Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

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bolidemichael

5,609 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th June
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
That's rather ungentlemanly. At 90 grand, it's desperately unwantable, despite the thuggish appearance and performance.
There always this option, for the Gentleman who can dispense with excess doors.

https://www.edward-hall.co.uk/1998-mercedes-cl700-...

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,519 posts

180 months

Tuesday 15th June
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bolidemichael said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
That's rather ungentlemanly. At 90 grand, it's desperately unwantable, despite the thuggish appearance and performance.
There always this option, for the Gentleman who can dispense with excess doors.

https://www.edward-hall.co.uk/1998-mercedes-cl700-...
Now that is nice!

CharlesdeGaulle

17,213 posts

148 months

Tuesday 15th June
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bolidemichael said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
That's rather ungentlemanly. At 90 grand, it's desperately unwantable, despite the thuggish appearance and performance.
There always this option, for the Gentleman who can dispense with excess doors.

https://www.edward-hall.co.uk/1998-mercedes-cl700-...
When I put my hands on that spare 90k I'll have a think about that one. But, in fairness, probably not for long. There are lots of other cars I'd buy instead.

And, in truth, I'd rather set light to it than give it to most of the so-called Mercedes specialists, many of whom are complete charlatans with nice accents and traditional names, but who otherwise have little to differentiate them from our Bradford pals.

21st Century Man

35,788 posts

216 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Just buy a Turbo RT or Arnage T and have an absolutely massive war chest for it.

McGee_22

4,222 posts

147 months

Tuesday 15th June
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0a said:
Imagine thundering across the continent in this - 7.0 v12 S70 AMG. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1266628



Slightly above budget though.
I'm old enough to remember when that first graced the pages of a previous incarnation of this thread at a still over-budget £14k - it seems the seven or eight years it spent in Dublin have allowed it to accrue quite unexpected rates of inflation.

bolidemichael

5,609 posts

169 months

Tuesday 15th June
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21st Century Man said:
Just buy a Turbo RT or Arnage T and have an absolutely massive war chest for it.
I'd really like the Bentley version of the 'X-treme Jaaaag beardage' of late. A convertible four seat Bentley would be a marvellous summer vehicle.

dscam

1,016 posts

155 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Prinny said:
On a more relevant side to this - many US Ford cars have/had a set of buttons on the door that you could use a code on, for entry, a sort of emergency access code that could get you in the car. It looked crap, but was a good idea, IMO.

IIRC from my time in some of the colder climes of North America, this feature was often offered there to allow you to start and run your engine to heat the cabin/defrost whilst keeping the doors secured. Quite a neat solution in simpler times.

0a

22,884 posts

162 months

Tuesday 15th June
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McGee_22 said:
I'm old enough to remember when that first graced the pages of a previous incarnation of this thread at a still over-budget £14k - it seems the seven or eight years it spent in Dublin have allowed it to accrue quite unexpected rates of inflation.
Holy moly!

r129sl

8,991 posts

171 months

Tuesday 15th June
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0a said:
McGee_22 said:
I'm old enough to remember when that first graced the pages of a previous incarnation of this thread at a still over-budget £14k - it seems the seven or eight years it spent in Dublin have allowed it to accrue quite unexpected rates of inflation.
Holy moly!
On paper, at least. Nobody is buying it.

Nicks90

324 posts

22 months

Tuesday 15th June
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
bolidemichael said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
That's rather ungentlemanly. At 90 grand, it's desperately unwantable, despite the thuggish appearance and performance.
There always this option, for the Gentleman who can dispense with excess doors.

https://www.edward-hall.co.uk/1998-mercedes-cl700-...
Now that is nice!
It is very nice, but not Aston Martin DBS V12 2Dr nice for the same ball park of spend.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,519 posts

180 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Nicks90 said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
bolidemichael said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
That's rather ungentlemanly. At 90 grand, it's desperately unwantable, despite the thuggish appearance and performance.
There always this option, for the Gentleman who can dispense with excess doors.

https://www.edward-hall.co.uk/1998-mercedes-cl700-...
Now that is nice!
It is very nice, but not Aston Martin DBS V12 2Dr nice for the same ball park of spend.
Oh God no, I'd never buy it even if I had a huge amount of money. Maybe at £15k, but not £90k!

deadtom

1,602 posts

133 months

Wednesday 16th June
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apropos of the recent (ish, although at the rate this thread moves it was eons ago) northern bargiste chat, will anyone be going to the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival?

