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Hi, I see my 28 year old Merc as an example for a personally important car, the 300 SL as a classic car.IMHO the first would be better without the chair and the stick coming out of the bonnet and if poss reversed about 3 ft ( if poss) to get rid of the brown grass
Thank you for showing beautiful pictures of your beautiful car! -This is mine, I've had it 12 years and almost fully restored it. It's a 1997 TVR Cerbera, 21 years old so almost a classic, important - well british, faster than a lot of the competition...
Hi, I couldn't agree more. And it took Bentley quite a while ... --- :OK, I'll play... Here's one of the most significant trend setters in motoring history, a car that really did evolve to create its own market. I must take it out and get a better photo of it one of these days!
Maybe that's why they waited so long. They have the Audi Q7/8, VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne (all made in Bratislava) ... ---Proper Bentleys (pre RR) created their own market in the '20s. They're now just VW's upmarket brand. Not that I'd say no to a modern one but I'd rather have a Speed 6!
Early range rovers - great cars. I have an itch for a V8 one of these or maybe a defenderOK, I'll play... Here's one of the most significant trend setters in motoring history, a car that really did evolve to create its own market. I must take it out and get a better photo of it one of these days!
Thank you, for sharing your Bentley knowledge! - Vintage Bentleys are extremely rare here in Germany. - Later cars such as the Continental GT are offered used, starting at 60K €. But who knows about future repair/maintenance costs?Thank you! Possibly one of the first homologation specials - 50 were built in total in order for them to be eligible to race as production cars rather than specials. Never really did that well in terms of race wins but did get the Mercedes to chase them at Le Mans until the Mercs blew up, leaving the more reliable Speed 6 Bentleys to take the wins. Often referred to as Tim Birkin's cars, the race team at Le Mans was actually owned by Dorothy Padget.
Hi, again, thank you for sharing your personal Bentley experiences! I never had any contact with Bentley owners. - My friends and acquaintances are very much "old school" (Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volvo, VW) ...Vintage Bentleys aren't that common anywhere (apart from Jay Leno's garage, that is!!!) these days. There are a few around locally - not as daily drivers now, although there were a few when I was a kid. My Grandfather had a Speed 6 which he picked up as a crashed vehicle soon after the 39/45 war - the chap who crashed it didn't survive the war so his parents sold the wreck for next to nothing. (Petrol was so heavily rationed after the war that thirsty vehicles like the Bentley were worth very little - and back then, they were regarded very much as "last year's model" so had very little perceived value!) Many years (and £) later, it was used as much as possible, doing several European tours and many holidays and days out in the UK in much style during the '70s and '80s, eventually being sold when my Grandmother could no longer get up into it after a stroke.
A few years back, I was considering buying an Elise but decided not to after discovering that a graceful exit from it (with the roof up) was impossible for me - hands and knees were the only way I could get out of it!
One could even change a tyre by lifting a wheel hydraulically. (I have seen it done.) The decline of Citroen is due to quality problems. Few garages could fix the hydraulics in Germany (and in England, too). Ducellier electrics were unreliable, and there was rust ... ---Could run on flat tyres, as evidenced when terrorists tried to assassinate Charles de Gaulle. 2-4 of the car's tyres were shot out but it managed to escape. IIRC it had a brake button rather than a proper pedal. Gorgeous car.
Hi, thank you for your friendly appreciation of my postings.Apart from the pictures being stunning its lovely to see so many classic cars. Hardly see that many on the roads these days.