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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    This keeps popping upon done deal and I keep thinking will they ever weigh it in.
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/72-custom-ratrod-rod-volksrod-beetle/14919257


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


    Ha, fun idea for a thread - as long as everyone remembers agreement is optional!

    Kit cars - I'd burn them all.
    https://www.donedeal.ie/modifiedcars-for-sale/ferrari-kit-car/13971031


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,448 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus




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


    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/toyota-mr2-mrs-ferrari-f355-replica/13695565

    Heres another one, someone has put a Lot of work into this, but at the end of the day its still an MR2 with a bodykit.

    Which is a shame, because despite their homocidal tendencies in wet corners the MR2 was a nice little car


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


    ba_barabus wrote: »
    Could have been worse, at least its not a Daysul


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    Tzar Chasm wrote: »
    Could have been worse, at least its not a Daysul

    Could be worse, could have a 1.4 petrol engine... Here's a picture of one with a diesel swap :D

    Mazda-RX-8-with-a-Cummins-6BT-inline-six-05.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,138 ✭✭✭✭ jimgoose


    Could be worse, could have a 1.4 petrol engine... Here's a picture of one with a diesel swap :D...

    What is that engine - a straight-six out of some old truck?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    jimgoose wrote: »
    What is that engine - a straight-six out of some old truck?

    Its a Cummins 6BT from an old Daf truck :D

    So happy this was created, would love to see it in real life! :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,138 ✭✭✭✭ jimgoose


    Its a Cummins 6BT from an old Daf truck :D

    So happy this was created, would love to see it in real life! :cool:

    Some torque in 'er, bah!


  • Registered Users Posts: 568 ✭✭✭ CianDon


    Although not currently for sale, the best I can think of that fits the bill is the wonderful BMW E46 M3d floating about Cork, complete with it's own thread for complete face-palming http://www.bmw-driver.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36587. Imagine taking one of the best engineered performance cars of recent times, and lumping in a 2L Diesel from a 320d because you couldn't afford the tax. Some people are just on a different level. Even on Cartell the car still checks out as an M3 (making it naturally hard to insure) with a daysul engine!! I'm not sure what makes it currently state more galling, the 'limited edition' sticker in gold under the D badge on the boot, or the fact the owner acts like a real deal M-wncker so far as paying the staff to drive his car through the car wash. I feel I am a calm motorist, but I genuinely had thoughts of arson that day!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,901 ✭✭✭ Bigus


    Dades wrote: »
    Ha, fun idea for a thread - as long as everyone remembers agreement is optional!

    Kit cars - I'd burn them all.
    https://www.donedeal.ie/modifiedcars-for-sale/ferrari-kit-car/13971031

    If you were in Italy, the authorities would seize them for you to burn :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭ tom petty


    http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C838373

    Been on and off Ebay for about a year ,failed to reach reserve at Coys and has been sitting on C&C for months too.
    I know someone who went to look at it and it's surprisingly solid but I think it's the ugliest aberration of the E24 that is possible.


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


    That indeed is a foul and ghastly thing.

    Such a shame because the unfettered 6 series is such an example of beautiful design.


  • Registered Users Posts: 333 ✭✭ steinbock123


    Can't post a picture for some reason but have a look at this :

    <<http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOLSELEY-HORNET-ROADSTER-/132110941720?hash=item1ec26cfe18%3Ag%3ArAwAAOSwdzVXreZl>> .

    What were they thinking ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,062 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    This keeps popping upon done deal and I keep thinking will they ever weigh it in.
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/72-custom-ratrod-rod-volksrod-beetle/14919257
    The only road legal VolksRod RatRod in Ireland

    I'm open to correction on this, but with an exhaust pipe protruding out the back by about a foot, and exposed wheels on all four corners, I don't think that this actually is road legal. I wonder if the owner has happened upon any RSA checkpoints lately, I doubt they'd be giving him any cheery thumbs up.

    Would you believe someone bidded €3600 for that at the Merlin auction last month...and he refused!! I think the price on it then was ten grand..


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,917 red sean


    Can't post a picture for some reason but have a look at this :

    <<http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOLSELEY-HORNET-ROADSTER-/132110941720?hash=item1ec26cfe18%3Ag%3ArAwAAOSwdzVXreZl>> .

