Cars Thread!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by IrishSkyBlue, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Ranjit Bhurpa

    Ranjit Bhurpa Well-Known Member

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    Deffo a weekend motor wrapped up in cotton wool. Certainly look forward to Saturdays growling up to the Ricoh.
     
  2. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    We had all of those in the fleet NW. One of my colleagues who owned a Porsche 928 borrowed a Croma turbo for a business trip and sadly wrapped it up on the M5. Couldn't handle the acceleration lol
     
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    I always wanted a Lotus Europa. They are supposed to be terrible cars but they just look so good.
    I think they look particularly good from the rear.
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    That reminded me of Loadsamoney's motor [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. IrishSkyBlue

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    for me only one classic id love to buy and hopefully some day a shelby cobra love these cars:

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  7. Marty

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    A lad at work has a lotus Carlton. It's absolutely battered he reverese it into a fence nearly every day when he's parking it.
     
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    Most curious behavior

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    Was going to buy one of these about 20 years ago ( really cheap) until I looked at the log book and it had had 37 previous owners ,considering it was only about 10 years old I thought that was some going...and they were just the ones who bothered to send the log book off
     
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  10. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    It probably does 0-60 in sub 6 secs in reverse so fully understandable
     
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  11. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    For sheer style, I think the Italians have it. Demonstrated by Raf Vallone as the Mafia don in The Italian Job with sharp suit, graduated shades and Fiat Dino. Perfecto!

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  12. Bumberclart

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    My old boss had a Lotus Carlton. Gave the warehouse manager the keys and told him to drive it to the garage for a service. The guy jumped in, slammed it in what he thought was reverse and put his foot down to spin it out into the empty car park. Unfortunately, it had a 6 speed box and he put the front end of the car through the wall, and ended up 4 feet from the bosses desk.
    The car later got nicked, and was used in a few jewellery raids. Featured on footage shown on Police 5. (keep 'em peeled)
     
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  13. IrishSkyBlue

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    goign changing over my license in few weeks search on buy a car here, average litre car here like 2.5 or 3l petrol lol
     
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    upload_2017-3-16_14-31-7.jpeg [​IMG]

    lamborghini mura italian job
     
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  15. trevelfarandwide

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    I know this is mostly an appreciation thread, however I'm just curious to see if many others here find that hideous fucking Vauxhall Mokka as painful on the eyes as I do?

    These crossover SUVs are terrible to look at, and at least 4 people I know own them and wish they hadn't bothered.
     

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