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DavePieman

148 posts

29 months

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Now normally I think Veyrons are pretty ugly, but in that chrome blue that looks absolutely beautiful. I want my next car to be that colour!

caraddict

972 posts

28 months

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George H said:
caraddict said:
What is Q-series?

And is that a rear wing on that One-77???
I imagine Q series is similar to the Q by Aston Martin service which offers customisation to owners.

All One-77s have retractable rear wings too.
Ah, thanks.

I did of course forget about the retractable rear wing, thought at first that it was some aftermarket crap!

mercfunder

3,559 posts

57 months

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icetea said:
Pork said:
Penfolds said:
As well as this...
Wow. That'll get the police campaign some publicity.

Better still, get the FF wrapped as a police car! smile
Does anyone know the background to this story.... I"m interested.

How did the police come about possession of this car in the first place? Assuming that it hadn't been insured at all, could the owner take possession of it again once he buys a new policy, or has he actually lost ownership of a £150k+ car?
I'm sure the tale was in the Daily Mail, 28 year old lad driving it around with no insurance.....can't remember the rest, old age setting in.

epom

2,463 posts

45 months

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Yep it seems the police are rounding up any uninsured vehicles. This came at a nice time for them to get some publicity for it. Wonder if the owner will be done for it also ?

TomN94

2,401 posts

42 months

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The price of the FF will barely be a scratch on the owners bank account.
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Garlick

40,597 posts

124 months

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TomN94 said:
The price of the FF will barely be a scratch on the owners bank account.
So why couldn't he afford the insurance premium?

TomN94

2,401 posts

42 months

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Good question Garlick. I don't have a clue.


baz1985

3,429 posts

129 months

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Garlick said:
So why couldn't he afford the insurance premium?
When questioned about insurance...The response might be...I'll buy LV or maybe Zurich outright now...would that be ok? On your way sir!

JPJPJP

2,602 posts

52 months

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icetea said:
Does anyone know the background to this story.... I"m interested.

How did the police come about possession of this car in the first place? Assuming that it hadn't been insured at all, could the owner take possession of it again once he buys a new policy, or has he actually lost ownership of a £150k+ car?
I found a nice summary regarding such seizures and subsequent disposals - minimum 14 days later by the look of it - done by Kent Police

http://www.kent.police.uk/about_us/policies/p/p33....

mantis84

1,163 posts

47 months

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icetea said:
Pork said:
Penfolds said:
As well as this...
Wow. That'll get the police campaign some publicity.

Better still, get the FF wrapped as a police car! smile
Does anyone know the background to this story.... I"m interested.

How did the police come about possession of this car in the first place? Assuming that it hadn't been insured at all, could the owner take possession of it again once he buys a new policy, or has he actually lost ownership of a £150k+ car?
I think the Ferrari belongs to the owner of a similarly wrapped/painted Maybach I used to see quite often around Mayfair when I used to work there. Pretty sure the Maybach has been posted on here before, but I CBA finding it.

TomN94

2,401 posts

42 months

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mantis84 said:
I think the Ferrari belongs to the owner of a similarly wrapped/painted Maybach I used to see quite often around Mayfair when I used to work there. Pretty sure the Maybach has been posted on here before, but I CBA finding it.
Maybach, 458, Veyron, G55, 670-4 SV, Zonda, Bentley Flying Spur, and many many more in the awful orange and black combo.

TFJJ

554 posts

33 months

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6750cc

577 posts

57 months

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Quick update from Tokyo...

Miura #3781 rebuilt to Jota specification:


Cheers,

Andy

balders118

4,189 posts

52 months

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I like that a lot. Not sure about the rear wing though.

storminnorman

2,225 posts

36 months

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some nutter drove this through town today



Stedman

5,633 posts

76 months

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storminnorman said:
some nutter drove this through town today

Bourne! How was it? Disappointed I couldn't go frown My Nanna lives about 500m up the road smile

onyx39

5,798 posts

34 months

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storminnorman said:
some nutter drove this through town today

What where how???

R17PMB

116 posts

33 months

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astroarcadia said:
Spotted in Gloucestershire. Really like the colour but not sure I would spec it if it were my own money. Narra Bronze for me!

Vehicle is registered as a red Jaguar. Still under JLR ownership.



Edited by astroarcadia on Friday 28th September 19:16
Saw that in Cheltenham this afternoon.....I really like them now I've seen one.

rr78

49 posts

33 months

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onyx39 said:
storminnorman said:
some nutter drove this through town today

What where how???
A pretty amazing day, Damon Hill, Jackie Stewart, and a lot of very interesting metal driving through the streets. Some drivers were parading quite slowly, whilst others were definitely giving it the beans. Seeing an 1960's racing car on opposite lock was certainly an interesting experience, as was this demonstration from something a little bit newer:

My Video

The sound all day was out of this world, although I am now mostly deaf. Hopefully my hearing will return at some point this evening smile

crazy about cars

3,578 posts

53 months

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Penfolds said:
As well as this...
Is this real or some kind of tacky PR stunt? Don't understand why a person who can afford a Ferrari can't afford to insure it?
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