Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

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Original Poster:

15,933 posts

129 months

Wednesday 27th October
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BlackStang5point0

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184 months

Wednesday 27th October
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I know it's a frowned upon in some circles but....... checking in smile

SpeckledJim

26,909 posts

224 months

Wednesday 27th October
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The Don of Croy

5,568 posts

130 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Just checking in.

Watch what?

SpeckledJim

26,909 posts

224 months

Wednesday 27th October
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[quietly simmers...]

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gobuddygo

1,165 posts

156 months

Wednesday 27th October
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SpeckledJim said:
Or just Bookmark it as I do.

nullogik

213 posts

113 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Has anyone mentioned this coming up at Anglia Car Auctions in November? Its a top-of-the-range 1997 Citroen Xantia 3.0i V6 Exclusive. Must have cost a lot of money new.

There no details yet in the listing but it looks like it might have an LPG conversion (drivers side rear bumper has a black circle). Anyway, a very clean looking car for its age and mileage.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic/sat-6th-su...




Prinny

1,600 posts

70 months

Wednesday 27th October
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SpeckledJim said:
I can safely say that in the last 24 minutes, it hasn’t moved, or done anything untoward. Can someone else take over now as I really need to blink?

NorthernSky

720 posts

88 months

Wednesday 27th October
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https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1394376

This thing looks immense. What a lush colour - paradise green! 2.8 V6, Recaros, 19 stamps, manual. Sure, the fuel economy isn't going to be great but just LOOK at the thing. Rear seats look unused, the alloys are refurbished, and the paint gleams.

Perhaps £6000 is outrageous for such a car but compared to what it must have cost new, with inflation, it still seems compelling to me. Maybe you lurkers here in the smoker barge thread will agree.

Pretty certain that someone here will buy this before I can afford it, which won't be until January next year. smile





Edited by NorthernSky on Wednesday 27th October 14:51

Sterillium

21,771 posts

196 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Volume 20 ahoy.

In the spirit of the long, good Friday here's a Jaguar that's a few thousand outside the top end, but, to me, seems like a huge amount of car for a relatively low price. I really like the XF shape, I think it will age well.



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202105012...

I feel I am able to vent this here and be understood...

I've just put the XKR through its MOT, which I felt was a bit of a lottery, but I was very pleased to hear it "only" needed two front tyres. Until I remembered that they are only six months old, and were a full set of Michelin Pilot Sports. Turns out the tracking was out and because I've done about 2500 miles this month, the inside edges are worn to bald whilst the rest are still 7mm plus. So I had to stick Dunlops on at £300 (no Michelin in stock) plus £50 to get my local tyre place to bump me up the queue to stay inside my MOT slot. So now both my wallet and my OCD hurt.


Macron

6,977 posts

137 months

Wednesday 27th October
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nullogik said:
Has anyone mentioned this coming up at Anglia Car Auctions in November? Its a top-of-the-range 1997 Citroen Xantia 3.0i V6 Exclusive. Must have cost a lot of money new.
Yes, several times, but it’s nice (divisive LPG aside perhaps) so well worth airing again.

trevalvole

113 posts

4 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Sterillium said:
In the spirit of the long, good Friday here's a Jaguar that's a few thousand outside the top end, but, to me, seems like a huge amount of car for a relatively low price. I really like the XF shape, I think it will age well.



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202105012...
I agree, but 100 photos in an advert though - click, click, click, click...still not got to a shot of the interior.

Edited by trevalvole on Wednesday 27th October 15:48

TyrannosauRoss Lex

28,753 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th October
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gobuddygo said:
SpeckledJim said:
Or just Bookmark it as I do.
I'll just comment smile

Emeye

9,230 posts

194 months

Wednesday 27th October
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SpeckledJim said:
Just checking in to let you know I clicked it. wink

Mark-C

3,525 posts

176 months

Wednesday 27th October
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BlackStang5point0 said:
I know it's a frowned upon in some circles but....... checking in smile
I'm with you on this ... keeps it in the "My Stuff" section thumbup

TyrannosauRoss Lex

28,753 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Prinny said:
SpeckledJim said:
I can safely say that in the last 24 minutes, it hasn’t moved, or done anything untoward. Can someone else take over now as I really need to blink?
laugh

The really good stuff happens after 1 hour. Keep it up old chum!

B'stard Child

23,524 posts

217 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Last volume seemed to cover a lot of ground very quickly (Just like a barge should) but it actually wasn't as quick as prev vol

Stats - perhaps it was the number of purchases that made it feel that way

Volume Start Date End Date Days Weeks Months
1 28/01/2008 09/08/2011 1289 184 42
2 09/08/2011 06/01/2012 150 21 5
3 06/01/2012 21/06/2012 167 24 6
4 21/06/2012 01/12/2012 163 23 5
5 01/12/2012 18/08/2013 260 37 9
6 18/08/2013 03/04/2014 228 33 8
7 03/04/2014 12/12/2014 253 36 8
8 12/12/2014 01/09/2015 263 38 9
9 01/09/2015 28/03/2016 209 30 7
10 28/03/2016 27/11/2016 244 35 8
11 27/11/2016 01/10/2017 308 44 10
12 01/10/2017 24/06/2018 266 38 9
13 24/06/2018 23/03/2019 272 39 9
14 23/03/2019 22/10/2019 213 30 7
15 22/10/2019 17/04/2020 178 25 6
16 17/04/2020 03/09/2020 139 20 5
17 03/09/2020 07/02/2021 157 22 5
18 07/02/2021 28/05/2021 110 16 4
19 28/05/2021 27/10/2021 152 22 5
20 27/10/2021 In progress


If anyone can link me up with the original thread I'd be grateful for completion of the data as I've only followed the thread from Vol 2

Edited thanks to gobuddygo for finding the original threads


Edited by B'stard Child on Wednesday 27th October 17:00

Krikkit

22,547 posts

152 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Sterillium said:
Volume 20 ahoy.

In the spirit of the long, good Friday here's a Jaguar that's a few thousand outside the top end, but, to me, seems like a huge amount of car for a relatively low price. I really like the XF shape, I think it will age well.


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202105012...
That looks absolutely splendid, if a little boring on the colour front. Not many will have the NA 5.0 V8 - I bet that goes very nicely indeed, I assume like a 5.5 211.

Sterillium said:
I feel I am able to vent this here and be understood...

I've just put the XKR through its MOT, which I felt was a bit of a lottery, but I was very pleased to hear it "only" needed two front tyres. Until I remembered that they are only six months old, and were a full set of Michelin Pilot Sports. Turns out the tracking was out and because I've done about 2500 miles this month, the inside edges are worn to bald whilst the rest are still 7mm plus. So I had to stick Dunlops on at £300 (no Michelin in stock) plus £50 to get my local tyre place to bump me up the queue to stay inside my MOT slot. So now both my wallet and my OCD hurt.
Different budget, but I once did the same with a Goodyear on my Clio. Commiserations.

B'stard Child

23,524 posts

217 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Mark-C said:
BlackStang5point0 said:
I know it's a frowned upon in some circles but....... checking in smile
I'm with you on this ... keeps it in the "My Stuff" section thumbup
I'm afraid this is what I also do if I hadn't commented already biggrin

lord.vader

3,844 posts

110 months

Wednesday 27th October
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Following on from end of the last thread, I think the QP will have to go as I can’t have a saloon for fun, will probably keep for 6 months or so and then no doubt take a bath when I come to shift it on.

I will then go back to having two cars, one for daily (and getting expenses miles) and one for fun!

I’ve never owned a Volvo …