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Rushmore

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1,223 posts

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Am looking for a weekend toy. Went to see Hanwells, the RR/B dealer.

Now - the Arnage is much more coherent when it comes to the exterior. They sorted out the rear doors/windows which look a bit weird on the SZ range, the tail lights are much nicer and so on.

Still - I fail to fall in love with it. The angular SZ has a provocative, ultra-straight, "official" design and strikes a chord in me. Arnage's interior seems like a semi-ironic twist on the "real" RR/B interior.

What shall I do?

POORCARDEALER

7,109 posts

127 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all

Buy a Brooklands Mulliner or a Turbo RT.....both have a few extra bits and pieces that make them extra special.....

Rushmore

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
No....I dont think SZ series are lacking charme, but Arnage. Still, it is much better looking from the outside.

Rushmore

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Brain: "You should have the Arnage"
Gut: "WANT the Brooklands"

jinkster

1,128 posts

42 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Did you ever see the episode of Top Gear with Clarkson sliding them Brooklands - "Have you ever wanted to see Blenheim Palace go sideways?"

Great weekend car!
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jhoneyball

1,075 posts

162 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
i was in exactly the same position as the OP

I went to Hanwells. Bought a Silver Shadow 2. Was a heap of ****. after 6 months of hassles, I traded it in against a mint RT which they hadnt touched, serviced or had anything to do with, other than buying from VW Finance (bentley) a month before. Never been back.

Go to Phantom Motors near Guildford.

Thats all you need to know....

jon

Rushmore

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Well - they are a little bit Terry-Tibbs-y but at least offer a very good selection of modern classics RR/B in London.

Anyway - I know that I want a peacock blue post-1996 Brookland or Turbo with magnolia leather and 17" wheels.

jhoneyball

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162 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Rushmore said:
Well - they are a little bit Terry-Tibbs-y but at least offer a very good selection of modern classics RR/B in London.

Anyway - I know that I want a peacock blue post-1996 Brookland or Turbo with magnolia leather and 17" wheels.
Hmmm. I'm not sure I would be quite so flattering. But your mileage may varhy.

if you want the 17" wheels, then you want the Mulliner handling pack of much stiffer anti-roll bars. Phantom Motors have them (all the remaining stock, I think?) Do you see a pattern emerging on the recommendation...? :-)

Rushmore

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
I see:-)

No I dont want "improved" handling - I very much like the ship-like behaviour and will not try to make it feel like a 911.

Or a normal car.

:-)

roygarth

1,607 posts

134 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Rushmore said:
Well - they are a little bit Terry-Tibbs-y but at least offer a very good selection of modern classics RR/B in London.

Anyway - I know that I want a peacock blue post-1996 Brookland or Turbo with magnolia leather and 17" wheels.
I bought this car last year. It's a beauty. I'm thinking of selling. Please do PM me if interested.

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3222461.htm


Rushmore

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1,223 posts

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
It needs to be post 1996 - from 1997 onwards, German road tax is EUR 500 instead of 1000.

Still - an I mainly want a car for weekends/those special days when you need to have a Bentley to waft around in....which model suits me best? I am concerned that the A. might feel/behave a bit to ordinary/perfect. The SZ series look very "formal" and provocative (as in "not beautiful"). The final facelift interior looks REALLY nice; the A. interior (at least in the early cars) is a bit too modern/plain for my taste. Still, it has the prettiest body shape.

bergxu

197 posts

43 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
SZ for sure. Arnage is too BMW'ey....

Find yourself a Zytek-equipped Turbo R. You won't look back..

Rushmore

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
That was my plan.

At Hanwells, there was a wonderful deep-dark-green (almost black) A. with pumpkin leather. Hmm...

bergxu

197 posts

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Well, I can't comment on the quality of Hanwells nor their inventory since I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio wink however that color combination does sound lovely and if your preferential Peacock over Magnolia isn't readily available, I'd definitely give the green car a peek at least. Then again, every other Turbo R I see for sale in England seems to be Peacock over Mag, so perhaps hold out a bit longer...

Rushmore

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Proper -"real" - magnolia is hard to find, often car dealer call anything from parchment to oatmeal or ivory "magnolia".

Magnolia is quite yellowish - I think it is the most iconic RR/B interior colour (next to St James red).

Rushmore

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Another visit to Hanwells.

Arnage it is. Just need to find the right one.

POORCARDEALER

7,109 posts

127 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
What is your budget, what are you fancying?

Rushmore

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
It started with 12k for a Brooklands...


Now looking to spend 20-25k, for Green/Red label (does it really matter), but needs to be in right spec (grey or dark blue, with magnolia leather), 100% factory spec, no bling wheels etc.

Rushmore

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Most of the greens are too light/too metallic.

And I dont want the bright silver b/c too blingy.

and certainly not black.

Derek Mowat and Silver Lady both have a nice green Green label - unfortuntately wrong shade of green.

POORCARDEALER

7,109 posts

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
I wouldn't get a green label, you want the torque of the V8.
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