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Entries from March 2008

Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II/ Silver Shadow II (1977-1980)

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

A Rolls Royce with a somewhat confusing name, to say the least, is this Silver Shadow II which we shall call Silver Wraith II. A Silver Wraith is a beautiful car, and definitely not looking like this Rolls! This car is the ‘long wheelbase’ version of a Silver Shadow. Yeah, as if that is a […]

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Sunbeam Alpine Mk IV (1964-65)

March 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In Newcastle, we have a few hours to kill before our ferry departs for IJmuiden. Having been in Newcastle before, I am preparing for a coffee shop, a book, and that’s it. This city isn’t really high on my scale of lovable, charming cities ;-). So imagine my surprise when I run into this charming […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · Oldies · Sunbeam

Lotus Exige in the UK

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

I can’t tell the various Lotus Elises and Exiges apart, or at best have some serious problems doing so. I like the cars, they look fun to drive, so I do want to post them here, but how to describe them?! Oh well, this is definitely an Exige, but if it’s some version of it, […]

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Tags: Lotus · Nice cars

Ford Mustang GT (1987-90) convertible

March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In the booming city of Delft, I spot myself one of the worst looking Mustangs I have even had the misfortune of running into. Surely, this is a badly pimped Escort or something like that? Nope, this really is a Mustang, a direct descendant of works of art like this and this… Incredible! The eighties […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Ford · Ugly cars

Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series II Coupé

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, normally I would not stop to make pictures of this poorly built British Leyland product, but hey… this particular Jag with the tell-tale coupé vinyl roof was shining so nicely, it just begged to be photographed. I have nothing interesting to say about the car, besides the fact that it was regarded very poorly […]

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Honda S2000

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Well, this car is… not the best looking sports car I have seen in my life. Actually, I don’t care for it at all. Keep in mind however, that I am more the kind of person that looks at the design of the exterior (yeah, I know, I drive a 307 Break… got to pay […]

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AC Cobra

March 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

When this car drove by, it was not to be missed. Damn, what a sound out of that engine! Unfortunately, it was driven by some complete wanker, a perfect example of the attention whores which flock to seaside resorts on sunny days in their hundreds, it seems. Sure, it is a nice car, but do […]

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Tags: AC · Nice cars

Jaguar XJS in red

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

When there are a number of cars on your site, you tend to start getting doubles. Normally, I would ignore those cars, but this Jag was too pretty to pass by… The silvery green one was nice, but this really is a looker! And this is a very nice car equipped with a nice engine, […]

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Tags: Jaguar · Nice cars