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cayman-black

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5,028 posts

121 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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yeti

10,523 posts

180 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Shame they didn;t colour the top-roll a darker brown, maybe bitter chocolate, but that is one stunning car cloud9

jonby

3,424 posts

62 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Think it's stunning

But what a shame - registered may 2010 menas not only is it a little over 2 yrs old, but it's seen 3 summers and done just 6,000 miles

Plus being a UK registered left hooker, I assume it's someone who has a foot in europe with a holiday home/original home/whatever so will have done some continental trips which normally adds considerably to mileage

As has been said before, it doesnt do a vehicle like that any good to presumably spend so much time in a garage and it's just a sin to barely drive it

George H

13,464 posts

69 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Love the exterior... hate that interior! Might look better in the flesh, but it looks pink on that picture.

CPBRI

365 posts

54 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Sure are quite a few V12V's on that dealer's lot.
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bananarob

851 posts

86 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Saw this in the flesh today, certainly unusual and a bit different to the norm...

Slarti

1,566 posts

59 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Agree airy George. Interior looks really cheap and nasty.

AdamV12V

2,160 posts

82 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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George H said:
hate that interior! Might look better in the flesh, but it looks pink on that picture.
I suspect its the camera - the carpet is bitter chocolate but even that looks pinkish in the picture. Im pretty sure Chestnut Tan doesnt look pink in real life.

Here is another Chestnut Tan interior. Compare!

http://dealerrevs.com/gallery/43038895.html


yeti

10,523 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I think the chestnut tan needs to be part of a two-tone interior. Othwerwise it'd be like being trapped in a Dime bar.

Neilc123

258 posts

48 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Hmmm quite fancy a Dime bar....

George H

13,464 posts

69 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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AdamV12V said:
I suspect its the camera - the carpet is bitter chocolate but even that looks pinkish in the picture. Im pretty sure Chestnut Tan doesnt look pink in real life.

Here is another Chestnut Tan interior. Compare!

http://dealerrevs.com/gallery/43038895.html

Ive seen chestnut tan before and it looks great. If I was the dealer selling that V12V is definitely be re-photoing the interior of the car. Looks terrible in that pic, made me think it was an error that it said chestnut tan interior!

yeti

10,523 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Neilc123 said:
Hmmm quite fancy a Dime bar....
Armadillos!! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside...

George H

13,464 posts

69 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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yeti said:
Armadillos!! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside...
Dime bars are crunchy on the inside though... smile

yeti

10,523 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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George H said:
yeti said:
Armadillos!! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside...
Dime bars are crunchy on the inside though... smile
That was the raison d-etre of the commercial (youtube it, it's Harry Enfield)). I sometimes forget how young you are, I have t-shirts older than you smile

mikey k

11,422 posts

121 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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yeti said:
I think the chestnut tan needs to be part of a two-tone interior. Othwerwise it'd be like being trapped in a Dime bar.
I like Dime bars I do not like that interior frown
Nice paint colour though!
Weird having a UK registered left hooker as well, like Astons don't depreciate enough laugh

Neilc123

258 posts

48 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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mikey: Very true. I was distracted so much by the interior i had not actually noticed that.

yeti

10,523 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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mikey k said:
Weird having a UK registered left hooker as well, like Astons don't depreciate enough laugh
In the olden days when I was considering living in France, my intention was to get a UK registered LHD Ferrari 550 to nip back to see the folks/friends... Not a bad way to commute to and from the continent if you have a house in France...

PiB

1,181 posts

175 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I guess I never understood why high car manufacturers went to the clear rear brake lenses. I'm sure many like it but I don't. The trend began as a tacky aftermarket modification and then Aston, Porsche and others picked it up. I'm also sorry with the V12V Aston didn't make the bonnet vents look a little more convincing. But it's still a lovely looking car.

yeti

10,523 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I'm sure I read elsewhere on PH - if red lights weren't mandatory, would anyone have voluntarily stuck two lumps of red plastic on the back? Clears make more sense but there are negative connotations with them I guess...

What would you have hoped the vents would convince you of?

PiB

1,181 posts

175 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Porsche had clear lenses as an option. I recall looking at some GT3 and RS 997.2's with and without them.

The vent issue is difficult to describe. Their general placement is fine but it looks (again) like an aftermarket plastic (okay carbon fiber) insert into the hood. Why not have the hood and vents integrated together as one and with half as many slates over the same overall length. Something a little more mean and aggressive like the Sagaris wheel arch faux (and real) slates.

Not exactly but a little like this: