Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

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Big Pants

334 posts

85 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Krikkit - I'd be delighted to see it go to a threadist. I'm gutted to have to let it go but I've already spent twice its value on new wheelbearings all round, cv gaiters and coolant pipes last month. Can't justify spending more on HGs - and CDG's Volvo is VERY tempting...

bolidemichael

839 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Big Pants said:
and CDG's Volvo is VERY tempting...
Perhaps it should have it's own thread... 'the tantalising V70 Ocean Race of CdG ex-wife and barge threadists. Never the twain shall meet". hehe

stickleback123

4,855 posts

133 months

Tuesday 13th August
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bolidemichael said:
Big Pants said:
and CDG's Volvo is VERY tempting...
Perhaps it should have it's own thread... 'the tantalising V70 Ocean Race of CdG ex-wife and barge threadists. Never the twain shall meet". hehe
Sod off, I want it!

My ex wife misses our ex V70 T5 hehe

derin100

5,158 posts

187 months

Tuesday 13th August
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JOB2.5-16 said:
Rubins4 said:
Do we know if JOB still frequents the thread? I’ve just found his slightly tired, pearl blue 300E-24 and wonder if it’s still available? Would he perhaps consider a part-ex on the part-ex?
Message sent on ebay... I removed the listing because of the amount of fruitcakes and lunatics that came thinking they were getting a mint W124 for £1500. It was clearly advertised as a project for a reason, it's not knackered but wants a lot of work doing and I just don't have the time.
This is what is actually making me drag my heals over completing the Barolo W201.

It's very close but I know that will mean that I'm then in the position where I have to make a decision about pricing and selling it. Past experience tells me that is then the signal for every unrealistic dreamer, arm-chair critic or chancer to take centre stage expecting to buy a 30 year old renovated car for £1500.

trooperiziz

9,344 posts

196 months

Tuesday 13th August
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derin100 said:
This is what is actually making me drag my heals over completing the Barolo W201.

It's very close but I know that will mean that I'm then in the position where I have to make a decision about pricing and selling it. Past experience tells me that is then the signal for every unrealistic dreamer, arm-chair critic or chancer to take centre stage expecting to buy a 30 year old renovated car for £1500.
It's only worth scrap value mate, I'll do you a favour and give you £500 tho, i'll part it out and get some of my money back.

W00DY

11,600 posts

170 months

Tuesday 13th August
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derin100 said:
This is what is actually making me drag my heals over completing the Barolo W201.

Past experience tells me that is then the signal for every unrealistic dreamer, arm-chair critic or chancer to take centre stage expecting to buy a 30 year old renovated car for £1500.
wavey


Let me know when I can collect it.

bolidemichael

839 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th August
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MercedesClassic said:
bolidemichael said:
Biglips said:
MercedesClassic said:
No worries mate. I had the advantage of second coffee, was still in bed and had plenty of time as I'm on holiday. Well a working holiday around the house between thunderstorms.
If only I was as observant when I needed to be hahahaha. Op

You're an E estate V8 owner. I've the CDI, I fancy a change and the A8 D3 diesel or CL500 like in the link are two favs albeit different. What's your thoughts?
I think a CL500 with an LPG kit in it be a fab machine.
I recently sold the E500 to another threadist. (Hope it is running well Rohan!). I am wondering if I did the right thing as I had also spent a small fortune on the usual issues on these cars and I miss it.

I have always liked the cl500 as they are a very handsome car, but like all of these barges they come with significant running costs due to their weight and complexity. I always kept a couple of £thousand tucked just in case:...
The CL would be an amazing car. I have one on my hitlist for the future. An MB Club member has one in a colour called 'Jermaine' (?!) which is a grey/brown/mauve. It looks lovely.

You could always plump for a CLS or a CLK55. The early 208s are particularly handsome, to my eyes.
Good to hear from the 7 seater Merc fraternity hahahaha. That colour sounds lovely too. I think they suit a light colour interior to lift them.
I'm thinking I just settle my head/heart for a year, hopefully no more expenditure and continue saving. Then next summer treat myself to something tastier.

