Exotic Cars on the Street

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. J'aimelescravates

    J'aimelescravates Senior member

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    The new SL definitely has presence when seen IRL, and is much more aggressive than the previous one, though I think the previous one is prettier.

    --Andre


    +1 This new facelift has much more aggressive styling. The front grill/air dam looks mean and angry but i like it.

    My office building is next to a M-B dealership so I see these parked in the lot all day.
    There is a black M-57 that I see about twice a week in and out of that lot.
     
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    I saw a gorgeous old volvo today. I'm not a classic car expert so I have no idea what it was, but it had beautiful lines and must have been from the 50s or 60s.
     
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    I saw a gorgeous old volvo today. I'm not a classic car expert so I have no idea what it was, but it had beautiful lines and must have been from the 50s or 60s.
    P1800? [​IMG]
     
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    I'd have to see the tail lights to be sure, but maybe. I remember the bumper looking slightly different but the shape of the front grill looked the same. In silver it looked really nice.
     
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    What a beautiful car.
     
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    It is.
    It was used in the original The Saint series. aluminium body sculpted in a way you would not see Volvo do today.
    I know an owner who feels it is underpowered though.
    JB maybe a Jensen Interceptor would be a better match with you and your age.
    Much faster.
     
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    Would be neat to drive, if not just for the "what kind of car is that?" factor.
     
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    Seen in Dusseldorf a couple of weeks ago:

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    P1800? [​IMG]
    Volvo P1800. Sturdy engine. Five main bearng crank, eight port head. The engine that should have been in the MGB...
     
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    Seen in Dusseldorf a couple of weeks ago:


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    Wow. The vintage Porsche rocks.
     
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    those 190s are such great looking cars. My dad almost bought one to restore in '91 but went with a 230 instead. big mistake. the 190 was like 10k back then and the 230 was near the same. not anymore.

    the 230 is more fun to drive though. i guess it's got that goin for it at least. [​IMG]
     
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    Would be neat to drive, if not just for the "what kind of car is that?" factor.


    Were it not for Qjell Qvale and his San Francisco-based BMCD in the early 1960s, Jensen would have gone under before the Interceptor ever went into production. Mr. Qvale purchased the otherwise failing enterprise. So, in addition to the Interceptor in your photo above, Americans were made to endure the Jensen Healy and the Jensen (Healy) GT. The Healy and the GT shared the Lotus 907 two litre slant four twin cam engine.

    The Interceptor had a near-identical twin that didn't officially reach the American shores. So few were built that the cost of certification would have been prohibitive. Essentially a four-wheel drive version of the Interceptor, the Jensen FF (below) was only externally differentiated by the dual vents behind the front wheel arch. Both the Interceptor and the FF were extremely luxuriously appointed and shared a huged Chrysler hemi-headed V8 engine and sutomatic transmission. They are true grand touring cars for four passengers. Emphasize the word, grand, when you think of this. The one to own is the FF convertible.

    The Jensen FF
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    The Jensen Interceptor Convertible
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    Not to slight the 507 in your first photo or the 356A, but the black Mercedes 300 SLR is really lovely with those original headlamps and the knock-on Rudge wheels.

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