High Mileage Supercars/Keepers

High Mileage Supercars/Keepers

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willy wombat

921 posts

149 months

Monday 4th March
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Leg - I am looking forward to seeing you on you tube. I’ve enjoyed our discussions about touring over the years and I’m curious to see whether you’re a stereotypical flat-capped Yorkshireman. Best wishes.

_Leg_

2,800 posts

212 months

Monday 4th March
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It’s not 1967 mate. Lol.

We’ve got an inside loo and running water now.

GTRene

16,745 posts

225 months

Monday 4th March
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_Leg_ said:
Sorry bud, forgot I posted here so missed your reply.

Emailed you.

You’ll have a field day at mine…

Model A phaeton owned for 14 years
Mk2 Jag owned for 9 years
1964 Alfa Guilietta Sprint owned for 12 years
1967 Abarth 594 owned for 9 years
1972 Mk1 Escort RS1600 owned for 9 years
2008 e92 M3 owned for 16 years
2012 Boxster S owned for 12 years
2014 458 Spider owned for 10 years
2015 F12 owned for 9 years
2017 Komitec Exige 460 owned for 7 years

Plus some other stuff I’ve owned for shorter periods and my Merc GL workhorse I’ve had for 10 years.

Tend to keep hold of things and look after them. Had the wife 30 years and she’s still looking mint. Original bodywork and I didn’t even have her PPFd.
Thats a nice list and LOL at the last lines 30 years together and she still looking mint, you lucky Man hehe

willy wombat

921 posts

149 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Huh, Leg. Virtually newly weds. Mrs Wombat and I have been together for well over 40 years. Sadly I don’t think anyone would describe us as being in showroom condition but an ongoing maintenance programme keeps us in reasonable nick. I may have (sadly) hit my 70s now (but don’t feel it) but we’re still taking the Ferraris on European jaunts. Seriously, looking forward to seeing you and your cars (and your mint condition Mrs ?) on the box. Best wishes.

IJB1959

2,140 posts

87 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Just bought a 2008 DB9 Coupe Auto (51K miles). It's in mint condition with a FULL AM dealer service history from new. Also has AM Timeless warranty for 1 year. It scares the hell out of me thinking anything may go wrong in the future, but so far it is running perfect and wants for nothing. Was one of those 'must have' later in life indulgencies. Going to make some improvements to the existing cra*py Volvo nav system with a new high high res 7" screen with voice control, and to include in car WiFi, Alexa, and music streaming etc to bring it into the 21st century. Won't be using it that much though as it does about 15 miles to the gallon......just on nice weekends if we ever get any.



Edited by IJB1959 on Tuesday 5th March 13:16

Palmball

1,271 posts

175 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Nice interesting videos OP, what a great story and history with that car. Good luck with the channel.

I believe I know the person that caused the incident in your car - it was a chap I worked with (called Stacey if its the same person and incident) and IIRC, he was off work for a bit following that. Lovely chap, but zero knowledge of cars so it must be quite frightening when 'instructing' people who don't really know how to handle these things.

I thought having done nearly 20k in the 20ish months I owned my last Huracan was a lot, and I only changed it for a newer one on the basis it was getting to an age and mileage where I couldn't extend the warranty anymore, but really that's nothing compared to some of the mega-milers on here!

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Tuesday 5th March
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20k in that time is good going! Nice one.

Ah bless him I feel for the guy that stuffed the Murcielago 10 years ago.
I wish I’d had time to speak to him as I understand he was beside himself about the car. As was I so my mind was on other things..






SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Tuesday 5th March
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In other news I’m trying to put more mileage on the Murcie atm so figured a fun way was to take it up to the Shetlands.
Come Saturday the Murcie and me are heading on a 1200 mile round trip there via the Orkneys. Always fancied seeing the wrecks and the history of Scapa Flow.

The ferries will be interesting given my front lift system hasn’t worked in a decade. To their credit Northlink replied immediately when I asked about their ramps on boarding. Sent me pics and said two of their loaders were car crazy. Still, I’ve a pair of ramps and wood in the boot

Just had to invest in a pair of new rear boots too

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Trev450

6,332 posts

173 months

Wednesday 6th March
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That will be an interesting trip and give the ferry operatives a thrill at the same time.

Scapa Flow will be fasinating I'm sure.

coolchris

928 posts

203 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Sounds like a good road trip Simon the Murci will be hitting that 300,000 mark in no time.Those tyres look bloody huge 345s ?

Palmball

1,271 posts

175 months

Wednesday 6th March
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SG54LAM said:
20k in that time is good going! Nice one.

Ah bless him I feel for the guy that stuffed the Murcielago 10 years ago.
I wish I’d had time to speak to him as I understand he was beside himself about the car. As was I so my mind was on other things..
I bet your mind was on other things! - were you personally instructing him at the time?

He definitely was beside himself if that's any consolation - I don't think he quite knew what happened really, and not being at all into cars, I find it quite amazing he even thought to push it hard enough to do that to it (but then equally, he also wouldn't have known quite what the loud pedal was going to do and there-in must be the heart-in-mouth 'experiences' the general public must give to the instructors!).

Shetlands trip sounds brilliant use for the car and what a great response from the ferry company - I find the enjoyment of owning cars like these comes as much from giving others enjoyment from them one way or another (up to a limit!).

Palmball

1,271 posts

175 months

Wednesday 6th March
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SG54LAM said:
That looks like two tyres at a glance biggrin

It also looks significantly wider than the tyre on the car...I assume they're the same size and it's just the scale of the car making it look like that!

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Trev450 said:
That will be an interesting trip and give the ferry operatives a thrill at the same time.

Scapa Flow will be fasinating I'm sure.
Yes there’s a lot of history with Scapa Flow. Loads of wrecks both German and British. Just hope the weather is half decent..

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Wednesday 6th March
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coolchris said:
Sounds like a good road trip Simon the Murci will be hitting that 300,000 mark in no time.Those tyres look bloody huge 345s ?
Yea Chris they are 335/30/18’s. They vary in price depending on availability

mwstewart

7,673 posts

189 months

Thursday 7th March
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SG54LAM said:
They look very similar to original Countach tyres.

Dr G

15,234 posts

243 months

Thursday 7th March
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mwstewart said:
They look very similar to original Countach tyres.
I was thinking that; very "old school" Pirelli tread pattern. Got me thinking as to whether anyone had bothered (given what must be tiny sales volume) with a more modern design. Seems you can get a couple of "trackday" style cut-slick looking things, or the OE Pirelli only:



...which Camskill seems to think it shares with a Ford Galaxy or something rofl

Davey S2

13,098 posts

255 months

Friday 8th March
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neverlifted said:
Awesome to see the Carrera GT- massive respect!

Anyone remember the Lonman 996 GT2?


It was bought by someone on here called theDoctor but that was back in 2008 so no idea if he still has it. It was apparently on around 65K then but there was some conflicting stories about the real mileage.

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Saturday 9th March
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Well here goes.. setting off for the Shetlands today via the Orkneys first. First leg is to Perth about 5 hrs from sunny Yorkshire.
The lifting system on my Murcie hasn’t worked in ten years so apart from luggage the boot has planks to help get it over the ramps on the Scottish ferries.
Scapa Flow on the Orkneys looks to have some stunning roads..

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Saturday 9th March
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Scapa Flow looks superb road wise..