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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I love how the four seasons I smoke at in LA has a rolls house car too bad it's a ghost unlike the peninsula that has a fleet of phantoms :lol:
     


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    CalTex Senior member

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    Are these vehicles brand new? I didn't know taxi drivers made that much money. :wow:
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    They don't own the cars.
     


  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Yup, they are owned by a Hauler, who often owns 4-15 cars, if you did weekend nights before the rescission, it wasn't uncommon for the driver to make 8k$< a month.

    They didn't pay tax on their cars, so they are a good bit cheaper (they have to now for cars over 70k), also after 2xxk km or 4 years they can generally sell the car for the same price they gave for it.
     
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    Apollotrader Senior member

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  6. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Can someone explain how these guys can continue to get tickets and continue doing this?

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Yes, I saw at least one F02, two or three E66's, and a few that were older. This was not my first time in those parts, so they surprised me because I hadn't seen any 7's during previous visits.
     


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    Aw man, riding in a Peninsula Phantom was probably the pinnacle of my life thus far.
     


  9. impolyt_one

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    I just discovered (late pass?) the story of that guy who built the Countach replica from scratch (as in, aluminum bodied on tube space frame from sheet metal, and not a fiberglass Fiero re-body) - still can't get over how good of a job he did. True, it's not a V12, and it's basically a tube-framed racecar with an amazingly well-done body, but dude went as far as to even make his own rims!!

    [​IMG]

    http://www.kiengineering.com/


    It took him 17 years and he started in 1990... imagine the choices out there now.

    If I had the fabrication talent I'd make a 250GT SWB Berlinetta in the same way (mostly a tube frame car with a nice accurate-looking shell, racecar interior) with a driveline from a wrecked 456GTM or something. It'd probably take me.... 17 years.
     


  10. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I'd be like "Driver, please take us to Spago thanks" lol.
     


  11. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Peninsula has it's own custom color for those Phantoms, the whole order sheet for those cars is great, the interiors too.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Going to look at new cars with my girlfriend has gotten my new car itch going hardcore. Must resist.....Audi A6, Cadilac ATS, Mercedes.....ARGHHH. I am a serious impulse buyer and need to get this out of my head.
     
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  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    yep love that green and love the phantom
     


  14. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    how many pages since someones talked about Cars they Drive ? :eek:
     


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    Rolls buzzkill.

    Really enjoying my 3.2L A5.

    Actually prefer it to my E60 545.
     


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