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Old 11-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I know you're a young buck so you may not know this car. Three were made. Two exist. One (this one) is owned by Ralph Lauren. One sold at auction (owner unknown but believed to be Peter Mullen) a couple of years ago for about $35M.

Current value of this car is around $40M.

That's million. FORTY MILLION DOLLARS.
Actually I was watching a car show on velocity, and this guy had a hand built replica of this car, and he was selling the REPLICA for $2M

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:58 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Y'all a bunch of no good American hatin' ghey commie bastages for not mentioning this car:



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2012 - 20yrs. = 1992 AD
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Y'all a bunch of no good American hatin' ghey commie bastages for not mentioning this car:



That back is so ugly!

But then I'm not American.


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Old 11-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Actually I was watching a car show on velocity, and this guy had a hand built replica of this car, and he was selling the REPLICA for $2M

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My friend has a Type 57SC Atlantic in his shop (non alloy bodied replica)




They restored the light blue one that sold for over $30M.

They also had a few other Bugatti's while I was there for a visit.





nice Ferrari too

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #69 (permalink)
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You guys like some butt ugly automobiles

I hope you folks are confusing powerful or fast with beautiful. Most of you certainly can't figure out that 2012 - 20 is 1992.

Some of the most beautiful designs have been on inexpensive cars. One of my favorites for pure design beauty is the Ford Fiesta 3 door.

IMHO the Elise/Exige are just plain ugly. Lotus hasn't made a beautiful car since the Type 14 Elite. In comparison Ferrari has had 2 beautiful cars in the last few decades the Dino and the 360 convertible and Lamborghini has never made a beautiful car.

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I hope you folks are confusing powerful or fast with beautiful. Most of you certainly can't figure out that 2012 - 20 is 1992.

Some of the most beautiful designs have been on inexpensive cars. One of my favorites for pure design beauty is the Ford Fiesta 3 door.

IMHO the Elise/Exige are just plain ugly. Lotus hasn't made a beautiful car since the Type 14 Elite. In comparison Ferrari has had 2 beautiful cars in the last few decades the Dino and the 360 convertible and Lamborghini has never made a beautiful car.

>says elise is ugly

>says ford fiesta is a beauty

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the kid changed the criterion to say 'of all time'
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I know many people are already doing it, but start posting the MOST BEAUTIFUL CARS EVER MADE. No time frame!! Any year, any car, GO!

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Read each post carefully before responding, 407.

The timeframe was changed on page 3 and a few people had to point it out already.

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As far as 'of all time', that one is painfully simple:

1937 Bugatti Atlantique. Only worth about a squilion dollars.

We can just post Ralph Lauren's collection. He pretty much owns the most beautiful cars ever made:
I almost caused an international incident back in 2010...parts of Lauren's collection was on display in Paris...you were not allowed to take pictures...yeah right!
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My friend has a Type 57SC Atlantic in his shop (non alloy bodied replica)




They restored the light blue one that sold for over $30M.

They also had a few other Bugatti's while I was there for a visit.





nice Ferrari too

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Is that real? Can't be possible. I thought there were only 3 in the world and one was totalled. The other two owned by Ralph Lauren and Peter Mullen.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:09 AM   #74 (permalink)
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I almost caused an international incident back in 2010...parts of Lauren's collection was on display in Paris...you were not allowed to take pictures...yeah right!
Simply the most beautiful, rare and prestigious collection on the planet.

There's a great 1 hour show on it - I think it's on iTunes.
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I almost caused an international incident back in 2010...parts of Lauren's collection was on display in Paris...you were not allowed to take pictures...yeah right!
I saw it in Boston. Great experience. What I took away from it:

-The McLaren F1 is tiny and imposing at the same time. Gorgeous.
-The Ferrari 250GTO is pretty much perfect. Not an odd curve or shape on that car. My favorite of the collection.
-The Porsche 959 is impressively more beautiful than the 911 on which it's styling is based.
-The 300SL in person is so simple and elegant.
-All of these classics look like 7/8 models compared to modern cars. Our sports cars today are too big and complicated, excepting the Elise, of course.
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Simply the most beautiful, rare and prestigious collection on the planet.

There's a great 1 hour show on it - I think it's on iTunes.
I think I saw that on one of the cable channels a while back...that's what inspired me to make it a point to see them.

