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post #6181 of 14936
My grandma was a GTi head too, lol. She had Beetles forever then got the Rabbit and then the Golfs. I got her hand me down Mk II as my first car, actually. haha. She never got into the 500hp club, sadly...
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also less extreme but saw this older guy a couple weeks ago, legitimately had to be in his 90's; suspenders, plaid shirt, corduroy pants and golf beret with the fuzzy ball on top, shuffling through the grocery store parking to his mkVI gti, the guys at the local VW dealer remembered him because he had someone helping him walk when he purchased it. They said he came in asking for the new GTi, not a golf or rabbit, he wanted the tuned up trim. awesome.

post #6183 of 14936
I got a guy at work, he's late 60's but likes working so he hasn't retired. every time the new generation of M5 comes out, he gets one (F10 on order). I actually never asked him if he had grandchildren but he definitely could be someone's grandpa
post #6184 of 14936
the Mulsanne I saw yesterday - guy driving it was easily 85+. His wife? Probably around 35, lol.
post #6185 of 14936
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yeah they are massive, like 15 something inches. The RS6 has brakes like that too. Still cracking up about seeing that RS6 yesterday burble in and the little Japanese lady looking like my mother in law getting out of it. Does anyone else's mother or grandmother drive a twin turbo V10?

I wish can't remember my grandparents on my fathers side ever owning a car and my other granddad had 4 Corolla's all in blue (he did own a Saab Turbo back in the seventies though).

Saw a guy in his late sixties the other day driving an SLS in front of him was a brand new S-class with what looked like his son both in black and both on danish plates (the SLS is north of 500k$).
post #6186 of 14936
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I think somebody asked here recently about buying those 458 Challenges with the plexi siding windows and the dropped monoball suspensions and centerlock wheels and slicks; I have no idea how this guy got his plated, first time I've seen one this way. Definitely baller status, either way. It's raining here this evening so I bet getting home was a bitch, lol.

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nah it was the real deal series racer - had the plexi windows, cf interior (added passenger seat?) with switches and stuff, centerlocks and slicks, the race fuel filler you see, a different exhaust... was also like 3" off the ground...

I'm still pondering this. When Ferrari of Manhattan took delivery of one in their showcase, I got to hear it idling. Shit is seriously loud, one could hear it two blocks away (which I did), and I can't imagine that the 458CS would be street legal with the volume of its engine. After a minute or two, you could smell the exhaust, so I can't imagine it would pass any emissions tests either. I agree that one looks just like a 458 Challenge should, but there must have been some serious modifications to make it legal for the road.
post #6187 of 14936
Unless it simply wasn't legal. If you are that baller there is a way:

1. Buy Standard 458 in red, and buy a 458C
2. Put your legal number plate on your illegal racer.

Let's be honest, your average traffic cop or speed trap won't be able to tell the difference when the radar says "Red Ferarri 458 2012".
post #6188 of 14936
I'm pretty sure it's as Blackhood says, that's immediately what I thought when I saw it as well - the guy probably also has a 'normal' red street 458 parked next to it at home, and he's borrowing the plates for quick drives in the race car. These guys in Asia are doing the 458 Challenge series within Asia I think, shipping them down to HK or mainland China for track days.

Pretty sure this guy was being a douche by driving a Challenge on the street to go park it at a hotel for lunch, but I'm also sure it's not his main bitch, not by any means.
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Just picked this up. 97 993 C2S. 32.5k miles. Bone stock.
post #6190 of 14936
Nice! How much was it, if you don't mind my asking?
post #6191 of 14936
Looks really nice, is it navy?
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the Mulsanne I saw yesterday - guy driving it was easily 85+. His wife? Probably around 35, lol.
thats called "doing it right" hahaha
post #6193 of 14936
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Just picked this up. 97 993 C2S. 32.5k miles. Bone stock.
now thats a damn nice auto.
post #6194 of 14936
awesome 993
post #6195 of 14936
The 993 looks terrific. Stock with low miles, and in great shape is a wonderful find. Enjoy!
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