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Louwman Exclusive - McLaren, Maserati, Lexus, Ferrari

Louwman Exclusive - McLaren, Maserati, Lexus, Ferrari

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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Monday 24th February 2014
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Dropped by at the wonderfull Utrecht based Louwman Exclusive:

Bro's favorite Ford GT looked OK.


And what a showroom: packed with yum kits. Not sure about this Fords dimensions but I can see why one could love this.


As I can see the attraction in a famous Macca F1: Senna's 1993 MP4/8 weapon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_MP4/8
Awesome: "At the next round, in Estoril, the experienced test driver Mika Häkkinen went on to outqualify his triple world champion team-mate and was in a competitive position in the race, duelling with Jean Alesi's Ferrari. Häkkinen however, ran too close to the Ferrari at the 5th gear final corner, losing downforce and understeering onto the grass, and into the wall. For the remainder of the season he went on to score one podium, and another retirement from a competitive position."


I want my Bentley to be like this one . . .


MaxPower I don't care. Loving the interior.


Man what a beast. Two tonnes of racing pedigree. Not for sale . . .


Ah, I wondered where the A6 Frue went last time I visited the Louwman Collection / Museum.


You know I love my typography.


Oh my holy loveliness . . . again: not for sale.

More.

Edited by dinkel on Wednesday 26th February 14:36

dinkel

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175 months

Wednesday 26th February 2014
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Benelli - I think t's a 250 two-stroke GP.


Maserati Gran Sport convertible looks a big car . . . but I won't fit in the back.


Bro likes his cars a bit roomier.


Senna was here . . .


Lurking in a pack of hybrids.


Give me all your stories about styling mishaps or Toyota-ish appeal . . . for me it's an anno now Top Ten Supercar.


I give you a 4.8 V10 screaming 560 @ 8.700 - when I first saw and heard one at the 2011 GW brekkie Supercar Sunday my heart skipped a beat.

Next: more Maserati.

The Crack Fox

12,259 posts

109 months

Wednesday 26th February 2014
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Some cool stuff there. I'm often in/around Rotterdam and intend to pop over and visit Louwman, how much is the entry fee? I'm not big on museums but it does look interesting smile

More pics?

Monty Python

3,723 posts

114 months

Wednesday 26th February 2014
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I think the McLaren MP4/4 bearing the number 12 is the most famous - it's the one he drove the season they won 15 out of 16 races (and is in the McLaren collection). That one is the MP4/8 from 1993.

Edited by Monty Python on Wednesday 26th February 14:15

dinkel

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Wednesday 26th February 2014
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The Crack Fox said:
Some cool stuff there. I'm often in/around Rotterdam and intend to pop over and visit Louwman, how much is the entry fee? I'm not big on museums but it does look interesting smile

More pics?
This is the Louwman Exclusive dealer - no entry fee wink

This is the Louwman Collection in The Hague - one of the best ways to spend a day:
http://www.pistonheads.com/xforums/topic.asp?h=0&a...
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dinkel

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Wednesday 26th February 2014
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Monty Python said:
I think the McLaren MP4/4 bearing the number 12 is the most famous - it's the one he drove the season they won 15 out of 16 races (and is in the McLaren collection). That one is the MP4/8 from 1993.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLaren_MP4/8

Thanks!

dinkel

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Wednesday 26th February 2014
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New Maserati Ghibli looks pretty good:

I'd pick this over a Beemer 5 or beefy A6 - but maybe not if I needed to transport two adults in the back.


Of course the higher price tag will make buyers think twice - but how much more appealing is that Trident on your nose? Sounds a treat BTW . . . but I need to check the rear seats before I'm conviced!


QP headturner.


Gran Turismo really looks the end of the world and a no brainer for anyone with an eye for beauty. I really don't care if the Ferrari and Aston are quicker.


Come to daddy.


2008 QP in great off white.

Next: McLaren

Matt UK

11,497 posts

117 months

Wednesday 26th February 2014
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Good thread! Thanks smile

dinkel

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175 months

Friday 28th February 2014
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And now for the McLaren section of my garage . . .


