Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

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MHT223

190 posts

174 months

Friday 11th June
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SpeckledJim said:
That's pretty magnificent, itsn't it? 15 years from now, if that still looks like that, then it'll be a jaw-droppingly elegant way to arrive.
That does look lovely - colour coded sideskirts too

Emeye

8,885 posts

189 months

Friday 11th June
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MHT223 said:
SpeckledJim said:
That's pretty magnificent, itsn't it? 15 years from now, if that still looks like that, then it'll be a jaw-droppingly elegant way to arrive.
That does look lovely - colour coded sideskirts too
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I'm sure the ad said it is a facelift - did the facelifts have orange indicators?

SpeckledJim

25,348 posts

219 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
MHT223 said:
SpeckledJim said:
That's pretty magnificent, itsn't it? 15 years from now, if that still looks like that, then it'll be a jaw-droppingly elegant way to arrive.
That does look lovely - colour coded sideskirts too
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I'm sure the ad said it is a facelift - did the facelifts have orange indicators?
First one did, then I think they went clear later on, some point after the facelift with the new headlamps with the scoops on the lower edge.

MHT223

190 posts

174 months

Friday 11th June
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I think the facelifts kept the gingers, but the 750 facelift had clears

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,184 posts

178 months

Friday 11th June
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MHT223 said:
I think the facelifts kept the gingers, but the 750 facelift had clears
Later facelift cars (either 1999 or 2000 I think) went clear. My old 728i (2000 plate) had clear indicator lenses as standard.

tog

4,020 posts

194 months

Friday 11th June
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MHT223 said:
That does look lovely - colour coded sideskirts too
I looked at a few of these some years ago, when they were all the rage on much earlier volumes of this thread. I really like the look of them and am still sorry I never got one, but I really dislike the colour coded side skirts. Were they standard on the Sport models? I think they make it look too solid and slab sided and detract from the otherwise long, low, profile of the car.

Dapster

5,292 posts

146 months

Friday 11th June
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5 In a Row said:
Macron said:
The issue is that the BMW has stripes in the 'fabled' Motorsport colours but is only a puny 2.5 with M Sport plastic guff attached so it's trying way too hard.

The Peugeot meanwhile has stripes that aren't trying to elevate it into something it isn't.
Having said that I don't think white is the right colour for those RCZs but they do a nice Rover Nightfire Red which makes a nice change from the almost ubiquitous black.
The Pug stripes are trying to emulate the WRC Peugeot Sport look....



stickleback123

7,921 posts

155 months

Friday 11th June
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SOTW this week is a dog eared silver W220 that looks so rough in the pics that it's bound to be an utter nail in person, for £1,500. It does appear that the days of the serviceable and presentable sub £2k barge are long behind us frown

Emeye

8,885 posts

189 months

Friday 11th June
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stickleback123 said:
SOTW this week is a dog eared silver W220 that looks so rough in the pics that it's bound to be an utter nail in person, for £1,500. It does appear that the days of the serviceable and presentable sub £2k barge are long behind us frown
I think you are correct unfortunately, but I live in hope.

0a

22,841 posts

160 months

Friday 11th June
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Macron said:
https://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/218552/198...

Have we had this 300E at 3.5? Looks really nice. I expect it's a second or third post of it so apologies in advance, lol!
I rather like that. I wonder how scruffy it is in real life?

plasticpig

12,407 posts

191 months

Friday 11th June
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olly755 said:
Popped into my usual garage to arrange a retest yesterday, and had a proper nose around this, including getting it up on the ramp. What a machine!





Also, it appears to be for sale on Car and Classic...
Same one I saw a couple of weeks back. It was at Gawsorth Hall Youngtimers Show.



ETA the dealer appears to be a bit of a barge fan: http://www.igmpedigreemotors.stockpages.uk/?startr...


Edited by plasticpig on Friday 11th June 11:42


Edited by plasticpig on Friday 11th June 11:43

Emeye

8,885 posts

189 months

Friday 11th June
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... said:
Sold. Mikedbonnetposerknighted probably scooped it up.

TommoAE86

2,253 posts

93 months

Friday 11th June
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That IGM guy also has a Crown Majesta on the way at a few k's over thread (using the Friday pass here)... no threadist here would like my sporty Athlete so here's the full waft-mobile, and the most comfy/best specced Toyota/Lexus below the Century;

S180 vintage few dash cracks showing from the pics just like mine - but they all do that https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/toyota/crown/...

Only needs a little bit of de-fun before it's 100% ready for a threadist smile Comes with swing air vents, green digital clock and a mini-disc player, fitted with a V8 too cool



Dapster

5,292 posts

146 months

Friday 11th June
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Seller going for the world's "shytest pics in an ad" award notwithstanding, we have here a an SL320 that isn't a rusty skip for near enough thread. MOT history shows it has had little love but how far wrong can you go?




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1343301#&...

Emeye

8,885 posts

189 months

Friday 11th June
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Dapster said:
Seller going for the world's "shytest pics in an ad" award notwithstanding, we have here a an SL320 that isn't a rusty skip for near enough thread. MOT history shows it has had little love but how far wrong can you go?




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1343301#&...
I like that but I would want a V8.

ferrisbueller

26,555 posts

193 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
Some curious photography techniques based, I suspect, on a potato, but a car that is now pretty rare and which will outlast the most long-lived cockroach. Pity it's white, but what a cool thing. Didn't these have 4 wheel steering? And I bet it has a green digital clock for the win; hard to be sure, potato man didn't bother getting anything pictured inside.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1349567

I got a little excited about that until I looked at the advert and the MOT history as we just happen to be heading up past there this evening to spend the weekend away for our 10th wedding anni.

A lack of details but it looks like the 2.0 model and not the rapid (2.2VTi?) version with the four wheel steering. I came very close to buying a lovely burgundy version of the following generation a good few year ago. I've always liked them.

MOT history also suggests it has been fighting metal cancer for quite a while.

Thinking about it, I don't think my wife would have been too impressed with a detour for her to spend an hour or so sat in the car while I crawled all over a sporty 30 year old japanese model...
The later '92 on model had the 2.2 VTEC(yo). This earlier iteration is a tad more sedate.

Scrump

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14,250 posts

124 months

Friday 11th June
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W00DY said:
I just popped in to have a look at the Friday pictures.
Standards are slipping!

Weas

58 posts

15 months

Friday 11th June
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TommoAE86 said:
That IGM guy also has a Crown Majesta on the way at a few k's over thread (using the Friday pass here)... no threadist here would like my sporty Athlete so here's the full waft-mobile, and the most comfy/best specced Toyota/Lexus below the Century;

S180 vintage few dash cracks showing from the pics just like mine - but they all do that https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/toyota/crown/...

Only needs a little bit of de-fun before it's 100% ready for a threadist smile Comes with swing air vents, green digital clock and a mini-disc player, fitted with a V8 too cool


I really like the look of this, but I have no idea what size it is?! Is there a UK model that it is similar too?

Emeye

8,885 posts

189 months

Friday 11th June
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Scrump said:
W00DY said:
I just popped in to have a look at the Friday pictures.
Standards are slipping!