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Spot of the day - Part 7


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Before continuing, I must warn anyone who reads this that:

1. It's gonna be long

2. There will be a strong adult material in one of the photo, proceed with caution

 

Last weekend I spent the whole weekend in Jakarta, having been invited by McLaren Jakarta for the 60th anniversary of McLaren as well as the official launching of McLaren Artura.

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The one that was supposed to be star of the show. The new Artura in Flux Green. Gorgeous colour, gorgeous car, but lately has been rather controversial with questionable reliability issues. Pity, I actually like it more than the old 570S.

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This one, however, took the shine off the Artura. Probably one of only a handful of occasion that most normal media will ever see McLaren Senna. This one's the third Senna I've seen, finished in Solar Yellow with Azura Blue details. Those black contrasts are PPF wraps.

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Liberty Walk-kitted McLaren 12C Spider with 650S face. I've known this car long before it received its widebody kit treatment. Met an untimely demise later on thanks to driver error.

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My acquaintance's 720S. He actually asked me to hop in for 2 hot laps. I've tried many fast cars but none are as gut-churningly, eyeball-squashingly fast as 720S. It's so brutal you can almost call it an actual force of nature.

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600LT from Surabaya, finished in a beautiful shade of Curacao Blue. Whilst this example was fitted with full race bucket seats from Senna, the exterior is tasty, devoid of any visible carbon fibre parts.

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This 765LT, on the other hand, went the opposite way. Finished in what I believe to be MSO Gotham Black (yes, after THAT Gotham), it got a rather shocking purple-tinted carbon fibre parts. Surprisingly, I actually kind of like it. But then again I'm a card-carrying tart.

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More purple in the shape of this Novitec-kitted MSO Mauvine Blue 570S. The interior is also purple.

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650S Spider in the classic Papaya Orange shade. Probably McLaren's most underrated car.

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What the heck is an Agate Grey 992 GT3 Touring doing in McLaren trackday event? Well... McLaren and Porsche here shared the same workshop and showroom, and in fact they shared the same distributor in Indonesia. So members of Porsche Club Indonesia also received invitations.

 

Now, earlier in the Saturday morning we also spent a bit of time going to Ferrari Owners Club morning drive event

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Club president's own 355 F1 Berlinetta

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355 F1 GTS in typical Rosso Corsa. I still maintain 355 looks best in not-Rosso-Corsa.

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This is more like it, 296 GTS in the new shade of Rosso Imola. It's bite-the-back-of-your-hand gorgeous.

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Rosso Fiorano 488 Pista Spider and (sigh) Rosso Corsa 458 Speciale. While Speciale is my favourite Ferrari, the Pista Spider here is a much better-looking car owing to its colour.

 

Sunday, and it's the usual spotting day.

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I did not expect to see this stunning BMW 2002ti, decked in full Alpina 2002ti race livery. Also, I have warned you guys about the adult stuff.

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A white R35 GT-R Nismo SV from 2021. My favourite GT-R, to be honest. And on that day this car also accompanied by another Nismo SV in the exact same spec. Weird days.

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You guys have seen this Guards Red Speedster but I'll drop it here again just because it is my favourite 911.

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Something that I did not expect to see. An unmodified Murcielago LP640 in Giallo Orion. This car is owned by the same guy who brought his Senna on Saturday's trackday event. And my goodness, isn't Murc still one of the most gorgeous Lamborghini V12 ever made...

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A typical Rosso Corsa Testarossa. I still prefer the Murc, though.

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Another rare car, this one's an Abarth 695 Biposto Record Edition. A special edition of the Abarth 695 Biposto, which itself is the answer to a question of "What if I want my Abarth 695 a lot more hardcore, a lot more impractical and a lot more difficult to live with?" Apparently there are people who wants a Fiat 500 without back seat, a roll cage, racing harness, pogo sticks for suspensions, obnoxious Record Monza exhaust, and an actual racing dog-leg sequential gearbox as their daily car. This one's a more normal manual-fitted car, though. Because I have yet to see anyone willing to spend GBP15k for the optional sequential racing gearbox in a Fiat 500.

 

 

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This probably doesn’t count, but I spotted and overtook multiple Caymans, a Mustang, Ferrari 458, Jag F-Type, R8 and Alpine A110 on Saturday.

