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What classic cars are you currently thinking about buying sometime in the near or far

  • 01-09-2016 3:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,238 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Toyota BJ40 ,An early 90s diesel G wagon and a w124 mercedes diesel.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,305 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    I'd love a Fiat Dino Coupe, but I reckon prices have slipped out of reach for the ðecent ones, even if I had somewhere to keep one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,349 ✭✭✭ Jimmy Garlic


    Triumph Dolomite Sprint. I would love to get my hands on a fairly decent one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ hi5


    1990 Mercedes 500sl r129 for when they hit the 'chape tax' in 4 years time:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,339 ✭✭✭ tc20


    another Merc 190 is on the cards, or a W124.


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ Tommyboy40


    Still selling one of my w124 coupes to fund a CL500


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭ Seweryn


    I would love my old S123 300TD back. I know, I'm a dreamer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 629 ✭✭✭ Tommyboy40




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,030 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Nothing too fancy here. Early model Sierra Sapphire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,069 ✭✭✭ Tzar Chasm


    Mk1 Capri, ultimatley to create a Peranah

    LS 400, is on my list for future procurement once tax is reasonable

    60 series Landcruiser


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Triumph Dolomite Sprint. I would love to get my hands on a fairly decent one.


    The last fairly decent one I ever saw was in a showroom many years ago!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    tc20 wrote: »
    another Merc 190 is on the cards, or a W124.


    Have both. 300TE 4matic for sale.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Tommyboy40 wrote: »
    Here's an unusual manual 5 door G


    Whats unusual about that G?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,238 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    That is awesome!
    What would the vrt on that be?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,238 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel




  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    I have this beside me every day as incentive.

    YHVjJuW.jpg

    I might settle for a well sorted Beta, though. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ clogher71


    kaizersoze wrote: »
    Nothing too fancy here. Early model Sierra Sapphire.

    Me either (budget constraints )

    Mk4/5 Ford cortina, any one know/see a resonable priced one for sale?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ Blue850


    clogher71 wrote: »
    Me either (budget constraints )

    Mk4/5 Ford cortina, any one know/see a resonable priced one for sale?

    Have you seen the Mk5 2.0 Ghia on Donedeal, unwanted raffle prize from the Carlow show this summer

    I'd like a Fiat Cinq Sporting to putaway, or a Mercedes 190


  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ clogher71


    Blue850 wrote: »
    Have you seen the Mk5 2.0 Ghia on Donedeal, unwanted raffle prize from the Carlow show this summer

    I'd like a Fiat Cinq Sporting to putaway, or a Mercedes 190

    Yes, I did thanks, I bought a ticket for that raffle too! I went to see it!!!! I even made a resonable offer but it was a long way short of the asking price, but it was resonable offer based on the car!!!


    Any one thinking about viewing it feel free to PM me and I will tell them about it.....


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,854 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    W126 Mercedes S-class V8 petrol, BMW E28 5-series straight 6 auto, but neither are realistic without having a garage. Porsche 944. Or a youngtimer like an early Porsche Boxster, BMW Z3 or Z4

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭ flatty


    I bought a 129 500 sl with 28k miles (1994) from a dealer who needed to offload it to free up cash. He was a friend of a friend, and I got a great deal on it, but hadn't realised at the time that it was still in Japan. Anyhow, after 9 months, and me having forgot about it largely until a thread elsewhere reminded me, it arrived in dec 23 last year, and what a lovely car. I now have 2 completely impractical cars , with 2 young kids, and he has just got in touch to offer me 3 k more than I paid him for it to sell it back.
    If I did, I think I'd be looking for another fairly soon.
    Highly recommended as long as your forearm and wallet are up to the cramp of filling it.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,190 ✭✭✭ Mister Jingles


    Rover P6 3500 or SD1 Vitesse 3500. Would prefer an SD1. Failing that a 2.8 Granada would be my next choice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 836 ✭✭✭ MIKEKC


    Rover P6 3500 or SD1 Vitesse 3500. Would prefer an SD1. Failing that a 2.8 Granada would be my next choice.

    An NSU Sport Prinz, a beautiful little car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,349 ✭✭✭ Jimmy Garlic


    clogher71 wrote: »
    Me either (budget constraints )

    Mk4/5 Ford cortina, any one know/see a resonable priced one for sale?

    The reasonably priced ones tend to be rotten. Expect to pay 4000+ for a good one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,795 ✭✭✭ Red Kev


    Over the next 10 years.......

    R107 280
    R129 would be happy with a 6 cylinder until tax comes down.
    E28 524td (LHD)
    Sierra XR4i
    Sierra XR 4X4
    924/944
    MX-5 1st series
    Ferrari Mondial (308's going for silly money at the mo)
    W126 500 SEC, probably LHD
    R21 turbo
    Thema 8.32
    405 T16
    BX GTi
    CX Safari or some Tissier conversion

    and a W124 coupe, Citroen DS and 2CV for keeps

    Busy, busy , busy..:)


    EDIT: Almost forgot..a Lotus Omega has to be in there as well, cost €30,000+ these days and they'll break your heart and wallet with reliability issues. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ clogher71


    The reasonably priced ones tend to be rotten. Expect to pay 4000+ for a good one.

    I know, I am hoping to one before they go into mk3 price bracket....€1500 got you a nice one not long ago....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Livia Drab Leopard


    Red Kev wrote: »
    E28 524td (LHD)

    Can understand the E28 bit perfectly....:cool:

    But the fuel? and the driving side? Very specific so I presume you must travel a lot on the continent but that begs the question of doing it in a classic?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭ Seweryn


    Can understand the E28 bit perfectly....:cool:

    But the fuel? and the driving side? Very specific so I presume you must travel a lot on the continent but that begs the question of doing it in a classic?
    I drove an E28 and I fully understand Kev. The RHD are not for me and I would much prefer an LHD one. The Irish car looks like it was rather converted than re-engineered in the factory. Good thing they reshaped the middle console towards the driver though :).

    Regarding the Diesel in the E28, the engine is based on the petrol M20 engine and their first Diesel engine they put in a car. Not a great engine, and I would prefer the Eta M20 instead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,093 ✭✭✭✭ Nekarsulm


    Volvo 480, if the right one appeared at a time I had a few Euro spare!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,238 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Barr wrote:
    A classic shape SAAB 900. The love of my life


    Had the 2 door sedan version. Loved it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,238 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    I am a fan of them too. Pulled the trigger on one of them years ago but got cold feet. Not known for reliability, especially the electronics.


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