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After_Shock

8,073 posts

106 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
oilydan said:
Or, indeed, this...

http://tnydu.biz/DOkFHW

If you have too much money and want to waste it on an overpriced car that will need every piece of rubber replacing before you could drive it.

0kms on a 8 yr old Lotus. FFS.
Thats just a nightmare on wheels.

Dusty964

6,101 posts

76 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
I need to go and have a look at this..........

http://www.autotraderuae.com/index.php?go=cars_for...

Old 7 Alpina, whats not to like?


shirt

Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
they do have some curios there, i could use a closer look at the e9 coupe they have in stock.

Gentleman Geoff

1,058 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
shirt said:
they do have some curios there
They do, don't they? Is this the place in Deira you've told me about, Phil?

Dusty964

6,101 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Gentleman Geoff said:
shirt said:
they do have some curios there
They do, don't they? Is this the place in Deira you've told me about, Phil?
That's the one I would guess- if not, here is a link

http://www.autotraderuae.com/index.php?go=showroom...


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shirt

Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
yup, al hai on salahuddin road. they've got a classic car repair garage out back which always has some nice cars inside, plus a fleet of classic rollers for wedding hire.

what sort of car you after geoff?

Gentleman Geoff

1,058 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
shirt said:
what sort of car you after geoff?
Goodness knows. If it gets even remotely serious I'll make use of the appropriate thread. wink

shirt

Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
i showed a colleague the blue RR classic as he's after one so we went up to al hai last night. sadly it had already gone, but here's a few pics of their stock.

green rrc, jeep wagoneer, manual 944s, 635csi, 928 auto


i think the 944s was AED40k. nice condition and felt a nice place to sit, but overpriced. there were 2 wagoneers, a cream one and this one. i wants one precious, albeit ona 4" lift and 35" tyres smokin

saab 900 turbo, golf cabriolet, bmw 2002


the 2002 was in fantastic condition. i wonder if an s14 engine is available
locally.....


560sec bonnet [one of half a dozen they have], fiat 500, datsun 260z


merc 190 2.5 16v, extremely clean example


opel manta, again squeaky clean



fao jase!


a very eclectic collection


manual/aircon e28 m5 and a series 1 xj


the 3.0cs. supremely beautiful but AED150k and a rushed resto in places. paint and leather were tip top but the rubbers were cracking, overspray on the screen indicating it wasn't a bare shell job, some tired interior trim etc.




very very nice and tidy 512TR. i had the seat as far back as it'd go and couldn't get comfy frown


clio v6. interior was shagged. i liked the fact it felt like my old clio to sit in but a look over your shoulder and there's a v6 sat there.


out the back, another e28 m5, e21 and 2002 waiting for resto. they also had a few inside the workshop being painted [proper spray booth and oven] and also had a green bmw z1!




well worth a trip, i don't mind visiting again if anyone needs assistance finding the place. the emirati owner is a very nice guy and seems to have a genuine interest in the cars he deals in.

cars are mainly jap imports and some are extremely nice condition wise. i think some received a 'mop & shine' type restoration out the back and prices are a bit rich, but this is easily the best showroom in dubai imho. last time i was there was about 7mths ago, and only 3 cars from back then are still for sale which is a pretty impressive turnover for what is a very niche market.




Edited by shirt on Thursday 4th October 07:03

Asterix

20,969 posts

114 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Looks very cool - will have to take a trip there.

yorky500

1,486 posts

77 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
I know one of the owners or a partner in Al Hai.

If anybody is serious about a car or wants work doing, I can pass along details.

Dusty964

6,101 posts

76 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Im guessing that the 928 with the ropey burgundy interior is still there?

(it deserves to be, its a right mess)

shirt

Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
yep, first pic. that, the ferrari 550 and the awful excalibur thing were the only ones that were still around.

to be fair, 25% of the cars are mint, 50% are decent, 25% are dogs. that 928 and the green range definitely fall into the latter category. the turnover on the nicer stuff is remarkable, the e-type has gone ver yquick and the orange chevelle ss he wanted 200k for now seems abandoned outside the yacht club.

friday musing - does anyone know how far you can tune a clio v6 and if a 4wd conversion is possible?

Dusty964

6,101 posts

76 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
No idea on the Clio- they do nothing for me at all im afraid. Granted they must be a laugh to drive, but you are still sat in a Clio, which is wrong on many, many levels.

Is the blue/purple Ranger still in there?

shirt

Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
no, that's the one we went to see. apparently sold for 38k so i do hope it was a good un.

i really do think the ideal DD for me is a short wheelbase car with no overhangs and around 300bhp. pref. 4wd and a revvy engine. the clio v6 may be pedestrian inside but they tick a lot of the boxes. i'm sure the handling traits will be less pronounced out here and a quick google reveals 275bhp is possible on a budget.

i know the mini cooper cup cars are road legal here as the cage was factory fitted. i wonder if the same is true for a clio v6 trophy?

yorky500

1,486 posts

77 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
shirt said:
friday musing - does anyone know how far you can tune a clio v6 and if a 4wd conversion is possible?
A guy who tunes cars at Tensai here in Abu Dhabi used to own a V6 clio - I could ask him?

shirt

Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
reading up, i think the road cars are limited to 275bhp as otherwise the whole drivetrain needs beefing up to cope - $$$$$

was oily's evo that he bought from spencer road legal and if so, how the hell did he manage that?

yorky500

1,486 posts

77 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
shirt said:
was oily's evo that he bought from spencer road legal and if so, how the hell did he manage that?
No, is was never classed as road legal, although he spent a lot of time and effort trying to make it so or get it classified as road legal.

e21jason

487 posts

105 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
yeap sounds well worth a trip up there esp as I have a couple of spare s14's for the 2002

So phil what you want is a lancia delta integrale

yorky500

1,486 posts

77 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
e21jason said:
So phil what you want is a lancia delta integrale
I know a man with two here and according to his wife "he would sell her and their child before he lets one of them go"! - Yes, I have asked numerous times if he would sell one.

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Original Poster:

16,078 posts

87 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
jonathan mullen sold his a few months back, but i doubt i could afford a nice one.

jason mate you need to put some toys and parts in a container and build something! an 'M2' would make for a very cool commute


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