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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. melbourne720

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 26, 2006

    Posts: 1,945

    Location: West Bridgford

    Thanks, there was a lot of searching through 2 litre diesels...

    It was an ex BMW UK car. Spec below:

    BMW 435i Gran Coupe
    ‘64 plate – 1,036 miles
    Sports Auto transmission
    Sunroof
    Professional Navigation
    Heated Steering Wheel
    TV Function
    Harmon Kardon Speaker System
    M Sport Plus Pack
    Extended Storage
    Adaptive LED Headlights with high beam assist
    Heads Up Display
    Folding Mirrors
    Front Armrest
     
  2. acemastr

    Mobster

    Joined: May 29, 2010

    Posts: 4,565

    Location: Tampa, Florida

    God I want it so bad
     
  3. Will

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,429

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Nice spec :)

    Last time I visited my Uncle he'd just got his new BMW, petrol BMW 6 grand coupe...a 640i M Sport in melbourne red. There are still some purists out there when it comes to engines, he was reluctant enough to consider something with a turbo (the 640i is a turbo 6, introduced with the facelift of the 6 series I think, unless it was 635i before?).
     
  4. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 154,627

    The 640i has always been the 640i since launch in 2011.
     
  5. Tom|Nbk

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    Location: England

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  6. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,933

    Location: Redditch

    1.2L of raw power !! :D


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    To be fair it was bought for the wife, I only drive it on weekends, but it's suprisingly good fun. Very willing engine considering it's only a 1.2T, & you can throw it around a bit in the twisty stuff.

    I'd still like a little plaything though, something old school like a Cosworth Scorpio estate.
    I had a 2.5L diesel many years ago, & it was great to drive, & so comfortable with big leather armchairs for seats. Embarrassed a few other cars on the road when you put your foot down, for an old barge it was nippy :D

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  7. jbh110tdi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2014

    Posts: 2,472

    Location: Slamannan Falkirk

    I was never a lover of the Scorpio there a bit of an ugly duckling.

    I had a Mk1 sierra estate 2.8 Ghia 4x4 about 15 years ago that the original owner was kind enough to spend a load of money on it with a Turbo Technics conversion.

    I bought it from a car garage in Livingston with a smashed bell housing as the front prop shaft's uj had failed and it had come loose and hit the bell housing. Once I sourced a replacement gearbox and front prop shaft that thing was a beast on the road.. it didint give anything away that it had a TT conversion under the bonnet..
     
  8. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,933

    Location: Redditch

    Sierra estates were a decent car, a TT conversion was very popular back then. I had a RS turbo converstion back in the 90's producing 230bhp, great fun !

    Also had a mondeo estate titanium for a company car about 8 years ago, that was a very nice drive & so many toys & gadgets to fiddle with.

    My only problem with the scorpio cowsorth is it's an auto only option, nice enough, but I'd really want a manual box.
    I know what you mean with the looks though, the saloon version was bloody hideous to look at.
     
  9. jbh110tdi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2014

    Posts: 2,472

    Location: Slamannan Falkirk

    yea the estate was the nicest out the 2. the saloon was horrid!!

    Im the same as you. I couldn't live with an Auto it would need to be manual.
    It would be interesting to know what would be required to convert one to manual. Ive converted a few cars to manual in the past and ended out being partly responsible for one Manual Mercedes 500sel which upset a few OEM nuts as they were never offered as a manual

    ( it upset them even more mind you when we fitted it with a 3.0 turbo diesel engine!! )
     
  10. Robzere31

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,933

    Location: Redditch

    haven't seen a converted scorpio cosworth, but I did get to drive a converted Vaxhaull Senator a while ago.
    I had a 3L 24v auto at the time, & one of the guys in the owners club had converted his to a manual along with a 4L conversion. He'd done a great job, but he said it was very fiddly, & in hindsight I don't think we would do it again.

    The Merc sounded fun! Some OEM guys are very protective of modding anything. I found that out with a few owners clubs I've been a member of over the years.
     
  11. Voxination

    Chooser of poor weather meets

    Joined: Apr 25, 2009

    Posts: 2,778

    Location: Sidcup

    That's a rather good spec, impressed you found one like it second hand!
     
  12. SDK^

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Midlands

    Fat rear end

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  13. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 154,627

    Wouldn't it have been easier to blank the entire plate rather than blank around the '65' :p
     
  14. TheVoice

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    Location: Glasgow

    People in other countries must look at photos of UK cars and wonder why they've left two random digits of the number plate in view.
     
  15. Clarkey

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    Let me guess, going to change to a dateless plate as soon as 65 is no longer current? Got to keep up appearances y'know!
     
  16. grudas

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    I don't get the people who care about the number plate number?! Never mind showing it off lol
     
  17. SDK^

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    Actually the opposite : I cloned each letter/number out individually so it was quicker doing two less.
    Thanks for the advice Photoshop guru :p
     
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  18. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 84,225

    Location: South Coast

    That personalised plate must have been pricey!
     
  19. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Bought the best car for the cheapest money I've ever bought in all my fifty years. :cool:

    2000 Mk4 Golf GT TDi showing 131k with 11 Mths MOT = £350 :p
    Came with No Paperwork apart from a few MOT's.
    Paintwork is rough, Lacquer peel on the bonnet & a fair few battle scars but it is a Solid motor with No rust.
    Everything works locks/electrics/climatronic air con/leccy mirrors/windows even the courtesy lights on the ashtray & inner door panel work.

    Work done in the last couple of weeks...
    Cambelt Kit
    Water Pump - The Metal one.
    Oil & Filter change with Fully Synthetic PD Oil
    Air/Fuel/Pollen Filters.
    2 New Tyres on the front & the Best 2 to the rear.
    New Wipers Front & Back.
    New 2 Cup Holder cartridge that goes just above the stereo.
    New Gear stick/Knob & Gaiter.
    Full Clean of the Engine & Bay.

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    Had it a couple of weeks now & been down South on a run in it. No smoke on start up or when you boot it & it really does Pull well.
    Starts instantly & runs a treat, Arm rest down, Air con set just right & the tunes/radio keeping me company I would/could drive it anywhere. Returning 50+ Mpg should mean more frequent trips to see my Grand kids which is what it's all about for me.
    All in All I reckon the motor as it stands owes me around £800 but that's for a Properly sorted out GT TDi with 131k up it & 11 Mths MOT with All the Service items done & done properly, All I have to do now is enjoy it. :cool:
     
  20. crinkleshoes

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    Location: London, McLaren or Radical

    Looks like a good buy :)