Supercars spotted, some rarities (Vol 4)

Supercars spotted, some rarities (Vol 4)

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Burnham

3,629 posts

221 months

Monday 5th December 2011
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benjj said:
Parking problems in Monte Carlo this morning:



Other than the 'moderns' I think I can also spot an F40, Testarossa and 512BB...
I'll take the Ford. And don't wrap it, I'll wear it.

DickyC

39,549 posts

160 months

Monday 5th December 2011
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HowMuchLonger said:
DickyC said:
Tvr33 said:
Saw it in my aston dealership (Bordeaux, France) last thursday night. thumbup



At the same time outside.

Please don't let them lose the grille shape. Pretty please.

There's so much history in how it became the shape it's supposed to be.

Green one nono

Silver one smile
The zagato grill shape also has history, as seen in the DB AR1 etc..
Yeah, but, no, but...

The Aston's own radiator grille shape goes back to 1915. And I don't mean quarter past seven.


Ooh. Centenary soon.

HowMuchLonger

2,896 posts

155 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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DickyC said:
HowMuchLonger said:
The zagato grill shape also has history, as seen in the DB AR1 etc..
Yeah, but, no, but...

The Aston's own radiator grille shape goes back to 1915. And I don't mean quarter past seven.


Ooh. Centenary soon.
I would say that the first "Aston Grill" was on the DB MKIII in 1957.

The "Zagato" grill is directly derived from the DBR2 (DBR1 at a push) which would put it at 1956!!

So the Zagato grill has a greater Aston history than the "Aston" grill.

However the greatest grill of them all is the king of grills, the George Foreman "lean mean grilling machine".



mikey k

12,786 posts

178 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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HowMuchLonger said:
I would say that the first "Aston Grill" was on the DB MKIII in 1957.

The "Zagato" grill is directly derived from the DBR2 (DBR1 at a push) which would put it at 1956!!

So the Zagato grill has a greater Aston history than the "Aston" grill.

However the greatest grill of them all is the king of grills, the George Foreman "lean mean grilling machine".
Zagato grill has an EARLIER history (just) but the Aston grill has a wider history wink
Either way I prefer the AM on

HowMuchLonger

2,896 posts

155 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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DickyC said:
mikey k said:
HowMuchLonger said:
I would say that the first "Aston Grill" was on the DB MKIII in 1957.

The "Zagato" grill is directly derived from the DBR2 (DBR1 at a push) which would put it at 1956!!

So the Zagato grill has a greater Aston history than the "Aston" grill.

However the greatest grill of them all is the king of grills, the George Foreman "lean mean grilling machine".
Zagato grill has an EARLIER history (just) but the Aston grill has a wider history wink
Either way I prefer the AM on
Nope. You can trace it all the way to the earliest Astons.



Intense preparation for the 1922 French Grand Prix - the Bamford & Martin era 1915 to mid 20s



The DB4GT

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the Aston Martin radiator grille is how it is and more particularly how the flutes at either side came about. The shape can be traced back to the earliest days of the company. Long may it remain.
You can see the evolution of the grill from your post, but comparing the early grills to the current ones shows they are very different.

Where as the Zagato grill is instantly recognizable regardless of which era you are looking at.

munch997

2,325 posts

149 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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Too much Aston.
Only reason the green one origonally posted has a oval shaped gaping grille is because it is a Zagato, not your run of the mill everyday Aston. smile

DickyC

39,549 posts

160 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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munch997 said:
Too much Aston.
Only reason the green one origonally posted has a oval shaped gaping grille is because it is a Zagato, not your run of the mill everyday Aston. smile
Lawks, you're right.

cc8s

4,156 posts

165 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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This looks a big bigger than normal. Has it been modified?


Remagel2507

1,455 posts

154 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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cc8s said:
This looks a big bigger than normal. Has it been modified?

The vehicle details for M1 XJX are:

Date of Liability 01 06 2012
Date of First Registration 01 04 1995
Year of Manufacture 1995
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 3239cc
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status SORN Not Due
Vehicle Colour GREEN

Certainly looks modified but I've never actually seen a modified one that is a 3.2, I can only remember tuned ones with later V8's.

MatthewO

758 posts

115 months

Tuesday 6th December 2011
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In Knightsbridge


moreflaps

746 posts

117 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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benjj said:
Parking problems in Monte Carlo this morning:



Other than the 'moderns' I think I can also spot an F40, Testarossa and 512BB...
You should post that in the bad parking thread!cloud9

Cheers

fmcnasty

24 posts

122 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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Does this count? Not my pic, spotted on Facebook earlier this evening..


North West Tom

11,022 posts

139 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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Ouch! Hopefully not too much damage!

veevee

1,454 posts

113 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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MatthewO said:
In Knightsbridge

wowzer! is that a 456?

GeorgeM3

55 posts

155 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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veevee said:
wowzer! is that a 456?
Ex sultan of brunei car isn't it? Or may well still be part of his collection

Mx5guy

16,782 posts

163 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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veevee said:
MatthewO said:
In Knightsbridge

wowzer! is that a 456?
Yeap, shooting brake version.

jb9193

809 posts

129 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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veevee said:
MatthewO said:
In Knightsbridge

wowzer! is that a 456?
It is indeed, we had this discussion in the previous spotted thread. It's a Ferrari 456 GT Venice; The Sultan of Brunei ordered 6 (I think) and he only bought 5. He doesn't own all of them any more.

RTS95

730 posts

132 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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GT2 RS. by Richard T Smith, on Flickr

cc8s

4,156 posts

165 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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So it finally arrives smile

masonj

20 posts

110 months

Wednesday 7th December 2011
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Someone in my local area getting a sandwich next to where i work






Also on another day





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