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Anyone on here own any Exotic cars?

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

  1. YachtGal

    YachtGal New Member

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    Hi!
    I'm new to this forum. This is my first post.
    I drive a Tesla Model X, one of the first 5,000 - an early adopter. It's like driving an iPhone, but much faster.

    P.S. I haven't been to a gas station in over 5 years.
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  2. Pangea 3

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    Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin AR1, Jaguar E Type, Morgan 3 wheeler, Aston Martin Vantage
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  3. rtrafford

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    My eye, I think the E Type Series 1 has to commence any list. There isn't a bad angle of perspective.
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  4. Pangea 3

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  5. Pascal

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    The only thing I never liked about the series 1 and 2 was the narrow track and the overhang beyond the wheels. I know. Picky picky :)

    the covered headlights though are amazing. It s a very refined compound shape that stands out among all other similar covered headlights

    when I restored my series 3 about 3 years ago, I had the bonnet modified to series 1 specs.

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  7. Rusty Mayes

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    Daily driver is a Masserati Quatroporte, not terribly exotic but it is a kick in the ass to drive. I have a 55 MGTF with a 67 Alfa Romeo 1600 cc power train
    and a 69 Alfa Romeo spider, currently in project mode. I drove it thru college and could not bring myself to sell it. I am not sure that I will ever bring myself to finish the restoration but who knows?
  8. Pascal

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    We have 2 80s spiders and an 81 GTV6. The early spiders are worth restoring, heck even the later ones have really gone up in prices over the last few years.
  9. Fishtigua

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    Found an old photo of Mum, Dad and Grandpa's Alfa Romeo Bertone 1300. 1600 and 1750 GTVs. Not many families owned 3 Alfas at once in the 1970's, they were rather pricey.
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  10. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Here is an exotic design I did a couple of days ago, hybrid 4x4 of course....
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    This was one of the last photos I have of my alfa before I broke it down for restoration in the late 80s, It has been an on and off again project ever since. It really just needs a little more body work and paint and can be reassembled. I have most of the major upgrades done on the 506 so maybe this will be the year that I will get the Alfa back on the road.
  12. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    And what about the Super Cub..? ;)
  13. Pascal

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    I was just about to ask about the Cub … nice

    speaking of Alfas… two of ours
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  14. Rusty Mayes

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    Super cub is still in the family, My twin brother has a glider port in Williams CA and is deals in the exotic German Sail planes of Alexander Schleicher. He still has the Super Cub in the fleet of tow planes. I did my first solo in it and both of his boys learned to fly in the cub. It will remain in the family for another generation at least.
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    This is great to hear, I think planes should stay with the owners so you really know the history...
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    I am flying gliders from the Alexander-Schleicher company since my 13th birthday up to today. Presently I have 2 self launching Schleicher open class sailplanes, a ASH 30 Mi and a ASH 31 Mi. Very high quality, high performance aircraft with absolutely harmonic flight characteristics. In combination with their climate controlled Spindelberger Cobra trailer, they last for ever.

    And I do love the Pa-18 also. A tail dragger divides a real pilot from the rest of the crowd of 172 flyers. I started my training for my private pilot license with an age of 16 on a Piper J-3 C. A 65 HP aircraft without electric starter, no electrics and no radio. Air speed indicator, altimeter, VVI and wiskey compass, plus RPM indicator and oil/cht indicator. Fuel quantity was indicated with a little glas tube in each wing route.

    Later my first powered aircraft in the military was the Piper L-18 with 90 HP, still no electric starter but with radio and minimal electrics.

    My glider club had a 150 HP Piper Pa-18 Super Cub for glider towing. I collected a lot of flying hours in it, towing gliders.

    Today I have a Aviat Husky with 180 HP for towing my gliders for practise, as the Pa-18 is not built anymore. When I get towed, either my son or my oldest daughter are flying the Aviat Husky.

    But a tail dragger is still real flying and the Piper Pa-18 in all versions, is a true classic.

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    Soon after getting my license, my air club outside Paris got a Cub. 65hp no electrics. What a delight to fly. On summer evenings with late sunset I would take it to various grass strips and do touch n gos. Loved the feeling of tires kissing the grass! Memories Early 80s
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    The ASH 31 MIs are amazing functional art for sure. My brother is the sole distributor for Alexander Schliecher for the US. He waited for decades for the opportunity to represent and support the product. He owned and operated only AS sailplanes in his operation for thirty years out of loyalty to the brand and was so rewarded when the distributorship became available. I stopped flying the sailplanes when we split the business and I developed a traditional FBO and flight school in the early 90's but prior to that flew the ASK 21s and 20s. I have since sold the FBO and transitioned into teaching at an AMT school and have taken up boating as my primary past time activity.
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    Kevin, we all love a Rally car. But a Mini Metro?

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    I may be a little weird, I know this... I even embrace it. But it absolutely warms my heart to know that Porsche understands me, and even thinks that there are at least 2499 other people in the world as weird as I am.





    Words cannot describe how utterly happy this makes me.

    Now, what can I sell... as I'm a mere ~$200k short.
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