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I miss my old 328i Sport at times , although I wished it had been a manual.
 

I used to love a big barge before I had my first 5 series and had a few Omega’s. The one below was really a lovely example. A 3.2 MV6, she made a rather nice sound and didn’t hang about as I recall. You rarely, if ever, see one on the road now, especially one of the facelift models.

 

I don’t see too many E39’s either come to think of it. My 540i was the best car I’ve owned without question.

 

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41 minutes ago, JohnH said:

Rover SD1. I do miss my old V8S.


 

Had a play with this one from the heritage fleet years ago. The sound was amazing. 
 

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33 minutes ago, dimsum said:

 

Had a play with this one from the heritage fleet years ago. The sound was amazing. 

 

I used to like winding mine down the An ( a public test track) early in the morning. The strange thing was it would really hug the road at maximum warp, if the front bumper and under tray were removed, otherwise it would float a bit. Great fun.

 

Heres a pic with its replacement.

 

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Here's a video put up 8 years ago 'Capri 3.0S or Rover Vitesse, which sounds the best' , from Oulton Park 1988, I think both sound great .

 

 

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Between me and my son, we have a few cars you don't see anymore :)

Me...E34 Touring, Ford Puma & Ford Capri

My son...E34 Touring, Mitsubishi Legnum VR4, Volvo 480, Ford Puma.

 

You don't often see 2 E34 Tourings together,  yes my son did buy the 'Car Throttle'  car...

 

 

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9 hours ago, dimsum said:

Awesome cars. Nothing sounds quite as amazing as a Rover V8. 

They do sound great, both of them. I had forgotten about the Essex V6. A great engine.

 

Havent seen a Vauxhall Carlton Estate for some time. It was a great booze and fag runner, through the chunnel and over to Adenkerke. Happy days. Dont miss the fags.

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On 02/04/2021 at 18:08, Sarnie said:

Here's a video put up 8 years ago 'Capri 3.0S or Rover Vitesse, which sounds the best' , from Oulton Park 1988, I think both sound great .

 

 


 

Both sound amazing but the Rover just pips it for me.

 

I had a Sierra XR4X4 with the 2.9 V6. It had a full stainless system and sounded simply amazing. 

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4 hours ago, dimsum said:


 

Both sound amazing but the Rover just pips it for me.

 

I had a Sierra XR4X4 with the 2.9 V6. It had a full stainless system and sounded simply amazing. 

 

As much as it pains me to say it, your probably right  :lol:

 

A V6 does sound good through a single exit exhaust, my Essex V6 in it's final form was revving to 8200rpm through a 3" single pipe, sounded like it was revving even higher.

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Daf 55, they have rubber bands for a gearbox, really!

Bought one from auction to sell on in the late 70's. The steering wheel literally came off in my hands as I was driving it home, the nut was missing!!

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21 hours ago, Captain Beaky said:

Peugeot 505 sri with the angled headlights 

 

 Loved mine, fantastic bit of kit

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On 02/04/2021 at 17:08, JohnH said:

 

I used to like winding mine down the An ( a public test track) early in the morning. The strange thing was it would really hug the road at maximum warp, if the front bumper and under tray were removed, otherwise it would float a bit. Great fun.

 

Heres a pic with its replacement.

 

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A V8S, that's a rare thing nowadays. That looks like Persian Aqua. An early Golf as well. £££ these days!

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On 25/03/2021 at 06:47, Tims said:

 The E36 325's have been culled for their engine's and inlet manifold's.

 

 E46/E90's are seen by most people as scrapper's now. The number of people who phone me up and say they have a old 3 series, when infact they mean a E90. Also the 46/90's have effectivlly killed themselves by self destructing, whilst anything with a M54b30 are dying again for their engine's.

 

 

 

I will add  XJ6 S1/2/3 or XJS to that list

 

 

 

 

How are e90s self destructing? Rust?

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Renault 25 - used to see loads of those in the early 80's

 

My dad had an Opel Record in 1978 - before his E23 728

 

VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia's - you could buy them easily in the 1980's - Ghia's are extremely rare now.

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My dad had a moonraker blue 86 2300 SD1 as a new company car, it was not desperately reliable ...

 

He was caught speeding in it and was disappointed as he thought he was going much faster :lol:

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9 hours ago, Sir Anthony Regents-Park said:

 

A V8S, that's a rare thing nowadays. That looks like Persian Aqua. An early Golf as well. £££ these days!

Yes, it also had the gold wheels. I used the golf as my station run rat runner. Had it a couple of years, Gave it to the dustman, who used it for a few more years. Never liked it really. Also had an Opel Kaddet 1.2, that I also gave to the dustman a couple of years later.

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1 hour ago, Sir Anthony Regents-Park said:

 

Mechanically they're pretty poor. They do their 10-15 years but are generally knackered at the end of it. 

 

Especially all those wonderful N47s...

 

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Is it me or was there a time when  BMW's would last eons now they are just like the rest disposable shit bags.

 

What about the Renault 8 Gordini, rear engine and epic fun and the Skoda 130s, I used to compete in stage rallies in an  Ex works130RS, swept up swan neck inlet manifold with twin 40's we used to pants all over 1.6 escorts and upset the odd Manta.  We called it Mr Magoo it upset a lot of people, ill have to dig out the picture some where.

 

Never a dull moment with it and the spoty chimp brigade had no idea what it was because it was so dam ugly

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35 minutes ago, Captain Beaky said:

Is it me or was there a time when  BMW's would last eons now they are just like the rest disposable shit bags.

 

What about the Renault 8 Gordini, rear engine and epic fun and the Skoda 130s, I used to compete in stage rallies in an  Ex works130RS, swept up swan neck inlet manifold with twin 40's we used to pants all over 1.6 escorts and upset the odd Manta.  We called it Mr Magoo it upset a lot of people, ill have to dig out the picture some where.

 

Never a dull moment with it and the spoty chimp brigade had no idea what it was because it was so dam ugly

 

E34, E36 and E32 the last truly well built generation of BMWs? The only other model after these three with good build quality was the E38.....?

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17 hours ago, Piper said:

 

How are e90s self destructing? Rust?

 

Most were probably 2litre diesel, so I would guess snapped timing chains... the same story with the e60 520d. The straight 6 petrol engine suffered from a ticking noise coming from top of the engine. The 4 cylinder petrols are slow. The 330d/335d/335i seem to hold their values. Engine issues even plagued the M3 and suffered from a similar issue to the e60 M5.

 

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