Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 16]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 16]

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sprouting

402 posts

138 months

Saturday 18th April
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A nice E39 T (decent size petrol engine only, pref auto) would be one of the few cars I can afford that would get me out of my 211.
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I always found my E39 t lacking in space after the W124 estate, even though it's felt massive in every other way.

dscam

565 posts

141 months

Saturday 18th April
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Sweet Sixteen for the barge thread!

There is already so much pent-up buying potential I think we could see a gold-rush once lockdown ends.

Max - your E39 looks absolutely spot-on. The design looks so fresh and properly cleaned like that reminds me how desirable they are. Concur that a 530/540 estate would be hard to beat.

Speed addicted

4,149 posts

181 months

Saturday 18th April
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dscam said:
Sweet Sixteen for the barge thread!

There is already so much pent-up buying potential I think we could see a gold-rush once lockdown ends.

Max - your E39 looks absolutely spot-on. The design looks so fresh and properly cleaned like that reminds me how desirable they are. Concur that a 530/540 estate would be hard to beat.
It’s a fine looking thing, an impending Labrador purchase has me researching estate candidates to replace the capable but dull 420d Grancoupe. Not because I don’t thing she’ll fit in the 420, just because of this thread...

r129sl

8,422 posts

157 months

Saturday 18th April
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Usget said:
That e39 looks extremely smart. They are such well proportioned cars.

Apologies if this is in fact a dreadful old heap, my Merc beard is non existent, but I found it interesting...



https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/198...
It's an interesting car. All UK-spec 560s, be they SELs or SECs, came with the high output ECE engine. It is rated at 300bhp and 339lb/ft torque and moves the surprisingly light w126 with impressive vigour. However, very few came with the hydro-pneumatic suspension option. It looks like it is a genuine "every possible option" car, having orthopaedic seats and engine under shield as well. It appears to be lacking the air filter assembly. The bodywork requirements would put me off at that price. Also those wheels would have to go.

swampy442

527 posts

165 months

Saturday 18th April
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Checking in, with some thread spec German metal. Still cant stomach the name mind

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-300E-24v-Carat...

Bonefish Blues

15,379 posts

177 months

Saturday 18th April
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Lists faults and then states that it's not a comprehensive list...

John Locke

589 posts

6 months

Saturday 18th April
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Max M4X WW said:
Checking in. Can I self indulge with a seen before pic of my E39?

I've got a few bits to fit this weekend including rear discs, pads, shoes and front/rear ARB links and bushes. Last weekend was front suspension arms! I'm liking the car a lot more since I've spent some time working on it for some reason. Hoping it drives well after!

An air of class not found in BMW's newer offerings. Looks superb.

ian316

1,510 posts

59 months

Saturday 18th April
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I like the colour of the 300E but not the wheels or the to do list

bolidemichael

3,007 posts

155 months

Saturday 18th April
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r129sl said:
Usget said:
That e39 looks extremely smart. They are such well proportioned cars.

Apologies if this is in fact a dreadful old heap, my Merc beard is non existent, but I found it interesting...



https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/198...
It's an interesting car. All UK-spec 560s, be they SELs or SECs, came with the high output ECE engine. It is rated at 300bhp and 339lb/ft torque and moves the surprisingly light w126 with impressive vigour. However, very few came with the hydro-pneumatic suspension option. It looks like it is a genuine "every possible option" car, having orthopaedic seats and engine under shield as well. It appears to be lacking the air filter assembly. The bodywork requirements would put me off at that price. Also those wheels would have to go.
Nice summary and an interesting insight. What extent of bodywork would need to be undertaken, in your view and at what cost?

Personally, I forgive the alloys as they give it a certain levity; like a cool older chap that wears some smart trainers with some smart casual gear.

LetsTryAgain

841 posts

27 months

Saturday 18th April
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orangesrule said:


Gave the E class, a scrub the another day to remove the years of non washing from the previous owners. Lots of algae, around the trims. Not bad for a 1k car.
That looks the business.
And how did you get the petrol V6 for a grand...!?

darkblueturbo

101 posts

166 months

Saturday 18th April
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Does this count, or is 2007 too recent?

Jim the Sunderer

2,329 posts

136 months

Saturday 18th April
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A solid wooden armrest, those Germans know how to build a comfortable car...

Sterillium

21,110 posts

179 months

Saturday 18th April
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Checking in...

bristolracer

3,488 posts

103 months

Saturday 18th April
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I'm getting an advert for local scrapyards on this page.
What is google trying to tell me? scratchchin

Macron

4,786 posts

120 months

Saturday 18th April
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darkblueturbo said:


Does this count, or is 2007 too recent?
Is it under 5k?

Usget

5,208 posts

165 months

Saturday 18th April
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darkblueturbo said:


Does this count, or is 2007 too recent?
Surely no way this is under £5k if it’s a genuine, working Audi Essex?

0a

21,944 posts

148 months

Saturday 18th April
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A good performance last thread. The posting rate was better than any since volume 4.


bolidemichael

3,007 posts

155 months

Saturday 18th April
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Jim the Sunderer said:


A solid wooden armrest, those Germans know how to build a comfortable car...
Au contraire, Duchatalet is a Belgian luxury outfitter.

CharlesdeGaulle

12,604 posts

134 months

Saturday 18th April
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0a said:
A good performance last thread. The posting rate was better than any since volume 4.

This graph shows the recumbent redhead in her full glory, complete with stabby thing.

bolidemichael

3,007 posts

155 months

Saturday 18th April
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
0a said:
A good performance last thread. The posting rate was better than any since volume 4.

This graph shows the recumbent redhead in her full glory, complete with stabby thing.
To me, it shows a redhead with mouth open, accepting of the teabagging that she is about to receive.









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