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Old 29th September 2004, 09:19   #16
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I use the Benz extensively every day.
Annual Road Tax * * * * * * :- $ *4,520 - 150% normal road tax
3rd party insurance * * * * *:- $ * *800 - 1st excess $ 750
Annual Gasoline * * * * * * * :- $ *6,600 - $ 1.45 per litre
Regular maintenance * * * *:- $ *2,400 - Lubs. parts, car care
Miscellaneous * * * * * * * * :- $ * * 600
Certificate of Entitlement *:- $ *3,600 - a must for every car
Annual operating cost * * * :-$ 18,520
Monthly operating cost * * :-$ * 1,543

It's cheaper to run a 126 than to buy a new car, because you have to add the amotisation cost of the new car.

The vehicle list is over a span of 55 years.

HAPPY MOTORING!



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Old 29th September 2004, 11:14   #17
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Awesome list SSS11 !!

Was your AJS a rigid frame? Give me some more details/pics if u can plz...
I had started a restore project on a 1947 AJS two years back... but never got the time to finish it.
It has been just lying outside for 10years without having even being moved (forget abt started)... me and my friend managed to get the engine working after a couple of weeks..but never got as far as getting the wheels/brakes/seats in decent condition.

Some pics here.

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Old 29th September 2004, 22:25   #18
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No, It was a sprung frame, mid 50's vintage. I had it when I was working in the UK. Sorry I dont have any photos to refer to, but I'm sure you can pick up some of the model you have on the net.
That's a looooong time program you have for a rebuild. - Best of luck anyway.
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Quote[/b] (sss11 @ Sep. 28 2004,08:47)]Sorry did not include the list 1st time.
Here it is.
1. Jawa 250 cc
2. Norton International 350 cc
3. AJS 500 cc
4. 1932 Austin 10
5. 1948 Morris 8
6. BSA Gold Star 350 cc
7. Jaguar XK 120
8. VW Beetle 1200cc
9. VW Beetle 1200cc --> *Okrasa 1300 cc conversion
10. Volvo B18 1800 cc
11. Opel Kadett 1100 cc
12. Alfa Romeo 1300cc Gulietta Sprint
13. Lotus 15 Ferrari Mondial engine
14. Merlyn Mk 7 FJ 1500 cc
15. Elva Mk 7 Coventry Climax 1100 cc
16. Brabham BT 10 - ex Mike Knight
17. * * * *Merlyn Mk 10 - Lotus Twin Cam
18. Brabham BT 23C - Chassis 002 ex Danny Hulme
19. Elva Mk 7S BMW NERUS 1800 cc
20. Elfin 300 - ex Garry Cooper
21. Holden Premier
22. Opel Manta
23. Hilman Imp
24. Toyota Corrola
25. Honda CBR 500 cc
26. Honda Accord
27. Opel Commodore
28. Toyota Corona
29. Mazda 626
30. BMW 320
31. Opel Astra
31. Opel Omega 3000 cc
32. Saab 9000
33. Mercedes Benz 280 SE
34. Mercedes Benz 300 SEL
34 and still counting.....whooof!!!1
Got some really good cars in there.Hard to single out on one.


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I was invited to race in Madras in the late 60's but couldn't make it due to business commitments.
The sweetest race car to my mind was the Brabham (very forgiving ) & as for the road car, I enjoyed the Saab 9000 the most - but too expensive to maintain.
Now I get my kicks in tinkering around with & driving the 300 SEL.
Happy motoring.
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that aint a bad pic "sss"...
welcome to de club...

> rG.
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Old 4th October 2004, 15:58   #22
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hello sss.....

welcome.....tat's a long list...!!!!....coool....njoy ur stay....waiting 2 c more pics :P....


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