I live about 2 miles from there and only found out about it by happening to drive past an 'exhibitors parking this way' type sign. It looks like a grand day out and will hopefully be there with a couple of friends.

Krikkit

21,684 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th June
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deadtom said:
apropos of the recent (ish, although at the rate this thread moves it was eons ago) northern bargiste chat, will anyone be going to the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival?

I live about 2 miles from there and only found out about it by happening to drive past an 'exhibitors parking this way' type sign. It looks like a grand day out and will hopefully be there with a couple of friends.
Looks like a fantastic event, I've got it pinned in my diary for next year as I'm already busy for this one.

TooLateForAName

4,288 posts

152 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Prinny said:
The best & worst part about the key for an early R129 is that it’s self-contained. There’s no hole to allow you to attach anything else to it. Some days I think it’s great, others, not so. However, in general, I hate having a bunch of keys that aren’t immediately useful clogging up my pocket - as i was a frequent flyer (those days appear to have gone), it was a PITA getting stopped on a regular basis at airport ‘security’. I de-cluttered my keys - I take only what I need when I go out - everything else lives in the glass bowl near the front door in readiness. (it’s alledgedly good for those parties too) - not that I have experience of such, mind, more’s the pity.

On a more relevant side to this - many US Ford cars have/had a set of buttons on the door that you could use a code on, for entry, a sort of emergency access code that could get you in the car. It looked crap, but was a good idea, IMO.



edit - forgot to add. If you do need to break a window, and you have a spark plug, a bit of the ceramic shield is excellent at breaking glass very easily! It’s the sort of thing you could duct-tape to the underside & retrive in an emergency - or you could wait 7h at the golf course for the AA like my mate did once having put the keys into the golf shoes while sitting on the boot lip to change them, and then shutting the boot. We absolutely, definitely, still don’t frequently remind him of that, 20+ years later. smile

Edited by Prinny on Tuesday 15th June 16:48
Subaru had a thing where you entered a pin code by pulling the door handle. Not many owners know this though.

Phil Dicky

6,733 posts

231 months

Wednesday 16th June
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TooLateForAName said:
Subaru had a thing where you entered a pin code by pulling the door handle. Not many owners know this though.
How does that work?

Dapster

5,385 posts

148 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Barely a blip on the MOT history on this clean looking CLK 430. Pity about the grey interior - reminds me of a pensioner's slip on shoe...





https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265197313346?hash=item3...

stickleback123

8,045 posts

157 months

TooLateForAName

4,288 posts

152 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Phil Dicky said:
TooLateForAName said:
Subaru had a thing where you entered a pin code by pulling the door handle. Not many owners know this though.
How does that work?
You pulled the passenger door handle as many times as the digit. 3 sec pause between digits. You could reset the pin by doing it wiith the door open.

Prinny

1,558 posts

67 months

Wednesday 16th June
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TooLateForAName said:
Phil Dicky said:
TooLateForAName said:
Subaru had a thing where you entered a pin code by pulling the door handle. Not many owners know this though.
How does that work?
You pulled the passenger door handle as many times as the digit. 3 sec pause between digits. You could reset the pin by doing it wiith the door open.
That is awesome. I now want a Subaru so I can be seen fondling the handle repeatedly in pub car parks, announcing to all and sundry that it’s a feature, and I’m not a door handle fetishist, honest. Please please please can someone with a Subaru with this feature bring it to the next barge meet? I’m willing to trade my 2nd-born and a big bag of peanut M&Ms.

tobinen

7,802 posts

113 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Dapster said:
Barely a blip on the MOT history on this clean looking CLK 430. Pity about the grey interior - reminds me of a pensioner's slip on shoe...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265197313346?hash=item3...
I guessed at £4,500 inc COVID tax, which is too much. Madness at £7,000