By Jim Bell
Thank you all for coming. Please take a seat and attach your name badge.
Feeling comfortable? Good.
Welcome to an introduction to CBT (Car Buying Tommorow).
In this workshop we will explore why I am buying a car tomorrow and talk about how this makes our undercroft feel. We will also look at techniques that may help us all NOT buy a car tomorrow.
Section 1) how do you feel?
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
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
Stack of history rivalling a CISSP textbook
MOT until 03/08/2021
I'm getting 33 MPG from it.
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?
6 - @Andy F
10 - @sdkrc
14 - @Jim Bell
16 - @Andy F
19 - @Jim Bell
28 - @sdkrc
36 - @cort1977
43 - @Andy F
45 - @task
49 - @sdkrc
53 - @Jim Bell
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!
4. Shite Ron
8. Shep Shepherd
17. Morris ItalSLX
38. Sir Chocolate Teapot
53. New Pod
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.
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
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31 - @robinmasters didn't pay, now @twosmoke300
32 - @Jim BellBell's mate paid
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34 - @Shirley Knott paid
35 - @Jimbob McGregor paid
36 - @yes oui si paid
37 - @fatharris courtesy of @twosmoke300 paid
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40 - @Tickman paid
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42 - @loserone
43 - @Shirley Knott paid
44 - @LightBulbFun paid
45 - @Schaefft I'll let you off for 50p
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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
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