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It's actually quite great. I was a little worried about build quality before testing it because Orbea isn't a big shop like Specialized, Giant, or Cervelo, but I've been rewarded. It's actually a lot more comfortable than I could've asked for, and my average speed on rides has been higher than ever.

 

I bought used, so the bike is a couple years old. It doesn't quite have the edge anymore on other current replica offerings, but it's more than enough for my needs. I don't race, but I love going fast.


I think hand built by Basques would mean more attention to build quality. Glad to hear it's a good experience.

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They are good sheepherders - and they make good bread....
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I'll have to make do with a two wheeled variety. Need something to replace my Rockhopper Sport that got flattened by the 92 year old lady.

I'm really not sure who the new McLaren is marketed towards, at $192k it's only 38k less than the 12C. If they wanted to impress they should pitch closer to 100k with a naturally aspirated version of their small V8 and compete directly with the Carrera S and Evora S. Smaller with 450bhp, 2500lbs, leave out the nannies and all other technological crap. Now THAT would be a potentially amazing little sports car.
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Nope - now what you will see is a higher priced variant to replace the 12C. It won't be hugely different than the 12C, except for another $40K in price. Marketing 101!!
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I'm really not sure who the new McLaren is marketed towards, at $192k it's only 38k less than the 12C. If they wanted to impress they should pitch closer to 100k with a naturally aspirated version of their small V8 and compete directly with the Carrera S and Evora S. Smaller with 450bhp, 2500lbs, leave out the nannies and all other technological crap. Now THAT would be a potentially amazing little sports car.


Im not sure Mac really wants to compete in the Jaguar, Lotus, Porsche etc market. They seem to be big on developing their own niche and pressing that. Perhaps it's really aimed as an entry level to the 12C. Still at that price spectrum I doubt anyone is looking to "save" 38K on a supercar:)

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perhaps Porsche shoppers and such. a lot more folks can afford that. I know someone that will sell me their p1 with options for 2.5m. I think I am going to forget that. there is a 12c with 1700 miles for a good deal though I might look at. man, you had me going. I thought the bicycle was 200 grand!

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BTW, t-minus 7 days to the Kissimmee auction and swap meet. What strikes you as really cool? I have 6 cars on the docket from Mecum, the first person to figure out 4 of them with only 10 guesses I have a prize for you!* (A real prize, not just a "Woohoo, you won".)

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/top_picks.cfm?AUCTION_ID=FL0114



(*One attempt per person. Only valid in North America. Winner responsible for any fees and taxes. Void where prohibited. I'll pay shipping.)
Edited by Magick Man - 1/10/14 at 10:25pm
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the tractors! I live on a farm. those are real slick.

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BTW, t-minus 7 days to the Kissimmee auction and swap meet. What strikes you as really cool? I have 6 cars on the docket from Mecum, the first person to figure out 4 of them with only 10 guesses I have a prize for you!* (A real prize, not just a "Woohoo, you won".)

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/top_picks.cfm?AUCTION_ID=FL0114



(*One attempt per person. Only valid in North America. Winner responsible for any fees and taxes. Void where prohibited. I'll pay shipping.)

 

What I like....(well, I liked a lot of them....lol)

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-174081&entryRow=1414&lottype=car&startRow=1401 

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-172426&entryRow=1625

 

My guesses for you....(what the heck, I got nothing else to do tonight....:o )

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-173951&entryRow=1314&lottype=car&startRow=1301

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-173961&entryRow=1324&lottype=car&startRow=1321

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-173536&entryRow=953&lottype=car&startRow=941

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-172377&entryRow=286&lottype=car&startRow=281

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-172529&entryRow=390&lottype=car&startRow=381

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-173100&entryRow=648&lottype=car&startRow=641

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-173193&entryRow=714&lottype=car&startRow=701

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-172141&entryRow=105&lottype=car&startRow=101

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-173030&entryRow=1625

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=FL0114-172985&entryRow=1625

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BTW, t-minus 7 days to the Kissimmee auction and swap meet. What strikes you as really cool? I have 6 cars on the docket from Mecum, the first person to figure out 4 of them with only 10 guesses I have a prize for you!* (A real prize, not just a "Woohoo, you won".)

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/top_picks.cfm?AUCTION_ID=FL0114



(*One attempt per person. Only valid in North America. Winner responsible for any fees and taxes. Void where prohibited. I'll pay shipping.)


Good lord man. Theres what 84 pages there? Since when did the Nissan pulsar become a collectors car???

