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928 - because a 911 is just too reliable

6-series prices are now stupid. They are also incredibly good at hiding rust - in fact so good that once you spot rust there is a good chance that the entire car is riddled in it.

If someone is seriously after a car of that sort of age pickings are rather slim.

The 8-series and Merc SL are a tad newer, more reliable but neither is likely to stir the soul. The XJ-S does a reverse tardis - have the smallest amount of interior space for the size of the car. Astons, Jensens are now all stupidly priced. An XJ-C is something different - and in budget. There is always the American option!!
you'd need to grow a mustache for that
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you'd need to grow a mustache for that
I could see you in the Firebird BB

The 1970s called - they'd like their porn star back
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I could see you in the Firebird BB

The 1970s called - they'd like their porn star back
I'm done with old cars
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I'm done with old cars
This is just depressing
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Old 23.11.2016, 16:11
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Also, please do not join the Ferrari owners' club. I rarely agree with him on this topic but Clarkson's adenoidal voice impression of the typical Ferrari owners' club member dressed in various Ferrari paraphernalia is absolutely spot on when it comes to Switzerland.

Mark my words, you join the club and soon you'll be horrified to realise that you grew a walrus moustache and sport a Ferrari cap when you go down to the coffee shop. The change is irreversible.

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Old 23.11.2016, 16:22
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I wish - I've not had that amount of hair since 1994

I was more talking about a thumping 103ps from a 2.8l engine - in 1982!! I think I'd prefer this - and start smoking again so I can mooch around with a Gitanes hanging from my lips.

10k even gets something reliable from Germany - or something not from Italy - complete with the most mental rear parcel shelf.

There are a plethora of Capris for under 15k too - or even an XR4i for 10k. 7k gets you a Maserati - with a free jar of brave pills. The Opel coupes (Manta and Monza) also fall under 15k - as do Mk1 GTis, Volvos, Mercs, a Rolls Royce - and this 80s icon
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which will still be an absolute dog to drive, its really quite hard to describe just how bad they are, its a bit like driving an old VW type 2 bus, but with a bigger steering wheel, and no brakes. (and yes, the one I test drive was mint from a main dealer and was a long time ago) needless to say I didn't buy one.

I can imagine they will be getting pretty rare now as they where worth next to nothing a few years back, I'd imagine quite a few where stripped, or bought by people just so they could say they had a ferrari, then used and abused.
Have you watched the video I posted? According to the chap in the video, I modified geometry makes a big difference.
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I wish - I've not had that amount of hair since 1994

I was more talking about a thumping 103ps from a 3.8l engine - in 1982!!
fixed that for you, it should be a 3.8!

the v8's stats are even worse 140hp from a 4.9L, but I bet the engines would never die, not exactly stressed
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I'm done with old cars
Sure about that?

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/oldsm...obile%3fr%3d11
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I wish - I've not had that amount of hair since 1994

I was more talking about a thumping 103ps from a 2.8l engine - in 1982!! I think I'd prefer this - and start smoking again so I can mooch around with a Gitanes hanging from my lips.

10k even gets something reliable from Germany - or something not from Italy - complete with the most mental rear parcel shelf.

There are a plethora of Capris for under 15k too - or even an XR4i for 10k. 7k gets you a Maserati - with a free jar of brave pills. The Opel coupes (Manta and Monza) also fall under 15k - as do Mk1 GTis, Volvos, Mercs, a Rolls Royce - and this 80s icon
A Mazda RX-7 is actually quite nice. And it has an engine concept that is more special than a V8.

Nobody cares about the 103 BHP in the Firebird, as long as you have this on it
https://www.amazon.de/KKmoon-High-Br...ider+lauflicht

edit: have a look at this (from Switzerland)
http://www.swisskitt.ch/
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928 - because a 911 is just too reliable

6-series prices are now stupid. They are also incredibly good at hiding rust - in fact so good that once you spot rust there is a good chance that the entire car is riddled in it.

If someone is seriously after a car of that sort of age pickings are rather slim.

The 8-series and Merc SL are a tad newer, more reliable but neither is likely to stir the soul. The XJ-S does a reverse tardis - have the smallest amount of interior space for the size of the car. Astons, Jensens are now all stupidly priced. An XJ-C is something different - and in budget. There is always the American option!!
The XJ-S was fugly from the get go, but XJ-C is rather a nice vehicle, both the 6 and the 12. Same for an SI XJ. The hard bit, as usual, is finding one that has been decently maintained. Prices aren't going to go through the roof like the XK, Mark-2, and E-Type did, but the XJ and XJ-C will probably climb moderately.
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Re: Buying a Ferrari

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/alfa-...p%3d10%26r%3d5


This could very well be a nice choise as well.


The wonderful Busso V6 and a beautiful car.
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The wonderful Busso V6 and a beautiful car.
A beautiful engine to look at
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Have you watched the video I posted? According to the chap in the video, I modified geometry makes a big difference.

stick a turbo on it and it'll be quick(er) replace the whole braking system and it will stop, replace the comedy huge steering wheel and you won't feel like your driving a bus

Or just buy a car that was decent out of the box
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Could one say that the Porsche 914 is the equivalent of Ferrari's Mondial?
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Could one say that the Porsche 914 is the equivalent of Ferrari's Mondial?
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http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/alfa-...p%3d10%26r%3d5


This could very well be a nice choise as well.


The wonderful Busso V6 and a beautiful car.
Ah the memories. First car I had here in Switzerland. If it really is unmolested then the price seems a bit low. 14K is about what fixing a bit of tinworm and a decent paintjob would run you. That one looks relatively straight, and the interior has apparently been redone.
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Could one say that the Porsche 914 is the equivalent of Ferrari's Mondial?
I'd say the 924
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I'd say the 924 VW 425


As I'm sure you are aware
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