High Mileage Supercars/Keepers

High Mileage Supercars/Keepers

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SG54LAM

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56 posts

20 months

Saturday 9th March
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Planks for the ferry !

samoht

5,785 posts

147 months

Saturday 9th March
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I love a good road trip, especially in something special. Looks great with the doors up!

Trev450

6,332 posts

173 months

Saturday 9th March
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Pleased to see you have the essentials such as polish, etc.

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Saturday 9th March
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Next vid in the Drivers Keepers series is live.

Thanks goes to Chris on here and his fantastic Noble M12

https://youtu.be/Fc8BAFVXm-E?si=LlpkpZr0LLAPFD0Q

keo

2,087 posts

171 months

Sunday 10th March
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Thanks for the videos, I have just watched the first two and about to watch the noble now. How do people with “keepers” know though. I love my current car but I always have an itch to try something new. To do that I unfortunately need to sell my current car though!

I embarrassingly only did 1616 miles last year in my car after the service so some of your words from both Simons rung true. I need to use it and enjoy it!

Your road trip sounds fun, I worked up the Shetlands and always thought I’d love have my car here.

samoht

5,785 posts

147 months

Sunday 10th March
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Thanks, another good video which I thought well illustrated how Noble created something special out of mundane components. Again the passion and the excitement of the car comes through well.



I'd be quite interested if future owners are able to comment on how their car handles, one of the nice things about keeping a car a few years is you get the chance to build a picture of how it behaves in different circumstances. Relatedly, things like tyre choice are interesting (I noticed the Michelins on the Noble) and any mods (are those wheels original?) - long-term enthusiast owners often have some quite well-considered reasoning behind any changes they've made.

keo said:
Thanks for the videos, I have just watched the first two and about to watch the noble now. How do people with “keepers” know though. I love my current car but I always have an itch to try something new. To do that I unfortunately need to sell my current car though!
No supercar but I kept my RX-7 for ten years. I considered alternatives from time to time, but there wasn't anything which really seemed 'better' either on objective criteria or subjective appeal. After a run of it being off the road for months, I actually did buy a 350Z intending to replace it in year 7, but it wasn't nearly as exciting to drive so was sold on after 12 months. Eventually after a decade I was fortunate enough to be able to multiply my car purchase budget by a factor of twenty-two, which was finally enough to find something I preferred over the Mazda.

So I guess the upshot is, if you make a well-considered purchasing decision initially, and if your personal circumstances stay relatively consistent, then logically speaking the best course of action is to keep the car you have and enjoy it.

993rsr

3,445 posts

250 months

Sunday 10th March
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Davey S2 said:
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.
Pretty certain it's now Oslo Blue and owned by a Scottish chap. Met him at Bicester Scramble and also saw it a Porsche's by the Lake:


GTRene

16,745 posts

225 months

Sunday 10th March
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I must say, that 996 GT2 looks very good in blue.

coolchris

928 posts

203 months

Sunday 10th March
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Hi Samoht thanks for your comments about the car.The rears are Michelin and the fronts are Goodyear eagle f1 tyres great grip in the wet and dry.The car has had a few subtle mods.Carbon spoiler end plates.Modern side indicator lenses £10 from ebay actually from a transit lol).centre console upgraded to carbonfibre front clam carbon caniards fitted .Engine wise pretty much standard apart from an upgraded oil catch tank fitted oh and an exhaust from a gto3r.

Cheers Chris

coolchris

928 posts

203 months

Sunday 10th March
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Oh the wheels are different as you noticed one wheel got damaged on a pothole a few years back and saw these Azev M wheels which were originally diamond cut but I much prefer the anthracite look I changed them to.The car does handle very well considering it has no driver aids not even abs.Traction is impressive and car feels very go kart like and pointy.Most road tests did favour the handling as a stand out feature to the cars when they came out.

samoht

5,785 posts

147 months

Sunday 10th March
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Thanks for filling in with the extra info. I think the wheels look great, really suit it and the anthracite is far nicer than diamond cut.

coolchris

928 posts

203 months

Sunday 10th March
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Thanks for the kind comments the problem with the diamond cut look was once the lacquer got damaged by any stones etc it just went milky looking plus looked a bit blinghy/tacky.

TamA

3 posts

160 months

Sunday 10th March
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I saw your Lamborghini heading up the A9 this afternoon. The registration took me back to reading Evo mag a decade ago and after some googling I’ve ended up here. Good luck on your trip!

PS Unfortunately they were all out of 99 octane at Tesco Inverness when I left this morning, so hopefully that was replenished for your arrival this afternoon.

Percy.

791 posts

75 months

Sunday 10th March
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993rsr said:
Pretty certain it's now Oslo Blue and owned by a Scottish chap. Met him at Bicester Scramble and also saw it a Porsche's by the Lake:

I also saw it at Bicester Heritage for PH25 but couldn't find the owner which was a shame as I really wanted to chat to them about their ownership. I've tried to see if they are on Instagram as I'd love to see some regular updates of the car but never came across it.

I do follow your Instagram 993rsr and love seeing your cars being used

The G Kid

672 posts

124 months

Monday 11th March
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IJB1959 said:
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
Nice purchase! I still miss mine at times. And I never got more than 10 mpg.....

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Monday 11th March
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TamA said:
I saw your Lamborghini heading up the A9 this afternoon. The registration took me back to reading Evo mag a decade ago and after some googling I’ve ended up here. Good luck on your trip!

PS Unfortunately they were all out of 99 octane at Tesco Inverness when I left this morning, so hopefully that was replenished for your arrival this afternoon.
Thanks I stopped at a Shell garage just near the Tesco!
Am now in the Orkneys near Scapa Flow..

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Monday 11th March
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NorthLink Ferries were great helping getting the Murcie onboard.
The roads in the Orkneys are epic..

mako111

95 posts

213 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Looks like a great trip. Must get (at least) one planned myself this year!

SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Friday 15th March
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Somewhere North of the Scottish coast ..




SG54LAM

Original Poster:

56 posts

20 months

Friday 22nd March
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Vid here of the Murcielago Scottish trip (and breakdown)

https://youtu.be/g7oM-87BTSY?si=MneGiDZR5DvcXi6M