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Paul Pless
12-04-2012, 11:21 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Ferrari_166MM_Barchetta.JPG

Joe (SoCal)
12-04-2012, 11:25 AM
Drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

Ian McColgin
12-04-2012, 11:26 AM
I do believe that beauty is just my age. But it's had a bit more restorative surgury.

Phillip Allen
12-04-2012, 11:36 AM
I do believe that beauty is just my age. But it's had a bit more restorative surgury.

some things are possible... some things are not... :)

Joe (SoCal)
12-04-2012, 11:41 AM
Tidbit is the same age as me and by next season she will be fully varnished and painted and I will not ;) LOL

Phillip Allen
12-04-2012, 11:42 AM
come on, Joe... varnish the top of your head! get someone to help you sand it first

AnalogKid
12-04-2012, 01:21 PM
You'll like BBC Radio DJ Chris Evan's collection then?

http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/5fb89e31-a3ca-4c8a-8583-6297044e0805/670x377Image.jpg?p=100514_10:45


Chris Evans has just added a 12m 250 GTO (http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/chris-evans-buys-12m-ferrari-gto-2010-05-14) to his garage. The garage it joins is mighty impressive in its own right. Last summer, TopGear's Jason Barlow joined the Radio 2 DJ as he loaned out his impressive Ferrari collection to raise cash for charity.
He was the star in a reasonably priced car on an episode and he explained that his eight white Ferraris have a custom build, carpeted garage with an white piano in the corner that plays itself. And who says you can't buy class?

http://www.topgear.com/uk/assets/cms/269ff4d8-4cb6-485b-a78b-5d56b820d4d7/670x377Image.jpg?p=090930_02:27

But I'm pretty sure a Red Barchetta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Barchetta) is the go for A Nice Morning Drive (http://www.mgexperience.net/article/nice-drive.html).

Peach
12-04-2012, 01:21 PM
You pay all that money and they can't even put the steering wheel where it rightly belongs. Jeesh!

Ross M
12-04-2012, 10:26 PM
The little boat. Be still, my soul.

Somewhere around here I have a picture of the first one in the U.S. being uncrated. What a thing!

George Jung
12-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Showed that to my boss; she likes it, says I can get one! WhooHoo!

purri
12-04-2012, 10:43 PM
250 Superleggera?


Note to BF.
I once saw a 250LM coupe (ex Le Mans factory car: owner one Denis Oneil) do a run through the non synchro Carlotti gearbox through Woolooomooloo. I was impressed.

George Jung
12-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Now the boss says she wants it in red.

What'cha suppose it'd cost to get that painted - maybe at Maaco?

Stiletto
12-05-2012, 03:38 AM
I love that Jag, but the windscreen has a worried look about it.

Bernadette
12-05-2012, 03:44 AM
does it go fast?

shamus
12-05-2012, 03:57 AM
I agree with Norman about guages.
I saw some retro styled guages in a shop the other day. They were ugly.
1960s Smiths instruments in my TR3A were things of beauty.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-05-2012, 04:13 AM
does it go fast?

120 mph. Which is why it was called the XK 120.It is a contemprary of the Ferrari at the top of the page, but cheaper and faster. In fact it was The fastest production sports car in the world when it came on the market.

doorstop
12-05-2012, 04:27 AM
[QUOTE=Andrew Craig-Bennett;3616322]120 mph. Which is why it was called the XK 120.It is a contemprary of the Ferrari at the top of the page, but cheaper and faster. In fact it was The fastest production sports car in the world when it came on the market.[/QUO

I read that Jag had to remove the bumpers and the mirrors to achieve 120mph, is that right?

AnalogKid
12-05-2012, 04:32 AM
I read that Jag had to remove the bumpers and the mirrors to achieve 120mph, is that right?

I thought that was what they had to do to get an E-Type to 150 mph.

The Bigfella
12-05-2012, 04:44 AM
Vanilla is better with a bit of orange flavouring....

http://www.ktm.com.au/media/images/500_64204_KTM_EXC_2013_1024.jpg

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-05-2012, 04:45 AM
In 1952 an XK120 fixed head coupe, taken straight off the production line, driven by Stirling Moss, Leslie Johnson, Bert hadley and Jack Fairman covered 16,851.73 miles in exactly one week, for an average speed, including stops, of 100.31mph. Show me a Ferrari that can do that today ...

skuthorp
12-05-2012, 04:57 AM
Quite the beautiful car.

Of course, it's strictly eye candy... no bumpers, door handles, or even a top... a fine example of the automotive styling art, to sit in a garage except for impeccably sunny, dry days with no traffic, and then, only for a short jaunt out.

It never ceases to amaze me, how ugly contemporary production cars are. If you're gonna bend sheet metal, why not bend it into attractive shapes? Same thing especially goes for dashboard design... I HATE modern dashboards, with 'Star Trek' styling cues, weird shapes, and way too many buttons. Give me a flat wood dash, with classic needle gauges with black lettering on white backgrounds and chrome trim, simple toggle switches and knobs, etc.
I had an MG TC like that, a 5 day a year car. Otherwise it was too hot, cold, dusty, wet, shaky and if you got caught out on a wet night you couldn't see a thing outside or inside the canopy. :DBut it was a great car!

Bernadette
12-05-2012, 07:03 AM
sure is a nice looking car irrespective of everything.

BrianY
12-05-2012, 11:37 AM
I guess I don't grok Italian sports car.

It looks like a bull terrier wearing glasses to me...not that I'd turn it down if someone gave it to me, but it's not my first choice in great looking cars.