Yet another e-bay find! - Volume 3 - cumfray1

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Here is the ideal car for all you people out there who want someone else to do the driving or for the impatient ones who like to JUMP the queue.

Ebay item number 4592937256

Now wheres me leather jacket n shades??
Yet another e bay find! - cumfray1
This might be quicker

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item...T
Yet another e bay find! - henry k
This might be quicker

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Really

Engine Size: 260 cc
Yet another e bay find! - cumfray1
This might be quicker

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Really

Engine Size: 260 cc

I meant the link
Yet another e bay find! - local yokel
Engine Size: 260 cc

More likely 260 cubic inches = 4,260 cc - almost aas big as a decent lump ...
Yet another e bay find! - richy
Is anyone looking for a left hook Omega estate with nitrous oxide and a garish paint job? No? Well here it is anyway....

cgi.ebay.de/Opel-Omega-B-Caravan-Showfahrzeug-Pokalsieger_W0QQitemZ4593343315QQcategoryZ15323QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Yet another e bay find! - cumfray1
Is anyone looking for a left hook Omega estate with nitrous
oxide and a garish paint job? No? Well here it is
anyway....
cgi.ebay.de/Opel-Omega-B-Caravan-Showfahrzeug-Pokalsieger_W0QQitemZ4593343315QQcategoryZ15323QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Classic case of going overboard with a spray can & some stickers & devaluing a car IMO
Yet another e bay find! - AdrianM
I really wanted to be generous and say 'each to their own'...I can appreciate a well executed 'pimped' ride. But didn't he notice it was a estate? And the nox bottle with pride of place bang in the middle of the cavernous boot?? Quality.
Yet another e bay find! - David Horn
Bet it's a fake bottle, too. Does he not get the point when even his eBay listing describes it as a carvan?! :)
Yet another e bay find! - StevieC
God its soooooo orrible I like it!!!! Bet it would attract the chaps in blue a few times!!
Yet another e bay find! - mare
Bet it's a fake bottle, too. Does he not get
the point when even his eBay listing describes it as a
carvan?! :)


I think caravan is german for estate
Yet another e bay find! - Kevin
>More likely 260 cubic inches = 4,260 cc - almost aas big as a decent lump ...

The ZZ4 is a 350ci (5.7L) small block with about 350bhp and 400ft.lbs out of the crate. With a reasonable amount of work it's an easy 500bhp motor.

Kevin...
Yet another e bay find! - cumfray1
A Metro to put the boy racers to shame. I wonder if you could get classic insurance on it

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4593246777&fromMakeTrack=true
Airbrushed Nova anybody? - frazerjp
Was browsing through ebay earlier on & found this:

cgi.ebay.co.uk/1989-VAUXHALL-NOVA-L-RED_W0QQitemZ4594732588QQcategoryZ9858QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Now can you comment this chap for his work or not? i mean its a bit naff isnt?
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Its not what you drive, its how you drive it! :-)
Airbrushed Nova anybody? - R75
It has been removed by ebay already.

{It hadn't. It was just that the link was correupted as it was too long and didn't word wrap correctly. Anyway, now sorted so that it works. As does the tinyurl link below also. DD}
Airbrushed Nova anybody? - AngryJonny
Try this link instead

tinyurl.com/7m3ky

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Life is complex; it has real and imaginary parts.
Airbrushed Nova anybody? - BobbyG
tinyurl.com/8gxtw

Does the guy in the picture, and also his car, not just fill you with so much confidence that he knows what he is talking about with this product!
Airbrushed Nova anybody? - frazerjp
tinyurl.com/8gxtw
Does the guy in the picture, and also his car, not
just fill you with so much confidence that he knows what
he is talking about with this product!


Well hes advertising a power mod for a Clio on the heading when in the picture hes posing by a Mondeo!!

Enough said!!!
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Its not what you drive, its how you drive it! :-)
Tour bus anybody? - BobbyG
tinyurl.com/aydzj

words fail me..
Tour bus anybody? - Pugugly {P}
Oh Dear, dear me.
Tour bus anybody? - blue_haddock
Nasty
Tour bus anybody? - sierraman
I like the way he has written the interogative inflexion in the spiel-
'BEAR IN MIND IT HAS A TON OF GEAR IN THE BACK AS WELL?'

