Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

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louiebaby

9,115 posts

137 months

Wednesday 9th October
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4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Totally off topic... But we frequently discuss colours in this thread. Many cars these days are boring..... White, black, silver or grey. I have just seen photos of the new BMW M8 in one called Ametrine metallic. I think it's wonderful! Like a dark purple, similar to the old Mora metallic they did.

Lovely colour, hideous vehicle.
^ That. 4 door 8 series?

4941cc

25,737 posts

152 months

Wednesday 9th October
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louiebaby said:
4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Totally off topic... But we frequently discuss colours in this thread. Many cars these days are boring..... White, black, silver or grey. I have just seen photos of the new BMW M8 in one called Ametrine metallic. I think it's wonderful! Like a dark purple, similar to the old Mora metallic they did.

Lovely colour, hideous vehicle.
^ That. 4 door 8 series?
Yep. It's not a sporty coupe any more unless there's a 4 door version, a 5 door GT and an SUV version too. I know, befuddled too. Want a 4 door E31? Buy an E32.

tobinen

5,428 posts

91 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment

CharlesdeGaulle

10,821 posts

126 months

Wednesday 9th October
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4941cc said:
louiebaby said:
4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Totally off topic... But we frequently discuss colours in this thread. Many cars these days are boring..... White, black, silver or grey. I have just seen photos of the new BMW M8 in one called Ametrine metallic. I think it's wonderful! Like a dark purple, similar to the old Mora metallic they did.

Lovely colour, hideous vehicle.
^ That. 4 door 8 series?
Yep. It's not a sporty coupe any more unless there's a 4 door version, a 5 door GT and an SUV version too. I know, befuddled too. Want a 4 door E31? Buy an E32.
Nice colour.

I feel like we ought to use the shakes-fist-at-clouds meme for the BMW and Merc fans that bemoan the plethora of variants or the cheapening of the erstwhile sporty badge. If they make money for the manufacturers and eventually filter down to we bottom-feeders with interesting engines and in interesting colours, why get frustrated about it?

Macron

3,763 posts

112 months

Wednesday 9th October
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tobinen said:
Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment
Who is bringing the Turbo R back?

55palfers

4,079 posts

110 months

Wednesday 9th October
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0a said:
Estimate £30 - £40 K

Really?

I wonder what my w124 E36 AMG saloon would bring......

Love those seats though. Need.

CharlesdeGaulle

10,821 posts

126 months

Wednesday 9th October
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tobinen said:
Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment
I rather like this. Unlikely to be in our meagre budget, admittedly.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...



Krikkit

16,322 posts

127 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Macron said:
tobinen said:
Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment
Who is bringing the Turbo R back?
There's even a ContiGT for r129 biggrin

bolidemichael

1,215 posts

147 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Krikkit said:
Macron said:
tobinen said:
Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment
Who is bringing the Turbo R back?
There's even a ContiGT for r129biggrin
Fixed the link, for the benefit of R129SL and all of us streaming the frenzied bidding live on Facebook laugh

I'm quite smitten by the R129 SL600

JeremyH5

385 posts

81 months

Wednesday 9th October
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
I feel like we ought to use the shakes-fist-at-clouds meme for the BMW and Merc fans that bemoan the plethora of variants or the cheapening of the erstwhile sporty badge. If they make money for the manufacturers and eventually filter down to we bottom-feeders with interesting engines and in interesting colours, why get frustrated about it?
The fervent prayer of bargists everywhere is that other people keep buying silly spec new cars for our later use.

E65Ross

23,159 posts

158 months

Wednesday 9th October
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Nice colour.

I feel like we ought to use the shakes-fist-at-clouds meme for the BMW and Merc fans that bemoan the plethora of variants or the cheapening of the erstwhile sporty badge. If they make money for the manufacturers and eventually filter down to we bottom-feeders with interesting engines and in interesting colours, why get frustrated about it?
Agree. I don't see the harm in having more choice?

You say "want a 4 door 8 series, get a 7 series"... Well.... I prefer the styling of the 8 over the 7.....so if I were in the market, I'd choose the 8 over the 7. Someone else may prefer the other. What is wrong with having choice?

Prinny

1,258 posts

45 months

Wednesday 9th October
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bolidemichael said:
Krikkit said:
Macron said:
tobinen said:
Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment
Who is bringing the Turbo R back?
There's even a ContiGT for r129biggrin
Fixed the link, for the benefit of R129SL and all of us streaming the frenzied bidding live on Facebook laugh

I'm quite smitten by the R129 SL600
I quite fancy the Supra, but then I remember how bad the engine is for blowing head gaskets, and the fact that if you had to brake at >90 it’d kick the back end out randomly, and the rust. But I still also remember it’s the 1st car I did 150 in (and a little bit more if the headlights were down!) The MOT history screams rust too. So maybe not. I also like the idea of a GTA, but not that one.

