeordieInExile 15. seacow 16. Flat4 17.djoptix 18.telf 19. OhDearMe 20. Eddyramrod 21. Loserone 22. Aston Martin 23. dodgybastard 24. Cheezey 25. gm 26. LanciaMan 27. TheDoctor 28. Danterzza 29.loserone (Tickman) 30. 95 quid peogeot 31.johnk 32. gm 33. fatharris 34. Braddon81 35. Djoptix 36. fatharris (Jim Bell) 37.dodgybastard 38. Flat4 39.flat4alfa 40.auld_als 41. BL Bloke 42. clayts450 43. seacow 44. DialATune 45. Loserone (jim Bell) 46. Aston Martin 47.jamiechod 48. Eddyramrod 49. fatharris (twosmoke) 50. pauldoubleyou 51. Cheezey 52.telf 53. Loserone (Davehedgehog31) 54. garellikatia 55. Danterzza 56.bramz7 57. 95 quid peugeot 58.GeordieinExile 59. Aston Martin
  19. Well, here it is, lots of fun has been had in this brilliant car but time and HMRC are on my case, so it has to go. Get ready for summer/ideal project/etc etc etc!!! Headlines: 1.8 VVC with 52mm throttle body for extra zooms* MOT until 24/03/2020 - registration is P69 FKN if you want to check up on it Red leather seats Decent hood and rear window Surprisingly dirt cheap to insure - about £160 a year for me limited to 3k miles and that's with no NCB and my 9 points declared... Loads of fun. Stuff that came up on the last MOT, and the action taken, was: Horn sound not in accordance with requirements (7.7 ©) This was because of my hilarious* klaxon horn. I've got two horns fitted, you can plug in whichever you feel like (or both). Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength outer sill (5.3.6 (a) (i)) Now welded. Electronic power steering warning lamp indicates a system malfunction (2.6 (a)) The tester says that the light came on on the test drive but I didn't believe him. It's never happened before and hasn't happened since. I cleaned the PAS fuse under the bonnet anyway. Offside Front Track rod end ball joint dust cover excessively damaged or deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (2.1.3 (g) (ii)) Replaced the track rod end. Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i)) Replaced top and bottom balljoints on nearside. Exhaust carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle exceeds manufacturer's specified limits ( (a)) Exhaust carbon monoxide content at idle exceeds manufacturer's specified limits ( ( ) Although it did pass on the next test, they note "vehicle struggled with emissions". This is probably because before the test it had been laid up for several months. Since then I've driven 400 miles to Blyton and back, as well as hammering it round all day at up to the redline, so I'm confident the emissions will be in significantly better shape now. I bought this from here about 18 months ago I think. Since then it's been a second car and has been loads of fun, and a brilliant first track car. In daily use it's great to have the hood down, it starts first time every time, and is generally no trouble. On the current tyres it is bloody dangerous/loads of fun [delete as appropriate] on wet roundabouts. On track, in the dry on R888s, there are insane amounts of lateral grip and very little understeer/oversteer. The brakes are awesome, even though they are standard, though I did manage to get some fade within about 7-8 laps of really pushing at Blyton, which I guess is due to lack of heat dissipation; though on the day in question, the rear brakes really weren't working as well as they should, so it might just be that I was leaning on the fronts too hard. Since I've had it it has had regular maintenance - a couple of oil and filter changes, plugs, etc. The winner can have their choice of wheels, either the VVC 5-spokes or the TF 6-spokes, plus a spare set of standard 6-spokes for track use if they want them (I'm keeping the tyres though). I'll also supply the original 48mm TB. I think I can detect a bit of movement in the offside balljoints so I will change those as well before it goes. It had a new bottom-half-of-downpipe-and-flexi-hose shortly after I got it as well. Body wise, despite the welding required for the MOT, it looks pretty solid all round. There is some rust on the battery tray but otherwise it's pretty good; there's a spot on the bottom of the drivers' wing as well, shown in photos, but I have a spare wing to swap onto it so I'll try and do that before sale as well. All panels are straight with no significant dents or scrapes. Mechanically it seems sound and everything works. The gearshift will never be as slick as an MX5 because it's cable operated, but it's pretty good. There are various aftermarket bits available to get the shift better, but I honestly haven't found it an issue; when the box is cold it's sometimes just slightly harder than it should be to find third, but once warm, this goes away. The heater is extremely efficient; you won't be cold, even with the top down. Engine wise, I haven't had a K series before so I have nothing to compare it to, but I have no reason to think everything isn't OK, particularly since I've twice driven it to Blyton from Bristol (400 mile round trip) and done a track day and then driven home again. The coolant did get very hot on the track day last year, but it was an extremely hot day. The exhaust has a slightly "air cooled" note to it which might be a small blow at the manifold, but it's not a cause for concern, just pointing it out because it's there... Bad points: Not completely watertight. There is a drip in the driver's footwell and a couple around the hood, over the engine cover. I've never tried to trace or fix them. No carpet - removed by urban_paranoia because they got wet and stank. I've replaced them with rubber mats which I like more anyway, and it gives it a more rough-and-ready feel when you sit in it... which I don't mind... As mentioned above, it can be GR8 4 DRIFTIN in the wet if you're not careful... Could probably do with the tracking doing since I changed the TRE. Will add more details as I think of them. Any interest at £10 a ticket?
