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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by username79, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  2. mafoofan

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  3. GQgeek

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    Fiat 124 Spider

    Designed by Pininfarina (some say loosely modeled around the Ferrari 275 gtb) and to me, one of the most beautiful cars ever produced...

    A very simple, quick, top down driving experience.


    I had one of these when in my 20s and loved it; annoyed the hell out of everyone by jauntily springing over the door to get in. It's damned hard to find a good one nowadays - I checked around before buying my Solstice last month and saw nothing but rust, bondo, tales of deferred maintenance and bodges. A buddy of mine has two languishing in his garage in various stages of restoration, and I didn't want to go down that road. Great fun when they're good - revvy, with great steering and decent handling.
     


  5. kruze

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    Yeah, isn't it awesome? Lister took a Jaguar XJ-S and offered a variety of modifications, from trim-only mods, to engine and suspension mods. A full-house version, like that blue one (really, they are very rare) was around 200,000 GBP. Nowadays they sell in the 30-50k GBP range, but are still hard to find (though I see two sold just recently, and a red one is for sale). I particularly love it when Lister lowers the trunk lid to give the car a wing, and that is really, really really rare -- more often they make the car a fastback, and get rid of the vertical rear window and the flying buttresses that I love. Naturally, the rear end had to be tubbed out and flared to accomodate the huge rear tires. Sometimes Lister messed with the nose/headlight arrangement to get a better Cv, but I don't really like that.

    But the way that beautiful V-12 looks with a twin-screw supercharger hanging off the outboard side of each intake is.....and it corrects that particular -12's one deficiency: it doesn't breathe well, stock. With the screws, it's cranking out over 700HP and good for over 220MPH -- in '89! They made convertibles, too.

    Some more pics of that blue one. Serious pron. I want it so incredibly badly. It's perfect.


    ~ H


    The rear reminded me of [​IMG]



    And the old Jag Mk2 that was posted in page 2...as I was going to Albertson's [after just reading this thread] I saw one parked outside some irish pub in downtown SD. It was in great condition. Would've snapped a pic but light was green.
     


  6. texas_jack

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    Chrysler 300. Most powerful American production car ever made up that point.

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    ^Is that some type of tvr?
     


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    Yeah, isn't it awesome? Lister took a Jaguar XJ-S and offered a variety of modifications, from trim-only mods, to engine and suspension mods. A full-house version, like that blue one (really, they are very rare) was around 200,000 GBP. Nowadays they sell in the 30-50k GBP range, but are still hard to find (though I see two sold just recently, and a red one is for sale). I particularly love it when Lister lowers the trunk lid to give the car a wing, and that is really, really really rare -- more often they make the car a fastback, and get rid of the vertical rear window and the flying buttresses that I love. Naturally, the rear end had to be tubbed out and flared to accomodate the huge rear tires. Sometimes Lister messed with the nose/headlight arrangement to get a better Cv, but I don't really like that.

    But the way that beautiful V-12 looks with a twin-screw supercharger hanging off the outboard side of each intake is.....and it corrects that particular -12's one deficiency: it doesn't breathe well, stock. With the screws, it's cranking out over 700HP and good for over 220MPH -- in '89! They made convertibles, too.

    Some more pics of that blue one. Serious pron. I want it so incredibly badly. It's perfect.


    ~ H

    I have spent the last 1 hour researching this car. This is going on the DO WANT list.
     


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    I have spent the last 1 hour researching this car. This is going on the DO WANT list.
    Well, if you can afford it and do buy one, I will not like you. Not that this matters. Unless you leave it to me in your will.[​IMG] Glaser Motors in FL has a blue convertible for sale, and there is a red fastback for sale in the UK -- at one time it had the tags: G 5pot, and in the UK's tag font, the 5 really looked like an S. I really, really, really want one. I mean, I took my XJ-S for a ride Friday, and truly, it is a beautiful car to drive. There's nothing like a -12, they feel incredible. But that thing must thus be incredible. There is a guy (name I forget) who put a pair of twin-screw Whipples in a blueprinted XJ-S mill, which was also an incredible car, but it isn't a Lister. ~ H
     


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    there are way too many for me to list, but here are a few: LM002 [​IMG] G55 [​IMG] Diablo [​IMG] RR Silver Cloud [​IMG] Miura [​IMG] This is all I can think of off of the top of my head.
     


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    Well, if you can afford it and do buy one, I will not like you. Not that this matters.
    Unless you leave it to me in your will.[​IMG]

    Glaser Motors in FL has a blue convertible for sale, and there is a red fastback for sale in the UK -- at one time it had the tags: G 5pot, and in the UK's tag font, the 5 really looked like an S.

    I really, really, really want one. I mean, I took my XJ-S for a ride Friday, and truly, it is a beautiful car to drive. There's nothing like a -12, they feel incredible. But that thing must thus be incredible. There is a guy (name I forget) who put a pair of twin-screw Whipples in a blueprinted XJ-S mill, which was also an incredible car, but it isn't a Lister.

    ~ H


    The XJ-S is a gorgeous car. I am nowhere near that baller status, yet.
     


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    *throws up* reminds me of when jaguar tried too hard to be british [​IMG]
     


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