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Old 09-08-2021, 07:08 PM   #271
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The BMW I was looking at didn't drive as I expected. Canned it.

Now I'm looking at this......very underrated cars imho.

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Old 10-08-2021, 11:00 AM   #272
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Toss up between a Bentley Continental or a nice South Aussie Zeta..

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The BMW I was looking at didn't drive as I expected. Canned it.

Now I'm looking at this......very underrated cars imho.

Quick too with the remap.

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i have a mate with one of them. sick car. little rocket and quirky.
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And a statutory write-off if a pigeon poos on it. I suggest they’re a car better borrowed or hired for a weekend. If, deep down, you really want a BMW then buy one. Start cheaper, get used to the foibles and work up.

Disclaimer: I helped bleed the brakes on a Targa RSM, then the driver crashed it…
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i have a mate with one of them. sick car. little rocket and quirky.
Cheers and yes I've never driven one but basically all reviews say exactly that!
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And a statutory write-off if a pigeon poos on it. I suggest they’re a car better borrowed or hired for a weekend. If, deep down, you really want a BMW then buy one. Start cheaper, get used to the foibles and work up.

Disclaimer: I helped bleed the brakes on a Targa RSM, then the driver crashed it…
Thanks mate but would only be a weekender as I will keep my R36 as its a great car and I need it for the dog/s!

Nah I don't really want a BMW I just expected the hifhly respected 3.0 litre to be better. It felt slow and boring to drive.

Start cheaper? 12K for the Renault isn't much in fact they ate bargain buys inho.

Sorry about the crash.........hope driver and co-driver ok
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Alright, this thing is more than 40 THOUSAND (hypothetical) SPONDOOLIES - for a used car, but this is the most gangsta people mover I've ever laid eyes on.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-7406566/?Cr=1

When I finally meet my Islander missus and we produce an entire rugby team (or strip club bouncers), this is going to be my whip.

Then after we get divorced and my 10 hybrid Islander-Ethnic children live with their mother, I quite like this oldskool Mazda Bongo for when I take up playing golf:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...12067586/?Cr=0
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Bongo $15K tell em hes dreamin.
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Bongo $15K tell em hes dreamin.
Must have been easy to be an automotive engineer in the 1960s,

All you needed was a 15cm ruler and a crayon to design the body



I see where they got their inspiration from - Sunbeam Model T-35.
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https://www.uniquemotorgarage.com.au...dan-se--158846

I've always wanted an S-class. The W126 was my dream car when I was a kid. If I had the time, money, and the space to park it, I'd snap it up in an instant. Sadly, I have none of the above.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...20294768/?Cr=6

But I'm also torn. The W140 is in my opinion Mercedes at its peak. Solid as a tank, and weighs about as much too, and included innovations like double glazed windows to an S-class for the first time, and everything in the car is power adjustable, including the interior rear view mirror - because S-class customers shouldn't do anything manually. I don't really care that it's just a 6-cylinder, because the point of an S-class is to waft about, not to go fast.

Thankfully, I don't have the means to even consider this. It's just a pipedream at the moment. Hopefully, some day, I will have to make that agonizing decision.
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I've always wanted an S-class. The W126 was my dream car when I was a kid. If I had the time, money, and the space to park it, I'd snap it up in an instant. Sadly, I have none of the above.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...20294768/?Cr=6

But I'm also torn. The W140 is in my opinion Mercedes at its peak. Solid as a tank, and weighs about as much too, and included innovations like double glazed windows to an S-class for the first time, and everything in the car is power adjustable, including the interior rear view mirror - because S-class customers shouldn't do anything manually. I don't really care that it's just a 6-cylinder, because the point of an S-class is to waft about, not to go fast.

Thankfully, I don't have the means to even consider this. It's just a pipedream at the moment. Hopefully, some day, I will have to make that agonizing decision.
I love those too, I keep seeing an S600 converted into a Limo moving people around Melbourne Airport, its two tone white and silver.

I prefer SEC/SEL though, if we're going smaller then might as well as get their coupe, if you want 4 doors then LWB, I don't feel the SE models fit in anywhere between.
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I've always wanted an S-class. The W126 was my dream car when I was a kid. If I had the time, money, and the space to park it, I'd snap it up in an instant. Sadly, I have none of the above.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...20294768/?Cr=6

But I'm also torn. The W140 is in my opinion Mercedes at its peak. Solid as a tank, and weighs about as much too, and included innovations like double glazed windows to an S-class for the first time, and everything in the car is power adjustable, including the interior rear view mirror - because S-class customers shouldn't do anything manually. I don't really care that it's just a 6-cylinder, because the point of an S-class is to waft about, not to go fast.

