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RE: PH Photo Gallery: May supercar spotting

RE: PH Photo Gallery: May supercar spotting

Thursday 15th June

PH Photo Gallery: May supercar spotting

A 250 SWB on three wheels, a lovely 300SL and perhaps the worst Bentley you've ever seen - another busy month!



If you browse through these photos below, you'll notice that it's only raining in one of them. One could take this as a sign that the summer sun is here to stay for the May edition of supercars spotted in London. However, in reality it's more likely that I just didn't bother leaving my flat if the weather wasn't good... Ironically, you'll notice that the solitary photo in the rain is of a LaFerrari Aperta, the convertible variant of the Italian hypercar - maybe not the ideal car for a wet London afternoon.

When the sun did shine some very interesting and special cars did make an appearance. A beautiful green on green Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster is probably one of the classiest things I've seen parked in Mayfair, at the complete opposite end of the spectrum to the green Mansory GT Race (Bentley Continental) that doubtless many of you will be appalled by. Another amazing car I came across was the Ferrari 250 SWB pictured with only three wheels. The owner informed me that the car was entirely original (other than the seats) and had covered over 100,000 kilometres in its lifetime.

Other interesting spots include a Jaguar XJR-15 race car being unloaded from a lorry in Mayfair, the LaFerrari Aperta and SF15-T Formula One car we showed you a few weeks ago, and an extended wheelbase Bentley Mulsanne which wouldn't have looked out of place in a presidential motorcade. One of the first customer AMG GT Rs, a pair of Huayras, an Aventador SV and Aventador S nose to nose plus a few very nice F12 TdFs were also seen around.

It would always be possible to create an album solely of modern supercars and hypercars each month; however, I'm sure you'll agree they don't necessarily have the charm and interest of some of the older cars which I have also tried to include. Make sure to check back in around a month's time for the June instalment!





















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nav p

Original Poster:

299 posts

107 months

Thursday 15th June
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That is a 300SL....

The Crack Fox

12,445 posts

112 months

Thursday 15th June
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This is sub-Schmee. frown

Ruskins

124 posts

41 months

Thursday 15th June
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Gotta wonder what that girl is thinking about the driver of the LaFerrari

ThomasHowarth

44 posts

11 months

Thursday 15th June
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Ruskins said:
Gotta wonder what that girl is thinking about the driver of the LaFerrari
She was thinking 'why have you just accelerated at me whilst crossing the road without indicating'...

JohnWalker43

13 posts

7 months

Thursday 15th June
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The Crack Fox said:
This is sub-Schmee. frown
I don't agree. I think it's quite interesting, and something not too serious to enjoy in your coffee break...
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v8ksn

3,971 posts

104 months

Thursday 15th June
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Ruskins said:
Gotta wonder what that girl is thinking about the driver of the LaFerrari
My guess..... he was waiting to turn left and she was blindly walking along the road, not looking at anything but her phone and when she made it to the kerb the driver pipped the horn to remind her to watch put for traffic and she was suprised.

Either that or the driver was perving at her and gave her a pip of the horn like 'da-yoot-dem' in the vain hope she would look at him, realise he is in a La Ferrari and drop her drawers....... well......i've seen that technique it work in Hayes anyway biggrin

Geo22

79 posts

86 months

Thursday 15th June
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I just think its so strange that the best place to spot all these cars is London which in my view is possibly the worst place in the country to drive!


Matt Bird

864 posts

125 months

PH Reportery Lad

Thursday 15th June
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nav p said:
That is a 300SL....
Apologies! That's my error, not Tom's. All I had to do was a standfirst - one job and so on. Should be sorted now!

TinRobot

1,876 posts

8 months

Thursday 15th June
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Notice how many are either parked illegally or don't have legal plates?

That Mclaren is rather special (black with orange highlight) but all a bit meh when you consider the people likely behind the wheel.

j90gta

390 posts

54 months

Thursday 15th June
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I wonder how many of these "modern" cars will age as well as that 1931 Alfa 8C. Is the Bentley a 1929 4-1/2 litre open tourer? The 300 SL roadster looks so elegant. Everything else is just too "in yer face" and trying too hard.

Adz The Rat

8,812 posts

129 months

Thursday 15th June
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TinRobot said:
but all a bit meh when you consider the people likely behind the wheel.
Care to expand on that bit?

Robert-nszl1

149 posts

8 months

Thursday 15th June
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Geo22 said:
I just think its so strange that the best place to spot all these cars is London which in my view is possibly the worst place in the country to drive!
London is way too general, am I right in thinking they are all in Mayfair or Knightsbridge? Maybe not a couple of them. Hardly a surprise perhaps......

User33678888

1,085 posts

57 months

Thursday 15th June
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What's the stretched Mulsanne? I didn't think Bentley made one that big.

C.A.R.

3,187 posts

108 months

Thursday 15th June
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Is that one of those bladdy-expensive heritage liveries on the last F12 TDF?

Really doesn't work does it?!

roperrich

61 posts

101 months

Thursday 15th June
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de Cadenet's Alfa 8C Spider (FLC) quite possibly the most stylish car in the world, enjoy it while you can as they don't make characters like Alain anymore!

11110111

561 posts

120 months

Thursday 15th June
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The Crack Fox said:
This is sub-Schmee. frown
can we pls keep this Schmee clean, he gets enough visits from his other activities & I enjoy a bit of variety from others (unless this is him in which case I eat my e-hat)

MFR_TT

33 posts

5 months

Thursday 15th June
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That TDF in white is superb.

donteatpeople

399 posts

194 months

Thursday 15th June
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User33678888 said:
What's the stretched Mulsanne? I didn't think Bentley made one that big.
That's the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner. 1000mm added to the wheelbase according to the Bentley web site.

Konrod

644 posts

148 months

Thursday 15th June
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Its the vintage Bentley and the Alfa for me......lovely!

Roy C

3,984 posts

204 months

Friday 16th June
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The Bentley is a 1928 4½-Litre that started life as an H J Mulliner Weymann Saloon.
The original body was removed in the mid-1930s and the chassis was modified to create a very short 2-seater.
It was in the USA from the 1960s until recently.
I suspect the chassis has been lengthened and the current VdP-style 4-seater tourer body is new.

Edited by Roy C on Friday 16th June 08:14