Classic (old, retro) cars for sale ยฃ0-5k vol 2

Classic (old, retro) cars for sale ยฃ0-5k vol 2

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ZiggyNiva

997 posts

150 months

Saturday 27th February
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aaron_2000 said:
Decided I might as well aim to get it running and go from there. Cranking it for around 5 seconds lead to the starter overheating and continued to crank after removing the key. Underneath doesn’t look too horrible so if I can get it running I can see how the brakes are then get it into the garage for a pre MOT inspection to see what needs doing. I’ll get a thread started tonight.


Now on ebay? Seems to be getting good interest.

p4cks

5,360 posts

163 months

Saturday 27th February
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ZiggyNiva said:
Now on ebay? Seems to be getting good interest.
Kudos for the honesty in the description Aaron

jimmytheone

267 posts

182 months

Saturday 27th February
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aaron_2000 said:
Decided I might as well aim to get it running and go from there. Cranking it for around 5 seconds lead to the starter overheating and continued to crank after removing the key. Underneath doesn’t look too horrible so if I can get it running I can see how the brakes are then get it into the garage for a pre MOT inspection to see what needs doing. I’ll get a thread started tonight.
Gutted for you. Would be a great thing if you have the time/patience/funds

Jim the Sunderer

2,569 posts

146 months

Saturday 27th February
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It's in better condition than mine.

biggbn

9,629 posts

184 months

Saturday 27th February
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ferrisbueller said:
Derventio said:
You know what? I can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like this.

In fact, My old mum is talking about replacing her old 2000 Demio with her third K11 Micra. I might show her this and see if she fancies something with the same sort of ethos but a bit more room.

And I can "borrow" it occasionally. Her last K11 was an absolute gem to drive smile
Brilliant wee car for the loot. We had two Hyundai accent two doors years ago, auction fodder for selling on but kept them much longer than anticipated because they were just so decent, reliable and honest

aaron_2000

4,460 posts

47 months

Saturday 27th February
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p4cks said:
ZiggyNiva said:
Now on ebay? Seems to be getting good interest.
Kudos for the honesty in the description Aaron
I did consider the classic FB marketplace "Just out of MOT, couple of blemishes on the paint, still in daily use, could use a starter if you're fussy"

ZiggyNiva said:
aaron_2000 said:
Decided I might as well aim to get it running and go from there. Cranking it for around 5 seconds lead to the starter overheating and continued to crank after removing the key. Underneath doesn’t look too horrible so if I can get it running I can see how the brakes are then get it into the garage for a pre MOT inspection to see what needs doing. I’ll get a thread started tonight.


Now on ebay? Seems to be getting good interest.
Yeah decided someone else might make better use out of it than I will. Judging by the current bid price, it's gonna sting

ferrisbueller

26,334 posts

191 months

Saturday 27th February
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biggbn said:
ferrisbueller said:
Derventio said:
You know what? I can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like this.

In fact, My old mum is talking about replacing her old 2000 Demio with her third K11 Micra. I might show her this and see if she fancies something with the same sort of ethos but a bit more room.

And I can "borrow" it occasionally. Her last K11 was an absolute gem to drive smile
Brilliant wee car for the loot. We had two Hyundai accent two doors years ago, auction fodder for selling on but kept them much longer than anticipated because they were just so decent, reliable and honest
An ex had one. It was diabolical.

0a

22,735 posts

158 months

Saturday 27th February
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This 530 manual is lovely. Over budget. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102118...




loudlashadjuster

4,013 posts

148 months

Saturday 27th February
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If you look up ‘BMW’ in the dictionary it’ll probably have a picture of that car. Lovely.

Lily the Pink

3,578 posts

134 months

Saturday 27th February
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0a said:
This 530 manual is lovely. Over budget. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102118...



Grey. With added grey.

CharlesdeGaulle

16,209 posts

144 months

Saturday 27th February
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loudlashadjuster said:
If you look up ‘BMW’ in the dictionary it’ll probably have a picture of that car. Lovely.
Not with a Spanish gearbox it won't.

Tyre Smoke

17,112 posts

225 months

Sunday 28th February
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Spanish gearbox?

ajprice

20,152 posts

160 months

Sunday 28th February
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Tyre Smoke said:
Spanish gearbox?

Fast Bug

9,268 posts

125 months

Sunday 28th February
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Tyre Smoke said:
Spanish gearbox?
Manuel/manual

BMW made some lovely manual boxes, I always thought BMW should be manual and Mercedes should be auto

Tyre Smoke

17,112 posts

225 months

Sunday 28th February
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Ahh. I see.

loudlashadjuster

4,013 posts

148 months

Sunday 28th February
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Not with a Spanish gearbox it won't.
Ha! Fair point.

stickleback123

7,749 posts

153 months

Sunday 28th February
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
loudlashadjuster said:
If you look up ‘BMW’ in the dictionary it’ll probably have a picture of that car. Lovely.
Not with a Spanish gearbox it won't.
Give how much performance the old 4 speed autos robbed I think I'd rather a manual in an early E34; It'll do 90% of your driving in 3rd if you can't be arsed changing gears

biggbn

9,629 posts

184 months

Sunday 28th February
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ferrisbueller said:
biggbn said:
ferrisbueller said:
Derventio said:
You know what? I can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like this.

In fact, My old mum is talking about replacing her old 2000 Demio with her third K11 Micra. I might show her this and see if she fancies something with the same sort of ethos but a bit more room.

And I can "borrow" it occasionally. Her last K11 was an absolute gem to drive smile
Brilliant wee car for the loot. We had two Hyundai accent two doors years ago, auction fodder for selling on but kept them much longer than anticipated because they were just so decent, reliable and honest
An ex had one. It was diabolical.
Do t get me wrong, dynamically the Accents were way off the mark but both had engines like sewing machines, unrelentingly reliable, no bangs or strange noises when driving them, white goods for the road, and neither cost any more than a decent washing machine!!

aaron_2000

4,460 posts

47 months

Sunday 28th February
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Fast Bug said:
Manuel/manual

BMW made some lovely manual boxes, I always thought BMW should be manual and Mercedes should be auto
I think any BMW 6 pot diesel should be an auto no matter what age it is. The manual box just didn't suit the E46 330d imo, that's why I opted for the auto instead. On the flip side nothing ruins a 330i more than the auto box

rallyeS2

170 posts

153 months

Sunday 28th February
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102259...
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I had a red one of these as my first car! Gutless 1.3 engine but it saw me through Uni and beyond. Also taught me how to handbrake turn! 🤣