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The `62 Grand Prix arrived, and I have to say that I love this car. Makes me feel like one of the MIB when I'm in it (w/o fuzzy dice), neat as a pin and mechanically sound too. We have some HO heads, RR cams, and racing headers to put on it, from a competition small block 400, and a Holley 750 DP. Richard believes he can get this up to 550bhp, naturally aspirated on pump gas. We have $100 riding on it. Add to that a slightly illegal level of window tint, IS for the front (it has a posi rear), and twin Cherry Bombs, and she'll be primed for cruising duty. The best part is, it doesn't look like the usual 60s pony cars, around here you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one of those. rolleyes.gif The Vespa arrived too, cute little thing, but the sidecar is too small for me to fold into.
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Customcoco - now you're talking my language. biggrin.gif

Try these on, as contemporary vehicles:





There's also an SUV-ish thing that sort of goes along with those:

(I'm not a huge fan of this one, but I thought of it after seeing the Chronos, and figured why not - it isn't that bad looking)

And the more recent Imperial isn't bad either, despite not fitting in with a lot of the above:


Of course their production vehicles never come out looking this good, frown.gif
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I asked before what you thought of the RR Phantom, but you didn't reply.
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I asked before what you thought of the RR Phantom, but you didn't reply.

You asked me? blink.gif

And *which* Phantom? I'm guessing the modern one, because of the Imperial, but guessing can be dangerous sometimes...redface.gif

That said, I like the Imperial concept better than the modern Phantom, mostly because I think the modern Phantom looks like a (bad) mash-up of a Honda Accord, a Bentley Mulsanne, and a Chrysler 300. ph34r.gif The Silver Seraph was a much better looking car imho, even with Hyundai having ripped it off (and I really don't mind the XG300/XG350, aesthetically, either).
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Yeah, I asked ~4 months ago, and what I was considering a Phantom coupe, I like them. The doors are pure awesomeness. My only issue is with the headlights.


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I think the coach doors on a 2dr looks kind of over-done. redface.gif Literally that car does nothing for me, and it's too tall (like the rest of the Phantom line). rolleyes.gif
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I don't mind the "most beautiful car" postings, I'm an addict. Petrol in my veins, so to speak. smily_headphones1.gif


The wickedly beautiful Count Trossi SSK Merc (part of the CK collection):

Thanks,

 

Yeah I knew about that SSK, and It's magnificient, but it somehow didn't "fit" with the other cars...

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It does look like it was designed to look fast even when standing still. That is very beautiful.

I might share one.

Phantom Corsair:

 

Indeed, it looks like it's not thouching the ground..

 

That corsair is very special too...

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Customcoco - now you're talking my language. biggrin.gif

Try these on, as contemporary vehicles:
There's also an SUV-ish thing that sort of goes along with those:

(I'm not a huge fan of this one, but I thought of it after seeing the Chronos, and figured why not - it isn't that bad looking)


Of course their production vehicles never come out looking this good, frown.gif

Thanks for posting, The Atlantic looks great !

 

About contemporary cars, what do you think of this :

 

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About contemporary cars, what do you think of this :



What is it, it looks purdy. Reminds me of the Panoz GTR and some of the newer Morgan Aeros. But more aggressive. cool.gif
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What is it, it looks purdy. Reminds me of the Panoz GTR and some of the newer Morgan Aeros. But more aggressive. cool.gif

It's a Wiessmann MF5,
It would be pretty darn close to the perfect week end car for me.




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I think the coach doors on a 2dr looks kind of over-done. redface.gif Literally that car does nothing for me, and it's too tall (like the rest of the Phantom line). rolleyes.gif

My wife was talking about an "occasion car", like a modern luxury sedan/coupe for certain events. I like the look of the Phantom (or the Ghost SWB), it came from our run to the casino a few weeks back, when we rode in our friend's Cont GT sedan. It's also on the list, but I prefer the coupe (it's a lot less expensive too, used coupes are going for well under 100k in mint condition). There are no Phantom coupes where we live, so that's why I put it at the top of the list.
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Thanks,

Yeah I knew about that SSK, and It's magnificient, but it somehow didn't "fit" with the other cars...
Indeed, it looks like it's not thouching the ground..

About contemporary cars, what do you think of this :



The Trossi SSK, to me, is the pinnacle of sinister beauty. It's what you imagine Prof Moriarty would ride around in, if he were in pre-WW2 Europe.

Unfortunately, the Weismann can't be imported to the USA, it doesn't meet DOT front collision specs. You can get one under Show and Display registration, but that severely restricts how many miles /yr you can drive it.
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DHL arrived with my TH600s, will get back with info when I've had the chance to listen to them. I left them to "break in" a little before we lift for the evening. No I'm not a break in proponent, but I can't imagine that it hurts, either.
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My wife was talking about an "occasion car", like a modern luxury sedan/coupe for certain events. I like the look of the Phantom (or the Ghost SWB), it came from our run to the casino a few weeks back, when we rode in our friend's Cont GT sedan. It's also on the list, but I prefer the coupe (it's a lot less expensive too, used coupes are going for well under 100k in mint condition). There are no Phantom coupes where we live, so that's why I put it at the top of the list.

So you want a cruiser that also turns heads? And the '85 isn't doing it? tongue.gif

What about an Excalibur? It'd be under 100k (unless you want a limo or a specifically collectible model (and I don't know enough about Excalibur to know what makes some of them >$100k)), and it'd certainly be an "occasion" to take it out:

Sedan:


Phaeton:


Others that'd come to mind include a 1G Thunderbird, a 3-5G Continental, a 6-10G Series 70, a 3-6G Eldorado, a 3G DeVille coupe or drophead, and perhaps (these are dramatic departures, stylistically), the Allante or DMC-12 could be considered as well (I figured the 1980s should be represented by more than the Excalibur, and while the '89 Town Car Cartier is a beautiful vehicle, they lack the panache of the '76 Continental TC or similar).
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DHL arrived with my TH600s, will get back with info when I've had the chance to listen to them.

 

Ooh, finally something with a different shape!  wink.gif

 

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I left them to "break in" a little before we left for the evening. No I'm not a break in proponent, but I can't imagine that it hurts, either.

 

I wouldn't say that I am either, except that I have heard some rather pronounced changes in one pair of cans that I've got.  Unfortunately for me, it sounded worse after having been burned-in (at least according to my tastes).


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I wouldn't say that I am either, except that I have heard some rather pronounced changes in one pair of cans that I've got.  Unfortunately for me, it sounded worse after having been burned-in (at least according to my tastes).

In this scenario, what do you do? Return them?
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I wouldn't say that I am either, except that I have heard some rather pronounced changes in one pair of cans that I've got.  Unfortunately for me, it sounded worse after having been burned-in (at least according to my tastes).

In this scenario, what do you do? Return them?

 

Well, in a general sense I guess that would be the thing to do.  I certainly would not keep a purchase that I'm not content with.

 

But in my specific case above, it's a review unit.  It was never stated how long I'd get to evaluate them.  But, even after burn-in, I liked them enough to tell them that they can have it back when they pry it from my cold dead ears.


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