I always want to say'are you telling me or asking me?'when I hear the tone go up at the end of a sentence.
Tour bus anybody? - NowWheels
Nasty


The car is better than the music :(
Tour bus anybody? - Pugugly {P}
I can well imagine.
Tour bus anybody? - frazerjp
Parking would be interesting with a tandem axle on the back, it wdnt be able to back into a space very well from an angle! Same goes with tandem axle artic trailers with trucks.
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Its not what you drive, its how you drive it! :-)
Tour bus anybody? - cumfray1
Ideal for Parker & Lady Penelope if the Roller packs up :-)
road legal go cart - richy
Was going to stick this on my old ebay thread but is now locked. {There has been another ebay thread started since then, so moved to it - DD}

cgi.ebay.de/Fun-Kart-mit-Strassenzulassung-F-Kart-100-NEU_W0QQitemZ4599122806QQcategoryZ18308QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
road legal go cart - pmh
So presumably with CVT it will do 50kph in reverse as well!

What are the limits on type approval etc? Crashworthiness?


If it comes under the microcar approval, presumably it can be driven with a restricted license in France for example?




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pmh (was peter)


Look what I found...... - Shaz {p}

tinyurl.co.uk/21pt

Quite a rare motor - stunning car. I remember it from Herbie goes to Monte Carlo when I was a kid.

Looks to be in good order - wish I had the room / money.

Oh look.... found another one. Lokk what some idiots done to it....

tinyurl.co.uk/32ia
Look what I found...... - Altea Ego
£2650? what a fab toy for 2 and a half!
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Look what I found...... - Cardew

Great car, but the way those cars rusted from new I am surprised there are any left on the roads.
Oh my dear god... - wjh
In my search for a humble 106 I stumbled across this horror.
Look if you dare.
cgi.ebay.co.uk/1995-PEUGEOT-106_W0QQitemZ460200912...m
Oh my dear god... - mfarrow
Regarding recent discussion, I note that he's left the plates on the pictures. You definately wouldn't want to clone that car! ;-)

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Mike Farrow
Oh my dear god... - BobbyG
No doubt his insurance form said "no modifications" !!
Oh my dear god... - Leon_vas
Ah, a girlracer ....
Oh my dear god... - bell boy
looks alright to me, its worth £995 round here with a full ticket.
Oh my dear god... - sierraman
'In my search for a humble 106 I stumbled across this horror.
Look if you dare.'

At the bottom it says'sorry item has been sold'(as opposed to 'sorry,item has been sold'. :)
my favourite supercar. - Imagos
cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jaguar-XJ220-SUPERCAR-will-beat-a-f...m

Despite some more recent and paler imitations, this remains my favourite supercar. Unfortunalty i'm around £85k short in my piggy bank.

One question though. What's the funnel shaped thing underneath car at the rear?
my favourite supercar. - cheddar
One question though. What's the funnel shaped thing underneath car at the rear?


It is a diffuser, aids flow of air under the car.
my favourite supercar. - henry k
One question though.


Another question.

Re "With only approximately 500 miles it is most likely the one with the lowest mileage available (when delivered from the Jaguar factory, all vehicles had been tested with 300 miles already)."
"...it has also been started up and all fluid checked each month during its life"

Yes but that is 40 miles per year so what problems are awaiting the next owner?

Oh and how much per mile will it be in depreciation?
(when we know the final price)
my favourite supercar. - Tomo
Very nice. Compared with Toad the Supra it looks very simple under the engine cover, and yet is, depressingly, much faster. But I suppose I could not get one for 15k; nor could I get it serviced at a local dealer for less than £200.

Anyway, I'd rather have a decent Ferrari!
my favourite supercar. - Sprice
A rather colourful entry:

tinyurl.com/7pzs5
my favourite supercar. - richy
I like the description, is actualy funny rather than the guys that try to be.

As for Bernadine the Jagwaar, what a machine, and all for the price of a baby Aston as seen in the background (or is that a DB9? - they all look the same from the front anyway, no bad thing really) would be interesting seing what they would both be worth in the future, seeing what classic prices are doing at the moment. One has dropped as low as it will ever be and is as close to new condition as possible and even has a movie heritage, the other (AMV8) is at the top off the depriciation curve. My money would be in the Jag.
my favourite supercar. - BobbyG
Where and how did the seller get it from? Looking through some of his feedback, nothing to suggest he would be dealing in XJ220!!
my favourite supercar. - richy
rich people still need to buy normal things too, so I'm told.
my favourite supercar. - Pugugly {P}
How very little its aged, I want it.
R5 Turbo 2 - richy
Got one of these in GranTurismo4, awesome thing, still keeps up with the modern rally cars in the game.

