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  1. ChrisN Aug 26, 2017

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    Was in UK a week or so ago, house hunting (and a wedding). Probably best not to turn up in this when you're trying to negotiate a price reduction::facepalm1::.

    Happier in this than any other car though!

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    Goodwood Revival in two weeks. Many appropriate watches but think I'll be taking a 50s Bumper. Will go well with tweed and flat cap:D

    Cheers, Chris
     
  2. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 26, 2017

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    Stunning!
     
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  3. ChrisN Aug 26, 2017

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    She is lovely:). Oh, you mean the car and not the wife?:D:D

    When I worked at Agusta close to Milan and took the E, one local guy called me "diabolic". Being English, I bloodied his nose, as you'd expect ;) and then he explained....
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    I've read the comics and his E outruns anything!

    Cheers, Chris
     
  4. Hijak Sep 2, 2017

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    Looking good Brother!::love::
     
  5. Hijak Sep 2, 2017

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    Starting to get cooler in the Bay...still managing to get out with the top down though!:cool:
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  6. Hijak Sep 2, 2017

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    Have to agree about the steel wheels and hub caps, they add to the vintage feel of the car IMO. And it's always a good idea to replace those old tires, you don't want to find out at high speed that they are bad!;):eek:

    Well claying a car is just that, using a special clay along with soapy water (as lubricant) and rubbing the paint with it. It removes any contaminants in the paint and should be done before compounding. It is a newish technique and can be seen here...

    https://www.ammonyc.com/detailing/ride-along-117-claying-a-neglected-clk-63/

    So my process was wash car well, clay the paint, compound car with course compound using dual action polisher (being very careful not to burn through the paint!!!) then polishing with fine compound using dual action polisher again and finally sealing with a good quality wax by hand. ...and there you have it...
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    came out much better than expected...it's hard to believe the paint on this car is 44 years old!:cool:
     
  7. Canuck Sep 7, 2017

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    A first for me, today. I spied a Fisker Karma before I knew what it was. In heavy traffic, but I was able to catch up with it to be able to see the insignia, and the Karma name. Swish, I thought! But reading the reviews by a number of drivers and owners, I came away rather unimpressed, owing to the fact that it is a $100,000.00 + car. And perhaps built in China, which might explain the apparent quality control concerns that I read about. But a beauty, anyway.

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  8. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Sep 7, 2017

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    Henri Fisker lives near me and consequently the Old Fisker HQ, as the cars are no longer made by Fisker in Finland... but that a long sad story literally involving acts of God. There are a few around me from the original production run.

    Once you see one who cares if it works... it's what the Mazer Quatroporte wished it looked like. It's the best looking serial production of all time imho.
     
  9. abrod520 Sep 8, 2017

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    There's a big difference between the Fisker Karma and the current Karma whatever-the-model-name-is. The new ones look exactly like the old ones but are indeed Chinese garbage.

    I've known about the Karma from way back when they introduced it, but only saw one in person a month or two ago. I laughed
     
  10. Paedipod Sep 8, 2017

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    when you can't define pornography (but IMG_0687.JPG you know it when you see it.......)
     
  11. nixf6 Sep 8, 2017

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    It,s called bad taste.
     
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  12. noelekal Sep 8, 2017

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    OOOooo... that's an offense to the eye.

    I like Hijak's shiny paint job better.
     
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  13. bovecHD Sep 8, 2017

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    Are we talking about the 4 doors or the finish? Not sure which causing more issue ;P
     
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  14. davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Oct 13, 2017

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  15. jaspert Nov 4, 2017

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    Saw this at a car park the other night. 20171105_093348.jpg 20171102_194324.jpg
     
  16. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Nov 4, 2017

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    vw?
     
  17. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Nov 5, 2017

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    An eclectic mix at a fete in the south of France, it must be an age thing but I could quite fancy a nice one but then I remember the Scottish weather :(
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  18. jimmyd13 Nov 5, 2017

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    I well remember following one of these on the old A47 at a steady 35mph (28 on the few uphill bits and maybe a bit more downhill) praying to every deity known to man for them to build a dual carriageway while choking on the exhaust fumes. A decent gang of Irish navvies could probably have rebuilt the road in the time it took me to follow that thing from King's Lynn to Swaffham.
     
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  19. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Nov 5, 2017

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    Spotted one on a site with its albeit small caravan :eek: It was certainly a beautiful looking setup all perfectly colour co-ordinated but unless they had shoehorned in a larger motor I shudder to think how it managed on the hills ::facepalm2::
     
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  20. jimmyd13 Nov 5, 2017

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    I just remembered the way the windows on that tin monstrosity flapped as it went along ... it looked like it was trying to fly. Stood less chance of doing that than a dodo. And I don't mean an actual extant dodo. I mean that stuffed example at the Natural History Museum.
     
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