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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    I can't , nothing else to spend the money on lol

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    Surely there's always another watch :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    I've spent 7k on it lol

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    Seriously, there's no need for nit-picking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Surely there's always another watch :-)
    Not one that will give as much pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Seriously, there's no need for nit-picking!
    I know, didn't realise until I added it all up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    I know, didn't realise until I added it all up

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    Couldn't have gone to a better home, Dave. Enjoy it for many miles and many years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Couldn't have gone to a better home, Dave. Enjoy it for many miles and many years!
    Cheers , if my cytpto mining pays off I'm sticking a turbo in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spesh View Post
    DAX Rush. 330bhp 2.0L turbo Cosworth powered.



    Niiiice, bet that can be a bit of a handful ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    Niiiice, bet that can be a bit of a handful ??
    My word I'd imagine so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    Niiiice, bet that can be a bit of a handful ??
    Cheers. It's been known to have its moments.

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    I've hesitated to put this up here, but what the hell, this is a thread about cars (not "champagne socialists")...


















    It's my absolute favourite car, probably ever. It's a Vanquish Carbon Black - with every option on it. The 177 steering wheel is really cool, and the B&O sound system with the pop up tweeters is loud enough to drown out the V12, just. The entire car is carbon fibre (and probably needs a clean, so apologies for that), and I hope never to have to replace a clipped wing mirror because that would be an insurance job...

    It's also an incredibly easy car to drive - comfortable, beautifully balanced steering, compliant chasis, and ground clearance sufficient to manage the horrendous speed humps and roads of the UK. Put it into Sport or Track mode and it absolutely flies and snarls in a way that only a naturally aspirated V12 can.

    To me, it is the pinnacle of modern Aston design. I looked at the DB11, but it just didn't do it for me in the same way. The DB11 is a fine car, but a replacement for the DB9, the Vanquish was a standalone top of the Aston range model, and they threw pretty much everything at it.

    I consider it truly beautiful from any angle - it simply doesn't have a bad line on it to my eyes.


    PS - it's obviously not a daily driver!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Is there a benefit in steering wheel being that shape?

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    [QUOTE=TheFlyingBanana;5792784]I've hesitated to put this up here, but what the hell, this is a thread about cars (not "champagne socialists")...


















    Absolutely stunning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Is there a benefit in steering wheel being that shape?
    Difficult to say! It is very comfortable though, and the shape seems to work well. I think perhaps it is particularly designed with high-speed control in mind, as it is maybe a little grippier with the alcantara inserts.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    The Astons are always head turners,
    Had my friends Vantage for a long weekend a few years back and it really gets admiring looks-funnily enough the Vantage never really felt fast but it didnt really matter.
    The interior of this one reminds me of it.
    Cracking looking car and life's too short to worry about peoples opinions.
    Enjoy the summer in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!
    Thatís why he put new brakes on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    Thatís why he put new brakes on it.
    LOLZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Difficult to say! It is very comfortable though, and the shape seems to work well. I think perhaps it is particularly designed with high-speed control in mind, as it is maybe a little grippier with the alcantara inserts.
    Just a pet peeve of mine really, donít get manufacturers obsession with odd shaped wheels, and excessive girth. Doesnít add anything IMO. Drive the latest Mx5 for a decent wheel feel, seriously :)

    Anyways, itís a beauty and I wish you many happy miles in it.

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    Stonking Aston Martin! Wow

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    Lovely car Mr. Banana.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I've hesitated to put this up here, but what the hell, this is a thread about cars (not "champagne socialists")...


















    It's my absolute favourite car, probably ever. It's a Vanquish Carbon Black - with every option on it. The 177 steering wheel is really cool, and the B&O sound system with the pop up tweeters is loud enough to drown out the V12, just. The entire car is carbon fibre (and probably needs a clean, so apologies for that), and I hope never to have to replace a clipped wing mirror because that would be an insurance job...

    It's also an incredibly easy car to drive - comfortable, beautifully balanced steering, compliant chasis, and ground clearance sufficient to manage the horrendous speed humps and roads of the UK. Put it into Sport or Track mode and it absolutely flies and snarls in a way that only a naturally aspirated V12 can.

    To me, it is the pinnacle of modern Aston design. I looked at the DB11, but it just didn't do it for me in the same way. The DB11 is a fine car, but a replacement for the DB9, the Vanquish was a standalone top of the Aston range model, and they threw pretty much everything at it.

    I consider it truly beautiful from any angle - it simply doesn't have a bad line on it to my eyes.


    PS - it's obviously not a daily driver!
    Please include me in your Will.

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    This is quite special indeed, Alex.
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    @TFB. Stunning, what a car! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice TFB. I assume you drive the other to work? Interestingly, this is exactly the sort of car I imagine the modern Lord Blackadder (and indeed RA) would drive. Enjoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Very nice TFB. I assume you drive the other to work? Interestingly, this is exactly the sort of car I imagine the modern Lord Blackadder (and indeed RA) would drive. Enjoy!


