Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

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Biglips

722 posts

100 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Hippea said:
Love those seats. Shame no manufacturer offers velour as an option these days

dme123

4,977 posts

134 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Biglips said:
Love those seats. Shame no manufacturer offers velour as an option these days
I don't miss the electric shocks!

W00DY

11,620 posts

171 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Hippea said:
That's awesome! Looks very comfy in there.

cornershop

1,187 posts

141 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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cornershop said:
All being well, I will collect this tomorrow:



A 2001 model, with some significant expenditure (new CATS shocks, F/R brakes, bushes, chain and tensioners). Allegedly clean bodywork one blemish on lower front wing.

I’m being cautious based on a couple of recent google reviews of the vendor, one involving full payment recovery on a different XJR transaction; with this in mind, a return ticket has been procured.

Had a viewing on the Lex today and a price agreed; hopefully the journey north tomorrow is not wasted.
I walked away.

Spidey senses twitching when the vendor arrives to collect me in a transit which could not pass an mot under any circumstances.

Car looked good from 20 feet, but I didn’t get past the bodywork - it had a few thousand spent on bodywork (with photos), but the finish was so poor, I was amazed the PO could have been happy with it. Only 2 years ago too. Arches and wing were solid and passed the magnet test but both had received little or no pre paint prep.

The vendor also lied about the rust on the front inner wings - one had a very poor attempt to be hidden under blantantly new paint.

Even more money had been spent on the mechanics, again with receipts, but I couldn’t bring myself to feign any more interest to take it for a test drive.

SpeckledJim

19,069 posts

198 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Hippea said:
Sister car to the Rover 800, isn't it? I'd prefer the rakish Rover by quite some margin.

dme123

4,977 posts

134 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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cornershop said:
I walked away.

Spidey senses twitching when the vendor arrives to collect me in a transit which could not pass an mot under any circumstances.

Car looked good from 20 feet, but I didn’t get past the bodywork - it had a few thousand spent on bodywork (with photos), but the finish was so poor, I was amazed the PO could have been happy with it. Only 2 years ago too. Arches and wing were solid and passed the magnet test but both had received little or no pre paint prep.

The vendor also lied about the rust on the front inner wings - one had a very poor attempt to be hidden under blantantly new paint.

Even more money had been spent on the mechanics, again with receipts, but I couldn’t bring myself to feign any more interest to take it for a test drive.
Good shout. How much was it up for? My recent Jaguar shopping suggests that genuinely decent and solid X308s are rare and X300s almost impossible to find and starting to command stronger money. I gave up and bought an X350; they don't rust and they don't break in nearly as many ways.

cornershop

1,187 posts

141 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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I won the ebay auction at 4200, which then caused me an issue as I discovered the car on a Facebook group for 3500.

I may have misgaugued the market, I was hoping for better at the price. It may be right for someone else though, as the mechanics have had a fair chunk thrown at them.

Inner was ok - some loose and broken trim, headlining ok; dash, console etc looked ok too.

W00DY

11,620 posts

171 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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That sounds very disappointing.


Was the vendor annoyed when you walked away?

cornershop

1,187 posts

141 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Yup, he didn’t return my deposit, thankfully relatively small. M

I walked the 2 miles back to the train station through Lincoln’s slum smile

JF87

601 posts

66 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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From the sounds of that Jag seller, I think we can look forward to a relisting that kicks off with: "RELISTED DUE TO TIMEWASTER WHEN WILL THESE DREAMERS LEARN NO CHANCERS OR TYREKICKERS IF YOUR DRUNK DONT BID YOU BID TO BUY SIMPLE AS."

LetsTryAgain

204 posts

18 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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cornershop said:
I won the ebay auction at 4200, which then caused me an issue as I discovered the car on a Facebook group for 3500.
My big problem with eBay auctions is that I can't help but feel people will be bidding it up using other people/accounts.

Always best to follow your gut instinct.

Bear-n

529 posts

27 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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JF87 said:
From the sounds of that Jag seller, I think we can look forward to a relisting that kicks off with: "RELISTED DUE TO TIMEWASTER WHEN WILL THESE DREAMERS LEARN NO CHANCERS OR TYREKICKERS IF YOUR DRUNK DONT BID YOU BID TO BUY SIMPLE AS."
Funnily enough SOTW's E39 from a week or so back was then listed on eBay and had "**Due to timewasters/dreamers it is still for sale**" smile

It's not for sale anymore and the kid's facebook now has him stood next to it with plates that don't register with DLVA on an online check. No idea what that all adds up to, possibly nothing - I did fancy a punt though, hence the digging :-)

Carry on bargistas, I'm still lurking!

cornershop

1,187 posts

141 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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I think my main problem was that the pics in the auction did not resemble its condition today. The DS lower front wing was an entirely different shade.
I can’t believe the body shop released it like that so something else must have happened to it after 2016.

CB 987

226 posts

92 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Ok so no price, but it will be over budget, quite how far I don’t know....

Can’t be many 1 owner S124’s left - https://www.thehairpincompany.co.uk/for-sale/1990-...


Biglips

722 posts

100 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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dme123 said:
I don't miss the electric shocks!
True!

harrykul

2,378 posts

171 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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CB 987 said:
Ok so no price, but it will be over budget, quite how far I don’t know....

Can’t be many 1 owner S124’s left - https://www.thehairpincompany.co.uk/for-sale/1990-...
Wonderful example, love it, even the colour scheme

tobinen

5,348 posts

90 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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cornershop said:
Yup, he didn’t return my deposit, thankfully relatively small. M

I walked the 2 miles back to the train station through Lincoln’s slum smile
If it wasn't as described, can he do that? Seems as though you have a fair reason for not completing the deal

harrykul

2,378 posts

171 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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Doesn't sound like he was much of a citizen.... Probably best to cut your losses and split as Cornershop did.

dscam

434 posts

132 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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harrykul said:
CB 987 said:
Ok so no price, but it will be over budget, quite how far I don’t know....

Can’t be many 1 owner S124’s left - https://www.thehairpincompany.co.uk/for-sale/1990-...
Wonderful example, love it, even the colour scheme
Yes, agreed and nice to see such an original car. Probably falls into the category now of not being very usable lest the mileage and condition are compromised; both factors which would no doubt influence the purchase price.

Some beautiful stock at that dealer and I remember in the past lusting after a UK spec 500E and Ur quattro they had. I don’t recall their sales blurb then being quite so full of such flowery nostalgia and irrelevant meandering which, personally, I find a bit jarring.

Croutons

3,672 posts

111 months

Monday 10th December 2018
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tobinen said:
cornershop said:
Yup, he didn’t return my deposit, thankfully relatively small. M

I walked the 2 miles back to the train station through Lincoln’s slum smile
If it wasn't as described, can he do that? Seems as though you have a fair reason for not completing the deal
That sucks. Id want my cashback. Is there a link to the seller somewhere so we can all know who to avoid?
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