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All I know about new cars is that they're an extremely effective way to make money disappear.

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All I know about new cars is that they're an extremely effective way to make money disappear.

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Not like watches shog[1].gif
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I thought the point of the Phaeton was that the CEO wanted to see what VW could do (and show the world),............its concepts made it to Audis and Bentleys, and perhaps that was the point all along
Sounds like they took a page out of the Cadillac book from the late Fifties. Their prestige had been thought to have slipped post war so they proceeded to wow the world via the Eldorado Brougham with no intention that it be a ' success' or even make a profit for that matter. After its short run many of its innovative features were implemented throughout the various GM lines as well as the industry at large.
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PP has positioned itself squarely as an aspirational good - something that you get when you've "made it", when you've built up wealth that can be inherited, passed on to the next generation. The black and white picture and the clothing and hairstyles convey that image, too - somewhat old-fashioned, conservative, successful etc.

He can't be that well off, considering he couldn't afford to replace his coat when he wore out the elbows.
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No - he's the AD. He's trying to sell that watch to the kid who's just sold his internet company.

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Someone once told me "Bents for gents; Rolls for proles". I take the point that a Bentley Continental is simply a Phaeton with some neat coachbuilding but dammit I want one next time I upgrade. Free Breitling in the dashboard for what it's worth.

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I got a thing for their drop top. smile.gif
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Hmm colors came out funny under less than ideal lighting. Will provide better shots at a later date.
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Congrats, it looks great!!
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One day I will kop a Patek Philippe. Preferably an annual or perpetual calendar in yellow gold. Then I will look after it for the next generation stitch.

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If anyone has £500k+ to drop and wants something a bit different, and practical, consider the Bentley Flying Star, which is basically a custom-made sporting brake (what we in the home counties call a station wagon) with a convertible Continental as donor car. Useful for the undertaker who wants to give a really high-end service.

 

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Leaves me limp.
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Congrats Cyc, excellent choice.

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wouldn't like to be in the back of one
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Leaves me limp.

I though that you were too old for teh alternative anyways. AYO!
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I though that you were too old for teh alternative anyways. AYO!
When I was younger I suffered from priapism but now in my advanced years I'm like a normal twentysomething horn dog. shog[1].gif
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