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user75204

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Dec 2019
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    I see plenty of fancy and much more expensive cars around London than these two, but of all my bike rides around London over the years, I don't think I've ever come across two examples I've coveted more than I did these two earlier.


    Spotless Euro cool inside and out.


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    ^ooof that's lovely.

    Yours? If so, nice find, can't wait to see that built up.

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    Cheers @hugo7, it's a Zipcar so alas I can't change any of the settings, ear plugs or louder techno is the only answer it seems.

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    @Stonehedge I don't think so, the car I use the autohold is only engaged by pressing the brake pedal, so it comes on but goes off again as soon as you take you foot off the pedal. I still don't trust the auto handbrake things, and still think when stationary at lights on steep hills its going to come off and I'll roll into the car behind.

    On a similar note, my work has a private secure car park that I have to get out of the car and wave my fob at the sensor to open the gate. I then have to get back in the car and drive into the car park, and as it only about 50 yards to my parking spot I don't bother putting my seat belt on, and the car shits itself and beeps constantly at me.

    Fucking annoying, so I ignore the beeps and park anyway. But the car is an insistent fucker and is determined to get its way, so when I park, the autohold/parking brake can only be activated if the drivers seat belt is on, it just won't activate at all otherwise. So I have to put my seat belt on, to activate the brake and then take it off again immediately, it drives me fucking mad.

    And if you put a decent sized bag of shopping on the passenger seat it thinks its a person and again goes into constant beeping mode, wanting me to put a seat belt on the shopping. I can be a stubborn fucker and have driven 5 miles home once as a test with it beeping constantly, to see if it calls the police on me or does an emergency stop and shuts down completely (it didn't thankfully). I just cranked the stereo up and swore at the car all the way home.

    I know what I'm doing car, will you please shut the fuck up and keep your opinions to yourself....and breathe.

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    Hi Tom,

    if the black Flite with the red corners is still available, I'll dibs that please.

    I've sent you PM.

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    I was taken by how good looking the Merc was, they're so familiar but I hadn't really paused to give them a close look recently, but the condition of that really made it jump out, its a real classic. The modern plastic Mercs won't age as well.

    Props to the Lotus driver for using it so often, and it has the added bonus it won't rust.

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    Very cool, apparently one of only 300 made in 1978 to mark Lotus winning the F1 championship that year, in their famous black and gold JPS liveried car. Funnily enough I saw that exact car on The Mall in London's famous London last November.

    Spots this week, a nice 80's throwback yuppie killer.

    And these are scattered all over the globe and still running, but you rarely see them looking as pristine as this. Want.

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    Have you drawn her attention to the fact bikes are great for hanging up washed socks and pants/knickers to dry?

    If after that final plea bargain she's still not seeing sense, dump her, outside with the bins.

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    Cheers @jonny, yes I absolutely love that, as did everyone that walked passed it.

    Also note the excellent anagram number plate. I thought it was exactly the same plate as in an old Top Gear on classic British sports cars, where Clarkson was driving an old Jenson Healey, it was close but not quite:)

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    I came across these amazing 70's wheels today. I'd never heard of it, a Iso Rivolta Lele from the last year of its production, 1974. Styled by Bertone and powered by a 5.7l Ford V8.



    While looking up that I discovered Giotto Bizzarrini, who worked for Ferrari on their legendary 250 GTO. He left Ferrari to work for Iso, before splitting with them and setting up his own outfit, and went on to make this, the amazing looking Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada. The interior and exterior are stunning: https://silodrome.com/bizzarrini-5300-gt­/
    At the end of that is a link to a cool short film about Luciano Rupolo who has some exotic cars, including a Iso Grifo, a stunning Ferrari 250 GTE, and for Porsche fans also tells the tale of his discovery, rebuild and eventual sale of Porsche #004 .

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