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Staplebug

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114 posts

24 months

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Hi all,

4 of us are planning on going to Le Mans next year and camping with team langoustine.
I was planning of buying a barge/shed/camper/dayvan a few months before and then selling it when I get back.
I have a £3500 budget and my current shortlist is:

P38 Range Rover
Jag XJR
BMW 7 series
Chevrolet Astro day van

Any other suggestions?

vincegail

1,639 posts

38 months

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Old Bentley. My choice in the near future!

robmlufc

3,929 posts

69 months

RVVUNM

1,542 posts

92 months

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Push the boat out and get this http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/4069161.htm

Staplebug

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114 posts

24 months

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Loving the roller and bently but I think the 8 series would be a bit small in the back for the long drive
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gt6

718 posts

68 months

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The xjr will be a tight squeeze the boot is small and 4 bags will fill it without room for tents/gazebo/chairs etc. go for a big estate perhaps a MG ZTT V8 you should geta good one for that sort of money

rb5er

5,456 posts

55 months

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gt6 said:
go for a big estate perhaps a MG ZTT V8 you should geta good one for that sort of money
You know the mG ZTT is not a v8? And you wont get a v8 version of the ZT for that sort of money, maybe double that.

LFB531

421 posts

41 months

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We got our sub £500 Clios to the TL site this year and they've now been sold on quite easily! I obviously think your budget is way too high for a challenge....

Why not go for a big estate like a Volvo 960/Ford Scorpio with the the largest motor you can find, cheap as chips, leather and loads of space for everything plus zero street cred to boot! Gendarmerie won't give you a second glance.

Not sure what we'll end up with this coming year but suspect they'll be quicker than the Clios.

gt6

718 posts

68 months

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They did the V8 in both 4 and 5 door versions and the rover versions as well, there is a MG v8 estate on autotrader at £7k but I have seen several mg and rover v8's at well beow £3.5k
rb5er said:
You know the mG ZTT is not a v8? And you wont get a v8 version of the ZT for that sort of money, maybe double that.

Nick M

3,401 posts

106 months

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A few years back we did a cheaper version of this, and I ended up getting an old 7 Series (E32 735). Original budget crept up from the original 500 quid, and I ended up spending 1,800.

The theory was that I'd buy something cheap, use it for Le Mans and then sell it. Well, suffice to say that didn't work out... I've still got the car !

The moral of this story is to be careful - wafting along in a big comfy barge is surprisingly addictive !! hehe

900T-R

19,329 posts

140 months

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I doubt you'd get a £3500 car very far up the grid at Le Mans. getmecoat

t1grm

4,256 posts

167 months

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I'd hardly call that a budget car. That's more than the daily driver I've been running round in for the past 3 years!

Staplebug

Original Poster:

114 posts

24 months

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t1grm said:
I'd hardly call that a budget car. That's more than the daily driver I've been running round in for the past 3 years!
Sorry i didn't mean it is a budget car I meant our budget is £3500

Pilgrim20vt

50 posts

65 months

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I'd go for the Rangie option. 4 of you down there in waftie gorgeousness - plus plenty of space for camping kit.

Mine has been a couple of times in recent years!

Get a V8 and JUST DON'T LOOK AT THE FUEL BILLS....they are not important smile

MadMacMcMad

1,042 posts

137 months

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Silly suggestion, but what about an old Renault espace and chop the roof off!
A lot lot less than the budget and probably quite a lot of fun (as long as it does not rain).
Take a 3mtr gazebo as a garage on site in case it fills up.

Would certainly be well received within the TL site.

Rs2oo

1,821 posts

81 months

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-FORD-TRANSIT-350-/2...

Everything you need here.

Space

Fits the Spirit of Le Mans

Goodish MPG

Cheap

Or this, even better
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1993-UMM-WHITE-Ex-St-Joh...

Edited by Rs2oo on Thursday 20th September 20:36

Staplebug

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114 posts

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Hahaha perfect! But what would the old bill be like if I got stopped and didn't have 4 seats?

Rs2oo

1,821 posts

81 months

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Staplebug said:
Hahaha perfect! But what would the old bill be like if I got stopped and didn't have 4 seats?
Ok so the land Rover mabey not but 3 seats in the back of the Ambulance !


RobbyJ

411 posts

105 months

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Get a limo, no brainer! smile

Shinobi

3,130 posts

73 months

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How about a classic?

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

Or a bit of luxury? http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

or in true PH style http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use... although I don't know how much kit it could carry.

If you can stretch the budget this would be amazing although I reckon you may want to keep it

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...


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