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Old 18th May 2019, 06:56   #1
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Default My new free 75 is a real shed!!!

i was 'fortunate' enough yesterday to be given free a facelift tourer CDTi that was going to be scrapped. To be honest, I was hoping it would be in better condition but its been stood under trees in a back garden for 2-3 years and is a right state. Mice/rats have been living inside and it stinks, its quite a high spec and has nice black leather electric memory seats, powerfold mirrors, auto dimming mirror, rain sensors etc (and even a FBH with timer and remote!!). it has the symphony radio/cd with built in Tv and sat nav that my current Tourer didnt even have. However, the key that the owner gave me doesn't fit the ignition, doesn't unlock the door so i think its the wrong one (he did have a saloon which he also scrapped, so maybe for that) hence, cant start it or even check electrics, cant steer etc. So we managed to get it home and I will swap over some parts onto my daily runner over next few months then send it to the scrappy later in the year. I am tempted to swap over the starspoke 17ins for my 16in Unions, but not sure at moment. It is quite rightly a real shed and a right tip inside, damp and stinking! (oh and its gold btw, despite the nice shade of green!!! )
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My 75 Tourer CDTi was born Saturday, 21st June 2003 @ 09:50

My 75 was the 18,749th 75 Tourer to run off the production line, out of 27,407
It was the 195th 75 Tourer CDT Connoisseur SE (135) to be made out of 2,074
and the 1,789th 75 Tourer in Wedgewood Blue Metallic (code: JEL) to be made out of 1,871 Wedgewood Blue Metallic 75 Tourers

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Old 18th May 2019, 07:30   #2
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Nah, bit of Tcut and it'll be fine
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Mo was born Tuesday, 22nd June 2004 @ 08:32:41
This vehicle was the 99,307th 75 to run off the production line, out of 112,381
This vehicle was the 5,377th 75 1.8 Connoisseur to be made out of 6,033
This vehicle was the 783rd 75 in Firefrost Red (code: CEV) to be made out of 2,089 Firefrost Red 75s
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Old 18th May 2019, 07:33   #3
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The engine bay is full of mice nests made from the bonnet sound proofing!! i dont think it will ever run again
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My 75 was the 18,749th 75 Tourer to run off the production line, out of 27,407
It was the 195th 75 Tourer CDT Connoisseur SE (135) to be made out of 2,074
and the 1,789th 75 Tourer in Wedgewood Blue Metallic (code: JEL) to be made out of 1,871 Wedgewood Blue Metallic 75 Tourers
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Old 18th May 2019, 07:41   #4
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perhaps a change on interior and you could have the makings of a good car if it starts and runs ok.
what is the underside like for rust?

even if the car is a dud there are some decent parts on it, you were very lucky to have been given it

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Old 18th May 2019, 09:46   #5
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Did I see the car on the back of a trailer yesterday around 17:00 heading out of Turriff towards Foggie? Looks like the right shade of slime on it.
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I'd be interested in the headlamps if you're selling them.
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Did I see the car on the back of a trailer yesterday around 17:00 heading out of Turriff towards Foggie? Looks like the right shade of slime on it.
Hi Gary, You certainly did, unfortunately the key is wrong so we had no way to steer it onto or off the trailer so had to improvise!! By the way, that green lichen is turning more slimy now in this rain and might actually wash off.

were you in your 75?, I didnt notice any along the route!!
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My 75 Tourer CDTi was born Saturday, 21st June 2003 @ 09:50

My 75 was the 18,749th 75 Tourer to run off the production line, out of 27,407
It was the 195th 75 Tourer CDT Connoisseur SE (135) to be made out of 2,074
and the 1,789th 75 Tourer in Wedgewood Blue Metallic (code: JEL) to be made out of 1,871 Wedgewood Blue Metallic 75 Tourers
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I'd be interested in the headlamps if you're selling them.
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My 75 Tourer CDTi was born Saturday, 21st June 2003 @ 09:50

My 75 was the 18,749th 75 Tourer to run off the production line, out of 27,407
It was the 195th 75 Tourer CDT Connoisseur SE (135) to be made out of 2,074
and the 1,789th 75 Tourer in Wedgewood Blue Metallic (code: JEL) to be made out of 1,871 Wedgewood Blue Metallic 75 Tourers
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Last MoTd March2016 with 149,000 miles. Didn't get tested when it expired. It had new lower front suspension arms or bushes for the 2016 test, as it failed on both sides. What happened to stop it being used?
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Last MoTd March2016 with 149,000 miles. Didn't get tested when it expired. It had new lower front suspension arms or bushes for the 2016 test, as it failed on both sides. What happened to stop it being used?
Owner had several major health issues then bought a mazda estate, both his 75s were consigned to the back garden!!
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My 75 Tourer CDTi was born Saturday, 21st June 2003 @ 09:50

My 75 was the 18,749th 75 Tourer to run off the production line, out of 27,407
It was the 195th 75 Tourer CDT Connoisseur SE (135) to be made out of 2,074
and the 1,789th 75 Tourer in Wedgewood Blue Metallic (code: JEL) to be made out of 1,871 Wedgewood Blue Metallic 75 Tourers
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