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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC64 View Post
    That's a nice collection, although a little eclectic perhaps?

    Mercs looking particularly well as she ages

    Jim
    None of them are Electric Jim unless you count the wife's Hybrid

    but each has it's roll to play,

    Top comes off the Merc for Sunday Lunch at some of the great wineries

    The Toyota has F&R diff lockers fitted and can go just about anywhere. It tows my fishing Tinny when going Bush camping and fishing, or through the croc infested rivers lol!

    The Honda provides my adrenaline rush when needed and like 2 wheeler's in the past my preferred mode of transport

    Of course my XF RSport is also much loved lol!
    64 Plate RSport 3.0D All Black, Ceramic coated, self healing front car wrap, 19" alloys

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    Time to introduce my Mercedes E350CDi.

    Ever since reading about someone who used a Mk IV Escort estate bodyshell and a damaged RS Turbo to create an RS turbo estate, I've liked the idea of a fast estate car.

    Matches my preference of "more go than show" in my cars, and if the vehicle isn't fashionable into the bargain, that's another box ticked.

    With the keeper "Tibbles" making calls on my wallet, I didn't feel able to go for something properly wild like an AMG/M5/Audi RS/XFR, but quite liked the E Class styling on the quiet.

    Lucky enough to find the 3.0 V6 within budget, so it joined the fleet.
    600Nm of torque makes it very smooth to drive. family say the feeling generated in stong acceleration feels like an aeroplane taking off.

    However, it also needs to take the burden of everyday family transport, so it isn't allowed to have airs & graces.

    I would like to have been a bit less predictable with the colour, but hey-ho I don't think it's offensive - just a bit obvious.


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    A rose between two thorns, perchance? (I have never known the opposite of that saying!):


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    So apart from the Jagdeo I also have a Mondeo Coupe lol

    Or as Ford decided to call it, the Mercury Cougar hahaha

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    Hi all,

    Like Jag75 (I think we may have met) I too had an SD1 Vitesse, teriffic car, great fun.

    I also had an MG ZT before getting my (now sadly deceased) X Type.

    I currently have these in the garage:


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    But the one I should never have sold was a Mk1 Mexico just like this one (not mine I hasten to add!).

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    My pride and joy is a 1954 Austin A40 Somerset bought in 1992 from the family of the original owner in Chichester. This beauty is in totally original condition including the black paint and red leather except for tyres and battery of course. This car is so original that when Rover fitted the chrome grille on the 200/400 series cars around 1993 they borrowed my Somerset to place on the end of the production line for a photo shoot for a press release as the Somerset was the last car produced at Longbridge with a proper chrome grille.
    My 2006 Jaguar XK 4.2 convertible in frost blue comes a close second but is a modern car compared to the A40.
    In a slightly larger garage at a farm are my AEC Buses.
    A 1964 AEC RELIANCE 9.6L with a Marshall single deck 36’ long body in original DEVON GENERAL red and ivory livery. 9 RDV
    A 1966 AEC REGENT 9.6 L with a Metro Cammel Orion 59 seat double deck body DEVON GENERAL red and ivory livery. EOD 524D
    2 rejected F Paces for a 2018 XF 2.0D AWD Sportbrake. caesium blue with goodies. 2006 4.2 XK Convertible Frost Blue & Ivory for wonderful summer use.

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    Now we really do need to see some pictures of those.
    Jim.
    2012 XKR Black pack, Speed Pack, Aero pack, Rat pack. Past:-87'XJS 3.6L, 93'XJ40 3.2L gold, 95'XJ6 4.0L sport, 00'XJ8 3.2L sport, 2005 XK8 4.2L coupe, 2009 XK 5.0L Portfolio in that order and enjoyed all of 'em.

    I do not offer advice, I only say what I would do with the set of circumstances presented. Your choice always.

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    Pictures all on main computer not I pad so I am not technical enough to post any. I ‘ll speak to my 11 year old Granddaughter!
    2 rejected F Paces for a 2018 XF 2.0D AWD Sportbrake. caesium blue with goodies. 2006 4.2 XK Convertible Frost Blue & Ivory for wonderful summer use.

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    We are an eclectic lot. I am retired now so the fixed income dictates against too much speculative ownership. My true love was a Citroen XM Estate VSX, picked it up cheap due to an ecu problem with 40k on the clock. Sorted it and ran it through to 250k without major incident until I blew it up! Volvos and other citroens. Wife had a shopping trolley Fiesta, sold it at 7 years old with 6k on the clock. Genuine shopping trollies have done more than that.......
    She has the X Type and a Volvo C70 for summer use only. Something wrong here though, I pay for it all and she drives it - sometimes. I only get to drive when it needs its MOT.
    My first car was a 1934 Hillman Minx, bought it for £3 10 shillings to run around the farm and sold it for £5 to a guy who then drove it for work. MOT what MOT. Life was easier then. My first tue car as a qualified driver was a 1956 Ford Prefect 1172 cc side valve. Mum and Dad had a new Ford Anglia which died in the snow so my plucky little Prefect went and towed them home.
    Later I was able to afford a Ford Anglia Super which I uprated with a John Lucas Racing 1556cc on Webers and did everything I could to keep it looking standard to avoid nosey policemen. I chased a Jag down the outer lane on the M6 at about 90mph or just above. Couldn't really tell because the speedometer needle was reading full on the fuel gauge by then!
    Married life and company cars including a Rover SD, Volvo's, Land Rovers and a Range Rover and the XM, more sedate stuff since. Getting some interest again though with X Type, I can afford those.

    I do more leisurely things now such as sailing when 6 knots is really moving along. Possibly explains why I like convertibles - don't mind getting wet.
    Have fun, Robin.
    An old salty with a penchant for cars. Currently have a Sovereign 2.2d X Type in metallic Graphite 58@76k miles and the wife has a 2.0d X Type in Chilli Red 58@108k miles plus a summer Volvo C70 in blue.

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