cgi.ebay.co.uk/renault-5-turbo-2-lhd-84_W0QQitemZ4...m

Have'nt seen one of these on the roads since about 1990 in France, a real scoob or evo of it's day. Looked like something from another planet. Anyone have any idea how many were made?
R5 Turbo 2 - Altea Ego
Oh Jeez - thats a real cracker. Always had a soft spot for the R5 turbo.
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Yet another e-bay find! - Tomo
I wish I could have this as well as Toad the Supra - I saw one in the metal for the first time last week.


cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-M-COUPE-3-2_W0QQitemZ4604049463...m
Yet another e-bay find! - 3T
snipurl.com/lnoq

snipurl.com/lnor

words fail me for both of them
Yet another e-bay find! - AR-CoolC
See question 5 on the second car.

That sure is a couple of beauties. I bet TVM is wishing he never decided to change cars from a Renault now.
Yet another e-bay find! - Altea Ego
In truth the 7 seater 21 is possibly worth a punt.

1/ If its not ravaged by the tin worm, and can get through the next couple years MOTs its worth a few quid. How many 7 seat estates are there about for that kind of money?
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Yet another e-bay find! - mss1tw
Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa TSCH!!


cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8032...6
Yet another e-bay find! - cheddar
Nice one, assuming he is not out bid the one bidder at £0.01 is going to have to pay £50-00 for first class postage.
Yet another e-bay find! - mss1tw
Out of interest, can they legally enforce that? Given that nothing will get posted, or if it did, wouldn't cost £50?
Yet another e-bay find! - cheddar
The buyer would't pay and would get a bit of negative feedback at worst though I can't imagine that this guy would be able to give negative feedback to anyone with what he is taking.
Yet another e-bay find! - cheddar
Q: Hi Andy,Would you do discount to the American war Department as we have an invasion booked for next week and things would be over quicker with these jimmies fixed to our tanks. We'd need a few thousand bud. Cheers condalisa ricexxx

A: I would have to think about Conda, if you give me a few oil depots i think we can come to some kind of agreement, oh and some nice palaces. Give my regards to G Dubbyah.

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Q: I don't suppose that I could use this Resistor as a Resistor ????

A: There's always one! No, of course is can't you silly person. Everybody check this guy out, he's crazy.

No MOT required??? - Mapmaker
Really? Ebay item 4608035326 - a proper boy's toy.


cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4608...1


No MOT required??? - Cliff Pope
For some reason certain commercial vehicles do not require MOTs.
To my knowledge, these include tractors, fire engines and breakdown cranes. So it is quite possible that the grown-ups' Playmobile crane doesn't need one either.

I do remember a trick was to fix a simple crane on the back of a LandRover, so turning it into a breakdown vehicle and MOT-exempt.
Also quite useful.
No MOT required??? - Lud
No tractor that had belonged to a farmer for a week could possibly pass an MoT test, even if it was still running.

I know a fireman who once boasted of sliding a fire engine complete with several tons of water on a wet roundabout. No doubt these vehicles are kept in racing fettle by their own mechanics and the MoT is redundant.
No MOT required??? - martint123

www.direct.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/00/95/92/04009592.p...f

The following vehicles are not subject to the requirement to produce an MoT certificate in support of an application for a vehicle licence:

(a) track laying vehicles
(b) articulated vehicles not being an articulated bus
(c) works trucks
(d) invalid carriages not exceeding 306 kg unladen weight
(e) vehicles used only in passing from land in the occupation of the person keeping the vehicle to other land in his occupation and not used on the road for distances exceeding an aggregate of 6 miles in a calendar week
(f ) hackney carriages or private hire cars licensed to ply for hire by certain local authorities authorised to carry out roadworthiness checks on their vehicles
(g) hackney carriages granted licences by Transport for London
(h) electrically propelled goods vehicles
(i) tramcars
(j) trolley vehicles that are not auxiliary trolley vehicles
(k) vehicles authorised for use on the roads by a Special Types General Order made under Section 44(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988
(l) vehicles used exclusively on certain islands that lack a bridge, tunnel, ford, or other suitable way for motor vehicles to be conveniently driven to a road in any part of Great Britain.

