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by shaun » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:30 pm

Saw this outside Kenwood House Hampstead Heath North London this afternoon. Apparently being driven by Noel Fielding, who according to my daughter, who was with me, is a celebrity of sorts.
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by Richie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:09 pm

Spotted in Newport today
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by Barrie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:31 pm

What is it? A Dodge Viper?


Seen in Hendon
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A not so subtle turbocharger installation
I wonder if any Jensen has had one installed?
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by Richie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:30 pm

Yeah, Dodge Viper.
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by shaun » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Doesn't the makers plate give it away a bit?
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by jglarkin » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:51 pm

Affectionately known as ‘the fridge’ I think.
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by Barrie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:01 pm

More old warhorses seen in Pimlico.
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Such interesting cars in a tide of mediocre modern vehicles.
I was in a queue of traffic today of 17 black cars, 6 white, 7 silver. And me, blue.
I'm looking to buy an Audi Q5 but the above are the only colours I'm offered
Along with a black interior and drug dealer blacked out rear windows. Too depressing for words
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by Steve Payne » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:57 am

Barrie wrote:I was in a queue of traffic today of 17 black cars, 6 white, 7 silver. And me, blue.
I'm looking to buy an Audi Q5 but the above are the only colours I'm offered


I have a friend who is looking at a new car, same as you Barrie he has been offered 4 colour options :shock: He does not want any of these and has asked for something else, the dealer said he would ring the importer to see what they could do. No call back so he presumes not and this is a £40k car. Remind me who is the customer?

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by Barrie » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:13 am

The excuse I’m given by dealers is that it’s what the customer wants and any other colours consequently affect residual values at the end of a purchase agreement. I think most people buy these colours because there are no others on offer. Even the very chic French do the same. Anne-Marie’s bright blue Renault Scenic (terrific car!) can only be bought with a dismal black interior.
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by Pymmie » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:40 pm

Spotted this Corrado VR6 in South Devon

Becoming rare , and looked tiny against modern cars.

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by felixkk » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:58 pm

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by Barrie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:06 pm

That’s amazing Felix. From an age when cars had ‘faces’.
Love the divided windscreen. I wonder why they did that?
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by Wallace » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:54 pm

Barrie wrote:Love the divided windscreen. I wonder why they did that?


They're bifocals on his forehead. :shock:
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by hlequippe » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:06 pm

This summer in La Baule (France), I heard of a classic car gathering on a Sunday AM. Slight drizzle unfortunately (Brittany is not far) about 10 cars there, nothing exceptional until a very old guy turned up in a 1912 Le Zebre !! HE is almost as old as his car but what a beautiful sight. When he started the car using the crank, it started on 1/4 round. Impressive
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by hlequippe » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:09 pm

Also in La Baule, a very rare Lancia Appia Zagato being delivered to attend the Concours d'Elegance

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