I wonder if Andrew drives? And does he have any cool cars?

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Or does he live where everything is in walking distance? Celebrities here in the US seem to collect a huge amount of cars. I really wanted to bid on this classic when it was at $5,000, even tho I don’t have the money, I was going to figure that out later lol. I think Ben would look good in this if it was black with flames down the side 8) https://www.ebay.com/itm/274483979960
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He had a Merc for a while.
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Scardwel wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 18:42
He had a Merc for a while.
Was it one from the ‘70s, or was it it a Mercury Grand Ma(rquis) :P . I actually had a ‘96 Grand Ma car when it was popular to have one, it was deep purple and a half a mile long, easy to find in a parking lot
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CamilleDeville wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 19:04
Was it one from the ‘70s, or was it it a Mercury Grand Ma(rquis) :P . I actually had a ‘96 Grand Ma car when it was popular to have one, it was deep purple and a half a mile long, easy to find in a parking lot
It was a modern one. Early 90s I think. He called it the "sensible Mercedes Benz" during an interview. I'm sure someone knows the exact model.
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@Scardwel ahhhh...ok, everyone here calls a Mercury a ‘merc, but a Mercedes is definitely sensible although boring lol. Thanks, I was just curious
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Mid 2000s I saw him pottering around north leeds in what looks very much like a white ford courier van (google it...)

I guess it may have been a rental - he was on his way to collect some PA gear he was borrowing from a friend, shortly before a sisters tour.

It was one of the least rock and roll things I’ve ever seen 😂
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And yeah, back in the day when expensive cars were out of most ordinary people’s reach, he did claim he’d bought a Merc from his WEA royalties (iirc)

Am sure that one has long since turned to a heap of rust through.

He’s always seemed to have lived fairly “lite” though, and collecting cars would be very unlike him.
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That’s very un-rocker style 😂 but I guess he is a practical person, can’t expect him to drive a black hearse around (I actually have a friend that does). I relate to living lite, but if I had the money I’d be driving a muscle car for sure
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CamilleDeville wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 19:18
sensible although boring lol.
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@Afflikönig Sure, German Ingenuity is a fine thing but the typical Mercedes around my area doesn’t grab my attention like a 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda, or say the Monkee mobile would
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Even in the early nineties a Mercedes wasn‘t THAT expensive in Germany. I don‘t think it was ever such a luxury symbol as in some other countries. Somewhere on the official website I read some time ago that he offered it for sale. I think there was mentioned he was driving a Nissan Petrol „now“ - which was probably in the early 2000s when he was still bothering with updating the website. Who knows what he drives now, if any. Since he‘s alledgedly living in Antwerp now, it‘s probably easier to use public transport.
I still think that he isn‘t that rich to afford any luxury cars, let alone collecting them.
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Even in the early nineties a Mercedes wasn‘t THAT expensive in Germany. I don‘t think it was ever such a luxury symbol as in some other countries. Somewhere on the official website I read some time ago that he offered it for sale. I think there was mentioned he was driving a Nissan Petrol „now“ - which was probably in the early 2000s when he was still bothering with updating the website. Who knows what he drives now, if any. Since he‘s alledgedly living in Antwerp now, it‘s probably easier to use public transport.
I still think that he isn‘t that rich to afford any luxury cars, let alone collecting them.
yep, i'd agree with that
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Quiff Boy wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 19:28
And yeah, back in the day when expensive cars were out of most ordinary people’s reach, he did claim he’d bought a Merc from his WEA royalties (iirc)
i vaguely recall reading that it was the one in the Dominion video; however as that was filmed in Jordan it seems unlikely.
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Yeah, in many countries over on the mainland the Merc was viewed as a taxi rather than an upmarket saloon, as in dear old Blighty.
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Also, in 'north' Leeds the Ford Courier, or baby Transit, holds no shame. You should have seen some of the wrecks we drove about in. A yellow Renault 4 and a lilac Ford Fiesta were regular means to get to 80's gigs across the M62 corridor.
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I looked up the Rinault 4, I think it’s kinda cute. I drove a big honkin’ 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme in high school. I could accidentally bump cars trying to fit it in a parking space. Wish I still had it
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Swinnow wrote:
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Also, in 'north' Leeds the Ford Courier, or baby Transit, holds no shame. You should have seen some of the wrecks we drove about in. A yellow Renault 4 and a lilac Ford Fiesta were regular means to get to 80's gigs across the M62 corridor.
I had a hand painted yellow Renault 4. I did a few gigs in that too, even working 6 - 2 shift I would turn up at work giggling, so much fun to drive. The best 50 quid car I ever had.
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Andrew said : 8 litre V10 Dodge Viper. Okay, strictly speaking this isn't exactly mine, but hey... One of the world's most impractical cars: the handbrake is a bastard, the roof leaks, the electronics are dodgy, it jumps at bumps and tramlines at the slightest hint of a rut. I wouldn't dream of cornering it in the wet. On the other hand, this black one is the best looking car ever and it's frighteningly fast in the right conditions. It goes round corners like a plank in a rail-gun (until, I suspect, the tyres just lose it) and the acceleration makes you laugh out loud. A gorgeous summer day, Gary Glitter on the stereo, and Life Is Good. In a very dangerous kind of way.

For sale: F registered Mercedes 230E, white, automatic, two previous owners. Answers to the name "Enterprise". One scuffed bumper and a slight dent in one back door. No phaser damage.
He also mentioned the Nissan Patrol somewhere.
(the last official sisters pic does seem to have a merc in the background also but that's a slight case of ridiculous overspotting :P )
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“Goes around corners like a plank in a rail-gun” :lol: It’s a very cool car, even with some glitches
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