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Old 18.05.2010, 22:01
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

A couple of possibilities for my next toy. The others are a bit newer
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Old 19.05.2010, 06:46
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Are you planning on bringing one in from the States? Would love to hear about your experiences...
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Old 16.10.2010, 21:32
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

My possible cars have changed.

I test drove an '08 Audi TT Quattro, Maserati 3.2 & 4.2 GT and an Audi S4 Cabriolet today.

I think the Massy is fav at the mo. Anyone have any experience with these?
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Old 17.10.2010, 00:46
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Not the coupé GT (I'm guessing you're talking about the 2-door?), but I drove a new Quattroporte for a week about 4 years ago (it's a long story ...)

Fabulous car. Acceleration to press your stomach through your spine, braking to sort your internal organs back out again. Great exhaust note. Handling ... just like Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman. Looks: stunning, IMO the best looking four-door sports car there is.

Apart from being Italian and the associated finish/reliability/trustworthiness issues (note suspiciously oily-looking stains under the car in this photo off Wikipedia), I found the Quattroporte to be an excellent car and comparatively great value. I hope the same applies to the coupé GT.

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Old 17.10.2010, 01:07
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Not the coupé GT (I'm guessing you're talking about the 2-door?), but I drove a new Quattroporte for a week about 4 years ago (it's a long story ...)

Fabulous car. Acceleration to press your stomach through your spine, braking to sort your internal organs back out again. Great exhaust note. Handling ... just like Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman. Looks: stunning, IMO the best looking four-door sports car there is.

Apart from being Italian and the associated finish/reliability/trustworthiness issues (note suspiciously oily-looking stains under the car in this photo off Wikipedia), I found the Quattroporte to be an excellent car and comparatively great value. I hope the same applies to the coupé GT.

Thought about the Quattroporte but it's a bit old man for me. Yes the GT is a 2 door.
I'm hoping now that Ferrari have taken over a while back things have improved.
My wife keeps threatening me with a Porsche. How cruel!!
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Old 17.10.2010, 02:21
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Tell her that with nearly 400 bhp, the 2006 Mas Quattroporte has 70 bhp more than a 911 from the same year. That'll please her, I'm sure.

Ferrari did implement a lot of changes which resulted in vastly improved quality, both in finish and in mechanical whizzy stuff like the byootiful engine, Skyhook adaptive damping and the DuoSelect transmission, based on the F1 Ferrari's transmisison.

Get the Maserati. I'll even look after it when you go on holidays or whatever.

Pssssst ... the Quatttroporte is a GT, too!
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Old 17.10.2010, 17:14
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Go for it Kev - I have a weak spot for the Massers too. I used to pass a Grantourismo fitted with the sports exhaust option everyday to work - best sounding car I have ever come across..
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Hello,

Can you tell me what kind of car is that?
http://nevamarja.tumblr.com/post/387...istophe-kutner
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Old 09.09.2011, 13:28
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Can you tell me what kind of car is that?
http://nevamarja.tumblr.com/post/387...istophe-kutner

And THAT is your first post !?!
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It's a pink car
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Old 29.10.2011, 05:59
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Something old, something new...

I thought some (like me) would find this interesting:
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Ford Motor Co. will soon sell brand-new 1965 Ford Mustangs for just $15,000 each. The only hitch: There's some assembly required.

As part of its Ford Reproduction business, Ford revealed today it had approved a new stamping of the steel bodies for first-generation Mustang that buyers could then build into their own 1964 1/2 through 1966 Mustang, using whatever engine, axles, interior and other parts they can find on their own.
Do want! Ever since I was given a car that required some maintenance which I could do myself, I've thought how fun it would be to get involved in an old "project car."
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Re: Oldtimers [classic cars]

Hello, Imported my car from U.S. in Switzerland in 1998, still here.
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Old 29.10.2011, 13:33
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Something old, something new...

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Do want! Ever since I was given a car that required some maintenance which I could do myself, I've thought how fun it would be to get involved in an old "project car."
There is a company in the us who sells the shells out of clasic cars

http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/Ford_Models2.html

you can get a 67 mustang fastback .. a 68 camaro ... 69 firebird .. 70 chevelle...etc...and you can start your own project from scratch .. the good idea of this is that you will start building it with a rust free base

then you can move on to some goodies (thinking of my dream muscle car .. the 67 fastback)

http://www.roushperformance.com/engines/

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that would be a really great project ... maybe when i get rich i would start one of those .. along with the jeep building
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Ah, now we're getting back towards the Volks - not sure a Karmann Ghia would cut it, though...

I think the Audi TT (older shape) will be the Karmann Ghia in 20 years time.
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I think the Audi TT (older shape) will be the Karmann Ghia in 20 years time.
You think or you hope?
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I think the Audi TT (older shape) will be the Karmann Ghia in 20 years time.
No one in 20years will ever think about the old shape TT the way someone does about a Kharman Ghia now.
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You think or you hope?
I don't actually care as I haven't got one but it appears to me that it might be an icon.
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I don't actually care as I haven't got one but it appears to me that it might be an icon.
Possibly so..and that's why I thanked you for your post. I detest Audi's with a passion, but can't fail to appreciate the impact the TT has had and in contrast, it was a very fair analogy IMO.
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No one in 20years will ever think about the old shape TT the way someone does about a Kharman Ghia now.
Perhaps you would have said the same about the Kharman Ghia.
You have to ask yourself that if you look at cars of the last 20 years; what would you list as an icon; Audi TT comes to mind; I cannot think of any others.
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Old 03.11.2011, 13:35
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I don't actually care as I haven't got one but it appears to me that it might be an icon.
maybe you should lookup icon in the dictionary
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