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  1. Bling

    V8 on eBay

    Well done. Looking forward to some pics & vids 😃
  2. Bling

    V8 on eBay

    @Bannerfd3 Post on here what you thought of it. It looks the part. Depends what history he has for the last few years and if the engine was done under the recall back in 2000
  3. Bling

    V8 on eBay

    It is a very tempting car at that price. Looks nice and lots of history so must have been loved by some. Cat D at 1 year old is a worry. if it was nearer I would be tempted to see it and judge with my eyes and ears.
  4. Bling

    V8 on eBay

    Does seem cheap. Was a Cat D write off at one year old though. Must have been serious as the car must have been worth quite a bit at one year old.
  5. RIP - I also liked the fact he spoke his mind and stood for what he believed. Felt rather sorry for him, he went from a man's man, a naval officer leading men into war to second fiddle to the Queen. I don't have anything against the Queen just that Philip was a leader and then ended up in a situation where his wife wore the trousers, as it were. I also had the please of meeting him and shaking his hand once - an occasion to be remembered.
  6. What is the date/moth you are targeting for this @Greg | ValetPro and @Bibs ?
  7. Wow, that is a long love affair. Must have been so sad to part ways but at least you have a modern Louts to keep you company, obviously the younger model has won you over
  8. The mind boggles ! Maybe to attract a new demographic to cars ? I would imagine the current car enthusiasts may not give these guys the respect they need to front a car show - a little like the recent spate of Top Gear presenters
  9. and I thought they were the rare ones, obviously all you lot are hiding them 😄
  10. Amended my name: Chris Pete PAR PainterDave Michael P John Oz Spyros The Bartman and Caroline Senior Kevin and Clare Dave Eds
  11. Put me down as well Chris - Spyros I still may not have a Lotus by then but will come in the Porsche. Would be great to see some of your Loti (is that the plural 🥴) and maybe get to sit in an S3 and a X180 🥺
  12. I also wear Puma speedcats, driving my Porsche. They are very reasonably priced compared to other driving shoes. They are very narrow which makes them great for driving cars with pedals close together but not optimal for walking.
  13. Attention to detail seems to be poor on this restoration yet they are asking top money, especially when you compare to the green CEO car sold in November on The Market
  14. According to the description, the restorer deleted the roof rails as well. I am not an expert but it does look a little high, maybe it is a mild off-road version 😀 Here is another photo showing the de-seaming Anyone, know the car and its history ?
  15. Does anyone know the history behind this Turbo Esprit for sale at Castles / Hilton & Moss ? It seems it was stored for some time before undergoing some form of restoration. Interestingly, whoever did it, thought that de-seaming it would be a good things as well as putting in mis-matched seats. Any info on this from forum members ?
  16. If you struggle to find original prints, you can try and print in high quality some of the images here
  17. Thanks Mike. Sounds like a great day. I will put it in my diary. Who knows what I may turn up in 😁
  18. Is this one more acceptable, contains a Lotus 😁😁
  19. Thanks Mike. I may well do that. Before lockdown I attended a few car events. What is the proposed Castle Combe event ? Informal get together or some larger organised event ? @rudolphwolvenLovely car and great colour. I am tempted by one of the more modern Stevens or Thomson cars. They are also lovely to look at and also have modern driver aids but I am worried I will fall regret not going for my initial love, the original G cars, as I did with the Porker
  20. You have to be careful of tyres ! I was in France once with a few friends. One had a Porsche 996 GT3 RS. We were out at a restaurant at night and on the way back, one of his tyres blew out. Luckily we were not pushing the cars hard as it was late and he managed to control it without any damage. We put the small size spare on and got back to our accommodation. The reason for the blow out was due to his tyres being 12 years old ! Due to only using the car for special trips and therefore low mileage, there was lots of tread but the rubber had hardened and become brittle causing the blow out. Needless to say, he went hunting for four new tyres the next morning and taught us all a lesson. I am in North London, near the Hertfordshire and Essex borders
  21. Beautiful car @stephenwhyte
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