The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at this/O/T(Vol XIX)

The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at this/O/T(Vol XIX)

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Fast Bug

6,792 posts

102 months

Tuesday 26th February
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That 320 is lovely cloud9

L100NYY said:
Clashes with Drive It Day unfortunately frown
Bicester is drive it day, is there another one?

L100NYY said:
Some interesting results from the Race Retro Auction;

http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/race-retro-clas...
The twin cam Escort looks quite good value. Well in a world of bonkers Ford pricing any way...

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Tuesday 26th February
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Drive it Day is a nationwide thing, different events and runs out all over the country

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Tuesday 26th February
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New Petrolicious video -

(love the 993 badge, made from a 968 badge)

https://petrolicious.com/films/1995-porsche-993-sp...


4941cc

25,438 posts

147 months

Tuesday 26th February
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Cheburator mk2 said:
Some light BMW pron for the afternoon courtesy of a friend of mine...











3000km on the odometer...

Perhaps one of the rarest BMWs ever made (excluding silly one-offs) and apparently sold for a commensurate price this morning...
Oof!

4941cc

25,438 posts

147 months

Tuesday 26th February
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L100NYY said:
Indeed, have always wanted an E34 M5. In fact pretty much all of the 'super saloons' of that era are just fantastic, my top picks that spring to mind that would all be bought if the opportunity arose;

E34 M5
Lotus Carlton
Amen to that (and the others) - combine these two and go for an E34 B10 Bi-Turbo?
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L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Tuesday 26th February
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Nah, I'll just have a B10 as well as the others hehe

4941cc

25,438 posts

147 months

Tuesday 26th February
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hehe

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Tuesday 26th February
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Or there was always the ultra rare Omega Evo 500


L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Tuesday 26th February
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But doesn't beat this for me though, the Leroy Brown of super saloons


L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Tuesday 26th February
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jeremyc

17,550 posts

225 months

Wednesday 27th February
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L100NYY said:
I like it. A lot. thumbup

My Lotus beard is but merely stubble, but that ad reads as though it isn't a Sport 160 model but rather the mods to make it nearly one have been added later. Is that the case?

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th February
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That's the way I read the advert too, plus it hasn't got 160 seats. Looks stunning but is a lot of £

E24man

3,121 posts

120 months

Wednesday 27th February
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L100NYY said:
Indeed, have always wanted an E34 M5. In fact pretty much all of the 'super saloons' of that era are just fantastic, my top picks that spring to mind that would all be bought if the opportunity arose;

E34 M5
500E
Sapphire Cosworth
Lotus Carlton
L100NYY said:
Nah, I'll just have a B10 as well as the others hehe
Never have driven any of the three I always enjoy a re-read of the 1992 January Performance Car with their 4 day test of the Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo, Lotus Carlton and Mercedes 500E.

Although some of their performance figures were skewed (self-admitted in the article) by having a Swiss spec Lotus Omega with 'only' 362bhp instead of 377bhp, and the boost on the Alpina was turned down, the article does come up with a few gems, such as;

The Alpina is;
" more subtle in appearance (than the Lotus) more stylish on the inside"
" lacks the Lotus's docile nature"
"Sharper and more eager its chassis certainly is..."

The Mercedes is;
"the car the rest of us would most like to point in the direction of (home)"
"can use all the performance effortlessly"
"the proverbial iron hand in a velvet glove"

The Lotus;
"looks mean and moody, but it isn't"
"what it lacks in class compared to the other two, it more than makes up for in friendliness"
"It's not the best, but it is the nicest"

I've had chances to buy both a Lotus and a Bi-Turbo over the years but the fear of costly bork has always driven me from their ownership. That's admittedly very wimpy but life outside of cars has to drive priorities sometimes and that's why they're not, and probably never will be now, on my driveway.



Edited by E24man on Wednesday 27th February 12:51

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th February
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I'll have to see if I can track down that issue of PC, sounds fab yes

If I was forced to choose one.......

....... I honestly don't know which.

Right now my head is saying 500E.

No, Lotus Carlton. Yep. Definitley the Lotus Carlton.

Or a B10 mit full war paint.

Yes. Decided. Definitley one of the above.

hehe

s m

17,365 posts

144 months

Wednesday 27th February
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L100NYY said:
I'll have to see if I can track down that issue of PC, sounds fab yes

If I was forced to choose one.......

....... I honestly don't know which.

Right now my head is saying 500E.

No, Lotus Carlton. Yep. Definitley the Lotus Carlton.

Or a B10 mit full war paint.

Yes. Decided. Definitley one of the above.

hehe
I thought you'd been looking at the last ever issue of Performance Car from 97 when I saw your list of 4 cars

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th February
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Nein?

ears

stickylabels

213 posts

33 months

Wednesday 27th February
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Someone's flogging one for £5.40 on the bay................


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.....the magazine, not an LC....biggrin

It's the only' Vauxhall' I ever wanted (and still do!).

L100NYY

34,175 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th February
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I'll have a look thumbup

As a side note, we have every issue of CAR magazine dating back to the very first issue here!

minimoog

5,325 posts

160 months

Wednesday 27th February
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L100NYY said:
As a side note, we have every issue of CAR magazine dating back to the very first issue here!
cloud9

Diesel Meister

2,033 posts

142 months

Thursday 28th February
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Fab stuff gents. Agreed re that era if cars and magazines - could be my age but it brimmed with indefatigably awesome examples of both.