Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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marine boy

503 posts

143 months

Tuesday
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bolidemichael said:
FTFY smile
Thanks, started doing my homework so I can fit in at the next barge meet...

https://mag.lexus.co.uk/innovations-of-the-second-...



j4ck100

658 posts

110 months

Tuesday
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Thanks for the link, a great read!

Macron

6,189 posts

131 months

Tuesday
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If you’ve not seen a recent RR thread, this one says he’s spent £12k on the 24k he’s done in a 745...

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

stickleback123

7,802 posts

154 months

Yesterday (00:39)
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Macron said:
If you’ve not seen a recent RR thread, this one says he’s spent £12k on the 24k he’s done in a 745...

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Ooof. I suppose it could be an element of confirmation bias but I cannot see why you'd buy an E65 over any, any other barge. I've read so many tales of horror and woe trying to keep them going, and my friends 730d is always broken too. I don't think I've ever read or heard about a single W221 ownership experience that has come close to the pain of an E65, let alone an LS or XJ.

Edited by stickleback123 on Wednesday 5th May 00:45

Geekman

2,553 posts

111 months

Yesterday (02:34)
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When he first mentioned 12k of work I assumed he must have been taking it to BMW for everything, then I saw that he did 99% of the work himself eek

deadtom

1,552 posts

130 months

Yesterday (07:29)
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plasticpig said:
Scanning through FB marketplace and few caught my eye:

X300 for £1500. Doesn't look too bad for the money: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/13521590...
Hmm, advert says 3.2 but the shape of the badge on the back suggests this is a sovereign, which means it should have the proper 4 litre (though non supercharged) engine and the better gearbox (with sports mode!) as well as cruise control, full leather etc, which not all X300s had.

If it really is only the 3.2 then either my Jaguar beard is not as luxuriant as I thought, or it's been up-badged



Edited by deadtom on Wednesday 5th May 07:35

BlackStang5point0

1,849 posts

178 months

Yesterday (08:17)
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Macron said:
If you’ve not seen a recent RR thread, this one says he’s spent £12k on the 24k he’s done in a 745...

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Makes for a good read and kudos in a way but that's utter madness..!!

B'stard Child

22,104 posts

211 months

Yesterday (08:23)
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Geekman said:
When he first mentioned 12k of work I assumed he must have been taking it to BMW for everything, then I saw that he did 99% of the work himself eek
You weren’t alone in that expectation/error

bolidemichael

4,965 posts

166 months

Yesterday (09:05)
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B'stard Child said:
Geekman said:
When he first mentioned 12k of work I assumed he must have been taking it to BMW for everything, then I saw that he did 99% of the work himself eek
You weren’t alone in that expectation/error
It's much more hirsute than my approach, though I have covered far more miles!

plasticpig

12,323 posts

190 months

Yesterday (09:07)
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deadtom said:
Hmm, advert says 3.2 but the shape of the badge on the back suggests this is a sovereign, which means it should have the proper 4 litre (though non supercharged) engine and the better gearbox (with sports mode!) as well as cruise control, full leather etc, which not all X300s had.

If it really is only the 3.2 then either my Jaguar beard is not as luxuriant as I thought, or it's been up-badged



Edited by deadtom on Wednesday 5th May 07:35
I reckon it's an Executive rather than a Sovereign. That would account for the 3.2 engine.

Macron

6,189 posts

131 months

Yesterday (10:19)
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1999 Disco V8 in Epsom (?) green with sub 100k. £4k. Lovely.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1330073

olly755

2,882 posts

127 months

Yesterday (11:16)
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Macron said:
1999 Disco V8 in Epsom (?) green with sub 100k. £4k. Lovely.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1330073
That's really nice.

Want.

olly755

2,882 posts

127 months

Yesterday (11:25)
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plasticpig said:
deadtom said:
Hmm, advert says 3.2 but the shape of the badge on the back suggests this is a sovereign, which means it should have the proper 4 litre (though non supercharged) engine and the better gearbox (with sports mode!) as well as cruise control, full leather etc, which not all X300s had.

If it really is only the 3.2 then either my Jaguar beard is not as luxuriant as I thought, or it's been up-badged



Edited by deadtom on Wednesday 5th May 07:35
I reckon it's an Executive rather than a Sovereign. That would account for the 3.2 engine.
Yes it's an Executive, basically a run out model with a mixed bag of Sovereign and Sport spec.

Sovereign chrome grille and trims. leather and colour palette, but Sport seats, (narrower) Dimple alloys and lowered/uprated suspension. And a surprisingly stingy spec.

Mr Micawber

203 posts

119 months

Yesterday (11:53)
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I have stumbled across this today for a little over mid-thread.

I seem to remember there was some love for these here, although maybe the auto is not the best option?

Still seems a bit expensive, but I have not adjusted well to the recent price hike in all things classic.



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1335989

RicksAlfas

11,032 posts

209 months

Yesterday (11:54)
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Macron said:
1999 Disco V8 in Epsom (?) green with sub 100k. £4k. Lovely.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1330073
Handsome beast.
Check boot floor and other important chassis components are present. hehe

W00DY

13,394 posts

191 months

Yesterday (11:58)
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olly755 said:
Macron said:
1999 Disco V8 in Epsom (?) green with sub 100k. £4k. Lovely.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1330073
That's really nice.

Want.
That looks great, but I can't love the Disco 2 like I do the original or 3 for some reason.

W00DY

13,394 posts

191 months

Yesterday (12:00)
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274785135925

Fantastically uninspiring.

Phil Dicky

6,589 posts

228 months

Yesterday (12:07)
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W00DY said:



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274785135925

Fantastically uninspiring.
It's a snooze fest on every level smile

Krikkit

21,128 posts

146 months

Yesterday (12:09)
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As a cheap cockroach to tend something like a W220-600TT or an E65 that would be a great buy.


21st Century Man

35,450 posts

213 months

Yesterday (12:14)
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Take the badges off that American thing and nobody would know what it was, despite being America's best selling car for a number of years.