Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

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ian316

2,539 posts

72 months

Saturday 29th May
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I love the Jag and the 300c because the red suits it but the grill would have to go

Prinny

1,558 posts

66 months

Saturday 29th May
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dscam said:
Honest sounding LS400. Nice colours and DHP alloys:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274808085269

Sellers name seems somewhat familiar.... wink

W00DY

13,690 posts

193 months

Saturday 29th May
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dscam said:
Some appealing barge fodder on CC within budget (currently):



https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1998-mercedes-...
I love that. Great colour and no two-tone interior. The early E55 saloons are such a fantastic looking car.

W00DY

13,690 posts

193 months

Saturday 29th May
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BlackStang5point0 said:
smokin


Shame it's a 2.9 though.

dbdb

4,091 posts

140 months

Saturday 29th May
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W00DY said:
BlackStang5point0 said:
smokin


Shame it's a 2.9 though.
I quite like this too.

dscam

1,015 posts

154 months

Saturday 29th May
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Prinny said:
dscam said:
Honest sounding LS400. Nice colours and DHP alloys:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274808085269

Sellers name seems somewhat familiar.... wink
I never even clocked that, Prinny!

GLWS Olly - quite tempted myself smile

CharlesdeGaulle

17,125 posts

147 months

Saturday 29th May
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dbdb said:
W00DY said:
BlackStang5point0 said:
smokin


Shame it's a 2.9 though.
I quite like this too.
I'm not trying to start this volume's first argument, but it looks st in that colour.

MercedesClassic

689 posts

64 months

Saturday 29th May
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harrykul said:
Tom_Spotley_When said:
W00DY said:
On a scale of Prius to E65, how likely is it that one of these would throw up repair bills that exceed the fuel cost?
I'd struggle to find a better place to park £3.5k and have it v8 powered.
Checking in. That Jeep does seem really good!
+1 if the mechanicals are decent then the cosmetic imperfections could be dealt with or lived with. You'd not be too precious throwing bikes or logs into it either.

The E55 and LS400 also posted are sweet. This is a strong start to vol 19.

W201_190e

12,033 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th May
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If that LS400 was closer I'd be tempted to go have a look.

lemansky

1,134 posts

72 months

Saturday 29th May
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W201_190e said:
If that LS400 was closer I'd be tempted to go have a look.
You'd be safe buying that unseen - olly is one of the basta bastions of the Thread and knows his onions when it comes to Lexi.
I recall reading about the work that just went into refurbing those fab DHP alloys.

I certainly would.
(Mind you, I've bought several barges unseen from different threadistes, for that is the way in which I roll. Word.)

bolidemichael

5,552 posts

168 months

Saturday 29th May
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dscam said:
bolidemichael said:
My initial reaction is that a 5 series should possess a V8, to lug the weight effortlessly.
Normally wouldn’t disagree Michael, but as we know with the V8 of this era you may not lug anything very effortlessly whilst laid-up with a terminal oil leak wink
I cannot disagree with you there, having owned an E63 645Ci. Fortunately, I had the BMW Mondial warranty.

bolidemichael

5,552 posts

168 months

Saturday 29th May
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r129sl said:
We need to be in Poole for 1pm tomorrow and we were both working until 4 today so we had to stop somewhere. This is a little over halfway, it’s a potential school for the young r129sls (who screamed from the back seat every 30 seconds, “why won’t he get out of our way!”) so it’s an opportunity to get them used to the town and the idea.

You can kill me later.
Very nice, having followed your travels for a while now, there's always an element of research which gets a mental 'bookmark'; we were looking at Stonyhurst for a while, but the eldest was accepted into a local day school (he performed above expectations smile ). Is it a handsome town? I suppose you can always update your W463 thread, to save this one being de-railed too much.

Poole from the NE is quite a long drive!

Our car, too, is full of expectant occupants keen to 'make progress'...

W201_190e

12,033 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th May
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Used to live in Poole, still work there.. enjoy the bank holiday traffic!

W201_190e

12,033 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th May
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lemansky said:
W201_190e said:
If that LS400 was closer I'd be tempted to go have a look.
You'd be safe buying that unseen - olly is one of the basta bastions of the Thread and knows his onions when it comes to Lexi.
I recall reading about the work that just went into refurbing those fab DHP alloys.

I certainly would.
(Mind you, I've bought several barges unseen from different threadistes, for that is the way in which I roll. Word.)
Didn't realise it was a thread owners car!

RicksAlfas

11,191 posts

211 months

Saturday 29th May
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Oundle is a lovely town and the surrounding area is too. We meet some friends there who have to live in London.

Like the Lexus, Jeep, 300c. Unsure about the white Jag.

JeremyH5

799 posts

102 months

Saturday 29th May
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W201_190e said:
lemansky said:
W201_190e said:
If that LS400 was closer I'd be tempted to go have a look.
You'd be safe buying that unseen - olly is one of the basta bastions of the Thread and knows his onions when it comes to Lexi.
I recall reading about the work that just went into refurbing those fab DHP alloys.

I certainly would.
(Mind you, I've bought several barges unseen from different threadistes, for that is the way in which I roll. Word.)
Didn't realise it was a thread owners car!
I like that Lexus and it’s pedigree. If I wasn’t comfortably tucked up with my barge and mini barge I’d buy that. Barge value right there. Good luck with the sale olly.

21st Century Man

35,778 posts

215 months

Saturday 29th May
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
dbdb said:
W00DY said:
BlackStang5point0 said:
smokin


Shame it's a 2.9 though.
I quite like this too.
I'm not trying to start this volume's first argument, but it looks st in that colour.
I'm not a fan of stance/euro but those custom widened steelies are rather good and the car sits well. Just a tad too much tyre stretch on the rear.

W201_190e

12,033 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th May
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JeremyH5 said:
W201_190e said:
lemansky said:
W201_190e said:
If that LS400 was closer I'd be tempted to go have a look.
You'd be safe buying that unseen - olly is one of the basta bastions of the Thread and knows his onions when it comes to Lexi.
I recall reading about the work that just went into refurbing those fab DHP alloys.

I certainly would.
(Mind you, I've bought several barges unseen from different threadistes, for that is the way in which I roll. Word.)
Didn't realise it was a thread owners car!
I like that Lexus and it’s pedigree. If I wasn’t comfortably tucked up with my barge and mini barge I’d buy that. Barge value right there. Good luck with the sale olly.
I like it too, however it's just a bit too far for me (four/five hours without breaks) Would be a comfy ride home though.

wsurfa

2,802 posts

162 months

Saturday 29th May
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I seem to be developing a strange desire for high power suvs, jeep and porsche give off a strange attraction.

I've even started to like my wife's rx400h.


W201_190e

12,033 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th May
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I've enquired about this as it's close

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-230e-/27481024...



Edit: viewing tomorrow! Would welcome thoughts?



Edited by W201_190e on Saturday 29th May 16:02