  20. Right. I need to sort my shit out. So one roffle, £7 per ticket. Choice of prizes. Prize 1. 1998/9 Ford Galaxy Prize 2. 1987 Mazda 323. I will get it running right, I hope. Any takers? 1. Jim Bell 2. TrabbieRonnie 3. Supernaut 4. Flat4alfa 5. dozeydustman 6. egg 7. Cavcraft 8. loserone 9. Ohdearme 10. Flat4alfa 11. garellikatia 12. mrdelmonti 13. Jim Bell 14. Ohdearme 15. snagglepuss 16. Flat4 17. 500tops 18. loserone 19. sporty-shite 20. snagglepuss (c/o NorthernMonkey) 21. snagglepuss 22. RobT 23. mrdelmonti 24. TrabbieRonnie 25. 500tops 26. Keith777 27. snagglepuss 28. Flat4 29. jumpingjehovahs 30. Aldo135 31. Cavcraft 32. sporty-shite 33. Iamgroot 34. Iamgroot 35. Jim Bell 36. Flat4 37. TrabbieRonnie 38. jumpingjehovahs 39. Craig Cheetham 40. Ohdearme 41. rainagain 42. loserone 43. 500tops 44. snagglepuss 45. Jim Bell 46. mitsisigma01 47. Cavcraft 48. Cavcraft 49. Keith777 50. Iamgroot 51. sporty-shite 52. snagglepuss (c/o NorthernMonkey) 53. Cavcraft 54. mitsisigma01 55. snagglepuss 56. Iamgroot 57. Keith777 58. snagglepuss (c/o NorthernMonkey) 59. snagglepuss
  21. With the imminent arrival of my next car, I wondered if the Rover would successfully roffle.. Only one way to find out. One ticket - £3 Two tickets - £5.00 Three tickets - £7.50 Any more and I'll refer you to a good psychiatrist. Roffle will not be collected /drawn until my son approves the sale, but you might as well get your names in early. Rover 218D. No turbo, Lucas pump, 60ish bhp. 210,000 miles. Loads of faults, will list separately. Runs and drives OK though, have been using it daily. The 'modifications' are removable, and can be taken off before you collect. Roof rack not included. 1. Bucketeer (c/o snagglepuss) Paid 2. Ohdearme (c/o loserone) Paid 3. Snagglepuss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 4. davehedgehog31 Paid 5. davehedgehog31 Paid 6. Snagglepuss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 7. Cartakeback/Autoshite (c/o Rod/b) Paid 8. UltraWomble Paid 9. Saabnut (c/o Sealtainn) Paid 10. NorthernMonkey (c/o snagglepuss) Paid 11. Gadgetgricey Paid 12. Cartakeback/Autoshite (c/o Rod/b) Paid 13. Snagglepuss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 14. Snagglepuss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 15. Tam Paid 16. Bucketeer (c/o snagglepuss) Paid 17. NorthernMonkey (c/o snagglepuss) Paid 18. Ohdearme Paid 19. UltraWomble Paid 20. Cartakeback/Autoshite (c/o Rod/b) Paid 21. davehedgehog31 Paid 22. Busmansholiday Paid 23. Bucketeer (c/o snagglepuss) Paid 24. Cavcraft (c/o iamgroot) Paid 25. Busmansholiday Paid 26. Gadgetgricey (c/o Ohdearme) Paid 27. Aldo135 Paid 28. gadgetgricey Paid 29. NorthernMonkey (c/o snagglepuss) Paid 30. Mr_Bo11ox Paid 31. UltraWomble Paid 32. Northernmonkey (c/o Yoss) Paid 33. Cartakeback/Autoshite (c/o Rod/b) Paid 34. Gadgetgricey Paid 35. Snagglepuss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 36. Jim Bell (c/o iamgroot) Paid 37. Yoss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 38. Iamgroot (c/o gadgetgricey) Paid 39. Cartakeback/Autoshite (c/o Rod/b) Paid 40. Saabnut (c/o Sealtainn) Paid 41. Snagglepuss (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 42. davehedgehog31 Paid 43. Aldo135 Paid 44. Bucketeer (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 45. Sealtainn (as punishment for not taking a ticket of his own) 46. Gadgetgricey Paid 47. gadgetgricey Paid 48. Aldo135 Paid 49. Tam Paid 50. Busmansholiday Paid 51. Dollywobbler (c/o gadgetgricey) Paid 52. Loserone (as punishment for not taking a ticket of his own) 53. Mr_Bo11ox Paid 54. Purplebargeken (c/o iamgroot) Paid 55. Bucketeer (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 56. Cartakeback/Autoshite (c/oRod/b) Paid 57. NorthernMonkey (c/o Ohdearme) Paid 58. Bucketeer (c/o Northernmonkey) Paid 59. HMC (c/o gadgetgricey) Paid
