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2 hours ago, richardmorris said:

Sounds good though - like thunder. 

https://www.hrowen.co.uk/bugatti/chiron/

 

£2.5 million apparently.

A mere bagatelle to a young Gulf Arab. No doubt it's been brought here for "The Season", i.e. driving in a cavalier manner around Kensington & Chelsea to the delight* of local residents and the local Council......

I remember one year that a Lamborghini (think it was either red or orange) was seized, either by the Met, or by RBK&C, for some offence. It was never reclaimed, and was auctioned off. The owner merely went and ordered a replacement....

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47 minutes ago, Christine said:

Bugatti Pacman?

Just after this, I was a little busy so no pic, , but did see a silver birch ( what else!) Aston Martin db5, RHD with GB badge but on Swedish? ( S on the plate anyway) number plates. Now that’s what a two million pound car should look like.

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Due to life changes that are happening on their own, and others i'd like to happen i'm going to be selling all my chod.

1982 cortina 1.6gl

2000 mk3 reliant robin

1993 mk2 reliant robin

Mk1 golf gti campaign breaker (cat B  so will have to chop up

A transit van full of parts, mainly cortina but other stuff as well.

I'm not having a crisis or anything, just a realisation. Since I got the dog,any free time I have I spend with her, which I enjoy more than fucking about with old shit.

I'll put ads up in the for sale section, if anyone wants to share it with people who my be interested pm for a number/email.

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A number of weeks ago, @chatsharris, @richbraith and I were having a group chat on Facebook which determined that Chats would be in our neck of the woods at the end of August for his mates stag do.

After much arm twisting* we convinced Chats to come up a day early...i would put him up at mine and Rich would leave the beloved Mrs B for a night to drink beer and also stay over. 

So tonight, there are 3 shiters in my house and how nice to socialise away from cars etc and also minimal car talk (aside from us all nearly buying a Fiat Punto - see My earlier post, unfortunately the rear outer sill came away in my hand!). A thoroughly great night and testament to this forum that great friendships can result and common interests outside of our car hobby can be found. 

The 4th chap is a mate of mine and Rich'S.... A mechanic who owns a garage called Retro Performance. I think that summarises why we all got on. 

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Spent the day meeting Autoshiters yesterday, which allowed this epic scene to occur.

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I borrowed Six Cylinder's BMW for a spot of wafty indulgence, and visited Mr Schwifty for hot Peugeot action. The Mk5 Escort was just the icing on the cake, and makes me realise how long it has been since I even saw one!

What a bloody lovely day. Now back in Wales, still with the BMW, which I like for many reasons, but dislike for the uncomfortable seats and tired wiper blades. May treat it to a new set.

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I was browsing Saab 900 convertibles for sale when I saw this...
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Which looks lovely, and may seem unremarkable at first until you look at one of my 9000s number plates... 
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Now need to resist some serious temptation! 
Do it! That would be so cool to reunite them..

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I like the white plastic pig, can't afford it (I don't suppose?) but if I could/can, then will/woud :) 

Proper 'what a wanker!' moment today: was getting grumpy 'cos the air con still doesn't work properly, lots of fan action but the wind blown through the vents is no colder than ambient.  Then read the effin' handbook and it was a lightbulb moment,  a switch was in the wrong place! Press switch and ice cold air is blasting all over me.

But I LIKE little red lights!

 

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13 hours ago, brownnova said:

I was browsing Saab 900 convertibles for sale when I saw this...

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Which looks lovely, and may seem unremarkable at first until you look at one of my 9000s number plates... 

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Now need to resist some serious temptation! 

I suspect you have already mentally spent the money....

Which is cheaper and quicker, putting the 9000CS back on the road? Or buying the convertible to park next to the CS?

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1 hour ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

I suspect you have already mentally spent the money....

Which is cheaper and quicker, putting the 9000CS back on the road? Or buying the convertible to park next to the CS?

The 9000 CS is very much on the road... as my wife and I work at the same place we could park next to each other,l. Probably cheaper than two personalised plates. 

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Matching SAAB plates.....

I did a 'is it taxed/MOT' on a dozen plates either side of my Carina.

Interesting reading ... All razor blades & an eclectic array of last MOT mileages [a Corolla made over 200k :) ]

Not likely to find my marrer.

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Now this is a good game.

I have just tried 1 up and 1 down of mine but nothing,so i tried going till 1 turned up a 1.4 vauxhall that hasn't had T&T since 2013.

Tried MrsV8 plate 1 down gives a Harley Davidson,nothing 1 up though.

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Brown envelope in today's post;  another car tax I thought after donating £265 last month  - I hope it's the wife's car at £30;  no, it is my second driving licence renewal offer which I reckon really sets  me on the slippery slope from wrinkly to coffin dodger.

It made me think how many over 70s ignore the licence renewal and are driving around without one, let alone the untruths about medical condition.  worryingly the questions don't include anything about general physical ability.  There are a good number around the village who struggle to get in and out of the car and/or  have badly reduced reaction times.

The final question is "any problem which needs driving to be restricted to certain types of vehicle........."  ;  would this mean a friend who has to have an automatic due to lower limb neuropathy should declare himself?  (as he hobbles around on two sticks).

"persistant alcohol use?" - looking at the supermarket trolleys leads me to suspect that this is under reported.

Me with my needing at least triple heart bypass and a replacement heart valve appear to  have nothing to report.

 

 

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N180-N194CDB all seem to be Saabs with a couple still on the road. N195 onwards seem to be Vauxhalls. 

I tried the same with the R96 Saab and yes the ones either side are Saabsbut mine seems to be the only survivor from the block. 

It is a fun game to be fair! 

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1 minute ago, kirton said:

Brown envelope in today's post;  another car tax I thought after donating £265 last month  - I hope it's the wife's car at £30;  no, it is my second driving licence renewal offer which I reckon really sets  me on the slippery slope from wrinkly to coffin dodger.

It made me think how many over 70s ignore the licence renewal and are driving around without one, let alone the untruths about medical condition.  worryingly the questions don't include anything about general physical ability.  There are a good number around the village who struggle to get in and out of the car and/or  have badly reduced reaction times.

The final question is "any problem which needs driving to be restricted to certain types of vehicle........."  ;  would this mean a friend who has to have an automatic due to lower limb neuropathy should declare himself?  (as he hobbles around on two sticks).

"persistant alcohol use?" - looking at the supermarket trolleys leads me to suspect that this is under reported.

Me with my needing at least triple heart bypass and a replacement heart valve appear to  have nothing to report.

 

 

My grandad had a heart valve replaced a year or so ago and had to go through the dvla stuff. Was touch and go for a time, he passed though. During it all Granny started driving again as she hadn't driven for a few years due to health. Would have fucked them right up if he had not got it back... Won't be long though I doubt, I still remember following them with Amy for a funeral some years ago, that was 'interesting' 

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The reg.  look up game is addictive.

Strangely, looking up my motorbike the bike before mine is a Suzuki that only lasted 3 years, and the one after is a Yamaha that only lasted 3 years.

Mine is a Honda that was last mot'd 2017 and is now 30 years old.

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9 minutes ago, brownnova said:

N180-N194CDB all seem to be Saabs with a couple still on the road. N195 onwards seem to be Vauxhalls. 

I tried the same with the R96 Saab and yes the ones either side are Saabsbut mine seems to be the only survivor from the block. 

It is a fun game to be fair! 

you would enjoy what I Have been doing in my thread recently then! 

and also why I would probably quite quickly get disqualified from this game :mrgreen:

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