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Well number 1 was my first 3.0 Sport, loved it stupidly sold it.

Number 2 is my 4.0 V8.. Killed the engine but replaced it, and still going.. Owned near 30 months ( a record for me nearly(

Number 3 was a 3.0 that was terminally rotten , bought for 200 , parted out and anything I did not need added to a £800 profit.

Number 4 is a 3.0 that is terminally rotten , bought for 350.. Its got no toys.. It will be parted out and other s-types will live from it's legacy. I will have a few bits off it.


Sort of sad to be taking them apart and 10 years ago I was doing the same to Ford Sierra's that are now fetching £1,500+++ . But they would end up being crushed and good parts lost for ever..


It's got the dark grey leather, and amazingly the ash tray lid is working!

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Well TT I can only admire you, good job there are a few owner enthusiasts here and there like you.

How do you think the used S Type future will pan out through the current hysteria to kill off combustion engines?

I've firmly believed the STR and possibly the other V8s will pick up value, will this period kill them all off?

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Oil companies are going to push there investment for as long as it's viable, and that's for a decade or more at least.

Perhaps in that next decade someone will start building power train replacement KITS to convert classics to Non-Combustion.

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Just like we see Servo Upgrades and EFI on MG midgets,
 

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"Internal combustion, boys. Accept no substitutes!"

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/7105af7b-0995-442d-af94-31dc7e826b1e

My guess is that gas will still be readily available in 10 years. That's not enough time to go all electric. Maybe by 2050 we'll have to buy our gas from a specialist dealer for our classics, but not by 2030.
 

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"Internal combustion, boys. Accept no substitutes!"

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/7105af7b-0995-442d-af94-31dc7e826b1e

My guess is that gas will still be readily available in 10 years. That's not enough time to go all electric. Maybe by 2050 we'll have to buy our gas from a specialist dealer for our classics, but not by 2030.
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Hi tug, good to see you.

How's your weather?

We all realise 10 years is too short, politicians are just going to make money from us by fining us while allowing us to continue using our cars for another generation.

It's All about Money, not people.

Only the Griks and French have done anything positive about city pollution.

Did you chaps see that China produces 30% of the worlds total pollution?

Any idea how much the rest of the world areas produce do we can put things in perspective as to how much of the blame should be put on Europe?
 

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Hi tug, good to see you.

How's your weather?
Weather? Don't get me started... ...let me just say that while in the bible it rained for 40 days & nights and they called the end of the world. Based on this summer & autumn up here, I would call it a slow start! - I'm planning to install floats on my Jag and develop some sort of easy-install-paddles for rear wheels, just like they have those chains for tires.

Good news is though, this lowers our heating bill as it hasn't dropped below 0C temperatures yet! So, in that way the global warming will lower our CO2 emissions as there will be less need for heating your house. - And I can burn that much more gas with clear conscience... Yey!
 

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Uh-oh!

We tend to associate your country with crisp clean white snow at this time of year, not wet.

Has it been different this year from past years?

Cyprus had the hottest summer months ever this year and it's 25C today instead of the normal 20 or less at this time.

It's great of course, but not normal.

Reminds us of the long sunny Indian Summers in the 60s in the UK. And 1976 drought when the ground and houses cracked.

Then the cold age came and it's still there, 2 seasons year round not 4.

The next generation think it's global warning caused by them exhausting pollution.

Don't tell them, let them pay up. ;)

Apologies for the side issue TT

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