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Forum: '94 - '98 06-12-2004, 10:24 AM
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Views: 1,607
Posted By CarPassionist
I really like the last A8 more than the new one....

I really like the last A8 more than the new one. The old one had nice curves, not so many angles. And as Avant it has a finesse.
The new one will soon get an Avant-version. The Audi-officials are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2004, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,883
Posted By CarPassionist
6 of them were armoured, 6 normals. The...

6 of them were armoured, 6 normals.

The Sultan bought almost every year around 50 custom-made Rolls, with the engine from Bentley Turbo but in this case was fitted with twin-turbo. These cars...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,240
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: How to convert a RR to a Chevy

Ang the transmission was also from General Motors till the 4-Speed from Silver Spirit. If I am not mistaken, the V8 Motor has also a relation to GM too, but I don't remember exactly. I have read it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By CarPassionist
100th Anniversary Modell& Some news

Rolls-Royce announced the production of a limited series from Phantom modells, 35 cars,

More infos here (http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame.mv?file=car.mv&num=1987)

And part of the interview...
Forum: XJ6| XJ8| XJ12 | XJR 05-05-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By CarPassionist
Jaguar Concept Eight

Because the human needs spectacle :iceslolan :
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame.mv?file=car.mv&num=1978 :bigthumb:


The launch of the new 2005 Long Wheelbase Jaguar XJ sedans marks not...
Forum: DB Series 05-04-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,848
Posted By CarPassionist
It is not bad to have money and afford driving...

It is not bad to have money and afford driving them. What is bad is the attitude to show off with them. Instead of hitting the hughway and enjoy the ride or take a challenging route in the mountains,...
Forum: DB Series 04-30-2004, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,848
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: My DB9 pictures, exclusive !!!

Aston Martin show that having a car-concern like ford isn't bad for the tradition and past and future can be combined to create exclusive automobiles.

Ford stood by them, helped with technical...
Forum: EB Models 04-30-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,885
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Bugatti EB 164 Veyron

Well sales start has been postponed from April 2004 to September 2005 :rolleyes:
Forum: XK | XKR | XXR-S 04-30-2004, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,843
Posted By CarPassionist
Some Impressions

Wel, what I miss is a manual transmission... :(

Since the XJR 3.2 Compressor Jaguar has never buit a manual gearbox for a high performance car.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2004, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,883
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Sultan of Brunei-12 new RR

Well, I think spending money in Vegas doesn't help, it makes the frustration even bigger! :banghead: .
You'd better start saving up some money. :evillol:
Forum: '94 - '98 03-30-2004, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,607
Posted By CarPassionist
A8 Avant

Well, some friends of mine in Germany have sent an interesting picture! see below!
http://mitglied.lycos.de/gmarkidis/AudiA8%204.2Q%20Avant.jpg

Nice to hear some comments! Would be interesting...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2004, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,883
Posted By CarPassionist
UUUUUps..... here is the link!...

UUUUUps.....

here is the link! (http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2004/01/29/sultanbrunei/) :bigthumb:

Greetings, George!
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2004, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Re: Rolls-Royce 100EX

I know, the specific page doesn't allow. or it is impossible to save the pics! :banghead: :angryfire
:grinno:

Thanks, my dear friend! :bigthumb:
So, is the lottery won? :smokin: :2cents: ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By CarPassionist
Rolls-Royce 100EX

Rolls-Rolls presented a unique prototype, the 100EX

100-> The 100th Anniversary
EX->For Experimental.

It is a cabrio version of the Phantom.

Here some photos....
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,646
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Veyron - not even close for production !!!

There are difficulties with the suspension/transimission. :rolleyes:

The car cannot last no more than 90% of the 1001PS and torque.
Former problems: cooling of the engine, brakes and aerodynamic...
Forum: Silver Series 02-17-2004, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
Options

With RR cars it was always possible to do anything on the car. It would surprise me, if one car was a couple of years later with original A/C fitted, because the owner regreted driving for example...
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-15-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,247
Posted By CarPassionist
Surprise!

