As Heaven 17 said "Tempppppppppppppp - tation"

As Heaven 17 said "Tempppppppppppppp - tation"

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mikey k

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12,958 posts

193 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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V12 Vantage Roadster Flame Orange S21264 023 by mikey k V8VR, on Flickr


V12 Vantage Roadster Flame Orange S21264 012 by mikey k V8VR, on Flickr


V12 Vantage Roadster Flame Orange S21264 006 by mikey k V8VR, on Flickr


V12 Vantage Roadster Flame Orange S21264 003 by mikey k V8VR, on Flickr

Finished in AML Flame Orange with Obsidian Black Hide & kestrel Tan Stitching
Factory Options:
Reversing Camera
Lightweight Seats
Bang & Olufsen 1000w BeoSound
Carbon Fibre & Piano Black Interior
Black Vaned Grille
Black Mesh Pack
Black Tail Pipes
Garage Door Opener
Front Park Sensors
Second Glass Key
Wind Deflector

Should I or shouldn't I?

AMDBSNick

6,880 posts

139 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Why wouldn't you confused

snuffy

7,517 posts

261 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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I'd buy one with a lid. But I'm not in a position to be able to afford one so I suppose my opinion is not really relevant.

Arjxh56

325 posts

116 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Let me think..... Yes yes yes yes! smile

jonby

5,242 posts

134 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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is this the 'cancelled order' referred to a few days ago (I'm not doubting that btw)

there's nothing missing on the spec and it looks great

but the B&O sound (which I'm not a fan of in vantage roadsters) takes the price with those options up to c. £165/6k OTR plus whatever flame orante costs

I assume v little if any discount off list ?

I could only justify the cost to change if it was the exact spec I wanted, but I suppose you could even justify a repaint on such a rare car if that's an issue.
It's not about whether it looks good (which it does) or if you like it, but more whether you could live with yourself with this kind of car for this kind of money if it wasn't the exact colour combo you would have chosen. Unless there was some discount of course !

IanV12VR

2,738 posts

132 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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I think you know the answer - you know you want to and can't think of a better home for such a special car to go to - out of the first 91 made the ONLY Flame Orange V12VR biggrin

P.S. looks like Lloyd cleared the showroom for the pictures!!!!

jonby

5,242 posts

134 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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btw the thread at 12'0 on the steering wheel looks a different colour to the other thread ?

cayman-black

11,307 posts

193 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Nice to see a non dull grey one. Love it.

Bincenzo

2,561 posts

156 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Yep.

IanV12VR

2,738 posts

132 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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jonby said:
btw the thread at 12'0 on the steering wheel looks a different colour to the other thread ?
the 12'0 stitching is red and not the same as the Kestral Tan seat stitching - not sure why. It is the same car as in the other thread.

yeti

10,523 posts

252 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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jonby said:
I could only justify the cost to change if it was the exact spec I wanted
Mainly this. Is it your exact spec? scratchchin

bogie

15,595 posts

249 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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yep...thats the one for me too smile


jonby

5,242 posts

134 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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IanV12VR said:
jonby said:
btw the thread at 12'0 on the steering wheel looks a different colour to the other thread ?
the 12'0 stitching is red and not the same as the Kestral Tan seat stitching - not sure why. It is the same car as in the other thread.
that would do my nut in ! it's the type of thing I spent a long time deliberating, checking, comparing one combination to another, etc but to me, that's just poor attention to detail. don't get the wheel contrast stitched at all if the same thread isn't available !

it's the same colour as the demo car isn't it ? I assume that's just a coincidence ?

jonby

5,242 posts

134 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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bearing in mind all the black options have been ticked, that would look stunning with all black wheels btw

AdamV8V

1,357 posts

133 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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When it's not our money (and I'll go out on a limb and suggest you're looking at a £60-70k cost-to-change) it's very easy for us to say yes / of course / why wouldn't you etc.

But given how you've spec'd your "S" (and how much thought you put into the spec), plus the work you have planned for it with BR, I'm not so sure.

Residuals on a V12VR is obviously always going to be a no-brainer (albeit in a slightly marmite colour - I love it, BTW) compared to a modified V8VSR, but you're not going to lose £60-70k on your current car for a looooong time! Depending on how much the BR work is going to be, of course.

And as a very vocal proponent of ASM2, do you want to go back to a manual?

Tough one. If it's close enough to how you would have spec'd it (and you can live with orange stitching on the seats and red stitching on the steering wheel (#firstworldproblems) wink) and you can justify the cashola, then it's gotta be done. Chances like this don't come up too often.

Jockman

17,439 posts

137 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Gorgeous Car - definite nono on the upgrade cost and I reckon Adam's guess is a conservative one yes

George29

14,697 posts

141 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Looks great. Buy it and change the rear lights for standard clear ones instead of those awful Halfords lookalike carbon ones, paint the bonnet vents and have the wheels powdercoated in silver. Perfect cloud9

Only thing I think is odd is that they chose Kestrel Tan stitching over Madagascar Orange confused

Simon T

2,115 posts

250 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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J. F. D. I. - Q!

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CPBRI

392 posts

126 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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Looks nice. A great way to add color to the cold winter!

David W.

1,800 posts

186 months

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
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jonby said:
btw the thread at 12'0 on the steering wheel looks a different colour to the other thread ?
Isn't that so you know where top dead center is as you uncross your arms from yet another full opp lock power slide, rally style.

Didn't notice LPG conversion on the spec list, was this a accidental omission?

dw