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Black 155 on the M3 this morning

Pleasantly surprised to see a black 155 making progress on the M3 heading south this morning. Can't remember when I last saw one. Certainly stood out Anyone here?
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I'm hoping it was mine. It means someone fixed the rear sub-frame, refitted the tank and brakes and then proceeded to.......... steal it..

Actually.... I hope it wasn't mine...



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Getting pretty rare....although the "howmanyareleft" stats aren't perfect, being based on interpretation of DVLA figures, at the end of 2013 Q3 there were only 218 155s taxed, with a further 236 on SORN. There will be a few more, of course, as vehicles "in the trade" or off the road since before SORN started aren't included.....but I guess it makes the 3 that I have rather special.....
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I'm hoping it was mine. It means someone fixed the rear sub-frame,...
funny you mention that, Ralf; it did make quite a sudden dive from one lane to the next, which means either it had a nice, new, properly located rear-sub frame fitted, or it was your old one on the verge of going out of control

it did look good on the road though - in a sort of 'don't mess with me' way
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Aye.. it's why I'm persevering with my old beast. It only needs:

Seconda mano subframe (sourced from a 2002 Fiat Coupe) fitted
New brake lines from the (new) compensator back
Hole in the rear o/s wheel-arch/sill welded up
Bit of rust around the fuel filler and inside the inner wing fixed up (luckily the fuel tank is out for the sub-frame job)
New brake disc shields (managed to blag the last new ones in the UK dealer network)
New driver's side mirror
Heater stop-**** leak to be replaced [EDIT] .... stopcock
Passenger window regulator replaced (getting lazy)
Second-hand n/s headlamp glass (old one been KIA)
Second-hand fog-lamps fitted (old ones been KIA)
Driver's door lock to be fixed (tumblers just worn out)
I have new rear brake calipers and new hand-brake cables already
Might fit new rear swing arm bushes and rear wheel bearings since it's in bits
Also new rear dampers to go on... they're the original, still working fine 220k miles/20 year old BOGEs at the moment
Might fit new springs, or refurbish the old ones...

Not a bad old beast...


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