  22. 1998 Mercedes C200 Elegance 126k miles, MOT August. I picked this up from AndyW201 about a fortnight ago as a daily to replace the Cavalier whilst I take it off the road, I've done about 1000 miles in it, drives absolutely spot on and Andy has definitely undersold it in his description. However, due to buying the A8 from sims and another potential purchase I'm in negotiations with on here, I really need to free up some space - my storage is absolutely maxed with stuff and I now have 4 cars at home annoying the neighbours, I need to make some movement. Scrubs up fairly well, it has had some odd touch ups around the body but nothing that overly stands out, decent tyres all round, all electric work, has cruise control so is ideal on A roads/Motorways etc. £350 or will roffle at £6 a ticket. Delivery possible.
  23. £8 a ticket, or two for £15 Proper funny-face Multipla My wife's car for last 8 years ELX spec, so has the twin sunroofs 8v turbo diesel that plods on and on. And on and on. Did the 20 mile commute today, outside lane of M1 for a lot of it. Dependable to go anywhere. More reliable that was ever in the blueprint ! Clutch 2016 Cambelt 2017 180k and everything still works including the folding mirrors, air con, both sunroofs, all windows, etc Some war wounds, well what do you expect, some interior sticky scratchy plastics but nothing broken - all functional Some noisy front clonking to deal with - was told it's the inner ARB bushings despite MOT man being happy. Just been turning up the stereo UPDATE Now has a Cat-C marker because of this. Grrr. The upshot is the insurer valued it at £1k. Stitched together with cable ties for now. MOT all the way to October ROFFLING AT £8 a ticket, or two for £15 - it really is that reliable and I don't want it gone but wife is in ear about it. Taxed and insured until end of the month, see We moved white goods with it last week and a whole fixed panels front end from a classic Mini (Riley Elf ectually) the week before. So VAN status is achievable as the seats just lift out Where is it? Well, you can smell the gunsmoke of Luton from here. M1 jns 9, 10, 11 will get you near. Or use the A5 and don't venture near that seething metropolis. 01. -Daviemck2006 02. -gadgetgricey, touted by snagglepuss 03. -aldo135 04. -Aston Martin 05. -Tayne 06. -garethj 07. -purblebargeken 08. -Ohdearme 09. -TheDoctor 10. -JohnK 11. -Aston Martin 12. -Iamgroot 13. -aldo135 14. -dollywobbler 15. -Aston Martin 16. -gadgetgricey, touted by snagglepuss 17. -Cavcraft 18. -Kringle 19. -Aston Martin 20. -snagglepuss 21. -missus northern monkey, on the snagglepuss account 22. -Ohdearme 23. - Nyphur, BACK IN THE GAME ! 24. -Pauldoubleyoo 25. -Iamgroot 26. -loserone 27. -JohnK 28. -Kringle 29. -95 quid Peugeot 30. -aldo135 31. -backache 32. -Aston Martin 33. -Cavcraft 34. -dollywobbler 35. -gm's randy random 36. -Aston Martin 37. -bangernomics, in at the last moment 38. -Dollywobbler 39. -Fabergé Greggs 40. -barefoot 41. -95 quid Peugeot 42. -Kringle 43. -Aston Martin 44. -Angle 45. -Kringle 46. -Daviemck2006 47. -Aston Martin 48. -backache 49. -Dollywobbly 50. -FatHarris's guaranteed winning random 51. -aldo135 52. -tonedepear 53. -New POD ticket swapped to Bangernomics 54. -TheDoctor 55. -Bucketeer, on the snagglepuss account 56. -Aston Martin 57. -Fabergé Greggs 58. -tonedepear, on the loserone account 59. -brownnova
