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Hmm, apparently, at some point in the last couple of days I passed 3000 posts. Yay for me.
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Originally Posted by VortexBlast View Post

Have you seen this!

Looks alot like the SLR Stirling Moss, not bad at all. I'm not a fan of the Egoista, to me it's just awful, and this coming from a person who loves the Aventador.
post #3123 of 7626
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Also, no one said anything about the 250 GT Cali, after asking for pics. What's the point of asking if there are no comments?

I asked yesterday, but the thread moves too fast for me to respond within a few pages. It looks utterly spectacular.

 

On the subject of recent Lamborghinis, I met a pathalogical liar a few days ago who claimed to have done engine work on the Sesto Elemento (the only recent concept or limited-production Lambo I can get behind). When I pressed a little bit, he claimed it was a turbo-four. After that, he claimed that a friend of his owned a "one-of-twelve" Shelby Daytona. When I asked him if he meant one-of-six (just to make him feel better about himself), he insisted it was one-of-twelve. cool.gif

 

As somebody who has done work on pretty great cars, I always find it a shame when others try to glitz up their personality with stories of automobiles they've never seen and know nothing about.

post #3124 of 7626
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Thanks. Was it yesterday? Sorry, I haven't slept a lot over the last week (3-4 hrs /night) and time kind of compresses on me when I do that.

Edit: Actually, you asked 2 days ago, but for some reason it felt like 3 or 4.

There was a decent Daytona replica that was up for bid at the Mecum auction this last week, but it had a Roush 427R, which ruins things if you're actually looking to use it as a historic racer. The Sesto Elemento doesn't even make sense, as Lambo has never even developed a 4cyl engine (and Reggiani would probably walk out if he were told to do so). They haven't even used a V8 since the Jalpa, though I'd say we may see one in the not too distant future. With the exception of Bentley, it's the worst marque out there if you're overly concerned with fuel economy.
Edited by Magick Man - 5/19/13 at 6:33pm
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And by "overly concerned", I assume you mean wanting anything over 18 mpg (combined)? tongue.gif

I remember my Dad's 1971 GMC pickup with a 400 ci motor and fueled by propane would get about 12 mpg on the freeway (much less if we were pulling a stock trailer!) Of course, he also had a 90 gallon propane tank, and I think he was paying ~35-45 cents a gallon for propane (it was agricultural propane bought in bulk, so no road taxes - and it was 1971) So, it was all good! tongue.gif
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I try to be environmentally conscious, that's one reason I burn so much E85. Did you know you can buy E85 in bulk for "agricultural purposes", in quantities of 200 gallons or more? Shocking, I know.
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

When you are teen, any car is better than no car. However, it's not just the price of the car itself, there's also the cost of gas & insurance. I was fortunate enough to have parents that paid for those things - and I'm trying to do the same for my kids. Not every family can do that. It would certainly help if my kids would get part time jobs!

I only get to drive around in my dad's old car frown.gif

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My first car was a..... Wait for it.....

Mercedes E320 W210.

(sponsored by dad, of course).
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My first car was a..... Wait for it.....

Mercedes E320 W210.

(sponsored by dad, of course).
post #3130 of 7626
Bloody phone!
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

My first car was a..... Wait for it.....

Mercedes E320 W210.

(sponsored by dad, of course).

 

Do you live in Mosman or something? 

post #3132 of 7626
I drove my parents old cars for three years before I got *my* car. I got my license in 1977, and I rotated between:

1970 Buick Electra 225 (My parent's old car)
1969 Buick GS350 (My sister's old car)
1942 ex-military Jeep (been in our family for many, many years)

I usually drove the Jeep to school - unless it wouldn't start - which was often! I usually tried to take the Electra 225 or the GS350 on dates. The Jeep was only good for very short trips - it struggled to reach 50 MPH and getting it to start was always an iffy proposition. Luckily, push starting it was really easy!

We had tanks of "agricultural" propane & diesel on our farm. As I recall, they added a dye to the ag diesel to designate it for "non-highway use" - or maybe it did not have the dye and road diesel did? I can't remember the details. My Dad had a sticker on his truck that allowed him to fill it with propane at any propane dealer and not pay tax. We usually filled it at home, but if we were on a long trip then he would find the nearest bulk dealer. Filling the propane tank always scared the sh!t out of me - it seemed like rocket science. biggrin.gif

What filling a vehicle with propane seemed like to me:


Edited by billybob_jcv - 5/20/13 at 7:22am
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My first car was a '72 240Z that I fixed up with my dad from the age of twelve until I got my license. It was orange, had Ansen Sprints, the whole bit. When we first took the thing apart we found bullet casings in it.

 

That was after it was considered a viable car for anyone, so they'd dropped off the used market for age. It was luckily before they started gaining any collector value, so we got it for dirt-cheap. The guy who sold it to us gave us three engines (one from a 260Z, even) and two and a half transmissions, so we had plenty of parts.

 

All in all, it was a pretty great car for being so cheap.

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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

 

Do you live in Mosman or something? 

You'd be surprised. I lived in an area that definitely upper-middle-class bordering on wealthy, but wasn't truly ritzy and had no name recognition or anything. People generally made between $80k and $150k a year. It's this income bracket that seems to want to show off the most, living in neighborhoods with gates and pretentious names and showering their children with infinite gifts. I had a few friends with Land Rovers and Jaguars.

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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

 

Do you live in Mosman or something? 

You'd be surprised. I lived in an area that definitely upper-middle-class bordering on wealthy, but wasn't truly ritzy and had no name recognition or anything. People generally made between $80k and $150k a year. It's this income bracket that seems to want to show off the most, living in neighborhoods with gates and pretentious names and showering their children with infinite gifts. I had a few friends with Land Rovers and Jaguars.

Would that be Cabramatta?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Didn't think so.

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