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Third FTP in 30 months for the Streetwise. Poor little thing hardly gets driven these days so now the weather's gotten cold the battery threw a hissy fit last night. Swapped for a fully charged one this morning and all's good in the hood again. That was my reward* for sorting out the rattling heat shield on Saturday afternoon

Shall kowtow to its demands with a commute or two into work for the rest of the week.

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AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

struggle on the floor changing complete shaft, all 3 parts and still clunky, ordered passanger side.

 

got fed up came in threw tools in shed, ate homemade beef stew from misses..

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Lovely to meet lord sterling today. He really suited the vectra has he drove off in the direction of camp cavcraft. So the fleet is now a modern appliance for family duties and the celica fir polishing and fiddling with. In for mot on thursday . Should be fine. New wheels fitted and polished courtesy of no 1 son. 

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17 hours ago, skattrd said:

Not really news, but potential news... There are two cars on my ebay watch list which I am considering bidding on tomorrow. No spoilers, but they have a few things in common, both being many hours away by train and £70 being the cheapest advance split ticket train fare away. 

Ok, so I need to start planning logistics to erm, Peterhead, that's basically Norway innit?

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43 minutes ago, taxi paul said:

Lovely to meet lord sterling today. He really suited the vectra has he drove off in the direction of camp cavcraft. So the fleet is now a modern appliance for family duties and the celica fir polishing and fiddling with. In for mot on thursday . Should be fine. New wheels fitted and polished courtesy of no 1 son. 

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That's a beaut! 

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this Maserati kamsin  is outside at the moment, heading to Olympia for the Sotheby's sale.

I particularly like the description of recent commissioning.

Receipts totaling £29,461.40 for parts and labour dated 9 August 2019 by McGrath Maserati, a copy of the nine-page invoice exhaustively detailing the recommissioning of this Khamsin, is available for inspection. Unusually, it was fitted from new with a tow bar along with a stainless-steel exhaust system, the only known deviations from factory specs.

 

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19/london/lots/r0056-1976-maserati-khamsin-by-bertone/817765

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2 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

this Maserati kamsin  is outside at the moment, heading to Olympia for the Sotheby's sale.

I particularly like the description of recent commissioning.

Receipts totaling £29,461.40 for parts and labour dated 9 August 2019 by McGrath Maserati, a copy of the nine-page invoice exhaustively detailing the recommissioning of this Khamsin, is available for inspection. Unusually, it was fitted from new with a tow bar along with a stainless-steel exhaust system, the only known deviations from factory specs.

 

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19/london/lots/r0056-1976-maserati-khamsin-by-bertone/817765

Is this picture taken outside your office?

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19/london/lots/r0064-2011-ferrari-458-challenge/819167

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11 minutes ago, SiC said:

Yes, loads of these Sotheby's cars.

They're loading le mans cars at the moment - Porsche, jag  and Maserati and the toy car.

 

The ex jean alesi Ferrari. estimate 1.4-1.8 million. https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19/london/lots/r0001-1994-ferrari-412-t1/763351

 

 

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2 hours ago, skattrd said:

Ok, so I need to start planning logistics to erm, Peterhead, that's basically Norway innit?

Norway is probably easier to get to!

Bus or (expensive) taxi from Aberdeen the only options. I am in France until the beginning of next month but happy to help with a lift after that if it suits.

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Thanks for the offer Saabnut, I'd prefer to collect it a little early, so am trying to concoct a plan going up this weekend. 
Suddenly I'm regretting buying lots of tickets in the Yaris roffle, but hey ho, what's the worst that could happen ….. :lol:

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54 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

They seem to have finished refurbishing no2. ( new kitchen and bathroom ). Anyone fancy living next door to me?

http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en/live-and-work/property/residential-lettings/2-home-farm

The monthly rent is twice my monthly income. For that reason ahm oot.

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1 hour ago, richardmorris said:

They seem to have finished refurbishing no2. ( new kitchen and bathroom ). Anyone fancy living next door to me?

http://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en/live-and-work/property/residential-lettings/2-home-farm

I'm not sure my car would be popular in a place like that, it doesn't strike me as the sort of gaff where fans of noisy Japanese coupes would live.

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18 minutes ago, iainrcz said:

I'm not sure my car would be popular in a place like that, it doesn't strike me as the sort of gaff where fans of noisy Japanese coupes would live.

Number 6 has an m reg mx5. Number 7 a jag f type, and number 5 an Audi R8.

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20 minutes ago, Amishtat said:

Keeping your A60? 

Yes, one car I'm very reluctant to part with. Had a hankering for something older for a while now and heard about this through word of mouth after the owner passed away in January. Not a perfect example but a straight, honest old thing and a good introduction to 1950's motoring. 

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