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« Reply #125 on: 12/07/2007 09:35:12 »
Em and I had an Elise as our wedding car - I'm glad it was dry too!

 

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« Reply #126 on: 12/07/2007 09:35:39 »
Ah, the Volante. I have to admit a preference for this particular Volante...

 

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« Reply #127 on: 12/07/2007 09:36:19 »
I've always had a soft spot for Lotus cars.
 

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« Reply #128 on: 12/07/2007 09:39:27 »
Well, that's fair enough. It's certainly a classic! I think I'm influenced by an old girlfriend whose father had a couple of DB4's. We used to go racing at Brands, so it has some sort of evocative attachment too.

I'm wondering if your Volante has a Mustang flavour to it? The nose looks similar, at least, with the deep-set headlights.
 

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« Reply #129 on: 12/07/2007 09:45:49 »
My sisters partner has too.......

He owns / has owned the following:





 

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« Reply #130 on: 12/07/2007 09:51:42 »
Is that 1st 1 a Lotus Carlton? They were evil!
 

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« Reply #131 on: 12/07/2007 09:54:01 »
Is that 1st 1 a Lotus Carlton? They were evil!

Yes, that's right. I know nothing of it's temperament, though he has a photo of his dashboard when he was doing about 170 - but the thing is, he was only pulling 4 or 5 thousand revs. I'm pretty sure, anyway, but it wasn't very many. I think it was the world's fastest production car for a period.
 

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« Reply #132 on: 12/07/2007 09:58:44 »
Is that 1st 1 a Lotus Carlton? They were evil!

Yes, that's right. I know nothing of it's temperament, though he has a photo of his dashboard when he was doing about 170 - but the thing is, he was only pulling 4 or 5 thousand revs. I'm pretty sure, anyway, but it wasn't very many. I think it was the world's fastest production car for a period.

Not sure about it being the world's fastest production car, but it was certainly the fastest sports saloon by quite a margin.

I remember the police asked for it to be banned as they had nothing that could catch it.
 

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« Reply #133 on: 12/07/2007 10:07:32 »
Yes, you're right (unglaublich!) - it was the worlds fastest saloon bar.
 

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« Reply #134 on: 12/07/2007 10:13:08 »
3.6 litre twin intercooled Garrett F25 turbos, 377bhp. 176mph, 0-60mph in under 5 seconds, 6-speed ZF gearbox (in some).
 

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« Reply #135 on: 12/07/2007 12:41:53 »
I would like one of these......




This is a pretty car... OH Man!
 

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« Reply #136 on: 12/07/2007 12:43:47 »
Ah, the Volante. I have to admit a preference for this particular Volante...



Yes I must say That is a pretty car!
 

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« Reply #137 on: 12/07/2007 12:46:53 »
Those are all some pretty fancy cars! LOL pretty sexy cars!
 

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« Reply #138 on: 12/07/2007 12:48:15 »
Sexy cars for sexy men! ;)
 

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« Reply #139 on: 12/07/2007 12:52:12 »
 

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« Reply #140 on: 12/07/2007 12:53:01 »
HEY That works both ways you know sexy cars for sexy women too!! LOL LOL!
 

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« Reply #141 on: 12/07/2007 12:57:34 »
 

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« Reply #142 on: 12/07/2007 12:59:55 »
 

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« Reply #143 on: 12/07/2007 13:01:00 »
 

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« Reply #144 on: 12/07/2007 13:14:14 »


i am not an animal.

I loved the Movie "Elephant man" It was an incredible moving movie about him..Was his name John..Merik I can't remember .. remarkable story!
 

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« Reply #145 on: 12/07/2007 15:05:40 »
Joseph Carey Merrick
 

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« Reply #146 on: 12/07/2007 15:09:26 »
So what car did he drive? *Tries to get the thread back again*
 

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« Reply #147 on: 12/07/2007 15:10:05 »
Yes that sounds better.. It has been along time since I seen that movie or read anything on him. Thanks Doc.. You have great recall!
 

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« Reply #148 on: 12/07/2007 15:11:12 »
 Who Joeseph??
 

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« Reply #149 on: 12/07/2007 15:11:59 »
Or perhaps he just sat in the trunk?
 

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