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    Iím still in my GTi, I love it though, itís so much fun on a twisty road




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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Can't say I'd be turning down a 4C any time soon! Always had great reviews and it's a wonderful-looking car. I do have a history with Alfa, mind, my last two being a 3.0l GTV and a 3.2l GT.
    Tony, have you seen this video? Both cars are automotive art.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Back in time a little from meÖ..

    This is now back on the road after a great deal of recommissioning. Still lots to do but a fresh mot last week with no advisories ( yes I know it doesnít need one )
    TC21/100 1955.




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    Couple of quick and dirty photos, itís been such terrible weather when Iíve wanted to take a few snaps. Wanted to tick off a big N/A V8 for a while. It was an impromptu purchase, as I was really looking for an SLK55.
    Itís a 2009, itís a private plate, so has the 5.5 V8 with 380bhp. E500 Coupe, for those unaware. Goes like stink and photographed in itís favoured watering hole!
    Bit of a change from the GT86!




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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeBird View Post
    Couple of quick and dirty photos, itís been such terrible weather when Iíve wanted to take a few snaps. Wanted to tick off a big N/A V8 for a while. It was an impromptu purchase, as I was really looking for an SLK55.
    Itís a 2009, itís a private plate, so has the 5.5 V8 with 380bhp. E500 Coupe, for those unaware. Goes like stink and photographed in itís favoured watering hole!
    Bit of a change from the GT86!
    I had the E350 and it was one of the the best cars Ive owned. the E500 is a real unicorn. Great car,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    Tony, have you seen this video? Both cars are automotive art.

    Bloody hell - thatís porn, pure and simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeBird View Post
    Couple of quick and dirty photos, itís been such terrible weather when Iíve wanted to take a few snaps. Wanted to tick off a big N/A V8 for a while. It was an impromptu purchase, as I was really looking for an SLK55.
    Itís a 2009, itís a private plate, so has the 5.5 V8 with 380bhp. E500 Coupe, for those unaware. Goes like stink and photographed in itís favoured watering hole!
    Bit of a change from the GT86!
    Lovely engine there, also love the noise of the SLK55; recall being overtaken by one in my S2000 and was in awe of the noise as it left me in its wake.

    I want to scratch the V8 itch also, Mustang or Cobra are on the shortlist but am sure I regret getting rid of the Cayman dynamically - and I cannot swap the Smart for a V8 lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Lovely engine there, also love the noise of the SLK55; recall being overtaken by one in my S2000 and was in awe of the noise as it left me in its wake.

    I want to scratch the V8 itch also, Mustang or Cobra are on the shortlist but am sure I regret getting rid of the Cayman dynamically - and I cannot swap the Smart for a V8 lol.
    Try a c63s, still love mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Try a c63s, still love mine
    I love the noise, the engines and the exterior looks; just cannot get on with modern Merc interiors.

    I have always been a BMW man, they feel less garish than the Benz alternative...and you cannot see the BMW grilles when driving one lol.

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    Fair enough, but you still have to look at them on the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Fair enough, but you still have to look at them on the drive
    Haha true - but I always reverse onto the drive so would never see it lol.

    In fairness my last BMW was the F82 M4, so pre grille-gate era.

    Will always drop a window when a 63s is next to me thought traffic lights & pull off as gently as I can to hear their noise over mine!

    Cannot imagine the new 2.0 version will create quite the same hairs standing up on my neck effect, sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Haha true - but I always reverse onto the drive so would never see it lol.

    In fairness my last BMW was the F82 M4, so pre grille-gate era.

    Will always drop a window when a 63s is next to me thought traffic lights & pull off as gently as I can to hear their noise over mine!

    Cannot imagine the new 2.0 version will create quite the same hairs standing up on my neck effect, sadly.
    Too true, Iím struggling with what to get next as thereís nothing that appeals and does what I need, except a v8 e-hybrid panamera, and thatís more than Iím happy to spend. The new c63 is out despite the ridiculous power! Think Iíll be keeping this one a while longer


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    This we turbo beastie :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Too true, Iím struggling with what to get next as thereís nothing that appeals and does what I need, except a v8 e-hybrid panamera, and thatís more than Iím happy to spend. The new c63 is out despite the ridiculous power! Think Iíll be keeping this one a while longer

    Estate too, practicality! They look so good in white too, neighbour has the coupe and love hearing it start up.