No MOT required??? - Sofa Spud
>>(b) articulated vehicles not being an articulated bus

This puzzles me. That wording would seem to cover articulated lorries. Yet with articulated LGVs not only tractor units but also trailers need MOTs. Has the law changed on this?
No MOT required??? - defender
No tractor that had belonged to a farmer for a week could possibly pass an MoT test, even if it was still running.

perhaps LUD could perhaps explain this a bit further
No MOT required??? - Lud
Perhaps I exaggerate. All I can say is that the farmer I know best, a rational man in many ways and very able, treats all mechanical devices as if they were axes or sledgehammers. From general observation, he isn't the only one.
No MOT required??? - DavidHM
I think that's the point - it's not an articulated vehicle, strictly speaking, but a tractor unit pulling a trailer and therefore effectively two vehicles as far as the MoT is concerned, even if the train only carries one VRM.
No MOT required??? - martint123
I think the articulated vehicle refers to something like those things for muddy/steep terrain where the front and rear are connected by a flexible joint so the front and rear axles move independantly.
No MOT required??? - Lud
With 12ft diameter wheels and fly-by-wire controls up in a little glass box on the front corner, 2,000 hp, 100 tons payload, 35mph maximum, yeah!!
£268,000 - henry k
Not Ebay but from Autotrader on the left and it has only done 2400 miles.

tinyurl.com/74utp

Lots of info from the main website
Ins Grp NA
Model xxxxx.....BHP 0
Year 2004 (04 ).0-62 mph 0
Price £268,000..Top Speed 0mph
Mileage 2400....MPG 0

But 20 good pics here
tinyurl.com/7evte

Number plate plus a 1960 A40 - henry k
Item number: 4626312912
but be aware that -

"The engine seems to fine but dose have a small oil leak.
The exhaust back box is no standard and a bit too load for my liking, but the rest of system is standard"
Thunderbirds meets MPV, anybody? - local yokel
tinyurl.com/pavdt
Yet another e-bay find! - Dynamic Dave
The car JC was referring to on last nights TG.

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4639...1
Yet another e-bay find! - richy
cgi.ebay.co.uk/Decommissioned-Navy-Sea-Harrier-Jum...m
Yet another e-bay find! - Adam {P}
That is the coolest thing ever.
Yet another e-bay find! - Adam {P}
How much would two engines and a couple of Sidewinders cost?
Yet another e-bay find! - Altea Ego
sidewinders (armed and with the latest electronics package) are about 500k each. (in bulk)


An engine (it only has one) about the same

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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Yet another e-bay find! - Adam {P}
Ahh - it was the two jet...VTOL thingies that threw me.

Where would I purchase these missiles from? If I go for the none electronics gizmo ones can I still use it but with a direct line of sight?


Yet another e-bay find! - Altea Ego
Check out the weekly white Toyota landcruiser boot sale in the car park of Bombs-are-us in down town Bagdad and you should pick up a few.
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Yet another e-bay find! - A2B
The cost of a sidewinder is about £40,000
Yet another e-bay find! - Statistical outlier
Adam, as ever, you're a master of understatement.

I'm stunned how much I want one!!!! :-)
Yet another e-bay find! - Imagos
Transporting it to your back yard would be the hard bit..
Yet another e-bay find! - Pugugly {P}
A bit sad really in a way. By the way a cracking read is Vulcan 607 - the story of the longest range bombing raid in history in 1982. Motoring link is weak but here goes.....

1. Jeremy Clarkson reviewed it

2. To get one Vulcan to Stanley involved 8,000 miles of flying, one Nimrod, two Vulcans, 13 Victors, 19 in flight re-fuellings, 42, 1000 lbs bombs, 90 aircrew, and 1.5 million pounds of fuel enough to propel 10 family cars around the globe 1.5 times. Now that's something.
Yet another e-bay find! - Imagos
There is a Vulcan stored not far from my house at Southend airport. You can see it quite clearly as you drive past on the Southend to Rochford road. (motoring link)

A local landmark and talking point. Occasionally they roar up and down the runway.
Yet another e-bay find! The BIG one! - henry k
tinyurl.com/krekm

Local pick up in London.
Only 800kms
Only one photo though.
limited decription

Must view!!!!!!!!
Yet another e-bay find! The BIG one! - Pugugly {P}
I want. I know I'll mortgage the house.
Yet another e-bay find! The BIG one! - blue_haddock
Just imagine the ebay and paypal fees!!!
Yet another e-bay find! - Pugugly {P}
tinyurl.com/gad35

Wow....
Another Ebay find - local yokel
1979 Austin Allegro Vanden Plas 1500 on ebay tinyurl.com/yhvyvf

47k, FSH, one lady owner, MoT to June 07, yours for a starting bid of £200
Another Ebay find - Stuartli
You'd never beat the rush.....
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What\'s for you won\'t pass you by
Another Ebay find - Dipstick
Should sell to Sweden nicely.
Another Ebay find - Round The Bend
That chap who likes the Suzuki X90 (see other thread) will snap it up!
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IanS
Another Ebay find - Xileno {P}
Not if I get it first.... :-)
Another Ebay find - jase1
Ooh.