And a real nice built Phantom LongWheelBase :D

It is converted in US, the same coachbuilder makes and a Bentley Estate. But the Phantom is really nice work!
...
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-15-2004, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,247
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Re: Re: Another One for Sale!

Oh, take no offend, but Amis show in some matters absolut no taste and some of us at the other side of the ocean just :banghead: thinking what and how some people think :rolleyes:

Well, I' ve...
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-14-2004, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,247
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Another One for Sale!

In the collection of all RR-Modells, there is a streched Version of a Silver Spur, I hadn't seen it anywhere :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2004, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By CarPassionist
The modells I like are mostly the after world-war...

The modells I like are mostly the after world-war II cars :rolleyes:
With pre-war cars I am not such a good friend. Horrendous costs etc, plus design is too old :(

OK, some Phantoms III-IVs are...
Forum: Silver Series 02-14-2004, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
That would be very kind of you for your "poor"...

That would be very kind of you for your "poor" friend in GR! :evillol:

Airconditioning was standard in SC3 or an extra option? AC was at first available in SC2 as option. I think all SC3 I saw in...
Forum: Silver Series 02-13-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: RR Silver Cloud 3

A normal saloon SC3 would be more than enough! :)

A cab would be great to cruise slowly on a coastal road with good company, but will remain more than a dream! :rolleyes: :(
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2004, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By CarPassionist
100th Anniversary!

Rolls-Royce exist officially since 1904, in 2004 the company is celebrating its 100th "birthday"! :smile:

So I found a nice page, where almost all of the most important modells are pictured!
...
Forum: Silver Series 02-13-2004, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
Beatiful car kratefan! :bigthumb: I fell in...

Beatiful car kratefan! :bigthumb:
I fell in love with that car once I saw Bud Spencer and Terens Hill cruising aroung in a similar one and Sofia Lauren in SCIII cabrio! :grinno:

The tip not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2004, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,097
Posted By CarPassionist
i think you've covered the basics of the Bugatti...

i think you've covered the basics of the Bugatti history befrore WWI :smile:
Bugatti till 1956 was a french company.!



True, but with a little correction, the Royale was Type 41 ;)

...
Forum: XK | XKR | XXR-S 02-10-2004, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,843
Posted By CarPassionist
Jaguar XK-RS

The fastest street-going leaping cat! (http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/frame.mv?file=car.mv&num=1884)



Looks fast! :iceslolan :smokin:
Forum: Silver Series 02-09-2004, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: RR Silver Cloud 3

I haven't heard prices for maintanace, spare parts and insurance
Forum: Silver Series 02-09-2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
The SCIII is a dream for me and my father! ...

The SCIII is a dream for me and my father!

In GR I haven't seen one, only in Germany where I've lived for the past two years!

We'll perhaps find one that needs a bit of work to bring it back to...
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-09-2004, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,247
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Re: Re: Re: Incredible!

When it will be in your league, I volunteer to become your driver! :iceslolan :rofl:
Forum: Silver Series 02-08-2004, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
Talking Big thanks!

I just took a ride in the net!

I only found prices. In Europe a good SCIII is around 30k, the coachbuilt cara cost easily the double! :rolleyes:

I read somehwere read that the aircondition...
Forum: M5 02-08-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Just bought my first M5

Very good choice! :thumbsup:

Keep the Honda for everyday-use, it's a shame to use the M5 in everyday conditions. it's a fun car and perhaps the quickest limo with sports-car qualities.

Also for...
Forum: Silver Series 02-08-2004, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By CarPassionist
RR Silver Cloud 3

It is my dream car :smile:

Does anyone know what a good one costs? :confused:
Typical problems, maintanance costs?

Greetings, George
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-08-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,247
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Re: Incredible!

You hit right the point where it hurts! :grinno:
The 440k I wrote were referring to basis-price when the car was available.

