View Full Version : Anyone want a "cool" motor?

26th May 2008, 19:14
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Escort-XR3i-wow_W0QQitemZ190224234652QQihZ009QQcategoryZ9844QQssPageName ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

In a word,

WHY ?????

26th May 2008, 19:18
Pretty obvious isn't it?
He's spent all his money on hacking the car about, finally realised he will never get it roadworthy and/or insurable, and needs to get rid of it.

26th May 2008, 19:21
Either that, or there's no room for his guide dog inside it!

Standard Noise
26th May 2008, 19:43
"Just to had (sic) the car will need to be trailored (sic) away."

Aye, to the nearest scrapyard!

Impress to inflate
26th May 2008, 21:43
Why is 419 selling his car ?

26th May 2008, 21:51
Not a chance. I wouldn't be seen dead in it, even as a passenger.
I think that to want to own a car like that, you must have a slight deficiency in the IQ dept.

I'm strictly a bog standard Ford Focus man myself. (boring, I know)

Impress to inflate
26th May 2008, 21:58
419, it's alright to be a bit embarrassed about a project that's gone a bit wrong or did you run out of funds.

I've been there myself.

26th May 2008, 22:09
Not that I'm thinking of bidding, (Honest) but what would you have to do to get something like that registered for road use?

It's had the roof chopped down, which unless it was done by an expert, must surely make it a bit of a death trap in the event of an accident.

26th May 2008, 22:13
I think SallyAnn has hit the nail on the head! Standard insurance question, "Has the vehicle been modified in any way?"

I have an old ambulance converted into a luxury motorcaravan; I could only find one place that would insure it because it was a "home" conversion!



Impress to inflate
26th May 2008, 22:13
Someone's been watching far to much "Pimp my Ride" then shortly followed by "Scrap heap Challenge"

26th May 2008, 22:32
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7420582.stm :ooh:

would be the best thing to do with said motor vehicle :}

John Hill
26th May 2008, 23:02
So what? The guy wanted to express his artistic and practical skills and he choose this way to do it. If you dont like it, well thats OK.

26th May 2008, 23:10
It definitely qualifies for this website's accolades: http://www.barryboys.co.uk/mx/

Whirls, any amblemance has one advantage over this car; folks wouldn't mind being seen dead in it!

Dan D'air
27th May 2008, 00:32
I think that it must be 1.4G's car, as he seems to be obsessed with essex over on the Mil forum.

Effluent Man
27th May 2008, 09:21
Slight thread drift,A chap who shares premises with a friend used to do "cut and shut" repairs. Buy two wrecks and weld a front end to a rear.He did a Fiesta a few years ago and joined them mid way down the front screen pillar.Unfortunately when he went to put the screen in he had hacked out too much and it wouldn't fit.

Being a resourceful fellow he took a grinder to the screen and removed the offending few millimetres.All went well until the new owner got a broken screen on the road and called a mobile screen company.Scratched heads all round when the proferred new screen would not fit the hole it was meant to go into.

27th May 2008, 10:27
5 hours to go and no bids.

Seems like it didn't attract lots of attension

27th May 2008, 12:06
Not my cup of tea, but al least the bloke has some skills.

Unlike this one..


27th May 2008, 18:33
Or his best mate/brother/mum/girlfriend etc. said "You've spent how much on it already? You could have bought a really decent car for that money!"

Then he woke up and decided to be at home when Mr Reality came calling.

27th May 2008, 18:44
I learnt all I ever needed to know about 'pimping rides' watching my best mate do up a T reg mk 2 escort when we were teenagers. By the time he finished, it had a 2 litre pinto, weber 45's, a Janspeed, the front of an rs2000, a respray, recaro's alloys, spax adjustables etc. etc. He bunged better than 5k at that motor & this was in 1987 when he was an apprentice at British Aerospace on 50/week. Then he tried to sell it & was offered about a grand.

Meanwhile, I was running about in a T reg poo brown mini 1000, which was, despite the colour, like a little rally motor, with me having done exactly nothing to it. Cost me 300 quid that car & ran me about for five years. Happy days.