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12 hours ago, captain_70s said:

From Annan, says it all.

Being from Gretna (although I did move away in 1983, before it became uncool.... probably) I was slightly worried it would be someone I knew. 

I am only a couple of Kevin Bacons away though it seems:

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Being from Gretna (although I did move away in 1983, before it became uncool.... probably) I was slightly worried it would be someone I knew. 
I am only a couple of Kevin Bacons away though it seems:
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If you search their name they actually have around 5 different profiles and also go by the surname Woodhouse.

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I managed to get the Subaru up on the ramp yesterday and it seems to be more solid underneath than my black roadworthy one, I think it will need the brakes sorted, a pair of front drive shafts and a hole in the bed welded up and it might go through an mot. It now starts up and drives fine with no issues.

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10 minutes ago, Lacquer Peel said:

Interested in the 309 if you sell it.

It could be yours for what it owes me (£500) but I'm not actively trying to sell it at the moment, if you want it just let me know. It drives well, seems to be in good mechanical condition with very little rust and no rot. I drove it for a few miles earlier and other than the brakes not being the sharpest from it sitting unused for 6 months  I really can't see it needing anything for the mot.

 

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On 12/6/2019 at 6:09 PM, DodgyBastard said:

It can't have been that, it was the husband that initially contacted me offering the money then his wife phoned me and spoke about the specifics of the deal, she agreed to send a deposit then I would deliver it and she would pay the rest in cash.

 

They do look like a pair of jakeys and looking through their facebook profiles didn't fill me with confidence that they were the kind of people who would want a Lada but they had both seen photos of the car and had read the description so I thought I might as well go along with it.

 

 

I think the ‘about Billy’ part says enough. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, danthecapriman said:

Fair enough. It looks nice though so can’t wait to see more about it.

Ive just checked the dvla vehicle checker and it’s a 2.3 so your looking good so far!

It's a manual too, I think it's carbed but haven't looked under the bonnet yet. The head lining is interesting it looks like artex or paper mache or someone painted it with emulsion.

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In January I bought this E30 for £300 and sold it a while later for £1200

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I bought the Subaru for £1200 and still have it.

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I bought the 960 for £250 then part exchanged it along with £500 for a 1977 Volvo 244.

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I sold the 244 for £1900

I also sold a 190e for £700 and a Proton for £400

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I sold the Sierra for £500 and the Mazda for £200

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I bought a 240D for £1k and spent hours welding it and fitting new parts and sold for £800

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I sold the Audi 80 CD for £900

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I bought a Corolla for £300 and still have it.

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I bought a pair of Subaru pickups for £200, stripped a few parts from them then sold them on for £2500.

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I bought a Golf for £150 then part exchanged it and £900 for a Chevette which I still have.

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I bought an E28 for £600 and sold it for £1200

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I bought a Polo saloon for £500 and swapped it for a Mercedes C230 Kompressor.

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I part exchanged the Mercedes for an Audi A6 with £750 cash my way then sold the Audi for £750 

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I bought a Felicia pickup for £400 then swapped it for a 309 then swapped the 309 for a ropey 305 on moon miles, I sold the 305 for £700

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48225314266_d681585ae7_c.jpgPeugeot 309 GL by srblythe, on Flickr

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I bought a Felicia for £50, removed some parts and sold it for £150.

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I bought a Renault 19 for £250 and sold it for £500

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I bought a 306 for £400 and sold for £500

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I bought a Xantia for around £200 and sold for £400

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I bought a 305 estate for £200 and still have it.

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I bought a Senator for £900, raffled it and just about got my money back.

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I bought an E38 318i for £350 and sold for £450

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I bought a Lada for £1k and still have it.

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I also still have these...

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44889775685_d1264520cf_c.jpg£15 car by srblythe, on Flickr

I won this for £20 in a raffle

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And swapped it for this.

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I bought a Ka

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I won this in a raffle for £13

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And swapped it for a 205 Auto

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Then swapped the auto for a 205 D-turbo

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I bought another Subaru pickup with rusty wings

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I bought a 309 

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And swapped it for a 740

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You capitalist bastard!!!
No seriously that sound like a good year, buy something you like, smoke about in it then sell it on with a bit of profit. That’s the way to do it. 
Most of my profits go into a savings account which I'm using to save for a house, I'm just shy of £25k at the moment.
It's good to be able to mess around with cars, experience lots of different kinds of cars and sell them on when I feel like it. I'm sure I could probably save quicker if I just cut down to one cheap car and put my monthly wage straight into the bank but it's more interesting wasting it on cars each month.
I very rarely buy things just to sell on, I buy what I like and if it turns out I don't like it there's always the option of selling it on.

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It's the first bit that I struggle with.  I tend to find that cars I want are not the same as cars "people" want.  It seems that I am not "people".  By the time I have worked out what "people" want, everyone else has worked it out too and prices have already gone silly.

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