For me, it’d be the 944S2 (looks reasonable), the CX, and maybe - as there’s no real data yet, the E500. (If I’m going to spend most of my time working abroad, might as well buy lhd).

Still only tentative on the loser-meet though. I’d hoped to be finished for the year by now, but still stuff dragging on.

4941cc

25,737 posts

152 months

Wednesday 9th October
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E65Ross said:
Agree. I don't see the harm in having more choice?

You say "want a 4 door 8 series, get a 7 series"... Well.... I prefer the styling of the 8 over the 7.....so if I were in the market, I'd choose the 8 over the 7. Someone else may prefer the other. What is wrong with having choice?
When the actual quality and long-term/high mileage durability of the thing goes South to pay for it.

Shorts and trousers are fine. 3/4 length cargo pants are where choices like that get you...

CharlesdeGaulle

10,821 posts

126 months

Wednesday 9th October
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4941cc said:
Shorts and trousers are fine. 3/4 length cargo pants are where choices like that get you...
laugh I'm not sure I agree with you but I love the analogy. (Or is it metaphor? We had this lesson a few pages back but I've had a sleep since then so the brain re-sets.)

E65Ross

23,159 posts

158 months

Wednesday 9th October
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4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Agree. I don't see the harm in having more choice?

You say "want a 4 door 8 series, get a 7 series"... Well.... I prefer the styling of the 8 over the 7.....so if I were in the market, I'd choose the 8 over the 7. Someone else may prefer the other. What is wrong with having choice?
When the actual quality and long-term/high mileage durability of the thing goes South to pay for it.

Shorts and trousers are fine. 3/4 length cargo pants are where choices like that get you...
Hand on heart, do you think that if they made fewer models, the build quality would genuinely go up? Baring in mind they all share the same mechanicals, just different bodies. The bodies rarely go wrong.

Stegel

1,279 posts

120 months

Wednesday 9th October
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E65Ross said:
4941cc said:
E65Ross said:
Agree. I don't see the harm in having more choice?

You say "want a 4 door 8 series, get a 7 series"... Well.... I prefer the styling of the 8 over the 7.....so if I were in the market, I'd choose the 8 over the 7. Someone else may prefer the other. What is wrong with having choice?
When the actual quality and long-term/high mileage durability of the thing goes South to pay for it.

Shorts and trousers are fine. 3/4 length cargo pants are where choices like that get you...
Hand on heart, do you think that if they made fewer models, the build quality would genuinely go up? Baring in mind they all share the same mechanicals, just different bodies. The bodies rarely go wrong.
I don’t think build quality is poor (although longevity is less a feature, but that’s the world of today) and I don’t object to niche filling. What gets me is why everything has to be burdened with faux-sporting pretensions and a sneering appearance, and the restrictions on picking and choosing individual options. The fact that the latest 1 series advert seems to major with unlocking the car with a smart phone, and most adverts stress connectivity above all else, very much suggests the battle is lost!

21st Century Man

31,787 posts

194 months

Wednesday 9th October
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E65Ross said:
grudas said:
dai1983 said:
What MPG do you get cruising the motorway at say 70mph?
very little of that in my daily driving! smile most of it is country lanes and city and my average is 18mpg..
Is that for the V12? If so, that's really not too bad at all!
Oh, you mean me?

It's supposed to do about 20mpg on the official Japanese figures. I've not worked it out properly yet as I've chucked fifty quid into it a few times but not made a note of the odo. Doing a run down to Pembrokeshire soon, so will do a proper fuel consumption calc.

In other news, I'm quite sad and annoyed with myself, I've managed to scrape the lower brightwork on the rear nearside three quarter panel on a low wall. The car was bloody perfect and now I've gone and spoilt it cry

olly755

2,369 posts

108 months

Wednesday 9th October
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
tobinen said:
Some interesting entries at the chosen barge meet: https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...

E500 W124
SL600 R129
CX 2.5 Gti Turbo

You should be all done by lunchtime as it's not a big entry at the moment
I rather like this. Unlikely to be in our meagre budget, admittedly.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/saturday-2...


Woo that's nice.

Imagine that sans ducktail and with a set of Teledials.

CharlesdeGaulle

10,821 posts

126 months

Wednesday 9th October
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olly755 said:
Woo that's nice.

Imagine that sans ducktail and with a set of Teledials.
No thanks, I wouldn't want it then.

TurboHatchback

3,502 posts

99 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Well my Jeep is sold and has just driven off into the night, now just the 330i to go. My oogling of barges on the internet is intensifying.