New Car - Advice

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Re: New Car - Advice

Post by pineappletribe » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:33 pm

Ha - Shuttleworth ftw! :D

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Re: New Car - Advice

Post by fannypad » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:16 am

c_funk wrote:the kind of car that if i had money i would buy over anything new

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Yes.

Been on the lookout for a clean E28 5-series in bronzit beige for a while, with a view to sticking it on BBS 3-piece wheels and eventually jamming an S50 M3 engine in it. Basically this:

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Hard to find in good nick these days...

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Re: New Car - Advice

Post by dj jedi » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:27 am

If you're talking classic BMWs, it really has to be the E24:

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Best looking car ever IMO. I'd love one if they weren't so rusty these days.

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Re: New Car - Advice

Post by Beagle » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:17 am

I always liked 1980's Mercedes:

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Re: New Car - Advice

Post by fannypad » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:03 pm

dj jedi wrote:If you're talking classic BMWs, it really has to be the E24
Never been a fan of the six. It's beautiful, easily in the top 5 shark-nosed BMW's, but, along with the 8-series, came across as a bit of a gentleman's beachfront cruiser/German pastiche of a lumpen yank tank. A 2-door 7-Series. Doesn't really fit the BMW ethos (or what it used to represent anyway).

An E9 on the other hand...

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