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  1. MRC

    MRC Jun 13, 2019

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    Frankens are a big problem with D-Types, it's easy to create two cars from one original. Not implying anything about this one -- but for 10 Hooooge ones I'd expect a LOT of provenance.
     
  2. AAAKK

    AAAKK First listing in the ΩF B2B phone book Jun 13, 2019

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    For sure. This particular example was well documented with Bernie Ecclestone taking first delivery
     
  3. JohnnyDollar

    JohnnyDollar Jun 13, 2019

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    Lots of sports cars in this thread :)

    This is my wife's grandkid hauler:
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  4. MRC

    MRC Jun 13, 2019

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    1956. Wasn't Bernie still selling second-hand motorcycles then? OK, he made some money doing that, was this connected with getting a car for Stuart Lewis-Evans to drive?
     
  5. AAAKK

    AAAKK First listing in the ΩF B2B phone book Jun 13, 2019

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    I found this interesting blurb. Looks like Ecclestone sold it a year later in new condition:

    Finished in December 1955 and dispatched to Jaguar-Rover dealership Henlys of Manchester, XKD 518 was sold to Bernie Ecclestone. Indeed, that Bernie who got a taster for motorsports in the late 1940s, and who became the top dog in F1 as the years passed, only to be let off from his position as chief exec of the Formula 1 Group by Liberty Media.

    A year later, British racing driver Peter Blond saw the car, fell in love with it, and convinced Ecclestone to sell it to him. Blond remembers that Bernie had a small office on Warren Street, “a sort of box with a secretary in it. It was already registered KDB 100 when I bought it. It was brand new and was offered to me for £3,500, which was not a bad price as Brian Naylor in Stockport was offering one for £3,750 at about the same time.”
     
  6. MRC

    MRC Jun 13, 2019

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    Yeeeees. Stockport & Manchester are not far apart. Same car perhaps?

    Also Warren St was where Colin Chapman got his start in selling cars. Full disclosure: I have bought and enjoyed Colin Chapman's cars from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80s but after taking delivery of a new one in the '90s drove it for six weeks and got rid of it :eek:

    Wasn't Chapman's company by then of course.
     
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  7. destroid

    destroid Jun 15, 2019

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    Taking a break from the 24 hours of Le Mans ...

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    ... dat ass
     
  8. corn18

    corn18 Jun 15, 2019

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    Not a real car (yet), but I went so far as to build one on the Acura site. For some reason, I keep visiting that site and building one.

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    And the Audi site:

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  9. AAAKK

    AAAKK First listing in the ΩF B2B phone book Jun 16, 2019

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    I took this at one of the Scottsdale auctions. I initially cringed that someone would expose their $1 million plus P1 to door dings and then thought hell yeah, this person just drives it like a daily driver without a worry

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  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Jun 16, 2019

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    As recently as a month or two ago Acura was putting something like $20k on the hoods of unsold NSXs - you might want to swing by a couple nearby dealers and see what you can find...
     
  11. JanV

    JanV Jun 16, 2019

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    Here at some shots from a Carsplus.de event held in Sylt, northern Germany a few weeks back, enjoy.
     
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  12. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Jun 17, 2019

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    I'd like to think I'd be the same way....but I'm not so sure lol.
    But at the end of the day if you can afford the car you can afford to fix it...and cars are meant to be driven.
     
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  13. AAAKK

    AAAKK First listing in the ΩF B2B phone book Jun 17, 2019

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    I hear you. It goes against my nature even though I know they're engineered to be pushed and driven. I'm one year in on this TT RS (and obviously only a fraction of the cost of the P1) but I've finally overcome the tendency to overly baby these things and drive the damn thing

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  14. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Jun 17, 2019

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    Hah!
    Only took me 4 years and I just have a peasants GTI (that is my daily) lol. But it was also my first brand new car.
    The '80 911 gets much less street time, so I'm not too worried about it. And besides that's a 40 year old driver car...not sure I'd even notice another rock chip up front lol.
    Love the spec of your RS though. Have not had the opportunity to experience the new generation.

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  15. JanV

    JanV Jun 17, 2019

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    My daily driver 2018 RS3 says hi, nice to see someone sharing the same passion. What an excellent engine and setup these new facelift TTRS and RS3’s have. :)
     
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  16. AAAKK

    AAAKK First listing in the ΩF B2B phone book Jun 17, 2019

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    Nice. I certainly can't match that scenic background. Agreed - 400hp, AWD, and an excellent chassis makes for a fantastic daily.
     
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  17. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jun 21, 2019

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  18. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 21, 2019

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    Perhaps we've entered our dotage.

    We've always kept our vehicles until long after it becomes absurd. I'm still driving the '92 Dodge pickup we bought new in late 1991. It has over half a million miles on it. We traded off our car though a few weeks back for something a bit different from the usual large cars we've enjoyed throughout our married life, a 2019 Dodge Challenger.

    Though the Hemi gives lively acceleration performance, the car is not rated to be as nimble as comparable Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro models. Handling is relative though as may be seen.

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    It's difficult to photograph in a late afternoon sun. We've been too busy since to have time to drive the car. Nimble is a relative term though. Cornering is positively agile though compared with cars we've long been accustomed to driving.


    I miss our old car though. I know that I'm a Luddite, but forgive me for mourning the passing of a class of automobile that I greatly enjoyed; large heavy cars with long wheel bases and big V8 engines. Oh well, the Challenger at least has a decently sized V8 engine.

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    Older cars we've had through the years.

    One of two Buick Roadmasters we had.
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    The '69 Chrysler 300 we dated in, went on our honeymoon in, brought babies home from the hospital in, and just kept for 30 years.
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    It was an automotive era never to be seen again for it is ...

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  19. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Jun 21, 2019

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    The running joke on the internet (and in real life I suppose) is just how heavy the Challengers are, hence why they are not so nimble.

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  20. AAAKK

    AAAKK First listing in the ΩF B2B phone book Jun 21, 2019

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    I'm a fan of the modern Hemi having had 4 vehicles powered by it. Always found it to be bulletproof - can't recall any issues beyond regular maintenance
     
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