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  1. Thread: Saoutchik

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    It is not so much the body styling that counts,...

    It is not so much the body styling that counts, as lomg as the chassis is original. The Bentley Mk VI is a very crude chassis which needs complicated alterations to be attractive. Any alteration...
  2. Thread: Saoutchik

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    What doe that mean: that they are not original?

    What doe that mean: that they are not original?
  3. First and fore all, TVR 's are great cars, if you...

    First and fore all, TVR 's are great cars, if you see them in real, you will agree.
    Sitting somewhere on the flatlands in the US without seeing one, how can you judge?

    Any such comments as - they...
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    After thorough calculation, also because of the...

    After thorough calculation, also because of the steady increase of orders regarding my company, I have to let this car go. The tag came around 85.000,- euro and although the owner was not in a hurry...
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    I have only had one Japanese car and never and...

    I have only had one Japanese car and never and never again. A friend of mine drives a Lexus and that turns out to be reliable and generally a very good car.
    However, I stick with my Alfa.
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    Wouter and Pawel are both absolutely right -...

    Wouter and Pawel are both absolutely right - there are no official recordings of private sales. I have a protegé who is presently acquiring a Guarneri del Gèsu
    for several million USD but this price...
  7. You are forgiven.......

    You are forgiven.......
  8. When I had no money, 100 km/h in a Deux Chevaux;...

    When I had no money, 100 km/h in a Deux Chevaux;

    When I had a bit more, 190 km/h in a 3,8 Mk II Jag

    Later on, 240 km/h in a Porsche Carrera - tuned

    Latest, 270 km/h in a 550

    and...
  9. Thread: Saoutchik

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    Absolutely Henk, you are hitting the nail on the...

    Absolutely Henk, you are hitting the nail on the nead so to speak!
    This type of coach looks immensely attractive to Robert and me; in case we are obliged to use the Mk Vi concept we have something...
  10. Thread: Saoutchik

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    I was quite sure that you could come with well...

    I was quite sure that you could come with well thought suggestions, however, no, Robert extremely dislikes the Amercan bravado cars.

    Of course we can build a car from scratch - but that is not the...
  11. Thread: V8 Atom

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    It might be the fastest of the fastests, how...

    It might be the fastest of the fastests, how would you keep it on the road?
  12. Thread: Saoutchik

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    Henk, The point is that a very good friend of...

    Henk,

    The point is that a very good friend of mine is on the brink of buying a rolling chassis. There are two for sale of the Bentley Mk VI that could be used.
    One is equipped with the standard...
  13. Thread: Saoutchik

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    That's the point : I do not believe that there...

    That's the point : I do not believe that there are many rolling chassis around, I have found some but they are from British made cars i.e. high engines and high radiators.

    I believe that the most...
  14. Thread: Saoutchik

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    Saoutchik

    At last I discovered the magic era of the pre war cars, 1930-1940 and 1947-1953 - great cars, great designs.
    Best of all : Saoutchik, Jaques - superlative cars like the Bucciali, Lago Talbot and...
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    In any case - highlights of post war UK car...

    In any case - highlights of post war UK car industry - Lagonda: a sweet name and a sweet car.
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    Alfa 166 sedan, 2.0 TS 16v, 150 Hp - I manage...

    Alfa 166 sedan, 2.0 TS 16v, 150 Hp - I manage just a regular 1 : 9,5 kms - on the highway to France just 1 : 11 kms; excactly like Alfa Romeo states in their brochure.
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    Just an idea - no doubt Schuhmacher is one of the...

    Just an idea - no doubt Schuhmacher is one of the greatest drivers ever after Fangio and - most possibly Sienna.
    But as a driver, you cannot set the game as you like it, although "Mike" could do it....
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    To start with, I am not totally a stranger to...

    To start with, I am not totally a stranger to Ferrari's, I hate them and I love them dearly - in any case I observed both cars closely and - frankly - I would feel more comfortable in the Ferrari,...
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    I don't know both cars that good so that I can...

    I don't know both cars that good so that I can give some worthwile opinion, but on the other hand I know that it is very difficult for magazines in general to get hold of multimillion cars....
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    Ferrari Enzo VS MacLaren F1

    Most exciting roadcars ever next to each other!

    http://www.autoblog.nl/archive/2006/07/28/fifth-gear-ferrari-enzo-vs-mclaren-f1

    http://www.bmwworld.com/models/mclaren.htm
  21. As I have been told, TVR employed around 280...

    As I have been told, TVR employed around 280 staff. The last production was something like 3 cars a week.
    TVR maintained always the approach of "order and we will make one" - there was never some...
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    I must say that I follow RobPorsche, it is no use...

    I must say that I follow RobPorsche, it is no use to comment on something another wants to do. although I very much doubt whether this engine will last very long.......

    It might sounds nice to...
  23. My informant (thank you for the proper word) is...

    My informant (thank you for the proper word) is someone very close to the factory - but a promise had been made not to gallop outside the track. Done so, it is on my account.
    According to my...
  24. Let's be very clear: the main reason for the...

    Let's be very clear: the main reason for the downfall in orders for TVR is definately not a drop in quality - it is borne by the simple fact that only one model - now two are left-hand drive.

    TVR...
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    Poll: I have to make a correction on the fact that I...

    I have to make a correction on the fact that I supposed that no Bugattio was delivered. The fact is that there are a few on the road now, offered for sale for around 1,3 - 1,5 mil Euro.

    I can...
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