  24. I don't like it. I want a small car. Suzuki Wagon or similar. £350 or roffle at 6 quid each. Good: 159,000 miles. Just under a year's MOT Leather Interior (Actually that's a 'bad' to some people) Bad: Complicated starting method - 2 keys and an immobilizer Likes a drink - TADTS (Plus it is Scottish) Smells oily sometimes - TADTS Tappy noise occasionally. Have been told Vanos - but hasn't affected anything. Might actually just be a loose engine cover. Gearbox hangs in a low gear for first 30 seconds or so of driving after cold start. Fine after that. Bodywork has scratches and rust (rear arches) I don't actually have many pictures... 1 2 . Disco Fever 3 4 5 6 . Aston Martin 7 8 9 10 11 . Ohdearme 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 . sporty-shite 24 .Amishtat 25 26 27 28 29 . Disco Fever 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 . Split_Pin 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 . Disco Fever 53 54 55 56 57 58 . sporty-shite 59
  25. this has been stagnating over in the for sale section for a couple of weeks and I really need to get it shifted (fatha gm is not happy about it being parked out front of his house) so tickets are now only FOUR EARTH POUNDS EACH or THREE FOR A TENNER ! the original roffle post is here but please reply below with how many tickets you are wanting the list so far (copied over from previous post) 1 primeradoner (somewhere local) 2 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably) 3 95 quid peugeot (suffolk) 4 JimBell (sooth sheels) 5 Snagglepuss (accrington) 6 BL bloke (oldbury) 7 Brown Nova (north wales) 8 DaveHedgeHog31 (scotland) 9 ohdearme (dunno, down south ?) 10 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?) 11 clayts450 (Nottingham) 12 sealtainn (fucking shetland!) 13 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet) 14 primeradoner (local lad) 15 JimBell (sooth sheels) 16 Flat4 (scotland) 17 davehedgehog31 c/o loserone (scootland) 18 cavcraft c/o the doctor (chester(not -le-street)) 19 95 quid peugeot (suffolk) 20 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably) 21 Brown Nova (north wales) 22 Flat4 (near knock hill, I hear) 23 BL bloke (oldbury) 24 primeradoner (local lad) 25 sealtainn (really ? fucking shetland ?) 26 DaveHedgeHog31 (scotchland) 27 clayts450 (Nottingham) 28 gadgetgricey (west midlands) 29 Snagglepuss (accrington) 30 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?) 31 JimBell (sooth sheels) 32 primeradoner (local car for local people) 33 cavcraft (chester(not -le-street)) 34 95 quid peugeot (suffolk) 35 Toby (Ipswich) 36 gadgetgricey (west midlands) 37 Brown Nova (north wales) 38 Flat4 (jocks wahay) 39 Toby (Ipswich) 40 Toby (Ipswich) 41 cavcraft (three trains away) 42 sealtainn (floating by boat) 43 BL bloke (oldbury) 44 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet) 45 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?) 46 clayts450 (Nottingham) 47 gadgetgricey (brum, brum) 48 JimBell (sooth sheels) 49 Snagglepuss (could it be autotested?) 50 sealtainn c/o loserone 51 primeradoner (local lad) 52 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably) 53 davehedgehog31 c/o loserone (swap you for a haggis supper?) 54 cavcraft (packed lunch included) 55 primeradoner (howay the lads) 56 JimBell (sooth sheels) 57 The Doctor (time and space) 58 cavcraft c/o the doctor (I'll pick you up in the roffle 107) 59 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
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