Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

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swisstoni

11,842 posts

250 months

Tuesday
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Podie said:
Steamer said:
Mark-C said:
Podie said:
Friday in Soho…

These really have aged well
I love that photo.

I'd say they looked old very early on - now they look awesome, spaceship-like.
Cheers.

Yeah, looks good. Aged better than i have hehe
I was around when they first came out.
Was the first car I can remember seeing without separate bumpers.
Sounds weird just saying that now.

5pen

1,472 posts

177 months

Tuesday
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Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.



Podie

46,424 posts

246 months

Tuesday
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ChevronB19

2,931 posts

134 months

Tuesday
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5pen said:
Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.


Ooh, nice!

Hugo a Gogo

23,154 posts

204 months

Tuesday
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STIfree said:
thegreenhell said:
Is that a German with British-style plates?
I think it is. Unsure how official they are as I've not seen any like that before. But with the H for historic on the end of the plate I assume it is German.

completely unofficial and illegal for road use in Germany

SU obviously stands for Rhein Sieg Kreis confused because SiegbUrg is the town and it has an S and a U in it...

Lordbenny

7,951 posts

190 months

Tuesday
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Podie said:
2C in London this morning…

Fibreglass?

Doofus

17,538 posts

144 months

Tuesday
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Lordbenny said:
Podie said:
2C in London this morning…

Fibreglass?
I have a feeling the Evolutions are only in aluminium.

havoc

26,540 posts

206 months

Tuesday
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5pen said:
Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.

Wow...a proper rarity.

My dad had a cooking version - 1.8GLS I think - back when I was a kid. Surprisingly big inside, and don't think my dad had any problems with it.

Podie

46,424 posts

246 months

Tuesday
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Doofus said:
Lordbenny said:
Podie said:
2C in London this morning…

Fibreglass?
I have a feeling the Evolutions are only in aluminium.
Superformed aluminium

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/proteus...

Shnozz

24,343 posts

242 months

Tuesday
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havoc said:
5pen said:
Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.

Wow...a proper rarity.

My dad had a cooking version - 1.8GLS I think - back when I was a kid. Surprisingly big inside, and don't think my dad had any problems with it.
Yes - massive inside. I remember a friend of a friend back in the day had a gold one we went to Dorking in to meet our respective girlfriends at the time. Proper waft mobile that had plush velour seats and was huge in the back seats too.

fourfoldroot

497 posts

126 months

Wednesday
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720s at Chatsworth doing a bit of muddy field offroading.

finlo

2,596 posts

174 months

Wednesday
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Shnozz said:
havoc said:
5pen said:
Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.

Wow...a proper rarity.

My dad had a cooking version - 1.8GLS I think - back when I was a kid. Surprisingly big inside, and don't think my dad had any problems with it.
Yes - massive inside. I remember a friend of a friend back in the day had a gold one we went to Dorking in to meet our respective girlfriends at the time. Proper waft mobile that had plush velour seats and was huge in the back seats too.
A mate of mine used to borrow his dad's auto estate when it was his turn to drive to the pub, used to do the first ten miles or so from cold stuck in first gear!

F1GTRUeno

5,249 posts

189 months

Wednesday
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5pen said:
Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.


Stuff like this is why we have rarities in the name IMO, great spot, completely different from the norm.

Swampy1982

2,783 posts

82 months

Wednesday
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F1GTRUeno said:
Stuff like this is why we have rarities in the name IMO, great spot, completely different from the norm.
100% agree with this, take just as much pleasure seeing this as the latest ferrari etc, perhaps even more actually.

Podie

46,424 posts

246 months

Wednesday
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Swampy1982 said:
F1GTRUeno said:
Stuff like this is why we have rarities in the name IMO, great spot, completely different from the norm.
100% agree with this, take just as much pleasure seeing this as the latest ferrari etc, perhaps even more actually.
Agreed!

5pen

1,472 posts

177 months

Wednesday
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Podie said:
Swampy1982 said:
F1GTRUeno said:
Stuff like this is why we have rarities in the name IMO, great spot, completely different from the norm.
100% agree with this, take just as much pleasure seeing this as the latest ferrari etc, perhaps even more actually.
Agreed!
I saw a Ferrari SF90 on the M4 this afternoon. Granted, I was driving so couldn’t photograph it in any case, but the seeing R18 Turbo still intrigued me more.

cherryowen

10,270 posts

175 months

Wednesday
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F1GTRUeno said:
5pen said:
Rarity rather than supercar. I can’t remember seeing any sort of Renault 18 for years, so this Turbo example in lovely condition caught my eye.


Stuff like this is why we have rarities in the name IMO, great spot, completely different from the norm.
yes

I'd forgotten that R18's were a "thing", let alone a Turbo version.



Mr Tidy

15,653 posts

98 months

Thursday
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Back in the late 80s I got a lift to the pub (and more importantly back) with a work colleague who had borrowed her Mums' R18 Turbo.

I thought it felt pretty quick for a 4 door saloon of that era, and the seats were really comfy!

Hugo a Gogo

23,154 posts

204 months

Thursday
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Not a traditional 'spotted' pic, but why does this independent dealer have 10 i8s?

Mezzanine

6,586 posts

190 months

Thursday
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Purchased a job lot from BMW U.K to get rid of them?