If you are ever in Philly, check out the Simeone Foundation...

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum | One of the greatest collections of racing sports cars in the world.

He's got some beauties that have not been restored...which makes it ever more awesomer...Jag C & D, Testarosa, Daytona and my favorite, the 917 psychedelic...

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:43 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Yep. Dr. Simeone has been on 'What's My Car Worth?' on Velocity. He's interviewed by the wooden, but insanely gorgeous host, Lorainne McKinnery - impressive.

I hate Ralph Lauren - he's ridiculously wealthy, has amazing cars and is so short he can fit in them!

This is Lorainne:





Here's a great Simeone pic I found:

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I saw it in Boston. Great experience. What I took away from it:

-The McLaren F1 is tiny and imposing at the same time. Gorgeous.
-The Ferrari 250GTO is pretty much perfect. Not an odd curve or shape on that car. My favorite of the collection.
-The Porsche 959 is impressively more beautiful than the 911 on which it's styling is based.
-The 300SL in person is so simple and elegant.
-All of these classics look like 7/8 models compared to modern cars. Our sports cars today are too big and complicated, excepting the Elise, of course.

Agreed with all...except...I am not exactly sure I understand the 959 phenomenon. There was one at a local car show recently, and I was nonplussed. It simply felt like a squatter, longer, and dare I say slower looking Porsche.

To your point about modern cars, I've made this point before on this board, but it goes like this - modern sports cars are like the mega-stadiums of the 70's.

There is a lack of intamcy and connection with the flappy paddle shifting computer smarter than the driver homogenized movement...that's why I love the Elise, it is the Camden Yards of the automotive world.

I think in a few years drivers will long for a clutch and gear shift, and just like the muscle car was once forgotten and then became a cherished commodity commanding an outrageous premium, so will the Elise.
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Yep. Dr. Simeone has been on 'What's My Car Worth?' on Velocity. He's interviewed by the wooden, but insanely gorgeous host, Lorainne McKinnery - impressive.
Lorainne is the spokes model version of the 959; I just don't get her, either.

As a fellow Velocity fan, which is your favorite show?

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I love Wheeler Dealer...it's a ginormous British fraud, but's it's fun to see what they buy the car for and then what Ed needs to do fix. Learn a lot.
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Lorainne is the spokes model version of the 959; I just don't get her, either.

As a fellow Velocity fan, which is your favorite show?

What's My Car Worth
CCC
Wheeler Dealer
Fifth Gear
Mecum
West Coast Customs



I love Wheeler Dealer...it's a ginormous British fraud, but's it's fun to see what they buy the car for and then what Ed needs to do fix. Learn a lot.

I LOVE CCC - actually met Wayne Carini at Monterey Week last year. He and his group and my wife and I were all smashed at the bar of a packed restaurant as we waited for our tables. He bought me and my wife a glass of wine and we shot the breeze. Super nice and he's like 5 feet tall. He's got a severely autistic daughter and my wife used to teach autistic kids. Came up because he had a fleece on that had some autism awareness logo and he and my wife got to chatting about it.

Back to the shows:

CCC WAS great. It's just good now. The new season has a bunch of cars that are simply not interesting to me (Pierce Arrow, etc). I loved the episodes with Herb Chamber's Daytona or the barn/shed find Dino.

WMCW - is good, but get's repetitive. Lorainne is strikingly beautiful - very classy - but she is a HORRIBLE host. Insanely wooden. The show is good, but it's too repetitive for me and the guy with the cigar bugs.

Fifth Gear - I just can't get into it. Don't know why, but when it's on, I find myself playing around on line.

My favorite shows are Shifting Gears, Tech Toys/World's Most Expensive Rides (which they just rerun all the time) and I do enjoy West Coast Customs and the new Overhaulin'. I don't really like those types of cars, but I enjoy any show that shows me car restoration.

Mecum bores me. Boring cars. Boring show.

Wheeler Dealers is awesome. I love how they get giddy about turning a car for a $500 quid profit (less the 5,000 hours of 'free' labor)! I love the cars they do - Moke, A310, Esprit, Citroen DS, etc. Best of all is Mike's cockney accent. 'Old out yer 'and, fella. You just bought yerself a crackin' mota. My mate Edd sorted out all the fiddly bits. Ta da'
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