Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

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21st Century Man

31,876 posts

195 months

Saturday 9th November
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Century looks a nice car.

Shame the ad starts with the usual bullst, "Only made for Japanese Royalty". Yes, of course they are, just like Bentleys are only made for the Queen.

Emeye

7,988 posts

170 months

Saturday 9th November
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16v stretch said:
It's nicer looking than mine, but I'm only asking for a third of the price!
Can you share the details please? Or PM if you're worried about da forum fuzz.

Dapster

3,297 posts

127 months

Saturday 9th November
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dscam said:
Saw this elsewhere and thought it would get some appreciation here. If they’d made this I think it would have been close to the ultimate estate car of the time. No US demand sealed its fate I believe:

If there were a "80's barges that they should have made estates of...." thread then this would surely be on there too - 560 TE! Finish on this is sensational!







Sorry for the diversion... as you were.

E65Ross

23,499 posts

159 months

Saturday 9th November
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
theoriginalpaul said:
A bit of idle Gumtree surfing turned up a few interesting examples I thought the thread might appreciate.


Slightly over max example of the current thread barge-du-jour

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/lex...

You've just made E65 Ross's head explode.
Far from it....I can use this advert as a bargaining chip if needs be!

CharlesdeGaulle

11,030 posts

127 months

Saturday 9th November
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E65Ross said:
Far from it....I can use this advert as a bargaining chip if needs be!
Good man. I like your style.

theoriginalpaul

157 posts

17 months

Saturday 9th November
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E65Ross said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
theoriginalpaul said:
A bit of idle Gumtree surfing turned up a few interesting examples I thought the thread might appreciate.


Slightly over max example of the current thread barge-du-jour

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/lex...

You've just made E65 Ross's head explode.
Far from it....I can use this advert as a bargaining chip if needs be!
Very good. Forecourt shots seeming more likely by the minute biggrin

theoriginalpaul

157 posts

17 months

Saturday 9th November
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21st Century Man said:
Century looks a nice car.

Shame the ad starts with the usual bullst, "Only made for Japanese Royalty". Yes, of course they are, just like Bentleys are only made for the Queen.
I guess the target market for these is so small you can’t blame the guy for a bit of hyperbole

cornershop

1,247 posts

143 months

Saturday 9th November
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US road trip review of a Century.

Interesting point in the last sentence or two about the speedo sensor, seems to be a rare item

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2...



Mr Ponkerson

347 posts

39 months

Saturday 9th November
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This thread 190 perversion creeps up on you like an evening drinking home mixed cocktails. All is fine for a while, then wham; you're suddenly elbow deep in eBay ads like a 2am living room topless dance to The only way is up by Yazz.

E65Ross

23,499 posts

159 months

Saturday 9th November
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theoriginalpaul said:
E65Ross said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
theoriginalpaul said:
A bit of idle Gumtree surfing turned up a few interesting examples I thought the thread might appreciate.


Slightly over max example of the current thread barge-du-jour

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/lex...

You've just made E65 Ross's head explode.
Far from it....I can use this advert as a bargaining chip if needs be!
Very good. Forecourt shots seeming more likely by the minute biggrin
It is, isn't it hehe

olly755

2,406 posts

109 months

Saturday 9th November
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Silver SE-L posted above is actually Cat N, despite the naughty dealer saying it isn't.

Although Ross, (shortly to be LS460Ross?), you don't need to tell your dealer that hehe

CharlesdeGaulle

11,030 posts

127 months

Saturday 9th November
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Mr Ponkerson said:
This thread 190 perversion creeps up on you like an evening drinking home mixed cocktails. All is fine for a while, then wham; you're suddenly elbow deep in eBay ads like a 2am living room topless dance to The only way is up by Yazz.
Your evening browsing whilst pissed takes you to a different place than where I end up. Yours is probably cheaper. And less perverted.

21st Century Man

31,876 posts

195 months

Saturday 9th November
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theoriginalpaul said:
21st Century Man said:
Century looks a nice car.

Shame the ad starts with the usual bullst, "Only made for Japanese Royalty". Yes, of course they are, just like Bentleys are only made for the Queen.
I guess the target market for these is so small you can’t blame the guy for a bit of hyperbole
I suppose so. Less so for the block caps, numerous speeling mistukes and plain old cobblers in the list of equipment smile

21st Century Man

31,876 posts

195 months

Saturday 9th November
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That 560 estate is fantastic, so much want.

SlowV6

276 posts

86 months

Saturday 9th November
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E65Ross said:
theoriginalpaul said:
E65Ross said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
theoriginalpaul said:
A bit of idle Gumtree surfing turned up a few interesting examples I thought the thread might appreciate.


Slightly over max example of the current thread barge-du-jour

https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/lex...

You've just made E65 Ross's head explode.
Far from it....I can use this advert as a bargaining chip if needs be!
Very good. Forecourt shots seeming more likely by the minute biggrin
It is, isn't it hehe
That is the LWB max spec model E65Ross, with the sexier wheels. Is that also near you? I feel sure that could be had for thread max as it has been for sale for a few weeks now.

Anyway, what time are you driving your local one and what time will you be posting a verbose road test report please? I have cleared my diary.

TommoAE86

1,953 posts

74 months

Saturday 9th November
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21st Century Man said:
theoriginalpaul said:
21st Century Man said:
Century looks a nice car.

Shame the ad starts with the usual bullst, "Only made for Japanese Royalty". Yes, of course they are, just like Bentleys are only made for the Queen.
I guess the target market for these is so small you can’t blame the guy for a bit of hyperbole
I suppose so. Less so for the block caps, numerous speeling mistukes and plain old cobblers in the list of equipment smile
Looks fantastic in my biased eyes, metallic blue which is different and I likey.

All goodness though has evaporated with
ad said:
BEING SOLD AS TRADE SALE WITHOUT WARRANTY DUE TO AGE ANY INSPECTION WELCOME
rolleyes becoming so much more prevalent these days

Slow

4,566 posts

84 months

Saturday 9th November
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I’m not surprised really, the amount of electronics which can go horrifically wrong at any moment on even the most basic of Vauxhall Corsa would scare me off offering any form of warranty on anything bigger.

Krikkit

16,623 posts

128 months

Saturday 9th November
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I was about to say "not likely to be a problem on a century", then the ad says the speedo+rev counter is broken.

4941cc

25,794 posts

153 months

Saturday 9th November
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TommoAE86 said:
ad said:
BEING SOLD AS TRADE SALE WITHOUT WARRANTY DUE TO AGE ANY INSPECTION WELCOME
rolleyes becoming so much more prevalent these days
Illegal disclaimer if selling to a consumer. Staggering that dealers are still trying this crap. Just tells me it's a dealer that takes zero responsibility for anything they sell.

Fine if they're marketing at a trade price to trade buyers only. However...

nobrakes

1,357 posts

145 months

Saturday 9th November
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Dapster said:
dscam said:
Saw this elsewhere and thought it would get some appreciation here. If they’d made this I think it would have been close to the ultimate estate car of the time. No US demand sealed its fate I believe:

If there were a "80's barges that they should have made estates of...." thread then this would surely be on there too - 560 TE! Finish on this is sensational!







Sorry for the diversion... as you were.
I don’t understand why there’s not an S class or A8 estate made.