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Bought Nov 17 with a blown engine

Put new engine in that was worse than the old one

Put another 70,000 mile engine in out of a 330D that I saw running this time


It's got loads of history inc recon gearbox and suspension done


I'm the 3rd owner


Drives ok , no warning lights on , 2 keys, one needs a battery , 12 months mot, everything works inc AC


Needs the blower direction box sorting , it's on your feet, could be 5 minutes , could be 30 mi utes then theres a whoosh as something frees off and it's all working normally

I had a Google and it's something to do with vents, the box goes misshapen, I read a screw in the right place pulls it back into shape


Inner rear arches behind the back doors need welding , heated screen only demists the passenger side


It'll come with the original 18" wheels and wheel nuts as well as the 19" that are on it, but the 18" tyres are close to the limit


Qualifies for modern classic insurance , adrian flux quoted me under £200 TPFT , I went with A plan at £300 fully comp


I haven't advertised it anywhere else yet

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Have you got details on this?

Why did you have to post that , my favourite car ever, what's the story with it

It’s a 1994 W140 5.0 V8 coupe.It’s by no means perfect...the front wings are going in the usual place and it’s got a couple of minor issues...but it’s a good solid base to work from.


Mileage is around 120k, it’s got loads and loads of good history including a pretty full service book courtesy of MB and independent specialists, a decent MOT history with just advisories for a couple of brake pipes on the most recent one in November last year and most importantly seems sound mechanically with no issues other than a slightly loose front drop link that rattles occasionally going over pot holes.It does have an issue with the right hand indicators that stopped working last time I used it...chances are it’s just the stalk that needs replacing but if I ever get a spare hour, I’ll investigate further.


That’s about it really....I’ve been full of good intentions to sort out the wings and other bits and bobs before advertising it on Car and Classic etc where they seem to go anywhere from £3500 up to £bloody lots for mint examples but there’s always something else that seems to take priority and now there’s another W124 due to arrive, this could really do with moving.As it stands pricewise, I reckon it’s worth around £2500 as a useable project all day long but I’d sooner have something interesting/useful in its place rather than the cash. Although cash is good too, I suppose. Shiter’s discounts are available...


Pics as of this morning...












Car is located in the north west, near Pendle hill :-)

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That's why my ears pricked up when you typed 500SEC


I saw a really nice one for sale in Ireland a few years ago that a guy had seriously under priced , it was gone in hours

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Surely somebody wants a quality piece of German engineering with a range rover badge on it , this is rapidly approaching me having to pay another months tax on it



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Surely somebody wants a quality piece of German engineering with a range rover badge on it , this is rapidly approaching me having to pay another months tax on it



Ahh go on then, it would make a nice change to own a car my wife doesn't hate. PM incoming.

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Same - hope new owner enjoys it. :-)

So far I absolutely love it!


No collection thread sorry, since Mr Wack was an absolute gent and delivered it to my place of work this afternoon.


Plan is just to enjoy rolling around in it for a good long while, but if I do ever sell it'll be offered here first.d3b9c4ef00e4613c4c56fff4ec39538f.jpg


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