Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.
I keep reading the same.
We went for the Outdoor all season one from AutoCovers - it does seem the best one we've had. The previous one was a cheap one and boy could you tell. The wind ripped it to bits and that's on a sheltered and closed drive way. I need one on it as there's a tree above the driveway so leaving it without seems a little dangerous.
i wouldn't skimp on a car cover
My brother has a Noble that he keeps under wraps, its tailored to fit his car, so not a cheap one
A carcoon seems like the best solution, keeps everything off the paint and your can control humidity and temperature.
Oh you were talking about why Alfa couldn't do it not why Chris couldn't do it, my mistake.
But even so, plenty of other sporty cars have nicer rear fitment than that.
Yeah it’s part of the reason you get manufacturer spec tyres. Means they have greater control on the shoulder profiles, but means you end up with a more limited range or a significant increase in price per tyre if you aren’t selling in big volumes
Have just ordered one of these myself seeing as they're on sale and Storm Ciara has just shredded my 3 month old Halfords one :/
Don't post porn in here dude.
Its quite sad actually - not been on the road for 10 years. Needs a few bits doing, nothing major fortunately, a few of the parts are getting hard to come by now though. It was my father in laws before he died and it got left to us but its not really feasible for us at the moment to put it back on the road. He used it as his daily motor from brand new, 150k of well enjoyed miles I would imagine. We will get the old girl back on the road at one point. Good looking car though!
hint: mine is the middle silver one...
a 2003 C2 with 150k miles on it, no rebuilds, no issues (apart from the £500 spent each MOT )
That is a shame, such a stunning car. Looks in great condition too.
Those 8 Series were like a grand car 10 years ago. No idea how much they are worth now but more than likely a lot. I remember people were buying them for engine swaps because they were so cheap.
You can still pick up a battered one for peanuts but the clean modes are appreciating nicely. No real chance of us getting rid of it as it owes us nothing and at some point will be a nice project and probably worth a bob or two.
It depends what it is. Ratty 840is are still relatively inexpensive. 850Csis are a whole different ball game though.
£7000 is about rock bottom for an 840ci. With the more desirable ones like 850csi manuals asking up to 10x that.
I would imagine they have bottomed out now too, and good ones will start to see tidy increases. Retirement fund!
They bottomed out years ago at 2 or 3K for a dog and 5 or 6K for a fairly tidy one.
I'm now wondering what they cost new, and what that would equate to with inflation now, I would imagine a pretty penny. Not a bad motor to be doing Sheffield to Manchester everyday.
An 840ci in 1995 was around the £55k mark. I seem to recall the 850csi being in the £90k ballpark. They were pretty much aimed at the Porsche 993 and 993 Turbo in terms of pricing.
Which is £106,000 & £174,000 with inflation respectively.
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