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by Horsetan
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*
Replies: 10
Views: 30106

New owner: Mr. Chris Bartosiak

UPDATE: as of this evening, the car is now the property of Mr. Bartosiak, who will be giving it a home in his restoration workshop in Rotherhithe, South East London, just 18 years to the day when it came to me. It remains for me to thank all the Forum members for the relative liveliness that they ha...
by Horsetan
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Scotland.....................
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

"Getting rid of" everyone with whom one might disagree is the mindset fueling the chaos in current Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, etc. People who's views don't agree with yours aren't wrong- even if you think so- they just disagree with you. As yesterday's voters in Scotland have just so overwhel...
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*
Replies: 10
Views: 30106

Other than a CX, the only other classic I'd go for is another NSU Ro80, with a Mazda 13B in it, just like the one I had before. Now those were fun to drive. For now, I'll make do with the 11-yr-oul diesel Bora that gets used for work. I usually get 60 to 70mpg out of it. Did once achieve 86mpg on a ...
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*
Replies: 10
Views: 30106

A CX it is, then.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*
Replies: 10
Views: 30106

Pod wrote:So you won't be buying a replacement? I'll be sad to see you go!
Maybe if I save up for "wattsmonkey",s burgundy '85 conversion.... Ah, no... Will never be able to afford that.

I have long admired the Citroën DS and CX. One of those will be fun, and I can justify a pack of Gauloises....
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 754
Views: 113497

Re: I played dressing up!

wattsmonkey wrote:...I am removing the burgundy 635 from sale for the foreseeable. There's only so many time you can say "No, I won't take £3,500 for it, it's worth more than that in bits." ...
Provisionally sold mine and took a deposit today.

Think I'll be looking for a Citroën DS or CX next.....
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Scotland.....................
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

Meanwhile....
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*
Replies: 10
Views: 30106

Provisionally sold to Chris Bartosiak, a.k.a "rookie" of this Forum.

Look forward to meeting ye Saturday if possible, Chris. Don't forget trailer and van.

Looks like the end of an era, then. What a ride it has been.

I will formally bid farewell to this Forum once Chris has taken my car away.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 'Observer' coupe for sale
Replies: 27
Views: 7500

ron wrote:....Ivan, Barney is not at 4-Star. His company is Classic Heroes.

Last time I talked to Clayton I'm sure he told me he had sold the car to 4 Star.
I stand corrected.

'tis still a humongous markup, though.
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: POSSIBLY moving to the UK, questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 4824

Re: POSSIBLY moving to the UK, questions...

..... I believe you can use the car for up to a year on US plates before you need to register it but I will check on this...... I understood it to be six months if continuously resident in the UK. As a rider to this, I note that over the years, loads of ex-UK right-hand-drive cars have been re-regi...
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 'Observer' coupe for sale
Replies: 27
Views: 7500

Clayton Harrison was asking "only" eight grand for it when he was trying to sell it himself. Clearly Barney at 4-Star Classics is adding his usual humongous "Leg Ends" mark-up to take it up to the full thirty grand. Although the website blurb refers to the retractable roof, the photos are very coy a...
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Zinnoberrot nightmare; three (or more) colours red...(long)
Replies: 13
Views: 3883

Brucey wrote:more's the pity!

Hope you are keeping well
I have not been well recently.

I have put my oul '83 635CSi up for sale (see "For Sale" section).
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Scotland.....................
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

I quite like this..... :mrgreen:
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*
Replies: 10
Views: 30106

SOLD: 1983 635CSi Auto, RHD*

After 18 years of E24 ownership, I have come to the end of the road. Many will remember my burgundy metallic car with pearl beige "comfort" leather interior (manual seats, with flowery cushions) which has now been in existence for just over 31 years. I have have owned it for precisely 18 of those ye...
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Scotland.....................
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

cecotto479 wrote:.....My belief is that, not before time, rule by Westminster is over. Not just for the countries, but for the regions too. ......
In that case, only two letters need to be swapped, from United Kingdom to Untied Kingdom....
by Horsetan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Scotland.....................
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

sharkfan wrote:...Scottish voters should get what they ask for.
Be careful what ye wish for.
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: AGAIN!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2428

This car is basically ruined. Wheelarches cut back to allow for "lowrider" stance, but not much done to the interior. "Gangsta" wheels.

No wonder it won't sell.
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Zinnoberrot nightmare; three (or more) colours red...(long)
Replies: 13
Views: 3883

Re: Zinnoberrot nightmare; three (or more) colours red...(lo

Brucey wrote:well.... at the recent Gaydon meet my car was probably the scruffiest one there (barring a recently started project E21 perhaps) out of the several thousand present... (At least it meant that I spared someone else their blushes I suppose...)....
Now ye know why I don't come to meets anymore.
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: rustproofing gloop; a useful comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

'tis a bit too late for my car now.
by Horsetan
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Scotland.....................
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

My only concern is whether Boyd's E24 spare parts service will automatically become more expensive once Independence is achieved...... [-X As I see it, and taking a long hard Celtic view of things, Scots independence is driven by three things: - romanticism (the idea of being free from the clutches ...
by Horsetan
Sat May 24, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Fuse Panel Lid
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

New from the dealer is about $22 That said: the quality of the plastic used is not what it was on the originals and I have seen them warp after limited time in use. The clip on the originals would snap in short order but the lids did not warp.... Like much else today, these lids are probably (badly...
by Horsetan
Wed May 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 754
Views: 113497

ron wrote:The white "M" has been sat in a garden up north for the past 5 years so will probably be beyond hope.
Probably someone who just wanted to own one, but had no idea of how to look after it.....and soon found other distractions.
by Horsetan
Mon May 19, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing rear parcel shelf clam shell hinge hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 2172

Sometimes, the studs and nuts seize up. The stud then shears.

Ask me how I know....
by Horsetan
Sun May 18, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Front wing - I'm going in
Replies: 40
Views: 9216

jacko wrote:I believe all 635s destined for your isles were pretreated with rust seeds.
No. They were all built by Karmann. Karmann is the German word for rust.
by Horsetan
Sun May 18, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 754
Views: 113497

Spent yesterday afternoon lying on my back, unbolting my rear bumper, snapping two seized bolts, and getting showered in flakes of rust.

I can see myself buying even more parts from Ron.


*sighs* :(