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Old 23.11.2016, 17:10
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As I'm sure you are aware

yep, wasn't it a van engine in it?
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Old 23.11.2016, 17:14
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yep, wasn't it a van engine in it?
No - well yes. It was in the 924 first - and then the LT van afterwards. IIRC
But considering they were being produced at the same time with the same engine then engine could be "Yes"

Mind you the Dodge Viper also had a truck engine
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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.

I used to have one back in DK. Great car - Mine even had a 3l V6 put in it instead.
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Old 23.11.2016, 17:22
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No - well yes. It was in the 924 first - and then the LT van afterwards. IIRC
But considering they were being produced at the same time with the same engine then engine could be "Yes"

Mind you the Dodge Viper also had a truck engine
that doesn't mean anything as some famous English sports and race cars had a firepump engine
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Old 23.11.2016, 17:39
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The 8-series and Merc SL
My main gripe with the 8er, beyond the comedic unreliability of anything electronic in the cabin, is the 4 speed auto. And good luck finding a manual 840...
Lovely tourer, but just that. Way too heavy.

Oh and the V12 easily does over 30lt/100Km in city driving and it would be almost impossible to do anything under 20lt/100Km overall, unless driving at 100kph on an endless motorway...

The good thing is that the V12 is indestructible and you can get parts for the V8 from all over and for decent prices.

Of course there's always the CSi, but that's another ball game. You might as well start looking at a 456 at that money...
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Old 23.11.2016, 17:53
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Oh and the V12 easily does over 30lt/100Km in city driving and it would be almost impossible to do anything under 20lt/100Km overall, unless driving at 100kph on an endless motorway...
So like any V12 then

I remember discussing an Interceptor many moons ago - and being told that on a good day I might get 15mpg (19l/100km) out of it on a long run.

Bristols used to be sold on the ability to travel at 100mph for 4 hours. Now I reckon they'd be doing around 18mpg so a good 24 gallon tank needed - 110l give or take
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Old 23.11.2016, 18:07
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So like any V12 then

I remember discussing an Interceptor many moons ago - and being told that on a good day I might get 15mpg (19l/100km) out of it on a long run.

Bristols used to be sold on the ability to travel at 100mph for 4 hours. Now I reckon they'd be doing around 18mpg so a good 24 gallon tank needed - 110l give or take
The most economical thing you could do with an Interceptor was to put it on a transporter. You could move it all day long on a single fillup, nothing wore out or fell off, and the damage was limited to water ingress and electrical faults.

As long as it stayed on the transporter things were fine(ish). It was when you stopped moving and took it off the transporter that things got expensive.
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Old 23.11.2016, 20:46
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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
Except the 2.7 litre engine, the Studs keep pulling out of the magnesium case, I had a 2.7 engine rebuilt 3 times, twice under guarantee.
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Dear EFers,
What is your view on this one? It's the cheapest of the cheap... it's been reposted again on Autoscout. I always dreamed of owning a ferrari!

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/ferra...?vehid=4428640

Cost of a service, crappy performance - but it is a manual could it be an investment op?
I was at the Milano Autoclassica last week and there were some Mondials on sale. The average was about 45k euro.

A "cheap" Ferrari that I think is a tremendous buy at the moment is the 456: it has a gorgeous design, a terrific V12, and a manual transmission, all elements that will contribute to increase its price in the near future.

I am not a big fan of the 348 but this is gold :

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I was at the Milano Autoclassica last week and there were some Mondials on sale. The average was about 45k euro.

A "cheap" Ferrari that I think is a tremendous buy at the moment is the 456: it has a gorgeous design, a terrific V12, and a manual transmission, all elements that will contribute to increase its price in the near future.

I am not a big fan of the 348 but this is gold :

Have you driven one? I test drove one 18 months ago and was underwhelmed with the noise, the pace etc. Even the fabled open gate gearbox was a case of never meet your heroes.
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