A used one should be at the region of 300k, if someone can affords...
Forum: Diablo 02-07-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Sad story

You should buy it and build it uo agian, although I think a used one would cost less in comparison to restore such a wrecked exotic!
Forum: 456 | 550 | 575 02-07-2004, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,260
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: Not your everyday 456

About the RR-cars!
He used to order around 50 Silver Spirit a year custom made!That means the V8 6,75L engine was upgraded with twin turbos! :eek:
RR had build up a workshop to maintain the cars....
Forum: 456 | 550 | 575 02-07-2004, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,042
Posted By CarPassionist
Some more accurate infos!

There were 5 Estates built! The Sutan of Brunei had bought 3 of them, the rest two of them are in Europe/US
Only one ist left-hand drive and it was up for sale from a german dealer for 1Mio

The...
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-07-2004, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,247
Posted By CarPassionist
Incredible!

In my country a normal Silver Spirit cost(in our old drachmas GDR) around 75.000.000 -> 220.000

The Touring Limo should cost more than 440.000 :eek:
It is/was also extremely expensive with...
Forum: Saxo 02-05-2004, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,245
Posted By CarPassionist
Saxo VTS 1.6L

I also love this car! Especially the modell before the facelift! It is nice cute, aggressive! :evillol:

And a little devil too of you check the figures!

I had the luck to drive it many times,...
Forum: XK | XKR | XXR-S 02-05-2004, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,401
Posted By CarPassionist
My congratulations! Tres chic! :iceslolan ...

My congratulations!

Tres chic! :iceslolan
Good choice. Jaguars are cars for people with a very good taste, who search for something elegant, more exclusive and want to differentiate from the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2004, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,525
Posted By CarPassionist
CAr Prototypes unique? No, No,No

Nothing is impossible!

Do you know the Sultan of Brunei? Well his garage is full of magnificent cars and many many prototypes.:ee:

For more check the following site:...
Forum: Introductions 02-04-2004, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: New Kid on the Block!

Thanks for the welcoming! :D
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-03-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,040
Posted By CarPassionist
There is a small problem!

I am afraid I have no chauffeur :grinno:
and my garage has only space for one car, iI squize my BMW in it, but I am afraid the Park Ward wouldn't fit!

Also no cash available!perhaps I could...
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-03-2004, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,040
Posted By CarPassionist
That's the other one, good work! ...

That's the other one, good work!

Inofficially and Phantom VII
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-03-2004, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,040
Posted By CarPassionist
Thumbs up You got it!

Yeah my friend that'S it!

There were two versions, the one yo posted is from Mulliner, the one I say was from Park Ward.

The one you posted is realy rare!:eek: Because the Mulliner Division...
Forum: Introductions 02-03-2004, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: New Kid on the Block!

Well, first at first BMW E39 5-Series fan!

What I like?
Let's see:
The british luxury sports/limousines->Aston Martin, Jaguar, RR, Bentley
The Italian supersport-cars->Murcielago, Diablo,...
Forum: Introductions 02-03-2004, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By CarPassionist
Cool New Kid on the Block!

I am sending my greetings to all forum-members!

I was reading silently for sometime, but i think this is one of the best car-forum about cars, so I decided to register! :smile:

My nickname...
Forum: Vanquish 02-02-2004, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,221
Posted By CarPassionist
Back to normal! ! !

To restore facts!

We are talking about the Vanquish. It was the latest Bond car. He might confuse it with DB5-DB6 from older movies.

For the movie , Ford motor Company gave 7 Vanquish cars, 4...
Forum: DB Series 02-02-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
Posted By CarPassionist
Re: DB7 "real" pic

One of the most beautiful Aston-Martins ever built

I had seen a Vantage Coupe with maual-gearbox in Munich, It's a dream with dark blue car-colour and beile leather
Forum: Touring Limousine 02-02-2004, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,040
Posted By CarPassionist
You have to upload the pic in a webspace :smile: ...

You have to upload the pic in a webspace :smile:

Not directly from disk! :nono:

Check down Upload images-> then click here !
You have then a personal webspace on the site!

I hope you get...
Forum: Quattroporte 02-02-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,704
Posted By CarPassionist
Question Xenon?

I would like to ask, if any of the Quattroporte IV the previous one ha Xenon-headlamps!

I hope someone know some of these technical details.

Greetings, George
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