I forgot just how sexy-looking the Allegro Vanden Plas was :)
Another Ebay find - jase1
Incidentally, what's with the windscreen wipers being the wrong way around? How come that happened when this was a British car?
Another Ebay find - Xileno {P}
Probably for the export market.
Another Ebay find - richy
I'd rather have this one:

cgi.ebay.co.uk/Austin-Allegro-Second-off-productio...m
Another Ebay find - artful dodger {P}
>>Only second car off production line

This one even has the square steering wheel!


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Roger
I read frequently, but only post when I have something useful to say.
Another Ebay find - mjm
Quartic, please, not square.
Another Ebay find - local yokel
And now, for lovers of AR cars everywere, the big ugly sister of the Allegro, the Princess, also on Ebay tinyurl.com/ycwv4g, this one is also a minter, and yours from £100.
Another Ebay find - Imagos
tinyurl.com/wqzpr

I'm seriously tempted as i'm a 70's child as I suspect most backroomers are.

Live out your fantasies as Regan or even Carter!

What a fabulous car!, no wonder the Granny dominated the executive market in the 70's. How times change..
Another Ebay find - Bagpuss
I once had one of the later Ford Granadas, the square shaped version, which I bought second hand as a stop gap car. I didn't need a car that big (and the old Granadas were huge), but at the time it cost less to buy one than an Escort of equivalent age, as I guess people were frightened by the potential running costs.

I kept it for about a year. It didn't exactly drive like a Mercedes Benz and the low tech 6 cylinder ohv engine had very rattly tappets, but for such a cheap car it was comfortable, quiet and relaxing to drive.

Tyres were expensive as they were a weird metric size called TRX (42cm wheel diameter IIRC). I never did manage to persuade the central locking to lock and unlock all the doors at the same time but everything else felt very solid and surprisingly well engineered. Oh and it wasn't possible at the time to convert it to unleaded. Happy days...
Another Ebay find - Imagos
tinyurl.com/wqzpr
I'm seriously tempted as i'm a 70's child as I suspect
most backroomers are.
Live out your fantasies as Regan or even Carter!
What a fabulous car!, no wonder the Granny dominated the executive
market in the 70's. How times change..


Wow.. £4200 final price. That's serious cash for this type of car.. Note, I was not highest bidder!
Another Ebay find - Altea Ego
Always Always wanted a Mk1 Granny in gold. That one however sounds like its now a patched up disaster area.
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
Another Ebay find - Armitage Shanks {p}
Now £410 and reserve not met!
Another Ebay find - Adam {P}
I was born 8 years after that car was first registered but even I think that there's something about it that just looks good.

I always moan about how modern Fords look so alike nowadays but you forget how similar (headlights wise at least) that looks to the first Capri.
Another Ebay find - Pugugly {P}
Oh dear, I want...........
Another Ebay find - madf
I had the next model Granada as a compnay car. Nice, nothing exciting: absolutely lethal in snow (nothing that 100kgs in boot would not cure), started to rust in front bulkhead after two years.

An excelent ad but it would be a perpetual battle with rust. Been there , done that, never again... If you were a perfectionist ... it would take imo a full body strip , rebuild and repaint to get it 100% rust free..

On the other hand as a nostalgic glimpse of the past for those who liked the 1970s it would be ideal: flash, no style and basically rubbish:-))
madf
Another Ebay find - sierraman
'I always moan about how modern Fords look so alike nowadays but you forget how similar (headlights wise at least) that looks to the first Capri. '

Because different models raided the same parts bin,particularly door handles and suchlike.Also the later Granada was a Sierra on steroids.



Another Ebay find - lordwoody
tinyurl.com/vdkyv
Another Ebay find - lordwoody
I wouldn't mind popping down to the shops in this
tinyurl.com/yeymwq
 

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