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Anyone on here own any Exotic cars?

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

  1. AMG

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    So I did...and I thought I had, but could not remember where
  3. brian eiland

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    More Gullwings

    Did someone mention a 'yellow' one??

    Boy, for a 1953, 1954, 1955 design car these sure are beautiful

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    Great combo Pascal, Hatteras Classic and E Type V12!!!
    CLASS PASCAL!
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    Indy Pace Car

    In the early 80´s I owned a Mustang -79 Indy Pace Car.
    It was a very exotic car in Northern Norway at that time I can assure you.
    The new 2010 HURST Mustang Pace Car is my new favorite Stang this time.

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    I was at a Classic Car Show today and parked my Corvair next to a green Chevelle, look at his engine...!

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    Here's the latest edition to my exotic car collection. I've been collecting cars for about 4 years now. I started with a 1997 Acura NSX and that's the extent of my collection. A few months ago, I added another NSX to my collection. It has a slightly smaller engine and it's a bit cramped, but easily stored. ;)

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    Came into this section to maybe post some sort of intro. I was partners in a European used car dealerships, we sometimes owned exotic cars and had connections into the new dealers, buy their trades. This business made my interest in cars almost disappear. Daily driver is an S430 Mercedes and collect play with Rolls Royce and Bentley's. Member of the RROC American club, not Australian. Currently only have an 1987.5 Spur for touring with the club. Looking for a Corniche and a Silver Shadow, its very hard to find near perfect examples of these two. Thinking of trading the S430 in on a SL65AMG to get my speed fix or buy the Seraph I looked at two weeks ago.

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    7608_3 by thestig3, on Flickr

    Oh and I have a thing for Porsche's and an 500SL, but they are not that exotic! :cool:

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    IMG_0517 by thestig3, on Flickr

    A 911C4 and 944turbo and 3 regular ones inside my building but not pictured.

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    IMG_1005 by thestig3, on Flickr
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    A friend of mine was in a similar business; he'd take off-lease cars and re-lease them to credit criminals and status seekers on a shoestring. He said the same thing. He lost interest in cars and faith in people. He did make me a few deals though, when I was fresh out of college.

    Not a bad racket to be in.
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    New Porsche 918 RSR

    When Porsche promises a world premiere you expect something very special and as the curtain went up on the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this morning, it delivered. The company has taken the drivetrain of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid and spliced it together with the silky lines of the 918 Spyder Concept to create the Porsche 918 RSR – a mid-engine coupé that puts out a remarkable 767 hp at peak using the combined forces of its direct injection V8 engine and electric motors on each of the front wheels.

    http://www.gizmag.com/detroit-world-premiere-porsche-918-rsr/17529/

    ...have a look thru some of the other photos.....great styling

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    I have had six V12 Jaguars and the engines are magnificent. Unfortunately Jaguar (British Leyland) attached some of the worst rubbish equipment known to man, plus they were assembled by their 'dedicated' staff, most of whom were fast asleep as the cars rolled past. BUT..we never had a lemon. They look gorgeous too.
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    Hi,

    These would be close relatives of the imbeciles who assembled a few British Leyland Truck engines with under size cranks and standard size bearings I suppose.

    I did my apprenticeship at a BL distributor in NZ and was always in awe of someone with such stupidity actually managing to remember to breathe.
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    Those Beautiful Jaguar Cars...minor detail...

    As a former British Leyland parts and service manager from the 1970s, it was always interesting to see how many repairs on the old "E-Types" would be made for less than USD$1,000 per shop visit. I loved the looks and especially enjoyed watching them on the highways in the USA and Europe. Now, how would that car have been with the FORD family behind it??? Minor detail...

    I owned a brand new 1968 Triumph TR-250 which I purchased in England and drove to Athens, Greece. Loved that car!! Got into a road race with an Italian driving a Porsche on the four lane leading into Rome and left him in the dust. I don't believe his name was Mario or any connection to the Andretti family. Later cars would be a 1969 TR-6 and a 1978 MGB. The TR-6 had all kinds of electrical problems. Sold it for what I paid for it and took in another car on the trade/sale.

    Turned down purchasing a 1968 Jaguar "E-Type" from a used car dealer in the middle of nowhere Georgia, for only USD$1500. The car was in great shape body and interior wise, but just one problem...if you were on the outside and touched the body when cranking it up you were knocked down by a huge electrical shock. Much more than I wanted to tackle.

    OK, these were not "exotics" by any stretch of the imagination, but they were sure great daily drivers.

    One of the strangest conversions I ever saw was a TR-250 turned into a TR-350...you guessed it...small block 350 under the hood...pure road rage!!!
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    Talking of British Leyland, I have almost always had a Mini. And almost never had a problem with them, here are my present 1990 and 2005 models...

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    It is my firm belief (although I have no direct proof of this) that Sir Alec Issigonis (designer of the original Mini) can trace his ancestry directly back to the Marquis de Sade..

    I came to this conclusion while lying down with my head (the back of which was immersed in brake fluid) in the footwell of an original Mini, trying to remove the actuation rod from the bottom of the master cylinder. It removes easily from the pedal, but then the pedal clevis, being too big, can't pass through the hole in the bodywork to remove the cylinder complete with the actuation rod. You had to remove the circlip to get the actuation rod to drop and get the cylinder off of the shelf in the engine compartment. And OBTW there isn't room for a conventional pair of circlip pliers (or at least the only ones I had at the time being a poor student), to get at the circlip, so I was left to trying to get it out with a pair of needlenose pliers and a couple of screwdrivers, while brake fluid continued to drip onto my forehead...

    But at the same time, the footwell is covered in brake fluid since the cylinder did fail and drip all of the Castrol R brake fluid into the footwell, which is where you head had to be to see the circlip, and since the car is so small, your back had to be arched over the seat (or the seat removed) just to see what you needed to do......

    As I said Sir Alec and his designers must have been chuckling when they designed it... "This will be one pain in the A$$ if the brake or clutch cylinder pees fluid all over the floor!!!!" and the other designer saying “don’t bother to make the hole 2mm bigger so the silly rod and clevis will pull right out,,,,, that would spoil all the fun!!!” Like I said, somehow directly descended from the Marquis de Sade.

    Those of us intimately familiar with real Mini's look back on our years with the car's fondly, but generally not at repairing them (which was more frequent than you can imagine)... If you had the hands of a oriental woman you might have survived with skin on your knuckels, but generally that wasn't the case.

    British Leyland was a textbook case of a business failing for all of the right reasons.
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    my first encounter with a British Leyland product was an aging bright yellow Mini Moke back in the 80s when i lived on St Barth... it share many parts with the Mini; it was then that i became acquainted with those green Lucas parts boxes! :)

    speaking of fun cars, this is my latest toy... 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. bought it last month, it was too good to pass. overall in pretty good shape and a blast to drive! The Champagne colored 1986 is Naomi's, she's had it for about 8 years and it's proven to be very reliable.

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