    Quite a few nice cars in our close, always interesting to see if you can work out which neighbour is leaving from the cold start up sound.

    It is a strange time / place, having taken the 718 4.0 CGTS out for a test drive, itís lost the aural impact of my 981, both exhaust and engine.

    Genuinely no idea what next. Few more things to sort, so canít yet push to a GT3 / 4 unless at retail, and no chance there based on lack of history. Almost like a Rolex AD lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    This we turbo beastie :)

    Brabus or the standard 0.9t like mine?

    Nippy little buggers arenít they! People seem despise it when you nip past them. Brings out the worst in other driverís and egos. Makes me enjoy it even more.

    Turning circle always brings a smile to my face, utterly bonkers what it can turn in!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Brabus or the standard 0.9t like mine?

    Nippy little buggers arenít they! People seem despise it when you nip past them. Brings out the worst in other driverís and egos. Makes me enjoy it even more.

    Turning circle always brings a smile to my face, utterly bonkers what it can turn in!


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    Its the Black Edition so standard 0.9T
    I've added the side skirts and brabus spoiler and some other bits and bobs , as you side the turning circle makes me laugh every time
    It reminds me of old School turbo cars with all or nothing :)
    Ps I had a Brabus roadster couple for 10 years


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    Quote Originally Posted by bazza. View Post
    Its the Black Edition so standard 0.9T
    I've added the side skirts and brabus spoiler and some other bits and bobs , as you side the turning circle makes me laugh every time
    It reminds me of old School turbo cars with all or nothing :)
    Ps I had a Brabus roadster couple for 10 years
    Do toy with the remap, but would hate to lose the character.

    On a cold engine & off boost, itís shocking! I imagine the non turbo 1.0 engine is why people thing theyíre slow. On boost its a hoot for sure, we love it so much more than we thought we would.

    Wish the 453 EV range was better, the new EV loses the point of a small, park anywhere car. Never had a car where checking the oil was more of a PITA than this though.

    With the turning circle as good as it is, I still find reverse parking into a space Iím over correcting too much & probably look like the general public expect a Smart driver to drive like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeBird View Post
    Couple of quick and dirty photos, itís been such terrible weather when Iíve wanted to take a few snaps. Wanted to tick off a big N/A V8 for a while. It was an impromptu purchase, as I was really looking for an SLK55.
    Itís a 2009, itís a private plate, so has the 5.5 V8 with 380bhp. E500 Coupe, for those unaware. Goes like stink and photographed in itís favoured watering hole!
    Bit of a change from the GT86!



    Oh thatís a fine example of a N/A v8! Drive in good health!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Estate too, practicality! They look so good in white too, neighbour has the coupe and love hearing it start up.

    Quite a few nice cars in our close, always interesting to see if you can work out which neighbour is leaving from the cold start up sound.

    It is a strange time / place, having taken the 718 4.0 CGTS out for a test drive, itís lost the aural impact of my 981, both exhaust and engine.

    Genuinely no idea what next. Few more things to sort, so canít yet push to a GT3 / 4 unless at retail, and no chance there based on lack of history. Almost like a Rolex AD lol.


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    I think itíll be soon (buying at retail) for GT cars, times are changing

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    I had the E350 and it was one of the the best cars Ive owned. the E500 is a real unicorn. Great car,
    Thanks, yeah itís a pretty rare car. Especially as I wanted this earlier 5.5 N/A V8, not the later 4.7TT V8.
    Colour combo wouldnít have been my choice, but it was family owned until it came to a trader and has been well looked after and maintained.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Lovely engine there, also love the noise of the SLK55; recall being overtaken by one in my S2000 and was in awe of the noise as it left me in its wake.