And lots of Formula cars!  I was driving a McLaren 570S for a birthday treat!  The instructors were very complimentary about my efforts though I doubt I managed even 7/10 of the car’s capabilities; but Thruxton gives plenty of space to give a glimpse of what these sort of cars can do.
But none of us overtook Tiff Needell in an M2 even though he seemed to be spending most of his laps sideways!

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1 hour ago, Tyas said:

Apparently there are people who wants a Fiat 500 without back seat, a roll cage, racing harness, pogo sticks for suspensions, obnoxious Record Monza exhaust, and an actual racing dog-leg sequential gearbox as their daily car.

 

That'd be me then....!! (well, it would have been 50 years ago when my daily's were fully stripped out, stage rally prepared Escorts...!! :) )

 

Keith

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Just popped up the Post Office to return a faulty Sekonda watch to Amazon and had to wait at the junction to let a beautiful Rover P6 3500S to pass - looked stunning in a lovely Sage green colour, gleaming in the sunshine! 

 

Keith

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Newcastle City Centre - Yesterday.

 

In my eyes, the second best estate car in the world.... An M-Plate Austin Montego

 

(Best, most sensible estate, IMO, is the Skoda Octavia)

 

IanJ

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Stamford this morning. A silver replica of a Porsche 356. I thought at first it was a Chesil Speedster. But it was rather too bloated.

Turns out it may be based on a Boxster. I didn't have my glasses so couldn't read the badges!

Just down the road was a small green car that I couldn't identify. Possibly an old Seat but RHD.

Pale green with strakes on both doors. Around the same size as the old Fiat 850.

 

Later in Bourne. An 03 reg red Rover 25 that looked about a year old!

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An interesting one this morning as I went to pick up an old mate (83) & to take him to his weekly get together with his even older mate (95) & saw a something i wasn't too sure of. A rego check gave me an ID as a 1928 Ford Model A convertible. OK, nothing too extreme there except the back end seemed to be all compound curves & maybe, it was only a quick glimpse as I negotiated a round about, cycle type front wings. It was less than pristine but with a very recent number plate so I'm guessing it is a work in progress. I'll be keeping an eye out for it. :)

Steve.

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A 1969 MGB plugged into a public EV charger. The owner was inside waiting for the charger to finish so I was able to talk to him a bit about the car. The conversion was done in Australia so it was right hand drive. The battery was split into three packs. One under the hood and above the motor. The second was behind the seats and the last one took the place of the gas tank. The cells were from a Tesla. The motor was connected to the transmission so I'm assuming that you still have to shift gears. He had it repainted after it arrived in Canada and the body work was in great shape. Except for the charger port on the rear, you wouldn't know it was electric by looking at it.

 

I didn't get a chance to take any pics unfortunately as I was out walking the dog at the time. 

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A Matt black McLaren 765LT Spider in central Southampton this evening.  The driver was dressed to match, offset by the fluffy white dog in the passenger seat, hard to tell if it was impressed!  Sounded nice as it drove off...

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Yesterday on the outskirts of Peterborough, A Mk 1 Range Rover. Obviously a rebuild in that blue/green colour. Teal?

Near the centre was a Rover 70 or 90 (Auntie Rover) in red on the front garden of a housewith a For Sale sign on it.

Then a Triumph Aclaim. Y reg in gold and looking about two years old. 

This morning near home, North of Lincoln, a white Mk1 Capri.

 

There won't be too much reporting in future as I've now retired from delivering the booze. So I won't be out & about like I used to be.

 

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25 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

There won't be too much reporting in future as I've now retired from delivering the booze. So I won't be out & about like I used to be.

 

Enjoy your retirement!
Trevor

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

There won't be too much reporting in future as I've now retired from delivering the booze. So I won't be out & about like I used to be.

 

 

OTOH, you now have more time for spotting.  🤔  Either way. enjoy your new life.

 

Recent spots:  a BRG C-type, presumably a replica, but I'd forgotten the reg by the time I got home; a dark red G-reg Peugeot 309 (🙅‍♂️); several Rover 75s (again, 🙅‍♂️), a P-reg MGB GT backdated with  chrome grille and bumpers, and a couple of new classics in neighbouring streets - a G-reg Beetle and an L-reg Mercedes 230.

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