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What Other 'interesting' Vehicles Do You Own..?


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#21
nveeate

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These are my other cars: an E61 (525i), which I bought as a load lugging runabout, complete with the odd ding. It's a very competent car, but I haven't gelled with it - it replaced a V70 T5. My other car is an AM Vantage V8, which I've had for 4 years now...an ownership record!

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Aston wins for me, so far...

 

My other interesting car is a Maserati 3200GT, which I adore, despite raping me every few months.

Oh and a £750 Alfa 156 Selespeed Sportwagon, which I bought for a laugh.

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That 3200 is almost the same as my old one! Manual or auto? Mine was an 02 plate manual (grigio alfieri & black). Changed it for a red AC. Awesome cars.



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macaroni

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Mine is a 2000 auto, I didn't fancy the hassle or the expense of the clutch with my first Maserati.

My interior is grey and I would have preferred black, there aren't that many around.

 

It is awesome and when those turbos kick in, all hell breaks loose.

 

My firms company car policy might mean I have to sell it soon though :-(



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Lotus Carlton, 26K miles and three previous owners

 

MkII Jensen Interceptor

 

and 3 205, but I guess you know what they look like  :D

 

Very Jealous. My Step dad had an interceptor I can still remember the bright white interior and that leather smell!

 

Afraid mine are lack luster (and dirtier!) in comparison.

 

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I remember the days when most members on here were paupers and skinflints who would wince at the thought of spending more than £1k for a 205, and it would be their daily driver. You lot are letting the side down!

 

Or maybe we all just grew up  :(



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I drive a sub £1k A3 1.8T daily. Irritatingly good car and easy to work, stupid Germans.

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My 205s are still daily drivers. Although the Cti is only used in the little summer we have.

 

I also have this:

 

71 Bay window VW camper

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And the Mrs has a 55 plate Rav 4



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I remember the days when most members on here were paupers and skinflints who would wince at the thought of spending more than £1k for a 205, and it would be their daily driver. You lot are letting the side down!

 

 

 

No no, thats still me. Its just difficult to participate in this when 'all' you have is two 205's, one of which is a diesel.

 

Not meant to be a dig at anyone, there's been some lovely cars on show...far beyond my budget!



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I remember the days when most members on here were paupers and skinflints who would wince at the thought of spending more than £1k for a 205, and it would be their daily driver. You lot are letting the side down!

 

Or maybe we all just grew up  :(

 

I've owned 205 GTIs off and on for approx 20 years, from it being my only car and meaning sacrifices in other areas, to having one to potter with and enjoy. It's surely a good thing that the genuine enthusiast interest doesn't fade just because owners may get to the stage of buying faster, newer, more expensive cars? I certainly don't enjoy driving my 205 any less than I used to!



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Or maybe we all just grew up  :(

 

 

I'm buying these car so I don't have to grow up, or at least that's what my wife says... :lol:



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I'm definitely still in the cheap fun car category, it was a £510 car ten years ago, the BMW was a £600 car two years ago!



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Daily driver and tow car for the 205: hearing aide beige mondeo tdci estate with the complimentary aux belt rattle.

Weekend toy (/fast becoming investment):

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Interestingly I keep think about selling it, finding a bit more dosh and trying an AMV8 vantage or a 996 turbo...

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I forgot about the Mk2 golf GTI race car I built a few years ago. Unfortunately I've never had the time or money to compete with it. And I've just bought a house which will knacker the plan further. Track days it is.

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Tom Fenton

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Some nice metal in this thread, hats off to you chaps I'm envious I don't mind admitting!

I'm a bit too practical for my own good here I am afraid.

First in this pic my 3.2 Shogun and my PRG Minisport trailer
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Still practical, although pretty rapid, my 535d touring

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And finally the longest of longest long term longest term projects ever, my Mini turbo. One day I will finish it, in (very slow) progress since 1997....

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205 and a 125i Honda moped.

The ped gets more action than the GTI nowadays!

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Wow !!  Tell us more..?

 

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1940 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe. Bought this in 1976, last drove it in 1983. It was the chairman of Lagonda's personal car, so has a drilled chassis, brake drums etc as the Le Mans versions that were raced in 1939. This is the engine, now rebuilt to Le Mans specification, with 4 SU 1 5/8" downdraught carburetters. This is the engine as rebuilt ... sorry, as you can gather, having trouble getting actual pictures to appear.

 

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Engine rebuild included a new crankshaft safe to 7000 rpm (original was 5500). The cost was £6000 (the crankshaft, not the rebuild).

 

Chairman's driver told me they'd seen 118mph on the Oxford by pass. I found for best acceleration, it's best to change from 3rd into top at over 90mph....remember this is a car built when most cars struggled to reach 60. Going to be interesting to see what it's like to drive once it's back on the road.


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Wins the 'interesting' award! That's some top speed for 1940!