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New Ride: BMW E36 M3 3.0 Saloon

It wasn’t easy selling the last BMW E36 M3 we came across… Not finding a buyer, that was simple, but watching it leave left us with a heavy heart. Having owned a number of cars over the last year, the E36 BMW has really got under the collective skin at Good Shout HQ.

So, having waved goodbye to the M3 Cabriolet, it was only a matter of time before another one popped up. The E36 M3 Saloon is rare, with only 415 produced worldwide. It’s hard to find out exactly how many there are in the UK, and even more difficult to establish just how many are left in Boston Green with Black Leather.

We’ll continue to do some digging on the car and the status of the M3 in the UK, in the meantime, there’s work to be done to bring her up to scratch, but this one is a keeper.

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Volvo 740 Turbo Estate for sale – 1 of 54 left!

1990 Volvo 740 Turbo Estate For Sale

4 speed with 5th speed ‘Overdrive’ as a button on top of the gear stick

This is a rare car – There are only 77 Volvo 740 Petrol Turbos left on the road, and only 54 of those are Manual

This is one of just 54 left!

– 169,000 miles
– MOT until September 2016

Overall, a very usable classic car that’s not going to lose you any money, prices are only going one way!

£1495 or near offer

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Volvo 740 Turbo Esate

OVERVIEW:

Despite having no service history it’s easy to see that this car has been well cherished for all of it’s life. It has no dents or damage, and aside from some wear to the front seats (minimal) and a missing speaker grill on the drivers door card, it’s presented in excellent condition.

Mileage will go up as car is in use

INTERIOR:

– Excellently preserved black half leather interior with only minor imperfections
– Electric windows (all working at the right speed)
– Electric sunroof (working at the right speed)
– Stereo missing
– Heated seats (drivers doesn’t seem to work, passenger does)

EXTERIOR:

– Superb condition beautiful grey in the original paint
– 4 x genuine Volvo Turbo alloy wheels with newish tyres

ENGINE:

– 2216cc Turbo engine that is much faster than you’d think for a big old Swedish barge

BAD BITS:

-Very slight dent in the front bonnet, but other than that, bodywork is excellent for the age and mileage
– Missing speaker grill on drivers side
– Missing stereo
– Drivers and passenger seats showing signs of wear, but remarkably good otherwise
– One key

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Very rare 1987 Saab 900 Turbo Sedan – for sale!

Thanks for your interest, this car is now sold.

‘Saab engineers placed all controls and gauges in the dashboard according to their frequency of use and/or importance so that the driver need only divert his gaze from the road for the shortest possible time and by the smallest angle.’

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As late night eBay purchases go…

This is really quite a good one.

A couple of weeks ago we bought a 15 year old Mercedes CL500 on eBay.

5.0 V8, all the miles, all the toys, all the noise, all the fun.

For the same cost as a low mileage Ford Focus.

No brainer.

Sadly, it’s on it’s way to a new home, but as the saying goes, if you love something…. sell it on before it bankrupts you.

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This slammed Porsche 964 is automotive porn

We’ve already blogged about Porsche 993 values and their steady upward climb, but when InMotionMedia’s latest edit dropped, our ponderings were confirmed… The 964 is THE Porsche to own.

We’ll let the images and video talk for themselves, incidentally if anyone wants to shed some light on the ‘Goodwood Players Edition’ insignia on the side of this Porsche 911 993, then we’re all ears.

Contact us by twitter or via the page

Enjoy!

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The eternal battle of the hair dressers car

Is the Mazda MX5 a hair dressers car? Is the Mercedes SLK a hair dressers car? Is the BMW Z4 a hair dressers car? What about the Audi TT, is that hair dressers car?

I only know one hair dresser who’s really into cars, and he drives a Porsche 911. So technically, that IS a hair dressers car, because it’s actually owned by a hair dresser…

But where did this stupid idea come from? Urban Dictionary suggests:

Hair Dressers Car – A small ‘sports car’, featuring an underpowered engine. Predominantly owned by girls & ‘metro’ boys. Has more show than go.

So we’re getting somewhere with the definition, but why the Z4, TT, MX5 and SLK are still getting labelled like this is staggering. Have you seen the Vauxhall Adam? 16 inch wheels, low suspension and a gutless little motor? What about all these ‘Special Edition Vauxhall Corsas that are rolling on 17 inch wheels, wider arches and sports springs yet still badged as a 1.2?

If the MX5, a rear-engined, perfectly balanced sports car that can hit 140mph with the roof down is going to get more stick than a sheep-in-wolfs-clothing-can’t-outrun-your-nan-in-her-1.6-Honda-Jazz then something has to change in the way the general public colloquialise car categorisation… more on this coming up!

Two hair dressers cars

Two hair dressers cars

Miniature Motoring: The Porsche Range, in miniature

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

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Matchbox Porsche Boxster, Hotwheels Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Hotwheels Porsche Cayman, Realtoy Porsche Panamera Turbo

Although I’d normally be a Hotwheels or Matchbox only kinda person, the Realtoy Panamera s actually very good. Overall the shape of it is fantastic, though it needs some bigger profile wheels to really compete with the Hotwheels and Matchbox versions of Porsche cars.

The GT3 and Cayman are fantastic little replicas, and the Matchbox is also a good replication of the real thing.

Hotwheels Porsche 911 964 GT2

Hotwheels Porsche 911 964 GT2

The GT2 is fantastically detailed and sits at the right height, it’s in proportion and we really can’t pick many faults with this incarnation of the 911 from Hotwheels

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 Turbo

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 Turbo

The 911 Turbo (996) from Matchbox is looking a little tired and chipped… I never liked these wheels that Matchbox came out with, and the roofline seems to have taken a knock at some point in it’s life. Not exactly ‘One Careful Owner’!

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 GT3

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 GT3

Matchbox really made up for the 996 with this GT3, it looks accurate in the black and white and the metal spoiler is a neat touch. They got the wheels right this time, too – an area that so many diecast manufacturers screw up on!

Corgi Porsche 911 SC Targa

Corgi Porsche 911 SC Targa

I believe this Corgi Porsche 911 SC Targa actually came in a McDonalds Happy Meal more than 20 years ago, but can’t really remember. All I know is that it’s been knocking around with my various posessions for a very, very long time, hence the missing windscreen and general wear and tear… It’s been trodden on a few times as well, the frame for the rear glass is bent and the rear glass is almost popping out. Still, I’m not throwing it out, because I’ve owned it so long. I kinda like it that way!