Car appreciation... the aesthetics, the engineering, etc

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  • These are cheap!!!! If they are get one, they are great. Expensive if they go wrong as second hand parts are quite difficult to source. Especially gearboxes and transfer boxes.

    I am looking for a good one in Germany and that way I can drive it back, drive it in Holland for the next few months then register it in Sweden. They seem pretty solid-probably not the most eco but then the diesels could be converted to bio I suppose.

    If doing it that way I'll probably try and get an RAC type inspection done on it before i go all the way over there to see it myself. Found a couple just over the border from here that are 4000 euros and pretty low miles for a '84 car! Faced with a Swedish winter it's probably more realistic than wincing every time a pretty 2002 gets sprayed with rock salt ;( and yes, cheap and tax free that was the original criteria... i do like the style even if it does slightly conjure up spoilt premier league wideboy associations.

  • Ah in right hand drive they never sold well. Had a look at the ex military stuff from scandawega.

    They are great vehicles and very well built.

    Be wary of bio and the cold or get one of these

    Always wanted one

  • If its going to have rock salt thrown at it, look at ensis fluid. Better than wax oil and dintrinol stuff.

  • If its going to have rock salt thrown at it, look at ensis fluid. Better than wax oil and dintrinol stuff.

    also found a cheap suzuki samurai in very good nick. worthwhile or stay away? anything i've read seems positive... just a pity they're quite wee. Also a few pajeros, but not sure they'll have the same re-sale ease as a G Klasse.

  • bit under powered, but there is away to fit an xud engine and vitara box then get it lifted and they are very very capeable off roaders.

    Had a sj they do fall over at not very high speeds, but the flip side is very little damage and easily put back on its wheels.

    Only 1l and 1.3 but they are thirsty

  • Had a sj they do fall over at not very high speeds, but the flip side is very little damage and easily put back on its wheels.

    I don't know if that could be said for the human occupants though!

    You can probably tell i do like the Germanic uber styling. Inspires visions of tearing through virgin terrain listening to Orff and swigging schnapps as I run down cattle too dazzled by my spots to move... limbs flying asunder and then popping into a nice local cafe for some strudel and coffee.

  • Ah in right hand drive they never sold well. Had a look at the ex military stuff from scandawega.

    They are great vehicles and very well built.

    Be wary of bio and the cold or get one of these

    Always wanted one

    could always just but the Touring on one of these as a happy compromise?

  • I don't know if that could be said for the human occupants though!

    You can probably tell i do like the Germanic uber styling. Inspires visions of tearing through virgin terrain listening to Orff and swigging schnapps as I run down cattle too dazzled by my spots to move... limbs flying asunder and then popping into a nice local cafe for some strudel and coffee.

    Nah just injury to the ego, no actual injury to me. Muddy banks are my friend.

  • Shite picture, but she's a fucking beast - turning the electronics off today in the wet was eye opening, I foresee large tyre bills in my near future. not sure about the wing, though it is the original AMG one.

    Exhaust being done on Monday, neighbours are going to be so pleased

  • Pic from the Gille VIlleneuve feature in the new edition of Car - he was truly the man

  • ^^nice. and square too!

  • I have a thing for Square Mercs, here's one of my others

  • much squarererer:

  • I have a thing for Square Mercs, here's one of my others

    Others? How many cars do you have?

  • W202 C43 AMG
    W124 E280 Estate
    W126 420 (80's S Class)

    and a polo for the mrs

  • ^ awesome car collection, beautiful sounding engines and built like granite

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  • ^ jack olsens ,quite well known car
    check Magnuses collection out forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-9­11-technical-forum/638194-porsche-collec­tion-out-control-hobby.html

    Jizzstorm

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  • Good job Richie is away, all these Porsches would give him a headache.

  • Heavily 'shopped but lovely

  • Lotus Cortina? Dagenham dustbin?

    Yes please?!

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