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Dink in a Cerbera

Dink in a Cerbera

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dinkel

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24,212 posts

175 months

Saturday 21st July 2007
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There are 8 Cerbera's over here in the Netherlands, and Andrew's is one of 'em.


It's a '97 4.2 with the nice headlights and the original wheels. New Toyo's should give proper milage. Sportsexhaust gives full-sound experience. Pretty windy when you stand begind that car.


Engine's looking good, with a steady and already fierce idle. The cars is balanced and comfy like any other Cerbera.


It's a family car so Dink takes his 4 and 6 year old gallies. I like to raise 'em proper.


Ready for take-off.


"We'll need some 98 first."


Look at it being glorious.

Next: some notes about this beastie driving.

carl_w

5,644 posts

175 months

Saturday 21st July 2007
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Is it my imagination, or do the tailpipes stick out a little too far?

And where did you get those glasses?!?!?!?

Other than that, congratulations on your purchase. With the right weather and an open road there's nothing to beat it.

Edited by carl_w on Saturday 21st July 22:43

arebrec

3,526 posts

140 months

Saturday 21st July 2007
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Congratulations Andrew thumbup

she looks gorgeous, great colour combo.

and you're right it's a great family car, my 2 little girls 4 and 6 aswell, love it in the back, the seats are just perfect for them.

look forward to seeing it soon

Tracey

Forthright MC

8,319 posts

200 months

Saturday 21st July 2007
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that Cerbie's a beaut! its the proper Cerbera profile too, standard wheels and unblended headlamps just perfect IMO!
pleased to hear you enjoyed it Dink, look forward to having a look at your driving impressions!

Edited by Forthright MC on Saturday 21st July 23:15

southendpier

3,898 posts

146 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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carl_w said:
Is it my imagination, or do the tailpipes stick out a little too far?

And where did you get those glasses?!?!?!?

Other than that, congratulations on your purchase. With the right weather and an open road there's nothing to beat it.

Edited by carl_w on Saturday 21st July 22:43
look like th same pipes as mine. - nice pics and a great orlooking cerb.
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AlVal

1,765 posts

181 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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its an exact twin of mine smile

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,212 posts

175 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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The pic of the driver is Andrew (TheFarmer) at the wheel.

The girls are my (Dinkel)'s little devils.

The Cerb is Andrew's . . . I wish wink but then, I would kill myself in a car like that.

driving

I'm a bit more wild, used to underpowered Euroboxes and all that makes you floor about everything.

More pics this eve.

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,212 posts

175 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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The Cerb's profile is intimidating. It has dat FFW-urge in the design. IMO original wheels look way better than spiders.


This in your mirror means: better make way. The AJP8 revs like a bike and has the acceleration to match.


After a loud ride we parked in front of the city-hall. Timeless design with nothing overdone still catches most eyes.


There's no match for the interior as well. Spacious enough to have me - the Sagaris is not! - both girls were screaming with enjoyment in great comfort and pace.


"Daddy we want a car like this one!"


Back home - engine and steering leak a tiny bit, what you see is water BTW - we pay neighbour and TVR-owner Alfred a visit.

More of that in a while.

BCA

8,605 posts

174 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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I take it you quite like them then? hehe

jimtbg

104 posts

125 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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Hi Andrew I had the red cerbera at chatsworth car looks good, when did you get it.just arrived back from wales TVR run out good roads good time (rained most of the way home.


Jim Carol

caduceus

5,542 posts

183 months

Sunday 22nd July 2007
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A nice thread this yes
Nice pics, funny captions and makes you glad to own a Cerbera.

Nice one Dink.

V8Cerbera

1,108 posts

126 months

Monday 23rd July 2007
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southendpier said:
carl_w said:
Is it my imagination, or do the tailpipes stick out a little too far?

And where did you get those glasses?!?!?!?

Other than that, congratulations on your purchase. With the right weather and an open road there's nothing to beat it.

Edited by carl_w on Saturday 21st July 22:43
look like th same pipes as mine. - nice pics and a great orlooking cerb.
Yep, they're standard. Looks just like mine did (before I got the H&S) and pretty much the same as Kev's 4.5.

Beautiful car, nice colour scheme.

M3John

5,974 posts

136 months

Monday 23rd July 2007
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Andrew congrats on the new car mate. How does it compare to the old chariot?

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,212 posts

175 months

Monday 23rd July 2007
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If I may answer: the Cerbera is miles ahead.

It is a car with always enough on tap to outrun almost any supercar in sight, the Chim is a cruiser compared to the mighty Cerb. And I must say after a while the 4 litre's drone gets a little tired compared to the ultra-lively 4.2 AJP8. The car feels easy and agile, extremely tight upfront but I'm not really sure on the brakes.

I only have Boss' 4.5 to compare which is a bit more eager and a bit more quiet! Inside it's one of the best places to be.


Alfred's 4.5 really looks the bits. With a total of 8 I'm thinking of a Dutch Cerbera-meet.


It's his Taimar that ticks all my boxes. Best one I've ever seen.


He also has a full Webered (38's) V6 with over 200 horses ready for the T. "Or are you searching for a new car to match this engine Alfred?", was my suggestion wink

Since it was all covered up in blankets I don't have any more pics. But I really MUST ask him to go for a drive 'n shoot this summer.

Cheers all, Dink

Harsh

4,551 posts

128 months

Wednesday 25th July 2007
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thanks for the write up Dink,
nice to finally see the car, look forward to seeing it in the flesh soon Andrew.

am i right in thinking we were the last to see the old one at the end of the furball?

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,212 posts

175 months

Wednesday 25th July 2007
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Hearing that in the flesh Harsh wink

scratchchin Cerbera write-up, now that's an idea. There's so much to say 'bout it.

TheKeyboardDemon

713 posts

124 months

Wednesday 25th July 2007
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The car's a stunna. You must be really pleased with it. thumbup

caduceus

5,542 posts

183 months

Wednesday 25th July 2007
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dinkel said:

Alfred's 4.5 really looks the bits. With a total of 8 I'm thinking of a Dutch Cerbera-meet.
Good Lord, the paintwork on that Cerb is beautifull!
May I ask who sprayed it Dink?

Cad

dinkel

Original Poster:

24,212 posts

175 months

Thursday 26th July 2007
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hehe

Didn't have the pola on wink