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The Flying Banana last won the day on October 15 2015

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  1. The Flying Banana

    Motorcyclist films himself at 189mph

    bit harsh from d_a_n1979....irresponsible yes ...pulling a wheelie on a bike ...is it any worse than a wheel spin or a bit of spirited driving ....we all do that .......let's face it he has to be a half decent rider to show off that skill and there was no one about bar his mates 188 mph ... not right on GB roads I agree but not worthy of 21mths in a jail either. ...you could cause damage to someone outside a nightclub and get less
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    Car brochures - I think I might have a problem....

    models are a disease ..I have over 1000 of the feckers ..I often say no more but if I have a weak moment I try to just buy 1 43 or at a push 1 24...but last week bought 3 X 1 18s...a Cortina 1600E, a classic Mini Sportpack and the new E30 M3 that has come out....and already they are up the loft stored away ..I recon I could easy buy a decent real car if I sold them all
  3. stunning https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223057730222
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    A cool E36 .........

    luckily I have had an immaculate 323i Sport Touring in Avus and an SE also so I can appreciate a stock and immaculate car ( my SE tourng had 31000 miles when I sold it ) and yes they are desirable but this is just desirable as a show piece or novelty ...its still cool !
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    put AEROSUS air bags on the touring .. very easy job I think
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    540i Touring Auto sale/purchase prices

    i said in the very first post they would write this off .. there was no way Admiral would value an E39 other than that market value .. personally i feel even £3300 is tall money for one ... they are looking to write this off let you keep the salvage and give you a market based figure Unless it is truly original , never welded ( or signs its coming ) big spec i cant see the £5000 Value ..this is what Admiral are looking at and i guess the whole eco system , electric car revolution ( ie any chance to get rid of a guzzler ) .. yes you may see some advertised at that but they are not selling at that Sounds harsh? maybe but i am just realistic ( I m thinking of my own 02 530d manual sport touring with decent spec in great condition .. can it really be worth 4000 less that a V8? ) Take what you can get to get it back to where it was with maybe a bit left over and move on so you don't have the hassle in your life
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    Any issues with the new MOT for anyone?

    whilst it may have an oil leak it actually has to be dripping at a consistent rate to fail
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    E34 Alpina B10 3.5

    I wonder what the original buyers thinking was if he indeed bought an SE then upgraded to sport body/seat parts THEN upgraded to ALPINA parts .. of course in its life it may well have been upgraded that way which in thinking is probs what happened
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    I would love a Cortina 1600E ..prices are rising steadily so I don't see it being anytime soon but in meantime I bought something rarer than a 1600E which is infact a 1600E but sadly I cant get in it as its in 1:18 scale .. only 300 produced tho so rare
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    E34 Alpina B10 3.5

    is this one not based on a 535 sport as opposed to an SE ..reason I say is it's a narrow nose with side skirts , bottom door trims and sport rear bumper ....other B3.5s I have seen have defo been SE's as they never had any of the aforementioned trim....I thought Sytner offered these adding to both models ...I can't see someone ordering an SE to add on skirts and rear bumper etc
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    A cool E36 .........

    I totally get why you would say that...but I think it's the fact it isn't a police car and has everything the police are against in cars..a novelty factor perhaps but whilst a police car isn't a head turner this is ..I like it for the show scene
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    A cool E36 .........

    So probably a limited market for likes on here but I have to say this guys E36 is way up there in the style dept for the show scene .. its a stunner I think. The show that it' the cover car for looks pretty good too .. I think there are a few on here go to it here it is on Youtube - > https://www.youtube.com/embed/9Q73a8aVDZE
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    If you buy a 1 18 Scale Escort RS1800 in Rothamns colours the Rothmans decals are in the box so you can apply yourself .. not allowed to sell it all liveried up
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    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    I had the 3 ltr version of this, blew it up and had to endure a 2.5 single carb V6 Consul engine in for a while...couldn't wait to get the 3 back in ! Also ..., not sure if this car/ livery would be very PC now in the nanny state we live in lol
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    540i Touring Auto sale/purchase prices

    what if you do find out he has no insurance .. a court battle could then ensue .. it wont make recovering the value of your car any better ( infact worse ) as you are then fighting an un insured driver If Admiral are sayng its insured and you are lodging a claim aganst them which they are checking out surely best to proceed and try get a settlement