Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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bolidemichael

4,965 posts

166 months

Tuesday
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Dapster said:
How about a bit of grandpa chic JRG / beige. Barely run in. V8 badge geraldry aside, looks neat. Memory heated seats and nav
The saloons never seem to capture the imagination of the thread in the way that the estates do; I'm not certain why, perhaps is the relative rarity of the latter? Answers on a postcard.

bolidemichael

4,965 posts

166 months

Tuesday
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Starjet99 said:
Macron said:
What's that app?!
It's called Vehicle Smart.

All sorts of interesting analysis of MOT and mileage data!
Thanks for this, I've downloaded it and it's quite fun. Additionally, it seems to remember which VRN was last input, unlike the gov website which resets.

marine boy

501 posts

143 months

Tuesday
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LetsTryAgain said:
Said it before and I'll say it again; the money some people are willing to spend on objectively dreadful 70's/80's and 90's Fords will never cease to amaze me.
I had a Series 1 Escort RS Turbo and it was comfortably one of the worst cars I've ever owned. Genuinely awful.
Made a grand on it when I sold for £3500 (ish, IIRC) 6 months after buying though.

PS - Congrats.
Thanks,

Confirmed today after a bit of a mix up, collect a Lexus LS400 on Thurs, will post up the obligatory filling station photo

Quite excited, not a brave barge choice compared to some on here, as my first V8 was a disaster thought this was a sensible choice to use on big family road trips



ewings999

52 posts

152 months

Tuesday
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Have we had this one yet?

Doesn't look massively rotten which you would expect for this age and good spec with the all important rear picnic tables!
would be worth a haggle to allow for a new bonnet and a detail, or leave as is and just smoke around in it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284281722084?hash=item4...




MercedesClassic

585 posts

62 months

Tuesday
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That looks pretty good spec and looks clean. You'll get disapproval here as it's a diesel but it's your car so don't worry. Should sound good and give good mpg.

Check for black death in the engine and all the usual w220 foibles are addressed. I don't see much wrong with the bonnet so save that money for keeping it rolling.

A body shop might be able to straighten it out for you in due course.

Ps it looks a bit low on itself in the pics so check the airmatic is sound. Ideally if it local and parked up you could drive by the lot and see if it's dropped over time indicating a leak.

Edited by MercedesClassic on Tuesday 4th May 16:54


Edited by MercedesClassic on Tuesday 4th May 17:24

MercedesClassic

585 posts

62 months

Tuesday
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This S500 has been for sale a while, I think they've knocked £200 off it as it was just under 5k. Now £4800.

Has decent enough spec, radar cruise, heated seats etc. Description isn't terribly informative though.



http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021033108...

Would it clean up ok? The interior looks boggin.


Edited by MercedesClassic on Tuesday 4th May 17:59

Bonefish Blues

17,713 posts

188 months

Tuesday
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MercedesClassic said:
This S500 has been for sale a while, I think they've knocked £200 off it as it was just under 5k. Now £4800.

Has decent enough spec, radar cruise, heated seats etc. Description isn't terribly informative though.



http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021033108...

Would it clean up ok? The interior looks boggin.


Edited by MercedesClassic on Tuesday 4th May 17:59
Absolutely - fairly mild on the Mingometer I'd say.

Max M4X WW

4,462 posts

147 months

Tuesday
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0a said:
Far too expensive, but what a colour combination! https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1335422#&...




Wow, that is in very good shape for 120k. But expensive you say? Try the following:

https://94.236.6.62/car/C1327372

j4ck100

658 posts

110 months

Tuesday
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0a said:
I guess I am really cynical that any e46 exists in the condition described in that Ad! What a lovely car though.
How are you getting on with the x308? I bumped your RR thread, update requested!

Nicks90

280 posts

19 months

Tuesday
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Dapster said:
That W123 looks in great nick (you'd obviously have to loose the wheels) - clearly had a respray (underside wheel well was never painted in body colour and the sill beneath the rubbing strip was always black) and it's too orangey for the period Signal Red. But the interior is in amazing condition....

How about a bit of grandpa chic JRG / beige. Barely run in. V8 badge geraldry aside, looks neat. Memory heated seats and nav



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104221...
Why is there 497pictures of the passenger side, but virtually none from the drivers? Makes me suss that it has a 'good side for photos'

olly755

2,882 posts

127 months

Tuesday
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marine boy said:
Thanks,

Confirmed today after a bit of a mix up, collect a Lexus LS400 on Thurs, will post up the obligatory filling station photo

Quite excited, not a brave barge choice compared to some on here, as my first V8 was a disaster thought this was a sensible choice to use on big family road trips
Tell us more, it's a bit lonely over here these days in the LS400 chapter.

j4ck100

658 posts

110 months

Tuesday
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Which gen LS have you gone for?

TyrannosauRoss Lex

26,885 posts

177 months

Tuesday
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j4ck100 said:
Which gen LS have you gone for?
He said LS400, unless I'm missing something?

j4ck100

658 posts

110 months

Tuesday
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Two generations of LS400, XF10 and XF20

and within those generations there’s a face lift in each meaning there are 4 “marks”

Only 98-00 UCF20 (facelift) (mk4) got a 5 speed box and VVTI for instance

bolidemichael

4,965 posts

166 months

Tuesday
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The beard is bountiful

ferrisbueller

26,389 posts

192 months

Tuesday
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Bushy

Phil Dicky

6,589 posts

228 months

Tuesday
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j4ck100 said:
Two generations of LS400, XF10 and XF20

and within those generations there’s a face lift in each meaning there are 4 “marks”

Only 98-00 UCF20 (facelift) (mk4) got a 5 speed box and VVTI for instance
A beard of plenty.

j4ck100

658 posts

110 months

Tuesday
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One must know ones Lexi (plural)

marine boy

501 posts

143 months

Tuesday
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j4ck100 said:
Which gen LS have you gone for?
Gen 2 , 1997, silver or light grey with beige leather

Apologies, my Lexus beard is only at the stubble stage

Edited by marine boy on Tuesday 4th May 22:55

bolidemichael

4,965 posts

166 months

Tuesday
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marine boy said:
j4ck100 said:
Which gen LS have you gone for?
Gen 2 , 1997, silver or light grey with beige leather

Apologies, my Lexus beard is only at the stubblebarnacle stage
FTFY smile