The search continues now though. Keep up the excellent posts and photos. I'm gaining a desire for Alfas and Lexus too.
Here is it, MercedesClassic - GERMANITGRAY - METALLIC -(494U). The low light doesn't help the colour recognition, but you can infer how indefinable it is as a colour.




Rubins4

335 posts

69 months

Tuesday 13th August
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JOB2.5-16 said:
Message sent on ebay... I removed the listing because of the amount of fruitcakes and lunatics that came thinking they were getting a mint W124 for £1500. It was clearly advertised as a project for a reason, it's not knackered but wants a lot of work doing and I just don't have the time.

I hate to say it but there are a few bits I could do with off it, so it will probably end up a spares car now.
No sign of the ebay message yet, so thanks for coming back on here, too.

That's a shame, it looks far to good to be parted out, but in reality you are probably doing us both a favour. I love my 190, but I'd love the same again but a bit bigger, with 6 cylinders, a bit tighter handling and hopefully aircon! Your 124 looked just the part!

Out of interest, what spec does yours have? (air con, electric seats, sun roof....?) And whilst we're here, I figured the work to be in the order of (based on the MOT history): 4 springs & shocks, steering damper, 2 x front wheel bearings, leaking rear diff, paint. Is it significantly more to bring to a 'usable daily' condition?


MercedesClassic

154 posts

41 months

Tuesday 13th August
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bolidemichael said:
Here is it, MercedesClassic - GERMANITGRAY - METALLIC -(494U). The low light doesn't help the colour recognition, but you can infer how indefinable it is as a colour.



Thanks for going to the trouble of finding a pic. It's hard for me to see it as they took it in the dark and I'm looking at the pic on my phone in the sun. Hahahaha
Sitting in the wagon on the beach. Tyres gripping the sand beautifully.
Touch the recirculation button and all orifices power open. Ocean squall sweeps in repeat to close.
Press 3 on the memory button and the seat goes flat to repose. Like one of Jack's French girls hahahaha.

Oh just now a Unimog drilling unit just drove past me on the beach.

Didn't get a pic in time for R129. He loves them and it was a beast.

bolidemichael

839 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th August
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My goodness, we really are a bunch of oddballs! I feel very much at home on here!

derin100

5,158 posts

187 months

Tuesday 13th August
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W00DY said:
derin100 said:
This is what is actually making me drag my heals over completing the Barolo W201.

Past experience tells me that is then the signal for every unrealistic dreamer, arm-chair critic or chancer to take centre stage expecting to buy a 30 year old renovated car for £1500.
wavey


Let me know when I can collect it.
laughlaughlaugh

0a

21,332 posts

138 months

Tuesday 13th August
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bolidemichael said:
Big Pants said:
and CDG's Volvo is VERY tempting...
Perhaps it should have it's own thread... 'the tantalising V70 Ocean Race of CdG ex-wife and barge threadists. Never the twain shall meet". hehe
I purchased a car from CDG and had a cup of tea from said ex-wife. It was an excellent cup of tea.

derin100

5,158 posts

187 months

Tuesday 13th August
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trooperiziz said:
derin100 said:
This is what is actually making me drag my heals over completing the Barolo W201.

It's very close but I know that will mean that I'm then in the position where I have to make a decision about pricing and selling it. Past experience tells me that is then the signal for every unrealistic dreamer, arm-chair critic or chancer to take centre stage expecting to buy a 30 year old renovated car for £1500.
It's only worth scrap value mate, I'll do you a favour and give you £500 tho, i'll part it out and get some of my money back.
Exactly! That's what you need to brace yourself for....yes

The alternative is just to keep this one but a) space is a problem long-term (where I now live they don't even allow/like cars being parked on the street) and b) I'm therefore precluded from buying anything else as a new project. frown

CharlesdeGaulle

10,501 posts

124 months

Tuesday 13th August
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0a said:
I purchased a car from CDG and had a cup of tea from said ex-wife. It was an excellent cup of tea.
Talk about damning the SL with faint praise ... it got overshadowed by a brew!