Why orange? . . . Errr, it's the traditional McLaren colour sir. Do you know who Bruce was? :cough:


What a great place this is - we will be back.


They do come in black as well.


Workshop had one out - sounds a treat and maybe even more distinctive compared to a V8 Fcar.

More orange:

More orange: my favorite Lambo of the bunch is still the 'old' Gallardo.

More to come.

dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Wednesday 5th March 2014
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Lamborghini:

700 brake powerhouse Lamborghini Aventador


Mehari vs Gallardo.


Gallardo Spider.


360 F looks common as muck compared to the Lambos. Ghibli old skool.


2001 Bentley Continental.

Next: Maserati vs Aston vs Jaguar.

007 VXR

64,144 posts

104 months

Wednesday 5th March 2014
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thumbup

dinkel

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Wednesday 5th March 2014
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dinkel said:
Lamborghini:

700 brake powerhouse Lamborghini Aventador
A Good Read by ex-PH scribbler Nick Hall.

dinkel

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Thursday 10th April 2014
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Random kit at the Louwman hide-out:

The V12 appeals but to my eye the V8 has it all.


Still no bad choice for a daily and GT.


Bro's 2003 XKR successor - is phat indeed. Compared to the Astons they look just that bit more ordinary.


Dunno what Beemers were doing at this exclusive car party but I know they aren't pretty. The awkward 6 caught my eye so I snapped its wheel . . . which is Caterpillar like.


I totally get folks who choose a Lexus over a BMW . . . it's a shame a Lexus doesn't work well on a picture.


We had some time so we decided to hoon up to the Pon Pork HQ in Leusden. The XK looks the bits.


Martini liveried Cayman - should have something to do with the current Martini exhibition at the Louwman Museum?

Done. Expect some more car-topics: it's spring and the classics are anxious to get out!

dinkel

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Thursday 10th April 2014
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Close up - no pictures when inside please. Duh.

dinkel

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Thursday 29th May 2014
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Italië Evenement last weekend: new Bertone and the original letter box 1.6 car. Nice and in fast road spec.

More pictures from the Louwman Exclusive display coming up.

dinkel

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Sunday 1st June 2014
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Italia Event:

Maserati Ghibli Q4: 1800 kgs, 410 hp, 3 litre V6 Turbo.


Looking good in white.

dinkel

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Saturday 19th July 2014
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Ghibli as we know it.


On a slightly smaller note ...


FIAT gets the retro colours right.


Bora hides in the cables, shadow and naughty corner: why?


Aventador in all its grace and brutallty.


Quite a lump. Not sure why we got neglected on the Louwman Exclusive stand. A cuppa 'n soda would've been nice. My girls loved the Superbike! We'll pop by in AUG.

jazzybee

3,004 posts

166 months

Sunday 20th July 2014
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I popped in here about 10 days ago, as I got to my meeting across the road/motorway, and saw this showroom. So a nice 30 mins walking around chatting with the friendly and enthusiastic staff. Some lovely 650s Spiders in there and a P1 Mclaren.

dinkel

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Wednesday 23rd July 2014
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The good thing is this is not a closed showroom: nice building as well.

Bikes:

Serious weapon this.


Nuff to see.


I guess this is what most will ever see.


Clean cut looks.


Tech bits.

dinkel

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Tuesday 19th May 2015
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dinkel said:

Ah, I wondered where the A6 Frue went last time I visited the Louwman Collection / Museum.


You know I love my typography.


Oh my holy loveliness . . . again: not for sale.
Got this reply from Robert Naegele via my website:
"It was nice seeing your photo of the Maserati A6 Frua (Louwman Museum).
My father purchased that car in 1957 or '58, new, from Pardee & amp; Mozart Motors, in Palo Alto, California, USA, for $10,000.
We had it until 1964 when he sold it to purchase a Porsche 356B which he raced.
I was glad to see it restored to its original color.
It is still one of the most beautiful sports cars ever built, in my opinion."