Goto www.williamloughran.co.uk and dribble

Goto www.williamloughran.co.uk and dribble

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granville

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18,764 posts

233 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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Where you will see, in the 'Others' section, a time-warped Countach LP500S.

The interior may have a certain Huggy Bear quality, more befitting the pimpsters of a 1970s Cadillac Eldorado bent, than that of classic Italian exotica but consider the almost zero mileage and brand new status of this unwinged beauty.

Resplendant in glorious black, with the definitive phone dial wheels, I am struggling to contain my excitement.

Here we see THE supercar. Fall to your kness and worship. For this is IT.





maranellouk

2,066 posts

235 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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Bloody hell! Under 60k too. That was the first supercar I ever saw and thus it is my definitive supercar. Someone on here just buy it FFS!

Not a Porsche man at all but there is a worryingly fast looking one on the site. PORSCHE GT3 CLUBSPORT R.H.D. GEMBALLA 'GTR 600'

"The car currently holds the modified production car lap record at the Nurburgring at 7:44 minutes. The car is producing a TUV verified 590hp with 0-60 time of 3.6secs and 0-125 in 11secs and a top speed of 211.3mph"

fletch2306

63 posts

230 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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Does anyone know how much a Countach costs to run?
And will it cost a fortune if anything goes wrong with it?
I assume the answer to both is lots

That Gemballa Porsche does look a bit of a nutter as well.

sb930turbo

3,293 posts

235 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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That is one fantastic Lambo....I think I'm in love!

>> Edited by sb930turbo on Sunday 13th October 19:25

hughjayteens

1,933 posts

240 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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Needs a rear wing for full on Countach excessiveness but a thing of beauty for sure..

Same for the Gemballa GT3 - awesome beast but a little too subtle IMHO..

Needs to look a bit more like this!!

maranellouk

2,066 posts

235 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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They seem to stock more new Mercedes SL's than the main dealers. Imagine having that dealership. All cars covered by blanket insurance and the very tough daily choice of what to drive home

Bodo

11,368 posts

238 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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The Countach looks bloody fantastic!

But I'd see myself in this one:

Dazren

22,612 posts

233 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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maranellouk said: They seem to stock more new Mercedes SL's than the main dealers. Imagine having that dealership. All cars covered by blanket insurance and the very tough daily choice of what to drive home


The "dealership" is actually at his home. According to someone who knows him what you really want to see is the cars that he's collected over the years and aren't for sale!

DAZ

maranellouk

2,066 posts

235 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Looking around at the site the grounds do look a little too homely to be a showroom. Good on him. Mind you, no excuse to drive to work

granville

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18,764 posts

233 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Thanks for sharing my passion here, chaps; nothing beats a perfectly proportioned Countach and despite all the tossers who decry it, I can think of little I'd rather do than massacre the Calais-Cannes run at full pelt in Marcello's masterpiece.

Imagine the noise, the thrust, the sheer drama? Makes you come over all Roger Moore, in a Tony Curtis kinda way...

I think the rear shot is best of all; Mr.Loughran appears to have a stunning array of auto magnificence. How many car dealers do you know that have TWO XJ220s?

Outrageous!

>> Edited by Derestrictor on Monday 14th October 09:32

sb930turbo

3,293 posts

235 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Derestrictor said: Thanks for sharing my passion here, chaps; nothing beats a perfectly proportioned Countach and despite all the tossers who decry it, I can think of little I'd rather do than massacre the Calais-Cannes run at full pelt in Marcello's masterpiece.

Imagine the noise, the thrust, the shher drama? Makes you come over all Roger Moore, in a Tony Curtis kinda way...

I think the rear shot is best of all; Mr.Loughran appears to have a stunning array of auto magnificence. How many car dealers do you know that have TWO XJ220s?

Outrageous!



Here-here!

Dazren

22,612 posts

233 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Mr.Loughran appears to have a stunning array of auto magnificence. How many car dealers do you know that have TWO XJ220s?



If memory serves me correctly he did a deal with Jaguar when they had cars left over. Involving leaving them at the factory so the warrantees would start when his customers took delivery.

Him and Tom Hartley pretty much have the "impossible to get hold of car market" covered.

DAZ

>> Edited by Dazren on Monday 14th October 10:39

granville

Original Poster:

18,764 posts

233 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Dazren said:


Him and Tom Hartley pretty much have the "impossible to get hold of car market" covered.



All us lot need now do is figure out how to get the "impossible to afford - bloody hell fire, dammit" bit covered and everything'll be quite hunky dory!

What wouldn't you give to be TH Jnr? I freely express my rampant jealousy for this person. Imagine if daddy were beqeathing you such an incredible, joyous business? You could buy out Lee Noble for breakfast and by tea time have the M12 GTO relaunched as the Noble-Hartley Nepotismo! Superb!


Animal

4,919 posts

240 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Fantastic!!! I doubt it rolled off the line looking that sexy.

I remember going to the DeTomaso Owner's Club track days at Castle Coombe with my father as a kid and seeing half a dozen of these in a row facing a row of Panteras - with a couple of Miuras thrown in for good measure!!!

However, I also remember a Countach that was pink above the centreline and battleship grey below it, possibly owned by Ray Charles!

sb930turbo

3,293 posts

235 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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maranellouk said: Bloody hell! Under 60k too. That was the first supercar I ever saw and thus it is my definitive supercar. Someone on here just buy it FFS!

If I was to sell....???? just got to talk mrs sb into it now! If only!!




>> Edited by sb930turbo on Monday 14th October 18:17

>> Edited by sb930turbo on Monday 14th October 18:18

Bodo

11,368 posts

238 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Derestrictor said:

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I think the rear shot is best of all; Mr.Loughran appears to have a stunning array of auto magnificence. How many car dealers do you know that have TWO XJ220s?

Outrageous!



These people have TWELVE:
www.auto-salon-singen.de
- but no LeMans car. Monkees.

frostie

428 posts

247 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Just been on auto-salon-singen's site - BLOODY HELL !!!!! Anyone got about 10,000,000 spare ? They have got some serious machinery

Frostie

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Nnnnoooooooooo. Oh I do wish you hadn't done this! There am I, perfectly happy with the status quo and more temptation hoves into view. Can resist the Countach (sorry, doesn't ring my bell), but the Vanquish is another matter- and a POA matter at that. Then there's the 550 barchetta omigodomigod 159 (told you they'd drop Manu, and MUCH more than this by next year); 360 spider is 139 and that 51 550 @ 119.

And not on this site (yet) is that new Bentley GT. Got to go and have a lie down.

frostie

428 posts

247 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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7x F50, 2x Enzo, 20x F40
a 1953 410s at just over 3 million.
a 250GT SWB
a Porsche GT1

The list goes on ......

Best of all they have hotel recommendations in case you fancy a trip over !

Frostie

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Monday 14th October 2002
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Best of all they have hotel recommendations in case you fancy a trip over !


No Frostie- it's because you'll need to go and lie down afterwards. Trust me on this.

SEVEN F50s, TWENTY F40s




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