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  1. Exactly what Im talking about. Youre paying a premium for the MSA logbook and the cars history but it will be a dog to drive, likely still on leaf springs and no servo for the brakes, probably sticking out 110hp at best and will be noisy and uncomfortable. Even if you REALLY need a Classic Rally car to compete in are you really going to use a £52K Escort? 993 prices have already gone IMO, 996 Turbos are very tempting but would have to be a manual for me, old auto gearboxes are @*!# compared to what we are used to know (which is 100% of the reason I dont have a Ferrari 599)
  2. People thought the Cayman GT4 prices were unburstable .... they werent. That said the 987 Spyder is the only car I 100% knew would make money and I still didnt buy one If youre not dead set on a classic sit on your hands for a few months and wait for the all the M2's, RS4's and F Types that get handed back from PCP deals people cant afford to flood the market.
  3. Also this though, well worth waiting a few months for it to settle down, there will be people looking to exit the market quickly so bargains to be had.
  4. Im fortunate enough to have a bit to invest in cars atm. If youre going to keep it as a 100% moneymaker you cant really drive it and will be looking at least £1000 a year in storage (unless youre prepared to forgo your garage indefinitely) Fortunately in the case of the DMC its @*!# so you wont want to drive it Im looking at cars that I actually want to drive that rather than definitely appreciate wont lose too much. £40K will easily buy you a Citroen SM, a 981 Cayman or Boxster, various nice beemers (E46 CSL, Z3M, 635, 850 etc.) or even concours 180SX's, R32GTRs and FD RX7's. All of them should roughly hold their money and are far more everything than a De Lorean, theres even an argument that you can chop and change a lot more easily if you dont mind losing a couple of K each time round.
  5. RHD are sound, been around for years. Cant speak for Japanparts though.
  6. These were about 65mm over standard, wheel was 11J ET 10 with a 25mm spacer so effectively 11J ET -15 but no camber and normal tyres. See www.rimtuck.com for many, many more.
  7. This is a Covid used car bargain how exactly?
  8. IMO the standard Brembo discs are pretty much as good as anything you can buy as an "upgrade" ...... and youve already got 4 I loved CF pads on my Zed and continue to use them on other cars but as Alex said, PF, Carbotech, Pagid RS, Endless are all very good, much better performance than DS2500 (which arent bad as a fast road pad at all) My Zed with CF RC5 pads, RBF600 fluid and braided lines used to brake so hard I was convinced the rear wheels were off the ground
  9. I very nearly pulled the trigger on a brand new Touareg just before all this malarky, Id be very interested to see what they are saying when they come back online - they were offering £13K of dealer and PCP incentives to start with!
  10. MEV looks cool, whats the spec? I was lucky enough to drive a 400hp (Audi turbo lump) one round Spa, absolutely insane vehicle but kept hitting the limiter in every gear Still need to get my 2ZZ MR2 back on the road, in the meantime Ive got to put up with smoking around in this old Fiat:
  11. Yeah, I wouldnt bother calling and checking or anything.
  12. Emblem Sports Cars is Poole apparently: https://skimmydiscs.co.uk/your-nearest-service-centre
  13. Before you go spending money are your current discs actually worn? Bear in mind the car comes with Brembos as standard, Stoptechs are not the same quality so your paying more to downgrade. Discs dont actually "warp", they pick up deposits on the braking surface so a skim may well be all you need
  14. Brave, brave man Bella is pretty much how youd spec a baby if you could (never cries, comes out to pubs/restaurants with us, sleeps a solid 12 hours every night) but its still grief and hassle, while weve got away without too much pain with 2 I think our lives would be considerably less enjoyable. Whatever you do dont buy 2 Beagles as well and DEFINITELY dont go for the third, this is when your "cars" start becoming "vans", you need a bigger house and can only afford to go on holiday once in the rest of your life Congrats mate, "well in" as they say
  15. Even if you are really limited on cash then the DS2500s are still the better bet but Id strongly advise spending a bit more and getting RS29, Carbotech XP10 or the daddy on a 350Z for me, CL RC5+. You only get one chance to stop before you hit the barrier, and where the DS2500's will be giving up the RC5's will have another 3 laps in them, much better feel and control too.





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