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Classic Cars

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Nantucket Red, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Well-Known Member

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    You like it, the French tail?

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  2. fritzl

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    Good work from Caroll Shelby.
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  3. skalogre

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    Where's the Porsche love?...
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    There is something incredibly bizarre about the Paris-Dakar 959. Probably the combination of the sleek 959 body and the knobbly tyres and ground clearance...
     
  4. imageWIS

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    There is something incredibly bizarre about the Paris-Dakar 959. Probably the combination of the sleek 959 body and the knobbly tyres and ground clearance...

    And, it won!

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  5. skalogre

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    And, it won!

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    Rotfl! True.
     
  6. Full Canvas

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    And, it won!

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    Its a Porsche, you can expect nothing less.
     
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    i saw two porsches (a 911 non-turbo i believe, and a carerra) racing each other on the highway from toronto to montreal... is this type of thing commonplace where you guys live?
     
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    i saw two porsches (a 911 non-turbo i believe, and a carerra) racing each other on the highway from toronto to montreal... is this type of thing commonplace where you guys live?

    This is going to sound very removed from the world, but where I live there are so many Porsche that I really don't pay attention anymore, and I'm a car guy! Hell, there are so many Bentleys that I don't pay attention to them either. SoFLA is fantasy land...

    Jon.
     
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    Its a Porsche, you can expect nothing less.

    TouchÃ[​IMG].

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  11. Nantucket Red

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    '32 Twin Six Dual Cowl Phaeton; a very stately fair-weather car design.

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    Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial-Roadster:

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    I saw that Mercedes being sold for $1,000,000 or so on the internet.
     
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    This '31 Packard Deluxe 8 Sport Phaeton has the rather rare Daphne at the Well hood ornament and, refreshingly, has blackwall tires instead of the wide whitewalls that so many owners of classics find obligatory. The purple under the fenders is a dandy touch.

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    I've seen some various old classics and vintage racers go up for live auction, watching people actually raise their paddle and increase the bid when its around 900,000 and you start to hear 'do I have One Million fifty thousand. And One Million Fifty Thousand, do I have one million one hundre- one million one hundred..."

    I'm in the same boat as ImageWis. Because of where I live, Porsches lose a lot of their 'exclusivity', but I still love them more than any other automobile.
     
  16. SGladwell

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    Our neighbors in Cargese have one of these in balck with crimson leather. It's amazing to watch it float down the road. They ignore my hints and overtures for a little demonstration. But they do drink my wine! [​IMG]

    An Elan in your garage with a Decap next door? I'm sick with envy! But to give a point to this post, I'd be curious to your thoughts on the M100 Elan.
     
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    I saw that Mercedes being sold for $1,000,000 or so on the internet.

    No, must have been something else. 540K Spezial-Roadsters are the crème of the 1930's Mercedes crop. $2 Million, easy...and last one that I know that sold at auction went for $3.5 million.

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    This is going to sound very removed from the world, but where I live there are so many Porsche that I really don't pay attention anymore, and I'm a car guy! Hell, there are so many Bentleys that I don't pay attention to them either. SoFLA is fantasy land...

    Jon.


    one too many bentleys in newport...
     
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    one too many bentleys in newport...

    And lets not get started on Ferrari's...

    (oh, and I saw yet ANOTHER Maybach, the 62 no less on my way to work today; can you say "˜land yacht'?)

    Jon.
     

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