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View Eden Eagle's Profile Eden Eagle Flag Kent 26 Mar 21 7.31am Send a Private Message to Eden Eagle Add Eden Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Lombardinho

For years I always wanted an Alfa of some kind. My father had a black GTV sports hatch in the late 70's and brown turbo Bell & Colville upgrade one in the early 80's. I'm not a classic enthusiast. Don't want to get my hands dirty! And I don't much like the current batch of Guilias and Guiliettas. The Brera was an attractive car. But there's one car I'm more likely to get just for sheer fun.
My cousin used to belong to a super car club and he has an Aston Martin. He went with his wife on a club trip to the south of France and the other cars on the tour were your usual suspects...a yellow gull wing Lambo, a silver McClaren, two Ferraris etc. In fact, he says his Aston paled into mediocrity compared to the others.
But in this area of France super cars are really quite common. They're everywhere. So they all pull up in the sun outside the hotel and the terrace is packed with diners. Nobody bats an eyelid. But then one car separate from the club pulls up and the diners all stand up, cheer, wolf whistle and generally make a big fuss.
It was a Caterham 7.


I had an Alfa 159 that I regretted selling but I do like the look of the new Giulia - the veloce is well priced and quite quick...


 

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View Belmont's Profile Belmont Flag 26 Mar 21 7.38am Send a Private Message to Belmont Add Belmont as a friend

Alfasud 1.5. TI Series 2

 

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Lexus LC 500.

 

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View robdave2k's Profile robdave2k Flag 26 Mar 21 8.37am Send a Private Message to robdave2k Add robdave2k as a friend

An original BMW 8 series. That works.

Bought one 6 years ago, like painting the Severn Bridge - repairing it is a continual process. Itís like the crazy girl you date in your late teens - just when you think everything is ok it blows up for no reason. A quick flash of boob though (pop up headlights) and your sucked back in again!

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 26 Mar 21 8.44am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

For the pure engineering (of the time) I would go for the first edition of the McLaren F1.

For craftspersonsip, it would be an Aston martin.

I'd only be driving either for 24 hours. Before I died in an accident or have my driving licence revoked.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 26 Mar 21 9.02am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by robdave2k

An original BMW 8 series. That works.

Bought one 6 years ago, like painting the Severn Bridge - repairing it is a continual process.

I was watching Mike Brewer Trading Up yesterday and he bought and sold an 8 series. It's still a lovely looking car as is the new version

 

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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 26 Mar 21 9.08am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Partial to a Mustang for some reason! so it'd probably be a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 for me.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 26 Mar 21 9.16am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

A Maserati Quattroporte from a purr like a kitten to the roar of a lion a the touch of a foot........

 


A stairway to Heaven and a Highway to Hell give some indication of expected traffic numbers

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View Belmont's Profile Belmont Flag 26 Mar 21 9.23am Send a Private Message to Belmont Add Belmont as a friend

Originally posted by becky

A Maserati Quattroporte from a purr like a kitten to the roar of a lion a the touch of a foot........

For me one of the ultimate family cars

 

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View robdave2k's Profile robdave2k Flag 26 Mar 21 9.26am Send a Private Message to robdave2k Add robdave2k as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I was watching Mike Brewer Trading Up yesterday and he bought and sold an 8 series. It's still a lovely looking car as is the new version

I know the one -

Highly unrealistic though as you never saw him filling up the car with petrol despite appearing to drive over 20 miles!

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 26 Mar 21 9.51am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Lombardinho


It was a Caterham 7.

I owned one for a few years.

Originally the Lotus 7 and when Colin Chapman no longer wanted to make it a Lotus dealer, Caterham Car Sales, bought all his blueprints and the rights to build it. But they couldn't use the Lotus badge so came up with the novel idea of calling it the Caterham. Not quite the same. Mine had a Lotus badge on it, as did loads of others.

And, you're right, it was a head turner. And bloody quick.

 

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I would like a Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon...

 


You're asking me what it's all about, and I can't tell you because I don't know what's going on myself.

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