914/6 if it's a real one is a go.

Rootes Sunbeam Tiger Oh My God. Theres a story there about laps at MIS in one of those.

Noble M400

63 VW Aguila   Where in hell did that come from. (I'd like to do bad things with her)

2001 Ferrari Modena

Lambo Gallardo

98 Lambo Diablo

Ferrari 360Spyder

Nash Healey LeMans

07 Ferrari 430 Just because of the strong Dino lineage.

 

Pared down from my list of 17 cars I'd pick as strong candidates.

Lot of also rans as well. Seems SST's and AMX are starting to pop up a lot more frequently.

 

Is "Don Johnsons personal car" actually a selling point, or a warning?

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I had 26 cars on the short list. Here's my 10 guesses:

1. Lot W212 1969 Subaru 360 Microcar
2. Lot K239 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Pickup
3. Lot F15 1965 Ford Factory Five Daytona Coupe
4. Lot F270 2011 Avid Magnum Roadable Aircraft
5. Lot W127 1961 Fiat 600
6. Lot J163 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
7. Lot K11 2013 Tesla Model S P85+ Sedan
8. Lot F237.1 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
9. Lot F286 1989 Ferrari Testarossa
10. Lot T304 1974 Porsche 911 935 Replica
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

BTW, t-minus 7 days to the Kissimmee auction and swap meet. What strikes you as really cool? I have 6 cars on the docket from Mecum, the first person to figure out 4 of them with only 10 guesses I have a prize for you!* (A real prize, not just a "Woohoo, you won".)

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/top_picks.cfm?AUCTION_ID=FL0114



(*One attempt per person. Only valid in North America. Winner responsible for any fees and taxes. Void where prohibited. I'll pay shipping.)

1. Hyundai Pony

2. Chery QQ

3. 2011 Mediocrity

4. Nissan Circle 

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I had 26 cars on the short list. Here's my 10 guesses:

1. Lot W212 1969 Subaru 360 Microcar
2. Lot K239 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Pickup
3. Lot F15 1965 Ford Factory Five Daytona Coupe
4. Lot F270 2011 Avid Magnum Roadable Aircraft
5. Lot W127 1961 Fiat 600
6. Lot J163 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
7. Lot K11 2013 Tesla Model S P85+ Sedan
8. Lot F237.1 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo
9. Lot F286 1989 Ferrari Testarossa
10. Lot T304 1974 Porsche 911 935 Replica


That Subaru is way slick for a microcar. There are 4 of em scattered throughout the pages in various forms aren't there.

 

I completely missed the Tesla. What page was it on?

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Well, you guys got them all (all 6), but no single person person got more than 3. biggrin.gif I'll figure something out. That Subaru dune buggie is a must, what killer build quality for something most people would have ignorantly thrown in the trash. My wife was literally freaking out, "That's my golf cart! That's my golf cart!" There's probably no way we can leave that auction without it.


The Zonda chronicles continue. It's now going back to Modena. We believe, and Pagani concurs, that the overtightening of the bolts to the chassis was only part of the problem, the monocoque itself is slightly warped. Whether from initial treatment (most likely) or from torsion from the over-tightening (less likely), we can't say. Either way, it's their fault, and they're even admitting it in writing (after my lawyer had a frank talk with their lawyer). Oh, and I threatened to have the whole thing crushed, video it, and post it on Youtube to recoup my losses. Of course I'd never do that, the outcry from the public would make my life a living hell, but I'd say the fear that I could be serious is part of what prompted Horatio to acquiesce. He loves each and every one of these and likely the thought of one of them being destroyed bothers him on a personal level. BTW, his English is perfectly fine, except when he gets upset. tongue.gif They're paying for transport, to and from, and all required repairs to bring it back to specification (like replacing the tub). I'm going to pay for factory upgrades to bring the car up to the last chassis/powertrain revision (the same as the real Roadster Final Edition, except mine will be keeping its 6-spd MT). Yeah, I'm going to have to fork out even more money on the damned thing, but I felt I had to throw them a bone to keep this from becoming a protracted legal entanglement. Getting it back in the USA, that could be tricky... One thing's for sure, I can't begin to describe how frustrating this has been, the amount of man-hours that have been put into that car to figure out and fix what's wrong... I wouldn't know where to start in tallying it all up. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself not to buy it, I know the guys at the shop feel that way. Every time I saw them working on it I felt like apologizing. redface.gif
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