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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/cx75/2015/710480

    So uhm... we are fans, and thus collectors. Now it's your chance to own a piece of Bond on wheels... the Jaguar CX75 as seen in Spectre is up for auction...

    I've bought too many classic cars during the last 10 years, so I'll leave it up to me mates on this site.

    :-?
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 7,280
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/cx75/2015/710480

    So uhm... we are fans, and thus collectors. Now it's your chance to own a piece of Bond on wheels... the Jaguar CX75 as seen in Spectre is up for auction...

    I've bought too many classic cars during the last 10 years, so I'll leave it up to me mates on this site.

    :-?

    TBH I don't like it. Worst chase in Bond history, except for the Ice chase, but at least that one was on ice.

    I'm no fan of these 'supercars' or 'hypercars'. Try and get one of those through a normal street. I've seen them often enough in the expensive side of town. I was faster on my bycicle because they have to slow down to crawling pace to get over a speed bump. They're useless as cars.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    Posts: 3,497
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/cx75/2015/710480

    So uhm... we are fans, and thus collectors. Now it's your chance to own a piece of Bond on wheels... the Jaguar CX75 as seen in Spectre is up for auction...

    I've bought too many classic cars during the last 10 years, so I'll leave it up to me mates on this site.

    :-?

    TBH I don't like it. Worst chase in Bond history, except for the Ice chase, but at least that one was on ice.

    I'm no fan of these 'supercars' or 'hypercars'. Try and get one of those through a normal street. I've seen them often enough in the expensive side of town. I was faster on my bycicle because they have to slow down to crawling pace to get over a speed bump. They're useless as cars.

    Yeah but we can dream. ~O)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Such a lovely looking car and a real shame it never went to production. I didn't know Williams rebuilt them for the movie though; that's an interesting history of that car. Quite an amazing and unique car to own.
    It'll be fascinating to see how much it goes for.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I'm no fan of these 'supercars' or 'hypercars'. Try and get one of those through a normal street. I've seen them often enough in the expensive side of town. I was faster on my bycicle because they have to slow down to crawling pace to get over a speed bump. They're useless as cars.

    When I'm out on 2 wheels I love the schadenfreude of filtering past a very expensive car that's stuck in traffic. So long, suckers!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I'm no fan of these 'supercars' or 'hypercars'. Try and get one of those through a normal street. I've seen them often enough in the expensive side of town. I was faster on my bycicle because they have to slow down to crawling pace to get over a speed bump. They're useless as cars.

    When I'm out on 2 wheels I love the schadenfreude of filtering past a very expensive car that's stuck in traffic. So long, suckers!

    It's a pretty short lived victory though! And folks in cars are usually doing different journeys to those on bikes: it's like a car driver feeling elation that he just drove 200 miles and flicking the Vs at a cyclist for not managing the same feat :)
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Sorry, but ...

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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    =)) =))
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Here is another of my dream cars. Unfortunately it only was a prototype, but I would love to drive one: The 1964 GM-X Stiletto. Those were the days when Americans looked optimistically into a bright future influenced by rocket technology. The Space Age had begun!

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  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    That is one epic prototipe! You do wonder what happened in the US after that. especially the eighties....
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I'm no fan of these 'supercars' or 'hypercars'. Try and get one of those through a normal street. I've seen them often enough in the expensive side of town. I was faster on my bycicle because they have to slow down to crawling pace to get over a speed bump. They're useless as cars.

    When I'm out on 2 wheels I love the schadenfreude of filtering past a very expensive car that's stuck in traffic. So long, suckers!

    As we get even more gray/rainy weather over here in the swamplands than you in Britain, I'm always happy to give some spaceto those on their oversized mopeds. After all, I'm the one sitting on my leather seat, in warm surroundings with some nice music on the radio...
    ;-)

    Doesn't mean I wasn't enjoying overtaking a ferrari on the right hand side when I got the chance in busy traffic though. Still had to push my (then) golf onto 140 kp/h to manage it.. :-D
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Which Golf did you have? :D
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    edited November 2019 Posts: 7,280
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    Exactly like this, but than silver.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Sweet. ;)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    As we get even more gray/rainy weather over here in the swamplands than you in Britain, I'm always happy to give some spaceto those on their oversized mopeds. After all, I'm the one sitting on my leather seat, in warm surroundings with some nice music on the radio...
    ;-)

    True! (And mine really is an oversized moped.) I try to be a courteous rider, but sometimes my attitude is more "Get out of my way, I'm cold and wet and you're not."
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited November 2019 Posts: 3,497
    DBX interior:

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    USA price: $189.900, which is more than the Bentley Bentayga...
  • MartinBondMartinBond Trying not to muck it up again
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    Then again, with a DBX you get more than a VW Touareg with some chrome and leather thrown at it :D
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    MartinBond wrote: »
    Then again, with a DBX you get more than a VW Touareg with some chrome and leather thrown at it :D

    I like the Touareg :-\" [-(
  • MartinBondMartinBond Trying not to muck it up again
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    I see (luxury) SUV's and especially Crossovers as pointless but a necessary evil for companies to survive, with the exception of the Toyota Land Cruiser and a LaRo Defender.

