Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 21]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 21]

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sawman

4,473 posts

207 months

Friday 13th May
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Swervin_Mervin said:
W00DY said:
Generally looks fairly tidy but has clearly had some sort of front end bump, judging by the wing damage, bumper mis-alignment and the bonnet sitting proud at the middle. Hopefully it's fairly simple stuff though and not a sign of more serious damage.
surprised to see a CX gti with cloth seats and no GTi badge on the steering wheel.

Jim the Sunderer

2,946 posts

159 months

Friday 13th May
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Output Flange said:
This is clearly more smoker than barge, but as it's Friday...



What say the Bargistas?
I want to like the XJS.

But if some RIP codger's ingrate grandchildren want to sell me a purple one with a ZF 8 speed box and a 6.0 V12 for cheap I'd be on it like a car bonnet.


Counts as a barge though

carinaman

18,547 posts

149 months

Friday 13th May
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Output Flange said:
This is clearly more smoker than barge, but as it's Friday...



What say the Bargistas?
Those horrid reflectors by the rear lights seem familiar. It's a re-post?

There's no interior shots in the listing.

Loving the CX and Bache Range Rover.

I was looking at one of Spinakerr's photos on his Alfa 164 readers' cars thread that featured his SAAB 900 in a mirror. There's some similarities in the SAAB 900 and Range Rover with regard to the bluff, vertical front, clam shell bonnets and upright windscreens?



Edited by carinaman on Friday 13th May 15:48

BenS94

33 posts

1 month

Friday 13th May
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
BenS94 said:
ETA: Awaiting a new wiper arm as I snapped the old one whilst changing the blade... d'oh!
Sorry to glory in your misfortune, but you have no idea how happy that makes me. Until now I seem to have been the most cack-handed threadist but now my ineptitude appears to have been matched.
Glad to be of assistance - £55 lighter courtesy of the Ford dealer, rear wash/wipe service has resumed.

W00DY

14,787 posts

203 months

Friday 13th May
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403650813915

An hour to go on the auction. It's Friday, treat yourself.

carinaman

18,547 posts

149 months

Friday 13th May
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Currently at £2601

I have a bit of thing for red leather. Extended leather in that case means the door pull/armrests? I've not yet checked the photos on Google.

loafer123

13,480 posts

192 months

Friday 13th May
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trevalvole said:
W00DY said:
Biglips said:
https://www.porscheclubgb.com/car-sales/sell-a-por...

Friday offering: Always liked these, although I am not sure white suits them. However, seems like a lot of car for the money to me.

I like the white, it's those wheels that ruin it.
The wheels are somewhat similar to those of the last-of-the-line GTS, but the GTS wheels seem to have straight, rather than bent, spokes. I agree that an S2 should have its original wheels.
Absolutely - I had a GTS with those (straight) wheels.

I spent very little on mine - a new oil hose (old one started weeping with little flame explosions visible…that was a scary drive back from the pub) and it was happy as long as you used it and were patient starting it up.

W00DY

14,787 posts

203 months

Friday 13th May
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carinaman said:
Currently at £2601

I have a bit of thing for red leather. Extended leather in that case means the door pull/armrests? I've not yet checked the photos on Google.
Careful. Scrump's about smash



I believe you're correct about the extended leather, certainly you don't get that on a standard car and sadly it doesn't appear to have a leather armrest.

Mezzanine

7,230 posts

196 months

Friday 13th May
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W00DY said:



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403650813915

An hour to go on the auction. It's Friday, treat yourself.
Nice exterior and interior colours.

And also 4(!) keys.

21st Century Man

37,862 posts

225 months

Friday 13th May
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Mezzanine said:
And also 4(!) keys.
Hopefully not one for the drivers door, one for the ignition, one for the passenger door and one for the boot.

harrykul

2,741 posts

203 months

Friday 13th May
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That's a great spec, love the red leather.

Macron

7,587 posts

143 months

Friday 13th May
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As it went for the last price quoted, it's a steal even if the four keys are for a different car!

TyrannosauRoss Lex

30,466 posts

189 months

Friday 13th May
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Macron said:
As it went for the last price quoted, it's a steal even if the four keys are for a different car!
Well it'd need to be a steal if that were the case....

0a

23,603 posts

171 months

Friday 13th May
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368 miles done in the w124 today, and still a third of a tank left. I was not hanging about either. Highlighted how the two year rest means there’s plenty to do on this car (see reader ride thread). But boy do I love it. Driving these old mercs long distance and at healthy speed is so much more fun than a double glazed Lexus or the like. Brilliant things.


Mammasaid

2,423 posts

74 months

Friday 13th May
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Mezzanine said:
Nice exterior and interior colours.

And also 4(!) keys.
Better than 3.1415 of them!

Mezzanine

7,230 posts

196 months

Friday 13th May
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Mammasaid said:
Mezzanine said:
Nice exterior and interior colours.

And also 4(!) keys.
Better than 3.1415 of them!
hehe

Macron

7,587 posts

143 months

Friday 13th May
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Ok what did Ian get banned for this time?

dscam

1,439 posts

164 months

Friday 13th May
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loafer123 said:
trevalvole said:
W00DY said:
Biglips said:
https://www.porscheclubgb.com/car-sales/sell-a-por...

Friday offering: Always liked these, although I am not sure white suits them. However, seems like a lot of car for the money to me.

I like the white, it's those wheels that ruin it.
The wheels are somewhat similar to those of the last-of-the-line GTS, but the GTS wheels seem to have straight, rather than bent, spokes. I agree that an S2 should have its original wheels.
Absolutely - I had a GTS with those (straight) wheels.

I spent very little on mine - a new oil hose (old one started weeping with little flame explosions visible…that was a scary drive back from the pub) and it was happy as long as you used it and were patient starting it up.
Anything but a shed/project 928 seems to have been Friday budget for a long time now. I remember when you could get them routinely for around £5k (not a GTS mind) and that would leave a decent war chest. Came close a few times hoping to relive my Risky Business fantasy but I think that ship has sailed now, for many reasons!

carinaman

18,547 posts

149 months

Friday 13th May
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0a said:
368 miles done in the w124 today, and still a third of a tank left. I was not hanging about either. Highlighted how the two year rest means there’s plenty to do on this car (see reader ride thread). But boy do I love it. Driving these old mercs long distance and at healthy speed is so much more fun than a double glazed Lexus or the like. Brilliant things.

I saw your Readers' Cars musings about a complete suspension refresh. I am mulling over something similar at one end of my non-barge due to a couple of advisories, as in "if those parts have to be diseembled to replace those parts why not replace all of them while it's in bits?"

Your car is looking great in that photo and you managed to find two modern cars of colour to park between.

Diesel Barge Sympathiser

149 posts

58 months

Saturday 14th May
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21st Century Man said:
Friday, thought I'd risk a nipple.

I appreciated this.