Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. gomestar

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    those are all fair points, I only took issue with the "down the drain" comment which has clearly not been true with the F40 and Enzo. Both those cars were awesome machines, and even thought a 458 is roughly as fast, I can still see the draw.

    today's new Ferraris seem to be more computers than machine + driver. I'm curious about the F70.
     
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    Aston Virage won't be that collectible in the long run. Astons look nice but don't have pure cachet nor great resale (amongst modern models), and the Virage was a pretty humdrum model considering it was just a variation on the DB9. Koenigsegg, just a nameless hypercar, no historical pedigree. Spyker, about the same, unfortunately (love Spykers, though). Zonda, somewhat better with the pedigree considering it's been around for about 15 years, but hard to say.

    The Reventon looked like it was gonna be one of those keeper cars, but then they released the Aventador plus all the matte paint options and the Reventon suddenly seemed worthless. It might have more value much, much later down the road.

    If you think back on all the old classics from the 60's and 70's from makers that went defunct - DeTomaso, Jensen, etc - those are all cool sports cars and many were good too, but never really went god tier, because they didn't have a historical pedigree before that, and then went defunct right after.

    Ford GT40, definitely a keeper. Probably won't be another American car made like that again, except for this new Viper. The new Viper might hold it's retail value forever, who knows. At least as long as gas stays under $10/gallon.

    There's a used 599GTO for sale on yahoo Japan. It's selling for about what the retail was, so that means it's not going to get the double-price Enzo treatment either.
     
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    Maybe, maybe not Rowan Atkinson has done over 37000miles in his F1, so some drives them, as they should be.
     
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    I would definitely have a classic car in my living room as an objet if I could drive it out sometimes and I could afford some sort of baller vintage car in a baller house. That's kinda contemporary douchebag status, but I spent all my teen years just hanging out in my garage waxing and ogling my cars. Just and extension of that behavior.
     
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    I would love to know what that enzo ends up being sold for, that's another point them being computers and not machines "with soul".





    The Reventon is actually a very good example, for some reason it completely left my mind.

    Konigsegg has been around since 1992, so they have "a bit" of a history, but the main reason why I think they are going to be collectable, is that they wil go belly up at some point or/and the emission laws are going to kill them of, so they are going to end like DeTomaso etc. but only time will tell.
     
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    Have you seen this http://www.hamiltonscotts.com

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    Wow...
     
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    Adam Carolla's got a hydraulic lift going from his garage up to the living room directly above:

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    Too bad the guy doesn't seem to have any money left over to afford a decent tailor.
     
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    That would be pretty sick. That apartment is hideously decorated though. Would only want to have yuppie sex on brand name design-y furniture.
     
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    is this better ;)

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    is that a fridge at the back right? If so, do you have to walk around a car to get to the fridge if you're cooking in the kitchen?

    either way, even though I like Corb furniture, the space still strikes me as poorly designed. That big block above the brown couch just closes up the whole place.

    But I like the floors. And the mobile-thing.
     
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    Yes and I would assume so.
     

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