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    • By Gerrymcd
      How to begin? 
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      Resisting the temptation to do any sort of fettling until I put it through its MOT.  Headlights were a bit yellow so sanded back and polished. Not bad but not brilliant. She is really bloody clean for her age. 
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    • By Conan
      Wait a fucking minute. It's a collection of a car already in my ownership.
    • By 0ldCh0d
      I know I have not posted on here for a long time, but I thought that I would share my new daily wheels...
       
      it’s a 2003, 53 (Facelift) S500 L (long wheel base)
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      its seriously lovely, riding on the airmatic suspension.
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      Here it is, after being fully valeted today.
       



















    • By Exiled_Tat_Gatherer
      WAHOO!!!!!!!
      Vendor of one of my all time favourite 'must haves' just rang me back after a week of waiting thinking I'd missed the boat. It's a tank, one of the residents on this very site finally nabbed one recently, although I may have hit the V8 manual jackpot!
      Face it - I'm a shiter - so if it's not needing to be swept up to move it I'm buying the fekker!
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    • By pshome
      In spite of the current summer heat, we decided to drive 70 km to Augsburg and have a look at a former tramway depot recently converted to a show room for some asian cars. Started in a pair of Tagora's, but it didn't go well. Dinin Tagora decided that running on all 6 cylinders is optional, so we left him at the next exit and went on in only the silver SX. First time ever i have been sitting in the rear of a Tagora, very comfy and spacious!
       

       
      Met there with a 504 friend helping us to assure the parking lot gets a decent share of "proper" cars.
       


       
      This looks promising.
       

       
      Big picture of a cosmo..
       

       
      they have the real thing as well
       

       
      and much more!
       
      A RX7 registered to Mr. Felix Wankel


       
      a rotary station wagon
       



       
      rotary bus
       



       
      and even a Wankel wrecker.
       



       
      enough cars here i have never seen before to fill several pages in the " Cars you didn't know existed " thread.
       
      .. more to come
       
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