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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:35 pm 
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On long trips I used to get around 28 or 30 from my straight six 260E if I was light footed.

So I can confidently say you're doomed to around 20mpg if you dare to go quickly on any bits of the drive.


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Whatleymeister wrote:
unkleGsif wrote:
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This thing is riding way too high, wants a good 2 inches dropped with those wheels on 8)

As for a guess, I reckon 19mpg.



When he bought it, the rear offside had collapsed, hence the jaunty angle... fixed it with new shocks and springs all round before it went on the road I think

Sadly, it got traded in for Vauxhall Meriva... I know :twisted:
He is still paying back his surrendered mancards 2 years later, and still has 3 years to go :roll:

The power of woman :roll:

LGF, yours is lovely by the way



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Where are you going to in Devon.Al and me could come up and ruin your wet holiday even more.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:49 pm 
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wow what a beauty!
and a v8...............


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231 miles, 28.03 miles to the gallon.

Not bad for a 25 year old car. Fuel light came on at Collumpton which gives me two gallons of panicking time.

Am in Broadclyst on me Raleigh Record Ace till Sunday...


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Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
Have a good time! 8)


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It's nice there we used to start a 200km audax just up the road.jm.


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not sure if its my dashing good looks or the the Raleigh Road Ace but something was turning heads today....


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