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by Lambo911
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's my Coupe worth?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484
Great Britain

Re: What's my Coupe worth?

It's been a while but just to let you know I sold it for £35k which I was happy with and the buyer is happy too. His plan is to get a repaint and whilst the engine is out to sort out the gearbox. I do miss not having it although I don't miss the agro it caused me which silly issues. Now looking for ...
by Lambo911
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: opus ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 7517
Great Britain

Re: opus ignition system

I've got the Reopus ingition on mine with the standard dizzy. Works very well and not had any problems. Easy to fit too if you can use a soldering iron.
by Lambo911
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's my Coupe worth?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484
Great Britain

Re: What's my Coupe worth?

Same miles and exterior colour as mine so I was interested to see what this went for. Auction commission fees make quite a difference, another £5k on a £34k hammer price. The car looks tidy but hard to tell from the pictures and auction sites tend to gloss over the bad points. This ones an auto on s...
by Lambo911
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's my Coupe worth?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484
Great Britain

Re: What's my Coupe worth?

Hi all, thank you for your comments. I agree with the comments on Hagerty prices, I just don't think they reflect the real world. According to them my Reliant Scimitar is worth £10k, I'd happily sell it for that. :bigrin: As for my car just to clarify; I have a perfect original bonnet in primer that...
by Lambo911
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reaction to the E type is Almost Overwhelming Sometimes
Replies: 6
Views: 1956
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Re: Reaction to the E type is Almost Overwhelming Sometimes

When the fuel pump failed on my car I pulled onto the verge at side of the road and had the bonnet up whilst waiting for the recovery truck. Two different guys stopped to say they knew about older cars and asked if I needed help. I thanked them but explained I was in good hands and after a bit of a ...
by Lambo911
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's my Coupe worth?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484
Great Britain

Re: What's my Coupe worth?

Prices for usable cars are all north of £30k with UK cars starting from £45k. The cheapest at the moment is a LHD car with a chevy motor for just under £30k but why on earth would someone want that. As mentioned you don't know what the cars actually sell for but it's probably within 10 percent if it...
by Lambo911
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's my Coupe worth?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484
Great Britain

Re: What's my Coupe worth?

Thanks chrisfell but I find Hagerty prices to be way off what is going on in the real world... I'm not sure you can easily classify a classic as being fair or good or excellent.... a pile of scrap or concours maybe but anywhere between is hard to judge as you have to take into account originality an...
by Lambo911
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: What's my Coupe worth?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484
Great Britain

What's my Coupe worth?

Hi All, I thinking of selling my car but not sure what it is worth in the current market I have a 72 UK supplied coupe. It is very original, black with red leather, manual box with wires. I have a heritage certificate showing it is matching numbers. I also have full ownership history and it is on it...
by Lambo911
Fri May 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Plug for the S3 in Classic Car - Buy one now!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3548
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Plug for the S3 in Classic Car - Buy one now!!

Classic Car mag this month is saying to snap up an S3 now before the prices reach the stratosphere....

I sort of see their logic, the S3 is attracting it's own following of younger buyers wanting to get into an Etype and them seeing S3 being a 'better' version of the original.
by Lambo911
Fri May 26, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: woe and impending doom
Replies: 7
Views: 2564
Great Britain

Re: woe and impending doom

What was the outcome?
by Lambo911
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top Gear : Extra Gear - Eddie Jordan's E-type
Replies: 8
Views: 2510
Great Britain

Re: Top Gear : Extra Gear - Eddie Jordan's E-type

Does Eddie Jordan know anything about anything ??
by Lambo911
Sat May 14, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Leaking Steering Rack
Replies: 14
Views: 4531
Great Britain

When you put the washer on did it end up looking like the one in the picture I posted?
by Lambo911
Fri May 13, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 on the rise?
Replies: 41
Views: 11055
Great Britain

81 litres compared to 67 on the earlier cars
by Lambo911
Wed May 11, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Water pump
Replies: 10
Views: 3706
Great Britain

Hi all,

Can I ask why you were getting your pumps rebuilt?

Since I had the cooling issue with mine I'm wondering if the impeller corrodes and the pump loses pumping efficiency?

Richard
by Lambo911
Wed May 11, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 on the rise?
Replies: 41
Views: 11055
Great Britain

Fantastic to have feedback from someone that owns both, thank you.

I would love a 3.8 series 1 but the purchase cost is way over my lowly income.

The relatively lower value for the S3 means I'm not paranoid about where I park it or it getting scrapes and knocks. I just use and abuse it !
by Lambo911
Wed May 11, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 on the rise?
Replies: 41
Views: 11055
Great Britain

I've just read the article and it is indeed interesting, typical story of cost cutting which defined engine development.

Engine deficiencies aside the series 3 is still great to drive and worthy of merit and if you have a 2+2 there is loads of space for luggage....
by Lambo911
Wed May 11, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: S3 on the rise?
Replies: 41
Views: 11055
Great Britain

You can see the bias on this very forum too with the Series 1 group having 11,000 posts and Series 3 with less than 3,000. Surprisingly the Series 2 only has around 3000 posts but then the Series 2 is also a model that is talked down compared to a Series 1. At the end of the day the V12 is a differe...
by Lambo911
Sun May 01, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 30
Views: 12331
Great Britain

OK all sorted I think. Yes the car did have two thermostats and they are both working. I added a couple of bottles of rad flush and drove the car for 15 minutes. The temperature crept up as before. I then let it cool off and flushed the system through, back flushing through the rad resulted in quite...
by Lambo911
Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 30
Views: 12331
Great Britain

Still need to look at mine, will do it tomorrow.

It's a UK supplied car which spent 1983 to 2000 in Johannesburg....
by Lambo911
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 30
Views: 12331
Great Britain

OK, thanks all, could be me being dumb then. I will go and check the other side of the engine. In my defence the SNG parts diagrams don't say "2-off" just "(2)" after the part no so my bad for not clocking it. I actually changed the off side one when I was recommissioning the car not suspecting ther...