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What to buy?

  • 01-02-2017 3:10am
    Registered Users Posts: 15

    Interested in buying a classic car, daimler, RR

    Prepared to get hands oily.......older cars require more attention.

    Any recommendations ? Budget up to €20k


  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭selfdiy

    Interested in buying a classic car, daimler, RR

    Prepared to get hands oily.......older cars require more attention.

    Any recommendations ? Budget up to €20k

    Not sure what kind of one you'd get for 20K, but for me, one of these would be top of my list

    Mercedes W111


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭Testacalda

    You would get a decent Rolls Royce Silver Shadow ('65 - '76 ish) for that money. A good one is a great car to have. Nice to drive, very luxurious, well built (:eek:) and easy enough to maintain and get parts for (even secondhand), although bits are expensive for any Rolls Royce.

    A Shadow II ('76 - '80) would be the best buy. Make sure the brakes and suspension are working ok. They have a hydraulic Citroen derived system. People are terrified of having to do anything with brakes or suspension on these cars, but its not difficult work its just that parts are expensive.

    Best thing about the Shadow though is the value. They are the most underrated of all RR models, simpily down to the fact that they were/are so common, and therefore lack the exclusivity of earlier models or their sucessors, the Spirit or Spur.

    Prices are steady for good cars so you could always move it on if you didnt like it. The most important advice: buy a very very good one. Anything else will lead to constant dissapointment and frustration.... even tears!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭SpitfireIV

    My advise...

    Get something that appeals to you, not just a classic for the sake of a classic. Look at the different models, different marks, style, design, fit, finish etc etc. Its a lot of money to be throwing at something that you might not bond with (and no I'm not crazy using the word 'bond' :p Just wait until you have a classic and you'll see). Go to shows, look at them in the flesh and see what speaks to you.

    Just my advise :o

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 193 ✭✭MrRolex

    W126 Mercedes 500 SEL
    In 1988 they cost £96K Sterling in the UK. More than a Silver Shadow at the time.
    Having owned one, I can tell you the build quality and reliability of the W126 is above Jaguar and Rolls Royce at the time.
    Some say the W124 and W123 were the best built Mercedes, and I would concur with that.
    But for me the best was the W126.
    Either a 500 SEC or 500 SEL.
    You will not be disappointed.
    Here are a couple of W126 you may like?