    What were they thinking ??
    That's cruel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭ oknepop


    No need to worry about looking after paintwork at least..

    https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for-sale/landrover-defender/14468081

    MzkwOTYyNmQ2NmQzYzc2MWJkN2ViMzU3MWYwNGQ3OWN2bv-Tb527WXUvucYr7SsMaHR0cDovL3MzLWV1LXdlc3QtMS5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tL2RvbmVkZWFsLmllLXBob3Rvcy9waG90b182ODA2OTIyN3x8fDYwMHg2MDB8fHx8fHx8fA==.jpeg


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


    YTc3NTE5YjA4MjJiZTZlZWQyNjM0MzI1MzI4NzJjMTE9eUvcQTU5oruD4tZ7Y61aaHR0cDovL3MzLWV1LXdlc3QtMS5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tL2RvbmVkZWFsLmllLXBob3Rvcy9waG90b183MTU0Njk2NHx8fDYwMHg2MDB8fHx8fHx8fA==.jpeghttps://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/mercedes-200-t/15093923

    That is some seriously awful vinyl work, wonder what its hiding


  • Registered Users Posts: 964 ✭✭✭ Rippy


    http://ebay.to/2olwqpZ

    £35000 he wants for this 'replica '


  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭ hamburg


    oknepop wrote: »
    No need to worry about looking after paintwork at least..

    https://www.donedeal.ie/commercials-for-sale/landrover-defender/14468081

    MzkwOTYyNmQ2NmQzYzc2MWJkN2ViMzU3MWYwNGQ3OWN2bv-Tb527WXUvucYr7SsMaHR0cDovL3MzLWV1LXdlc3QtMS5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tL2RvbmVkZWFsLmllLXBob3Rvcy9waG90b182ODA2OTIyN3x8fDYwMHg2MDB8fHx8fHx8fA==.jpeg
    Jesus, that guy must have cornered the market on checker plate. I would imagine if I was totally rat ar$ed, staggering past that that yoke and bumped into it accidentally ,I would spend years in hospital getting skin grafts.


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


    Rippy wrote: »
    http://ebay.to/2olwqpZ

    £35000 he wants for this 'replica '
    What is it?

    3







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  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


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  • Registered Users Posts: 827 PaulK_CCI


    it's a modified silver spirit or silver spur


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,648 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    PaulK_CCI wrote: »
    it's a modified silver spirit or silver spur


    based on a bentley according to the ebay ad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,526 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    Tzar Chasm wrote: »
    $_3.JPG

    Looks well imho - depends on how it was done: all filler + GRP or sheetmetal.

    Would look well on a ZV plate and €56 p.a......

    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



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


    I dont know, if it had started out in life as an Austin A35 I would be impressed, but they took a functional or repairable Bently and wrecked it


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 96 ✭✭✭ MotherTeresa


    £35K Sterling would buy a clean Bentley Turbo R or Brooklands, and cover the VRT.
    I can't see any RR or Bentley buyers ever buying a replica, and certainly not a 35K one.
    But one never knows, this is Ireland; and I have seen a fool and his money easily parted.
    Maybe the Celtic Tiger part 2 has started after all.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 96 ✭✭✭ MotherTeresa


    Shame about that W123 as the TE are great cars. I don't know why he went for the 2 tone look, as if it was in either colour it would have looked OK. But that wood/vinyl really ruins it, not to mention the chrome arches.
    I always say this, if it didn't come out of the factory with it; then remove it.
    I think the worse case of a chromed up Mercedes I have seen is a local one. A '95 C180 that has been covered in every way with plastic stuck chrome trims. You name it, wheel arches, door edges, door handles, even parts I didn't know they made in chrome plastic. The finishing touch was the massive SEC grill star, and chrome tow hitch cover.
    I pity some people's ideas of good taste in Ireland.
    The irony is had it left it a standard C180, it would be worth more and look better.


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


    I have to admit,I'm tempted to get a grille star for my w203, some bastard robbed the main one


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 96 ✭✭✭ MotherTeresa


    I think they look great on SEC's and SL's.
    But on nothing else. Even the C class. I know there are meant to look more sport than the Avantgarde/Elegance; but I just think a big plastic badge doesn't look as classy as a smaller bonnet one.
    Each to their own though, I know taste is subjective etc.
    Personally I think the OEM spec look from the factory is always best. They usually have the styling right when it comes to badges.
    There is nothing worse than seeing an M-Power or AMG badge on a base model though. Its like adding an E320 badge to an E200 etc.
    Better to debadge that 316i rather than add a 325i etc.
    But often it's a case of monkey do what monkey see, like the UK yellow rear plates.


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