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

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  • Different car, but same model as the Cocaine Express, photographs are a lot better however.

  • That Saab is le sex... 💦

  • I might have missed this earlier in the thread but why choose a merc wagon over an rs4 / rs6 avant? They seem unbeatable

  • The Audi's are much more expensive to insure as they get stolen all the time, and they're also much more expensive as they're more fashionable than the E63.

  • Were they concepts? They're absolutely gorgeous... And do I spy a Pininfarina badge in that second photo?

  • Silver is good...


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  • without a full service history

    I find it pretty mad that such high spec cars that are only a few years old don’t have a FSH. And surely a dodgy MOT history is an absolute red flag?

    Although, I’ve no idea about what buying cars like that actually involves.

  • Fair play. I’ve driven an rs6 and it was excellent, I understand why people would steal them 😆

  • Or spray it yellow and live out your favour layer cake fantasies.

  • I find it pretty mad that such high spec cars that are only a few years old don’t have a FSH. And surely a dodgy MOT history is an absolute red flag?

    Although, I’ve no idea about what buying cars like that actually involves.

    Seller states that it had the correct, minor service at Mercedes Brooklands, and that he's asked that it be put into the digital service record. If that's true and the history can be edited I'll likely still buy the car (the number of owners is a bit of a bugger, but it's the lowest mileage 5.5 litre for sale in the UK that I can find).

    The EML advisory on the MOT on the Cocaine Express is a worry, for sure. It's got all the toys though.

  • How many owners? And also, when you say the Audis are too expensive to insure, how much are you actually talking (I’m morbidly curious).

    Again, I know nowt about it, but engine management light would shit me right up, lol. Especially on something with a massive complicated 550bhp engine. But maybe that’s par for the course when you’re buying something along these lines.

  • Four owners.


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  • I also thought engine management light is a straight MOT fail? Bit odd they drove it 30 miles to retest the next day but ignored the reasons for failure. Did they just take it to a different test centre or something?

  • P38 is probably more reliable..and nicer place to be.

    The 95 is a wanna be, and not worth 9k. It is hoping on value increase on the early range rovers and not worth it.

  • BBS LM’s I am assuming? If so, very envious.

    JR-23s. There was no BBS stock left when I bought these. I had some BBS LMs on my Jetta BITD and always loved the look. This is close enough.

  • All sorts of confusion there I feel. Why retest without changing the brake pads?

  • Really is true that the problem with these cars are the owners.

  • @Dammit why not sit tight and wait for the right e63 to turn up. Hire a large car when needed in the interim.

  • Agree with TRA here. With a car of this type (astronomical repair & servicing costs) I'd just walk away if there was any doubt in my mind. Another will come up soon which offers added peace of mind.

  • And also, when you say the Audis are too expensive to insure, how much are you actually talking

    Costs me 500 a year to insure my V10 RS6 Avant. But I'm old, live somewhere quiet outside London and have a no claims history decades long. That is for both personal and business use though.

  • Yeah, baffling that one - only thing I can think is that it had sat for a while and a road test was suggested to unbind the calliper... but then why would you MOT it rather than get someone to just check the brakes.

  • A road test isn't going to make the friction material grow back though. Less than 1.5mm left is deeply sketchy.

  • And suggests it really wasn’t looked after or cared for, performance car with no brakes.

  • Ah that's not astronomical though. In my mind over a grand a year is a lot, but I was wondering how far the scale goes when it comes to insuring faster/more expensive cars.

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