    I want to scratch the V8 itch also, Mustang or Cobra are on the shortlist but am sure I regret getting rid of the Cayman dynamically - and I cannot swap the Smart for a V8 lol.
    Thanks.
    Mustang has been on my shopping list for a long time, but they were a car that went up a fair whack during Covid and are only just dropping really. I think theyíre going to take a bit of a hit over the next year, so just made no sense to buy when dropping. Could well be next car after this, or maybe an Aston V8V.
    Quote Originally Posted by guli View Post
    Oh thatís a fine example of a N/A v8! Drive in good health!
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeBird View Post
    Thanks, yeah itís a pretty rare car. Especially as I wanted this earlier 5.5 N/A V8, not the later 4.7TT V8.
    Colour combo wouldnít have been my choice, but it was family owned until it came to a trader and has been well looked after and maintained.

    Thanks.
    Mustang has been on my shopping list for a long time, but they were a car that went up a fair whack during Covid and are only just dropping really. I think theyíre going to take a bit of a hit over the next year, so just made no sense to buy when dropping. Could well be next car after this, or maybe an Aston V8V.

    Thanks!
    I really enjoy my Chevrolet Camaro SS with itís 6.2 L. Lots of fun. Terrible in small parking garagesÖ

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    Toys back in the box until spring. Abarth Esseesse, Triumph Bonneville Custom and 1967 Lambretta Special. Although the latter will still be ridden occasionally over winter.

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    This is my daily hack, taken a couple of years ago (pic is a bit squashed :)...


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    As seems to be my way, I waited for the weather to get dirty before buying a new toy


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    Thatís a bit special isnít it! Can we get some more pics and of the inside please.

    Stunning, but yes poor timing! I snowfoamed mine and 0ppm rinse Saturday as there was a car meet at Thruxton. No deep clean, but glad I didnít bother as it was filthy by the time I had got home. Rained heavily 5 mins after I left home and the rest is history. Luckily stayed dry at the event, but blimey always forget just how windy Thruxton is as a circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    always forget just how windy Thruxton is as a circuit.
    Windy, but bloody fast circuit :)

    The Ferrari looks very nice too
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Thatís a bit special isnít it! Can we get some more pics and of the inside please.

    Stunning, but yes poor timing! I snowfoamed mine and 0ppm rinse Saturday as there was a car meet at Thruxton. No deep clean, but glad I didnít bother as it was filthy by the time I had got home. Rained heavily 5 mins after I left home and the rest is history. Luckily stayed dry at the event, but blimey always forget just how windy Thruxton is as a circuit.
    Cheers! I went out in it last weekend and by the time I got home it was more mud brown than red. A quick wash soon brought it back to life although I would like to give it a proper clean.

    I keep forgetting to take some of the interior but here's one a friend took last night just as it was starting to go dark.

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    Went out for Brunch yesterday and parked by a great old building. Couldnít resist a photo

    Seemed better in B&W




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    Quote Originally Posted by worldwidewebs View Post
    Cheers! I went out in it last weekend and by the time I got home it was more mud brown than red. A quick wash soon brought it back to life although I would like to give it a proper clean.

    I keep forgetting to take some of the interior but here's one a friend took last night just as it was starting to go dark.
    Ferrari red really still glows whatever the weather or condition is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    Went out for Brunch yesterday and parked by a great old building. Couldnít resist a photo

    Seemed better in B&W




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    That's fantastic!

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    Well after a lot of deliberation I settled on an M440i LCI over an M340i touring. I preferred the styling and the extra comfort in the 4 and got a cracking deal trading in my M135i. Very pleased with it albeit still running in, but the mighty B58 mated to the XF auto box is an awesome combination.





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    Quote Originally Posted by guli View Post
    Ferrari red really still glows whatever the weather or condition is!
    Agreed, it is the only marque of car Iíd have in red. A few M4s around in the colour but it felt like cheating so couldnít go through with it.

    Beautiful, early Xmas present to yourself after a good year I hope!

    ETA I know you werenít the purchaser Guli, screwed up quoting on iPhone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Agreed, it is the only marque of car Iíd have in red.
    Alfa?
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Alfa?
    Fair challenge, 2 brands of car lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat7 View Post
    Well after a lot of deliberation I settled on an M440i LCI over an M340i touring. I preferred the styling and the extra comfort in the 4 and got a cracking deal trading in my M135i. Very pleased with it albeit still running in, but the mighty B58 mated to the XF auto box is an awesome combination.
    That straight 6 is a peach of an engine.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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