Click for Northern Lights Click for Nordhavn Click for Nordhavn Click for Abeking Privacy Matters

Anyone on here own any Exotic cars?

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by zeeshan66, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,339
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    D41301D6-91A4-4A76-86A6-528C0DD9540B.jpeg Don’t know I posted this a while back...

    72 E-type V12, fully rebuild and restored a couple of years ago. I ve had it for 21 years now and have driven it To or thru 43 states so far

    1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, we bought it 4 years ago from the original owner in Annapolis. Half the cylinders but just as much fun thanks to the fantastic Busso V6 and 50/50 weight distribution.

    Both pictures taken on the Tail of the Dragon
    Rerm and Kevin like this.
  2. Bob capn

    Bob capn New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    morristown
    YES ! It is an amazing car and it gets 20mpg or more . It has a G force meter in the infotainment center and it shows how much it pushes you into the seats when you nail it . Handles like no other .
    Kevin likes this.
  3. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,889
    Location:
    St Augustine, Fl and Thailand
    Not a roof rack, but rather a ski rack on the trunk of my old 62 Corvette
    upload_2021-1-16_11-56-29.png

    upload_2021-1-16_11-57-21.png

    upload_2021-1-16_11-58-29.png

    Wish I still had this car
    Kevin likes this.
  4. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,892
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
  5. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    2,896
    Location:
    Montreal, Qc, Canada
    Maybe it's just in my DNA, but there are few sounds better than a Porsche 911. Put it in the woods, and it only gets better.



    Those bits of the clip with the cars on the limiter in top gear... oh, so, good!
  6. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Great way to start Sunday moring, as you wrote, oh. so. good.
    Kevin likes this.
  7. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,339
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    To help those who may have hurt their eyes seeing the green monster posted above, today marks the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the E-type at the Geneva Motor Show. So... rinse your eyes on these pictures.

    Things were simpler back then... the two cars Jaguar brought to Geneva were actually driven from Coventry, England.

    third picture is mine...

    Attached Files:

  8. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,892
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
    Sir Jack was a friend of both my Grandpas. They all pretty much lived in the same area. Grandpa Norman was from a family of tent makers, we supplied the British Army with canvas through the Boer War. WW1 and WW2. The World would look very differently without that win from the Nazi jackboot (until Trump).

    Grandpa Jack was of a very different tack, Ducking and diving within the motor industry, he probably sold more cars in post-war Britain than anyone else.

    They both had access to the Jaguar factory and got the newest cars. They both got the Mk11 saloons on day one, in white. Grandpa Jack managed to roll his car within half a mile of having it. Luckily the City Counsil had raked all the old leaves at the park into a pile and he landed in those. Not a mark or scratch.

    That's where my love of Jags comes from. I had a clapped out XJC 4.2, 2 door coupe in the South of France. It was worth more than my apartment.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2021
  9. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    5,319
    Location:
    Sweden
    Not my cars, but my old home town; 8+ hours of Historic Racing!

    gr8trn likes this.
  10. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,892
    Location:
    Guernsey/Antigua
    We used to be moored stern-to at the swimming pool for years, great viewing spot for the GP.

    Yep, watched a lot of the historic races on Sunday.
    gr8trn likes this.
  11. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,339
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Maybe getting a 2008 335i convertible (metal folding roof). Never had a BMW before, wouldn’t have gone looking for one but you don’t look a gift horse in the mouth :). Anyone familiar with these? Seems to have pretty good reviews overall.
  12. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Windsor On. Canada
    Mileage?
    They can get expensive once the mileage gets up on them .
  13. YachtForums

    YachtForums Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    20,057
    Location:
    South Florida
    I think it was Enzo Ferrari that stated the classic jag e-type was the most beautiful car in the world. He certainly knew something about good design! I think the new Merc AMG-GT captures some of the original e-type elements. Gorgeous car Pascal!!
  14. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,339
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Only 30k miles. Yeah apparently the high pressure fuel pump and injectors can be a problem and not cheap. The turbos too if abused which this one hasn’t.
  15. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Windsor On. Canada
    You nailed the weak spots in that car. With only 30K and not abused. If the price is a good deal, go for it.
    I tried to buy an 09 with 19K on it a couple months back. I wasn't fast enough.
  16. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    14,181
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    EVERYTHING is a problem on BMW's and NOTHING is cheap about maintaining them. My sister's 2020 3 series BMW is getting the engine replaced right now under warranty with 20k miles because it developed a knock in the engine for no reason at all.
  17. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    960
    Location:
    Windsor On. Canada
    Don't hold back J , tell us what you really think :)
    Rerm likes this.
  18. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    7,339
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Every high end modern car is complex and expensive to maintain... the key once a car is out warranty is to find the right independent specialist in that brand. I ll have to ask around for recommendations.

    I use a Jaguar specialist all the way up in Boca Raton. Been using him for 20+ years for my E-type as well as for an XKR I used to have once it was out of warranty. Same with the Alfa’s, we have an excellent and reasonable specialist

    We also have a very good old fashioned mechanic who handles all our basic maintenance so we should be covered for most repairs.

    When it comes to cars, the way I see is there are two options. Buy a new car covered by warranties but either spend a lot of money of payments and depreciation or stick to older cars and spend some money on maintenance. After loosing about $10k a year in depreciation on that new 2000 XKR, nowadays I prefer older cars.

    Actually same thing with boats...
  19. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,592
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Aye, I had one of those in Alaska, way out on the tundra in a Eskimo village called Bethel.
    It was stock with 4 wheel drive and the transfer case, but had big off road tires, which came in handy one day in January 1984 when I inadvertently went off-roading after a cup of grog too much: The road T-boned and instead of going left, or right, I went straight: Through the snowbank, down the ditch and on to the tundra, all at slow speed in the dark. Those big tires and the low gearing saved the day as I backed slowly up hill through the bushes and back on what could barely be called a road, turned left, got home to my shack and celebrated the old Bronco flown in to Bethel courtesy of the FAA on a C-123.
    Great SUV, before SUVs were cool. :cool:
  20. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,022
    Location:
    Satsuma, FL
    Dude, Problem with a 2020? Their disposable or don't buy them.
    Real cars are on this thread.