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That's cool. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the C6 vettes (mostly I just hate their interiors) but they are some of the best BFYB out there, period.

I'm going to make an F40 vid, when I get to it. Now that everything is spot-on mechanically, it's time for a comprehensive detail (along with 3 other cars), by a real expert. Our guy is good, but he's a mechanic first and a detailer second, and he's scared to tackle the very thin paint on it. I don't blame him, at least he admitted that it's a little out of his depth.

The little Fairlady is a nice car, I can tell he'd taken good care of it. I'm not going to bother trying to get it back to original and simply enjoy it like it is, as a DD. It has quite a bit of pep to it, really likes to wind out, the gearbox is fantastic, and it has a decent induction noise. Well worth every cent, that's for sure.

The Jag has hit a snag, and the guy is trying to get me into a bidding war with another interested party (or so he says). So I'm cooling off and leaving my best offer on the table. If he wants it, that's fine. I'll work out the escrow. If not? Oh well. I refuse to get emotional over it.
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My ideal garage would have the ZR1 and the Viper. Mad as hell, imperfect, widowmaker (the Viper) but totally worth it.
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Show him the prototype Jaguar Magick and tell him you're gonna buy that instead if he plays hard to get.

Beat him at his own game.
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Because it has a perfectly good engine in it now, a very nice one, in fact.

I know the RB25 is a common mod for those with R31 and Silvias. 

But you know Im a Wangan Midnight Otaku.......... so the rightful engine for the S30 will always be the L28 tongue.gif

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Says the guy with a French company's user name :-P
:-P
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Says the guy with a French company's user name :-P
:-P

French? 

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Bugatti is French.
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Bugatti is French.


in an Alsace-Lorraine sort of way.

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Sigh I really need to change my name........ 

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The reverse of Alsace Lorraine ;-)
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The reverse of Alsace Lorraine ;-)


True.  I meant to imply that it was French, but with German undertones, but it might indeed be more accurate to say it is German, but with French undertones! redface.gif

 

Or perhaps I have confused myself; where are my meds...

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The question is ;

Would Ettore approve? I would say yes as Bugattis were known to be the fastest lorries in the world and the Veyron is no lightweight.


French or German comes later.
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Technically, Ettore Bugatti is Italian so that makes the Bugatti marque franco-italian-german.
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The question is ;

Would Ettore approve? I would say yes as Bugattis were known to be the fastest lorries in the world and the Veyron is no lightweight.


French or German comes later.

They're still the fastest lorries in the world. biggrin.gif
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The question is ;

Would Ettore approve? I would say yes as Bugattis were known to be the fastest lorries in the world and the Veyron is no lightweight.


French or German comes later.


I think absolutely he would approve. Using an insane engine to get past weight issues is, as you point out, pure Bugatti (although I think that the quote about being the fastest lorries is one by Ettore Bugatti dismissing the equally huge Bentleys of the time).   I am just hoping that the saloon does actually go into production to continue the trend.

 

And we really do owe our German friends at Volkswagen AG a vote of thanks for giving us both a French car that adheres to its spiritual origin, and Lamborghinis that do more than just look good and go fast.

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