Thankfully, I don't have the means to even consider this. It's just a pipedream at the moment. Hopefully, some day, I will have to make that agonizing decision.
W140 is hands down the better vehicle in all regards, but S Class purists especially w126 ones get a bit butt hurt if someone brings that up.
For $40k I think you’d be better off going for the 560 SEL or SEC as opposed to the mid range and average performing 420.
One in WA which looks to be a good price. Probably the cheapest they’ll ever be now, and considering it’s priced a good $25-30k under the others on the market, is a lot of change to sort out any issues.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...SE-AD-12153581

I’ve had a 140 S320 and S500, and I don’t mind the 320s. My 320 was nearly as quick as the 500 from around 80-200k, and the lower gearing of the 6 makes up for the lack of torque. Plus the M104 revs out to nearly 7000rpm and sounds pretty good.
I couldn’t justify $40k for any 140 especially a 6 cylinder. Maybe look at NZ, can get a decent one for $5k.
I just sold a W116. These cars are undervalued atm. Am thinking about bringing my 560sel to Aus as a private import after seeing what prices are being asked for them. I bought for $12k in 2017 with a spare 560SEC pommy import (300hp) parts car. I sold some Mercedes parts to a bloke and when he came around to pick up, he bought the SEC parts car and my 140 CL600 on the spot.

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I prefer SEC/SEL though, if we're going smaller then might as well as get their coupe, if you want 4 doors then LWB, I don't feel the SE models fit in anywhere between.
I also prefer the long wheelbase too, but at its age, I think it'd be wiser to buy based on the condition of the car than engine/wheelbase combination. My interest in cars mainly lie in driving and admiring them, so I'm not too keen on getting a SEL that needs work, if an immaculate SE is available.

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For $40k I think you’d be better off going for the 560 SEL or SEC as opposed to the mid range and average performing 420.
One in WA which looks to be a good price. Probably the cheapest they’ll ever be now, and considering it’s priced a good $25-30k under the others on the market, is a lot of change to sort out any issues.
As above. Also, that example of the 560 looks somewhat more worn, and three things bother me: rust, lowering, and aftermarket sound system. Some of the woodgrain has also started to fade. If I were in the position to buy now, I wouldn't rule it out, but I'll just have to consider the time and money it'll cost to put it back to factory original.

Nice W116, though. My first experience with Mercedes-Benz was riding in the back seat of a W116 280 S, in Silbergrun metallic. I loved that colour. I'd also consider an immaculate W116 in that colour.
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I also prefer the long wheelbase too, but at its age, I think it'd be wiser to buy based on the condition of the car than engine/wheelbase combination. My interest in cars mainly lie in driving and admiring them, so I'm not too keen on getting a SEL that needs work, if an immaculate SE is available.



As above. Also, that example of the 560 looks somewhat more worn, and three things bother me: rust, lowering, and aftermarket sound system. Some of the woodgrain has also started to fade. If I were in the position to buy now, I wouldn't rule it out, but I'll just have to consider the time and money it'll cost to put it back to factory original.

Nice W116, though. My first experience with Mercedes-Benz was riding in the back seat of a W116 280 S, in Silbergrun metallic. I loved that colour. I'd also consider an immaculate W116 in that colour.
Yeah I see where you're coming from, and am on the same page - I'd rather an immaculate S320 over a dog of an S600 for the same price, same story with a 4.0 Fairlane v a V8 one etc.
The way car prices have gone it seems those who still want in but can't afford the exorbitant asking prices for good examples have to resort to buying ones at a cheaper price in need of some or major repair. I think this goes for nearly everything classic/modern classic Australian, Porsche 911, BMW M cars & E30 3 series, Mercedes W108, etc. Looks as those the 126s are approaching that territory unfortunately.

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No AU Falcons

Seen a Pursuit 250 with 140k kms, Blueprint manual.

Trumps most in here for me.

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Seen a Pursuit 250 with 140k kms, Blueprint manual.

Trumps most in here for me.

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Sweet i expect a Blueprint 250 in ya driveway



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https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...1819099/?Cr=45

Id negotiate hard on the above, one of my face colours as well..


https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...2069511/?Cr=20

Or this one, as a nice daily...

Not very original, but anyway..
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Looks to have good bones and for $40k this would do me nicely as a daily.

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