    Having said that, There are some that aren't soo bad, like the Alfa Stelvio, Jaguar F-Pace, Maserati Levante and this upcoming DBX.
    Still, I'd rather have a Giulia/XF/Ghibli/Vantage respectively.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    JamesCraig wrote: »
    DBX interior:

    y6wPXqA.jpg

    USA price: $189.900, which is more than the Bentley Bentayga...

    If that is an Aston Martin, I wonder how passengers in the backseat could tell. This is very generic and does not shout AM. Are there at least any subtle logos? Any repetition of the famous grille-shape in the design?

    I think I would rather buy a nice Touareg, t.b.h., or a Porsche Cayenne.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited November 2019 Posts: 3,497
    zebrafish wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    DBX interior:

    y6wPXqA.jpg

    USA price: $189.900, which is more than the Bentley Bentayga...

    If that is an Aston Martin, I wonder how passengers in the backseat could tell. This is very generic and does not shout AM. Are there at least any subtle logos? Any repetition of the famous grille-shape in the design?

    I think I would rather buy a nice Touareg, t.b.h., or a Porsche Cayenne.

    Well, I'm not the biggest Porsche fan, but for some reason I like the Macan a lot. :-?

    No wonder it's their best selling model.

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    zebrafish wrote: »
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    DBX interior:

    y6wPXqA.jpg

    USA price: $189.900, which is more than the Bentley Bentayga...

    If that is an Aston Martin, I wonder how passengers in the backseat could tell. This is very generic and does not shout AM. Are there at least any subtle logos? Any repetition of the famous grille-shape in the design?

    I think I would rather buy a nice Touareg, t.b.h., or a Porsche Cayenne.

    Have you been in many Astons? They’re not as chintzy inside as Bentleys, although I’ve found their interiors recently to be a little disappointing to be honest. This one looks a little improvement.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    I have never sat in an Aston, unfortunately, but I think for that money one could expect not only luxury, but also something a little different or specific to the marque.

    Agreed, the Macan looks much better than the Cayenne (which is the same platform as the Touareg). But as SUVs go, they quickly lose the specific look of their more sportier and smaller cousins, the GTs and Coupés. It would be worth looking at how good the different companies managed to upscale their typical design language and still be instantly recognizable, but in a good way. Volvo is an example where this worked extremely well, to the point that the old XC60 is now as typical of "a Volvo" as the boxy cars 260 or 850 in the 70s-90s. At the other end is BMW, no matter how big the SUV, they all look identical. Difficult to tell X1 from X3 and that from X5 (especially from the back and sides).
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
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    Which of these DB4 Zagato continuations is mine? ;-)
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I got up close to one at Goodwood this year: incredible!
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    edited November 2019 Posts: 3,511
    Quick, buy one (obviously the one with the fog lights and Rallye-stripes) and wait a couple of years, then sell and retire.

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    Just realized the bonnets look different - air-intake in one, bulge in the other - what's going on here? I think I posted the wrong car.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
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    Here we go, this is the one:

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  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    Personally it just feels wrong to say 'I sat in the back of an Aston'. You either sit in the front, or there's no use at all. But then again I am one of those 'I don't get the SUV thing' persons. Yes, I understan driving the real ones in rough terrain, but not the luxury ones. That's taking all the fun out of driving.

    Still hoping by the end of march I can honestly say we're buying a Giulia. If all goes a little better than planned.....

    But just for the fun of it, what are your thoughts? We won't be able to buy the quadrofoglio, just the 'starters model'. But what colour/seat combination do you guys like most?
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited November 2019 Posts: 3,497
    Personally it just feels wrong to say 'I sat in the back of an Aston'. You either sit in the front, or there's no use at all. But then again I am one of those 'I don't get the SUV thing' persons. Yes, I understan driving the real ones in rough terrain, but not the luxury ones. That's taking all the fun out of driving.

    Still hoping by the end of march I can honestly say we're buying a Giulia. If all goes a little better than planned.....

    But just for the fun of it, what are your thoughts? We won't be able to buy the quadrofoglio, just the 'starters model'. But what colour/seat combination do you guys like most?

    Black or dark grey. Leather or leather/Alcantara. ;)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Personally it just feels wrong to say 'I sat in the back of an Aston'. You either sit in the front, or there's no use at all. But then again I am one of those 'I don't get the SUV thing' persons. Yes, I understan driving the real ones in rough terrain, but not the luxury ones. That's taking all the fun out of driving.

    Still hoping by the end of march I can honestly say we're buying a Giulia. If all goes a little better than planned.....

    But just for the fun of it, what are your thoughts? We won't be able to buy the quadrofoglio, just the 'starters model'. But what colour/seat combination do you guys like most?

    The Giulia is absolutely gorgeous. I’d go with a dark blue colour and light brown interior with leather seats :x
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