Army Rumour Service

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Gratuitous car porn thread

Anybody interested . . . ?!

I might suggest that those viewing this thread, would find find the link below, to AROnline, both interesting and informative, if they wish to register ;) .

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Published by: Keith Adams, AROnline, on 26 October 2020.

News : ‘As new’ MG ZT with six miles on clock goes on sale.


MG ZT at CCA, front view


If you’re missing being able to buy a new MG Rover product, Classic Car Auctions has just what you’re looking for. Up for grabs at its December Online Auction is this MG ZT 160 1.8 Turbo, which has a mere six miles on its odometer after it has spent a life tucked up in storage since it was registered in October 2004.

It’s not going to be cheap, with an estimate of £12,000-15,000, but on the flipside, if you were to compare that with its nearest new equivalent, it’s something of a bargain. To get into the 2021 Jaguar XE, for instance, you’re looking at an entry price of £29,635 – and if you’re not keen on that budget, the lower estimate of this MG ZT will buy you base-spec MG3. Food for thought. It’s certainly a handsome looking thing and shows just how well the basic shape has aged over the years.

This MG Rover ZT 160 is a five-speed manual saloon and was originally supplied through MG Rover in Derby. It’s finished in British Racing Green Pearlescent, and has a charcoal grey interior. The chassis number is SARRJXLTG5D329500, which is a late one, but a few hundred from being the last of the line MG ZT.

MG ZT at CCA, interior view


The history of the car is simple enough. It was delivered and then immediately dry stored in a heated garage and subsequently a Carcoon chamber from new. What is more interesting is what the motive behind this decision was – if it was to secure a piece of MG history, it’s certainly been successful in that, even if it’s probably a few years off maturing into something truly valuable.

Nice touches are that the manufacturer’s ID-Tag remains on the keys as delivered from the factory, and understandably it comes with its original handbook pack and a complete key set. The seller commissioned its first-ever MoT for the buyer’s assurance in the lead-up to the sale, and has described it as , ‘exactly as it left the Longbridge factory.’

It’s certainly unique in what it represents, and it will be interesting to see what its next owner will do with it. Should it be put into a museum for posterity or used as its maker intended. What do you think? And if you end up buying this car, we’d love to hear from you.

VIEW THE CAR HERE:

REGISTER FOR INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING SITE HERE:
 
Last edited:
Anybody interested . . . ?!

I might suggest that those viewing this thread, would find find the following link interesting and informative, if they wish to register ;) .

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Published by: Keith Adams, AROnline, on 26 October 2020.

News : ‘As new’ MG ZT with six miles on clock goes on sale.


MG ZT at CCA, front view
Quite a find.
Saw a 290 miles Mk1 OEM 1st edition factory fresh Scooby sold for £279,000 squids recently. Original tyres...probably micro cracked and hard as cart wheels. Even if you change these...bang goes the OEM-ness to some degree.
These were indoor miles on a rolling road to keep it's juices going was all.
A 900 miles Capri 280 Brooklands go for £67,000.
To think...I flogged my 280 Inj Special show car in 1989 for £4.500, but that was only 3 years after Ford dealers were discounting Brookies to get rid!

As ever, the issue with these cars is...what do you do with them? Use them, and watch the values drop like a piano down a lift shaft, or preserve as "reference" cars given most of the value past current market value ( Pistonhead Sheds or Us? is in the odometer.
Don't know what happened to B611DHR but it's off the DVLA info now. Rotted or crashed more than likely as it was a really a modded Burton/ Vulcan 3.1 litre of (???) bhp job. Ate these horrid budget Audi van engined "Porsches...cough) for brekky. Seems to have last ran in 1992...which tells me written off as it was 100% rot free and mechanically as new.
 
Last edited:
B.A.T. 1, 2, & 3 are being sold as a group for circa $14 millions USD.
1603805031168.png

Look incredible, drive like utter shit bags but who cares.
 
[DRIFT]

Published by: James Attwood, digital editor, AUTOCAR magazine, on 27 October 2020.

Mercedes to take major Aston Martin stake as part of new technical partnership.

British firm to gain access to Mercedes technologies including electric and hybrid powertrains under expanded (the) agreement.


Mercedes-Benz will take a major stake in Aston Martin as part of a “truly game-changing” strategic technology agreement that will underpin a plan for the British firm to double its sales by 2025.
The agreement expands the existing relationship between the two firms, and will include Aston Martin gaining access to Mercedes technology - including electric and hybrid powertrains - that will form a key part of its expansion plans.

In a release, Aston said the deal included "powertrain architecture (for conventional, hybrid, and electric vehicles) and future oriented electric/electronic architecture, for all product launches through to 2027."
With the new agreement in place, Aston Martin has targeted selling around 10,000 vehicles a year by 2025, and is aiming for revenues of around £2 billion and EBITDA profits of around £500 million. For comparison, the marque sold 5862 vehicles in 2019.

Under the agreement, Mercedes-Benz will gradually increase its stake in Aston Martin up to a maximum of 20%, providing a welcome boost in investment for Aston and making the German giant one of Aston’s largest shareholders. The technology will be supplied "on commercial terms". Mercedes previously owned around 5% of Aston Martin shares as part of a deal that involved its AMG performance arm developing a bespoke V8 for Aston.

Lawrence Stroll, whose investment consortium completed its takeover of Aston Martin earlier this year, called the agreement “a transformational moment”. He added: “Through this new expanded agreement, we secure access to world-class technologies to support our long-term product expansion plans, including electric and hybrid powertrains, and this partnership underpins our confidence in the future.
“This is truly game changing. We now have the right team, partner, plan and funding in place to transform the company to be one of the greatest luxury car brands in the world.”

New Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers, who joined the firm from his previous role as head of the Mercedes-AMG performance division, said: “We have updated our plans for the business, incorporating the benefits of our enhanced partnership we are announcing today. We are targeting delivery of significant growth and margin expansion in the medium-term, not just through product expansion but also by incorporating a strategy to deliver a level of operational excellence and efficiency throughout every aspect of the organisation.

“The capabilities of Mercedes-Benz AG technology will be fundamental to ensure our future products remain competitive and will allow us to invest efficiently in the areas that truly differentiate our products.”
Mercedes-Benz product strategy chief Wolf-Dieter Kurz said: "With this new expanded partnership, we will be able to provide Aston Martin with access to new cutting-edge powertrain and software technologies and components, including next generation hybrid and electric drive systems. Access to this technology and these components will be provided in exchange for new shares in Aston Martin."

Aston has launched the DBX SUV this year, which will play a major role in growing sales in the future.
The new deal is a huge boost to Aston Martin's future plans, giving it access to proven electric vehicle technology without the need to develop its own EV systems. Since taking over, Stroll has already suspended plans to relaunch the Lagonda brand as a range of luxury EVs.

1603824012652.png



[/DRIFT]
 

huscarl

Old-Salt
As I've got one one to drool over and never get bored of driving it! :)
 

Attachments

  • c3d52bbd1546c7a311838a0f97397f2a5c9c6a7bcbb514fd1b59306ee85dce49.jpg
    c3d52bbd1546c7a311838a0f97397f2a5c9c6a7bcbb514fd1b59306ee85dce49.jpg
    457 KB · Views: 17
I've had a strange hankering for a Citroen HY van for some years now.
I don't understand it myself, but there's something very Ju52 about the design.
Why did the junkers have no oil filter in the engine either.?
( breath in deeply and you could smell the cost cutting).
 

Latest Threads

Top