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6 minutes ago, Sabrejet said:

 

I like those: we get them in the UK every so often. A bit like the smaller cousin of the Jensen Interceptor (I assume the A40 Sports had a design link with the Jensen?)

 

EDIT: I just googled it: the A40 Sports body was made by Jensen and the Jensen Interceptor used an Austin A70 chassis. So that explains why they look similar.

Thanks for the extra info, I did notice the Interceptor resemblance as I prowled google to find my car but put it down to a fashion of the times thing. I didn't realise how closely they were related, an attractive little thing & fun to own I'd reckon.

Steve.

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The other day in Southwell (Notts) as we drove through the shopping area I'm sure I saw a black Fiat Topolino in a garage.

 

Today in Grimsby (Lincs) a blue J reg Sierra 4 door and a blue Vauxhall Carlton Estate. Then the MG version of a Rover 45? with louvres on the front wings.

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Despite the salty roads, a trip out yesterday saw a 1966 Morris Mini Minor and a Rover P6. Hope they hosed off and dried the underside before garaging,

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2 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

One of the most pointless cars on the road. Gobsmacked I actually saw one.........

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The Aston Martin Cygnet.

 

Not pointless if you're a company offsetting against the wonderful gas-guzzlers you make. We owe the Cygnet a debt of thanks for that. 

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11 hours ago, Vesa Jussila said:

I looked just for curiosity how many of Cygnets is for sale in mobile.de and I was surprised that those are still asking around 45K.

The problem with doing this (and I've just done the same) is that I start looking at the Vantages straight afterwards. And then I realise that I can afford an Aston :party:. It's at that point I have to search frantically for my sensible had and tell myself that while I can afford to BUY an Aston, I probably can't afford to run an Aston...

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11 hours ago, Spiny said:

I can afford an Aston :party:. It's at that point I have to search frantically for my sensible had and tell myself that while I can afford to BUY an Aston, I probably can't afford to run an Aston...

 

I know exactly what you are saying. I was living in London (W2) when DBS price was in lowest point. And Starting was somewhere 15K GBP. Keep so cheap car running would have been a pain and then you need a garage etc.

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Haven't been posting here for a while, but 2023 started out with a bang in terms of cars spotted (even if it hasn't been any good elsewhere for me).

 

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One of only 275 Meredes-AMG GT Black Series Project ONE Edition in the world, and the only one here in Indonesia. To be eligible for this, you have to place an order for the AMG ONE F1-engined hypercar first. Make that what you will.

 

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One of only 5 McLaren Senna in Indonesia, this one racked up the most mileage, unlike 4 other cars which are stored in garage only seeing the light of day every once in a while (or in one case, never saw the light of day).

 

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The first BMW M4 CSL in Indonesia, this one was a parallel import car rather than from official BMW dealer, arriving from UK about around 2 weeks before the official launch from BMW Indonesia, curiously.

 

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This, though, takes the cake. The only Pagani Huayra Roadster in Indonesia, and allegedly one of only 2 Pagani here. Formerly a UK unit, owned by Ian Kershaw, arrived in Indonesia back in mid-2022. One of only 14 RHD Huayra Roadster out of 100 built, and the only one fitted from factory with straight-piped exhaust. Unusually, the only unpainted carbon exterior parts here are the front splitter, wing mirrors, roof and pillars, and the lip on the rear bumper. The rest is painted, which is a rarity in the world where most Huayras are finished in clear-lacquered carbon fibres.

 

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That Huayra made this SF90 Spider looked like Fiesta. Make no mistake, a fantastic example in Rosso Fuoco, though. Not your usual Rosso Corsa.

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At a funeral yesterday for a workmate from many years ago, when, after the service as we milled around waiting for the hearse to depart & generally catching up with others, I spotted this.

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A 1968 Lotus Cortina Mk II, an import from the UK at some stage & registered as it appears, so I'm assuming it to be genuine, it certainly appeared convincing afaics. Having waited for the coast to clear before I had my nosey, I then had to dash back inside before the sausage rolls ran out. ;) :D

Steve.

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Yesterday saw a light blue Renault 5 on a M prefix, I had forgotten they made them still that late.

Last week a cream A40 Farina saloon, two Minor travellers and more exotically, two  BMW 840 s, one blue other green.

 

Matt. New phone not sorted the keyboard yet so hoping for best with what I've typed.

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We were looking at coverage of the flooding in Auckland over the last 24 hours on the TV news when I spotted this

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 a 2005 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, looking as though it was abandoned to the floods by its owner.  Bugger. :(

Screen shot from this evenings TVNZ TV1 news bulletin.

This apart, the floods up there have been quite awful, the other half went up to go to the Elton John concert scheduled for last night & tonight, both cancelled, this one was, for her, a replacement for the one he cancelled in 2019 when he got pneumonia. The damage to property & infrastructure was pretty sobering viewing. 

Steve.

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Yesterday I saw a Jenson Interceptor.  That wasn’t the most remarkable car though, which was an immaculate 1994 bog-standard Pug 106.  I had one (a Rallye) and I wouldn’t have given much odds for any of the range to last 29 years!

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1 hour ago, Windy37 said:

Been watching footage of the flooding on BBC breakfast news this morning. Just awful.  Stay safe Steve . 

Gary . 

Thanks Gary, we had a dose back in September but nothing like they've had in Auckland, the north & east of the North Island have had a succession of nasty weather systems  through in the last few weeks, tropical systems coming further south for some reason. :shrug:

Steve.

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