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    Yep, that's definitely not my commuting car.

    I actually took the view that money in the bank these days earns practically nothing, so while I can still get in and out of one of these and enjoy it, I decided to tick it off my bucket list. In a way, it's actually a bit of an investment - not with any expectation of making a profit, but with not losing too much. Astonishingly, it has gone up in value since I bought it.

    And I like the Blackadder sentiment - that made me smile!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    TFB - that is just stunning. Well done you, life is for living, and where possible owning items that bring a smile every time you look at them.

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    It's very shiny

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    It's very shiny
    Onyx black metallic with ceramic coating.

    Does show up the dust though - I always swore I wouldn't get another black car after I got rid of my previous Maserati, but when I saw this one I simply couldn't resist. Also, as my wife kindly confirmed to me, "Don't get a grey or silver one, you're not Daniel Craig."

    The truth hurts sometimes.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Incredible car, especially in black. I wouldn't have a black car again either but I'd have that! Very special.

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    Fantastic!

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    I'll be driving this in a fortnight (if all goes well) but it won't be mine ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I'll be driving this in a fortnight (if all goes well) but it won't be mine ....

    The scooter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I'll be driving this in a fortnight (if all goes well) but it won't be mine ....

    Driving it like you stole it ?!


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    Theyíll never catch me alive
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    My current stable, not quite as lavish as some of you guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    My current stable, not quite as lavish as some of you guys
    That is a serious collection of very cool number plates you have there too!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonewood View Post
    That is a serious collection of very cool number plates you have there too!!
    I noticed them as well.

    Not sure James May would approve of the Nurburgring sticker on your Seat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    I noticed them as well.

    Not sure James May would approve of the Nurburgring sticker on your Seat!
    You can't see the detail but this is actually the sticker


    The plates tend to bring a smile when I am out and about, some people just detest them!

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    Loving the Astons!
    After 5 black cars on the bounce I've sworn never to have another, but I'd make an exception for those!

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    As it's black Aston day, my V12 Vantage. An old picture but been out in it enjoying the sunshine today

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    Tomorrow im taking my old stager to a photoshoot with Jane.

    This is Jane
    https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/lancaster-taxy-rides/


    So i got out the products this afternoon





    I hope they washed that old plane before it got its photo with my Jaaagg

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    My current stable, not quite as lavish as some of you guys
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    That is a serious collection of very cool number plates you have there too!!
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    Yes, very cool number plates indeed.

    Great to see a Leon Cupra too and I miss mine most days. The best hot hatch I've ever driven with 300 bhp and an absolute beast in Cupra mode. Always used to put a smile on my face and every trip out felt like an "occasion". Can't say I feel the same about the FR model I have now and will looking for another Cupra next time I change.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I've hesitated to put this up here, but what the hell, this is a thread about cars (not "champagne socialists")...

    .......snip.......

    I consider it truly beautiful from any angle - it simply doesn't have a bad line on it to my eyes.

    PS - it's obviously not a daily driver!
    Stunning in every way Alex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Stunning in every way Alex.
    Indeed. Very classy. Enjoy!

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    Here's mine. Quick blast last night from Wiltshire to Poole for fish and chips at Cars on the Quay.

    Then back in time for a late night drink at our local brewery outside bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hocuspocus View Post
    Here's mine. Quick blast last night from Wiltshire to Poole for fish and chips at Cars on the Quay.

    Then back in time for a late night drink at our local brewery outside bar.

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    BTB? Havenít been yet but Iíve read all the stuff on Facebook and it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    BTB? Havenít been yet but Iíve read all the stuff on Facebook and it looks great.
    FFF - Yep BTB. It's great. Best to book, but you can sometimes get a table as a walk-in. Best avoid Thursday and their open mike night. Some of the acts are dreadful!

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    Hard to follow 3 Astons on the 1 page!

    This is my current family wagon. Absolutely love it, with the air suspension it means it handles my twisty cross country commute far better than a large estate should!



    I got this for Mrs Lyons a few weeks ago. I wanted a 3rd car but wasnít allowed, so this was the compromise. A few issues with Boston BMW, which when 400 miles away and separated by the Irish Sea arenít easy to sort, but I think we are nearly there. Perfect weather for it at the minute too!


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    Has anyone owned an Alfa Gulia Quadrafoglio?

    Giving serious consideration as next daily. Need to get out and test drive one

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    Finally got some slightly better photos:








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    What do you drive?

    With GDPR rules, is it worth blanking off the number plate anymore?
    Can people still get your address from it?
    Iím guilty of doing myself and I did it when I sold my Citigo but I didnít really give it much thought then.


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