Senator B --I presume?

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    Saw one of these today- a Senator B 24v by the sound of it- lovely straight six noise. It was dark blue so I suspect it was ex-POLICE "plain clothes" traffic or dignitary escort car. They were evidently capable of mega-miles when serviced correctly. Here in its more normal livery as a "Jam Sandwich".
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    Proper cars. I do miss the days of v6s in every day cars.
     
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    I agree. I've had a few 6 pot motors in my time, 3.3 Vauxhall Cresta, 2.4 Nissan Laurel, 3.0 Nissan Maxima and 3.5 Honda Legend. I sometimes wish my W211 E220cdi was a petrol 6, I was in my son's S-type Jag today and the sound was sublime. I probably wouldn't enjoy the mpg drop though.
     
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    My dad was primarily a Vauxhall man and worked his way through their cars as his company vehicles. He had a lovely dark red Senator with a lovely dark coloured leather interior.
     
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    I had two V6 Omegas... for 4 years, then for 7 years. Great cars. In fact I only moved-up to Mercs when Opel/Vauxhall stopped making the Omega. Before the Omega I drove a Scorpio 2.9 company car...
     
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    Straight 6 or V6?
    I always understood the I (straight) 6 was the more smooth version?
     
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    Mrs D moved to Mercedes from an Omega too, a 2.5 CD. I loved it, whenever I put my foot down it sounded like a scene from Police, Camera, Action!

    I had a soft spot for the big engined Vauxhall’s, all the way through to HSVs. The Omega in particular was a much better car than jt’s residuals suggested. I would love to find a 4.0 Irmscher.
     
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    Fun fact: GM tried selling the Omega in the US as the Cadillac Catera. It flopped....
     
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    Yep, excellent motors,
    i had a Senator 24v, and before that 2 Senator A's
    3.0 CD. :)
     
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    These I6 engines were known as a CIH[ Cam in head design] which was basically an engine with a single overhead cam but which acted on the valves indirectly via a rocker arm arrangement. Exactly like the Mercedes M103 engine. Here's a picture of the bored out IRMSCHER 24 valve version

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    They did sell them for a few years. They did not hold up well here in the US
     
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    Had lots of fun in an ex Police , Carlton 3000 GSI 12v .

    Omega 3.0 24V Elite too , but the rear heated seats burnt through the leather !
     
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    My dad had something like one of those, it was the only car he owned which I had no interest in.

    It might have been brown, it was manual and had an awful gearbox.
     
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    A bit like my 1978 SAAB 99 Turbo - 145 bhp, but anything up to 800kg less to haul around compared to a Mondeo or E-Class.
    BHPs were more powerful and worth a lot more, back in the day. :banana:
     
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    I drove a senator for a while fitted with a Ferguson Formula 4 wheel drive.
     

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