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  1. Lavazza

    Anyone else on this forum has Lotus Esprit ?

    I don't think Lotus are any worse than Maserati in general, and usually much simpler. I guess they're like a lot of cars, keep on top of maintenance and they're fine, but neglected maintenance ends up costing.
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    Anyone else on this forum has Lotus Esprit ?

    I always liked the Esprit, but watching Harry's Garage moved my interest to another level. I've had a few relatively impulsive purchases, including an S2 Land Rover and a Fulvia. But the bigger value stuff is a bit more problematic, reliant on sales first (hate selling cars).
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    Lancia barn finds

    There's a Lancia section on here, and from my experience, a lot of love for Lancia. Great cars, especially the early kit.
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    Wanted. Manual 3200.

    964 was a great car, I had an H plate Carrera 4 in Grand Prix white. Dealers didn't want to touch them, and years later the market went nuts. I traded my car for £15k against a 993, it was absolutely mint, to the extent it was borrowed by Porsche. In hindsight, I gave it away. Maserati seem...
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    GranTurismo picture thread

    Granturismo with friends this evening...
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    Aston Martin depreciation

    For me, there's not necessarily a disconnect. Some own both or have had AM in the past. One of the things that I really like about this forum is the inclusive attitude towards other cars... it's a rare thing, and something we should value. Ps. A good guide is The Gaydon Era Aston Martin by...
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    Aston Martin depreciation

    Once they're a few years old they level out. As with anything, it's the rare cars, or the older 'last of an era' models that hold value well. I've had a V8V, and would have a V12 Vantage, Vanquish, early or late, or DBS, ideally manual. Great cars, I love an Aston. You can own one, enjoy it...
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    CAR AUCTIONS

    There are some later cars that are relatively simple, but a minority e.g. Lotus.
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    CAR AUCTIONS

    Well, I'm still interested in 1920s Bentley and Bugatti, and old Land Rovers, so maybe hope yet. If we find them fulfilling to drive, with a sense of occasion, others will. But that leaves factors of parts availability, running costs and to some extent, hands on skills or at least inclination.
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    CAR AUCTIONS

    It's nuts, but seriously... What's next? Relative rarity, possibly high rate of attrition, everyman desirability. There's clearly demand, but is that demand drying up with disinterested millennials that don't value n/a cars, manuals etc? Or is it just shifting? Open question.
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    CAR AUCTIONS

    Cars with cult following. So, what's next?
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    GT New windscreen

    Is there a fundamental issue with GT windscreens cracking? It seems that way. But why?
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    Can of worms = Open

    That'll surely go for strong money. As an aside, Milton Bryan is a lovely little place, nice pub!
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    Foose updates E Type for SEMA 2019

    While I admire the engineering and creativity, it's not for me. The original car is, to my eye, more beautiful and balanced, and not in need of being re-worked.
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    Can of worms = Open

    I do know Max and Paddy, assuming you're talking about the dogs?
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    GT40

    A very good friend of mine owns a GT40 and is very much involved in the club, including competition. Would be happy to put you in touch if you want to drop me a pm.
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    GT - Tell me about ground clearance

    Similarly, I've used a multistorey a few times, no issues with ramp angles or turning circle in my experience. Naturally, there will be exceptions (never tried a heater skelter one in the GTS), but i expect most will comply to some kind of a standard when constructed. The types of places you...
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    GT - Tell me about ground clearance

    I've had a lot of sports cars and semi-exotics. It's fine, clears speed bumps etc. No issues for me. I have a number plate in the usual fixing point. It's maybe scraped on the odd occasion, but no damage at all.