Big Pants

334 posts

85 months

Tuesday 13th August
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
0a said:
I purchased a car from CDG and had a cup of tea from said ex-wife. It was an excellent cup of tea.
Talk about damning the SL with faint praise ... it got overshadowed by a brew!
CDG has previously disparaged my tea on the Breakfast thread. This concerns me, should I need a caffeine boost on viewing the almost-legendary vehicle.

derin100

5,158 posts

187 months

Tuesday 13th August
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bolidemichael said:
Here is it, MercedesClassic - GERMANITGRAY - METALLIC -(494U). The low light doesn't help the colour recognition, but you can infer how indefinable it is as a colour.



Wow! That is nice! Such a thing I think would suit me.

I'm very out of touch with newer cars. What is it? And presumably not anywhere near being within the Jobseeker's...I mean Bargist's...budget yet?

Well...you have to ask!

SpeckledJim

18,837 posts

197 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Is it the car that’s Germanitgrey, or the bumper?

bolidemichael

839 posts

145 months

Tuesday 13th August
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derin100 said:
bolidemichael said:
Here is it, MercedesClassic - GERMANITGRAY - METALLIC -(494U). The low light doesn't help the colour recognition, but you can infer how indefinable it is as a colour.
Wow! That is nice! Such a thing I think would suit me.

I'm very out of touch with newer cars. What is it? And presumably not anywhere near being within the Jobseeker's...I mean Bargist's...budget yet?

Well...you have to ask!
One was posted a few pages ago, within (or within touching distance) of the thread budget. It's a gentleman's express and one which eschews the trend of masculine features that our own R129SL so vehemently detests. They were available as a CL500 (V8), a CL600 (V12), a CL63 AMG (V8) and a CL65 AMG (V12).

Here's one for under seven bags

SpeckledJim said:
Is it the car that’s Germanitgrey, or the bumper?
The colour - it's the best that I could find, whilst at work!

CharlesdeGaulle said:
Talk about damning the SL with faint praise ... it got overshadowed by a brew!
lolz




Edited by bolidemichael on Tuesday 13th August 20:48

derin100

5,158 posts

187 months

Tuesday 13th August
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bolidemichael said:
derin100 said:
bolidemichael said:
Here is it, MercedesClassic - GERMANITGRAY - METALLIC -(494U). The low light doesn't help the colour recognition, but you can infer how indefinable it is as a colour.
Wow! That is nice! Such a thing I think would suit me.

I'm very out of touch with newer cars. What is it? And presumably not anywhere near being within the Jobseeker's...I mean Bargist's...budget yet?

Well...you have to ask!
One was posted a few pages ago, within (or within touching distance) of the thread budget. It's a gentleman's express and one which eschews the trend of masculine features that our own R129SL so vehemently detests. They were available as a CL500 (V8), a CL600 (V12), a CL63 AMG (V8) and a CL65 AMG (V12).

Here's one for under seven bags

SpeckledJim said:
Is it the car that’s Germanitgrey, or the bumper?
The colour - it's the best that I could find, whilst at work!

CharlesdeGaulle said:
Talk about damning the SL with faint praise ... it got overshadowed by a brew!
lolz




Edited by bolidemichael on Tuesday 13th August 20:48
Radar will be re-tuned to the more modest end of the spectrum (i.e. CL500) as usual then...in about 2 years time! And allowing for ULEZ factors to bite properly! wink My son tells me that places like Birmingham are about to roll-out such schemes and I can barely contain my saliva! lick

Thank you!

Blown2CV

22,257 posts

147 months

Tuesday 13th August
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isn't that Hong Kong....