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post #8026 of 8040
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Nope, 930 Flachbau cabrio, 330bhp Euro-spec, with salvage title (but straight chassis), wouldn't start, for whatever reason, $26k. Steal of the auction, IMO.


Thats an understatement. You could part it out and make 5 times the investment.

 

Out of curiosity, was there ever a hardtop made for those cab's?

post #8027 of 8040
Thread Starter 
It had been totaled and then restored, doesn't start, not original color, not original spec (a US car converted to European spec). All that together scares away investors, if it ran and hadn't been wrecked it probably would have been around 70-80k. More than likely it was a money pit that the owner didn't want to deal with anymore.
post #8028 of 8040
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

It had been totaled and then restored, doesn't start, not original color, not original spec (a US car converted to European spec). All that together scares away investors, if it ran and hadn't been wrecked it probably would have been around 70-80k. More than likely it was a money pit that the owner didn't want to deal with anymore.


Was he the original owner or the father of the resto project?

 

There were only 300 or so of those cabs brought to the US weren't there.  If you can re resto it to factory specs it should be an investment. Mars Red leaps to mind :)

 

Other than that just a hoot to drive as well.

post #8029 of 8040
Thread Starter 
No idea who the seller was, beyond a name, I only got a chance to say hello to him before he bolted. Hah. I did get it to roll-start, it has a weak battery, which means it probably has a bad alternator, and one cylinder isn't firing. Par for the course, I guess. Now going to go look at an `87 V8 Vantage a guy has for sale.
post #8030 of 8040
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

No idea who the seller was, beyond a name, I only got a chance to say hello to him before he bolted. Hah. I did get it to roll-start, it has a weak battery, which means it probably has a bad alternator, and one cylinder isn't firing. Par for the course, I guess. Now going to go look at an `87 V8 Vantage a guy has for sale.


Oooh ya. The big brute Astons are an all time favourite. I'd be curious to see what the actual dyno readings on one are in real life.

post #8031 of 8040
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One I really want is a Silhouette, but they only made about 50 of them and even though they aren't super valuable, you almost never see one up for sale.

Meh, the Silhouette is a little too turn-of-the-80s for me. I honestly wouldn't be able to distinguish it from a Brazilian VW kit if I saw one on the road.

post #8032 of 8040

OK kids color me dumb, but what exactly is the difference between the Silhouette and the Jalpa?  

post #8033 of 8040
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OK kids color me dumb, but what exactly is the difference between the Silhouette and the Jalpa?  

5 years and a new owner of the marquee? tongue.gif
post #8034 of 8040
Thread Starter 
Pretty much, what billy said. It's the Jalpa forerunner, but they only made a handful of them and even fewer are still around. V8 Lambos are going to come around in a major way once more mainstream collectors take an interest, conservatively I estimate a 3x jump in value over the next decade.
post #8035 of 8040
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I actually think we head-fiers are completely to blame for Beats now being possible candidates for head-fi recommendations. If we had no continually and unrelentingly bashed Beats for the last 7 years, and offered up so many great alternatives to anyone that wandered into head-fi, Beats would never have bothered to make their headphones anything other than the f@rt cannons the original Dr, Dre version were.

And - I agree with Magick. I have also heard the Solo2, and he's right, that is much closer to my preferred sound signature. It's still not LCD-2 good (not by a long ways!), but quite frankly, I would rather listen to the Solo2 than to anything from Grado.

 

I Auditioned the Solo2s the other day, and when I say auditioned I mean had it on my head for 5 seconds with whatever the stand was demoing.  It sounded quite nice,  Slightly V shaped eq curve, but with very crisp and clear treble..the sort of treble that has less grain than flagships just yesterday (10 years ago to be precise).  Who am I kidding, time marches on and the Solo 2s are not overpriced in my books....anyone coming from earbuds will be blown away and have entered Hi Fi reproduction.

post #8036 of 8040
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

 

I Auditioned the Solo2s the other day, and when I say auditioned I mean had it on my head for 5 seconds with whatever the stand was demoing.  It sounded quite nice,  Slightly V shaped eq curve, but with very crisp and clear treble..the sort of treble that has less grain than flagships just yesterday (10 years ago to be precise).  Who am I kidding, time marches on and the Solo 2s are not overpriced in my books....anyone coming from earbuds will be blown away and have entered Hi Fi reproduction.

 

http://www.amazon.com/PLAY-by-Bang-Olufsen-1642300/dp/B00OW2PJP8

 

These would hammer the Beats while being built better and having pretty powerful bass for the average listener.

post #8037 of 8040
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post
 

 

http://www.amazon.com/PLAY-by-Bang-Olufsen-1642300/dp/B00OW2PJP8

 

These would hammer the Beats while being built better and having pretty powerful bass for the average listener.

 

But I was able to hear the Beats at JB Hi-Fi.  I also heard the Bose noise cancelling at JB Hi Fi.  The Bose had old school treble grain, the beats had new generation treble clarity.  To the masses in Oz anyway, JB is where they will be auditioning and making their entry into Hi-Fi. B&O I am sure probably does sound better, but they are marketed to a different crowd altogether.

 

P.S. Happy Straya day BTW.


Edited by SP Wild - Today at 12:33 am
post #8038 of 8040
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Originally Posted by SP Wild View Post
 

But I was able to hear the Beats at JB Hi-Fi.

I had a brief listen at JB also, only right hand channel with any sound and pretty lousy, don't know what the source was, way to sell headphones guys.

 

Thought I'd add another Aussie post to commemorate the day :normal_smile :

post #8039 of 8040
Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies, just finished the BBQ with some King Island beef😊

I tried the B&O H2 at Noisy Motel in Melbourne and picking them up this or the next week.
post #8040 of 8040
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Pretty much, what billy said. It's the Jalpa forerunner, but they only made a handful of them and even fewer are still around. V8 Lambos are going to come around in a major way once more mainstream collectors take an interest, conservatively I estimate a 3x jump in value over the next decade.


Ah so. I thought that Silhouette was an odd name for a bull;)

 

I quite like the Jalpa. Fairly well behaved, compact and a lot less buck rogers than the Coon. I think V12 bias really ate at sales though.

 

Did you come away with the AM brute? 

 

 

And happy Australia Days laddies. Or Cheers, Big Ears!

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