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Old Jan 9th, 2022, 17:10   #141
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As our boss (or cat as they are sometime known) has taken up residence on my lap I can't get to SFSS to check but the window switches should be attached to the door armrests. Methinks Euro-spec GLTs are nearer the early UK-police spec cars with the injected engine but GL-spec Trico Plush trim.
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There would indeed appear to be anomalies in the specification / equipment level, 'L.S.'

I had an '83 245 GLT and it was equipped from the factory with E/W x 4, A/C, the same MOD transmission and auxiliary gauges. The only difference was that mine had an analogue external temperature gauge / ice alert where this example would appear to have a digital one in the bottom LH corner of the cluster. I must confess that I did not realise that the oil temperature gauge was a rarity - I didn't think that was so in period.

It had the same blue plush interior, which I much preferred to leather, and was finished in a dark blue metallic.

I think the only nonstandard 'extra' was the A/C. I understood that the car was an ex-embassy vehicle, which may explain why it was originally specified.

I think I paid 1600 for it at 12 years old, doubled the mileage to 120K in three years, and sold it on for 500 - How times change!

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Seems my cynical guess was right, he pulled it at the last minute to avoid ebay fees for a non-sale!

I think he's lapped us, the amount of times it's been for sale then sold then back up for sale Andrew!
I think Rikvdub may have done the same trick again and pulled the ad just before the end of the auction to avoid fees. It had not received even an opening bid (at 3,500). It still seems to be on sale at C&C, so we may well see it again.
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I think Rikvdub may have done the same trick again and pulled the ad just before the end of the auction to avoid fees. It had not received even an opening bid (at 3,500). It still seems to be on sale at C&C, so we may well see it again.
Maybe it was sold to someone in the USA again Alan!
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Maybe it was sold to someone in the USA again Alan!
Ah, Id forgotten about that very likely possibility Dave.

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Maybe it was sold to someone in the USA again Alan!
It is marked as sold on the C&C site now Dave. We will never know what it made, my guess would be 3 grand.

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Blimey, someone buys it for 9 grand and then sells it a month later for 3 large.

What a plonker!
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Blimey, someone buys it for 9 grand and then sells it a month later for 3 large.

What a plonker!
As my father would have said, too soft to laugh at. 😀
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Tax dodge? Or, more sinisterly, money-laundering? Or a simple inability to count beyond 1?
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Tax dodge? Or, more sinisterly, money-laundering? Or a simple inability to count beyond 1?
I think if we want to categorise, we need look no further than the outburst that resulted in his banning!

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