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Show Us Your Motors!

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

  1. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Location: Northern England

    I keep reading the same.
     
  2. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 23, 2004

    Posts: 7,845

    Location: Up t'north

    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.
     
  3. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 19,218

    Location: Oxon

    maybe :
    https://www.carscovers.co.uk/ALFA-ROMEO-CAR-COVERS/ALFA-4C-CAR-COVER-2013-ONWARDS.html
    or
    https://www.classicadditions.com/en-GB/alfa-romeo-4c-4c-spider-car-covers/vml_1052-169595

    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
    works brilliantly
     
  4. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

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    Location: Derbyshire

    A carcoon seems like the best solution, keeps everything off the paint and your can control humidity and temperature.
     
  5. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

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    Location: Acme's chair

    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.
     
  6. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 11,942

    Location: N.Warks

    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
     
  7. King4aDay

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003

    Posts: 4,194

    Location: Cornwall

    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 :/
     
  8. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,002

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Don't post porn in here dude.
     
  9. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 23, 2004

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    Location: Up t'north

    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!
     
  10. jtz79

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 48

    Location: Cambridge

    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 :p)


    [​IMG]
     
  11. AiiR

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

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    That is a shame, such a stunning car. Looks in great condition too.
     
  12. adam cool dude

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 7,949

    Location: Boston, Lincolnshire

    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.
     
  13. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Up t'north

    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.
     
  14. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    It depends what it is. Ratty 840is are still relatively inexpensive. 850Csis are a whole different ball game though.
     
  15. Acme

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    £7000 is about rock bottom for an 840ci. With the more desirable ones like 850csi manuals asking up to 10x that. :eek:
     
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  16. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

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    I would imagine they have bottomed out now too, and good ones will start to see tidy increases. Retirement fund!
     
  17. Acme

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    They bottomed out years ago at 2 or 3K for a dog and 5 or 6K for a fairly tidy one.

    :(
     
  18. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

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    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.
     
  19. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    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.
     
  20. Acme

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    Which is £106,000 & £174,000 with inflation respectively.