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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: London Classic 2017  Reply with quote

Quite simply the greatest, most expensive collection of cars I've ever seen.

Where do you normally see 1 250 GTO, let alone 2?!   The red one still belongs to Nick Mason. He said he will never sell it, and will 'drive it into the grave'.  The Joe Macari guy also said he 'drives the arse off it' at historic race meets. He paid £35,000 for it in 1977. Its worth an estimated £40m now.
The back 250 SWB California behind it was owned by Steve McQueen, James Coburn, and Chris Evans. Evans bought it for £6m, and sold it for £12.2 to fund his own 250 GTO.

Sorry about the order. I spent 45 mins arranging the pictures, only for photobucket to revert them back into the order they were taken. Nice one.   I might try Flickr next time.




















































































































































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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some beautiful cars there. Although I am not usually drawn to old cars, that red blower Bentley early on is absolutely gorgeous and the Ariel Atom just makes me want to buy one.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: London Classic 2017 Reply with quote

Andy C wrote:
Quite simply the greatest, most expensive collection of cars I've ever seen.

Where do you normally see 1 250 GTO, let alone 2?!

Little know fact:
My Citroen Visa was once serviced alongside the 250GTO with the number plate 250 GTO
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pictures.

288 GTO is possibly the best looking car ever made  to my eyes.  Although what I assume is the next Vantage might topple it - that's wonderful.

Pity Jaaag didn't make the hybrid supercar (CX-75?) - it makes the Holy Trinity look rubbish, aesthetically speaking.  Taut, compact and just lovely.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Great pictures.

288 GTO is possibly the best looking car ever made  to my eyes.  Although what I assume is the next Vantage might topple it - that's wonderful.

Pity Jaaag didn't make the hybrid supercar (CX-75?) - it makes the Holy Trinity look rubbish, aesthetically speaking.  Taut, compact and just lovely.


Yes, the C-X75 is stunning.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics Andy. I'm not much of an old car fan either, but some of hem are stunning.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me out of that lot, its between the 250 SWB and the F40 though that 993 RS and 4.0 are rather spectacular too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing Andy, that's an incredible collection on show.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice photo's.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is footage of some of the cars leaving the gig:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exQTizS5prw
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went along with Andy, one of his mates and Colin. It was a phenomenal display.

Good pics, Andy and the video makes me wish we could have stayed to watch the cars leaving.


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