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  1. #2576
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    I don't mind the 456 (or any Ferrari in that amazing deep blue), it's like Enzo made a 928.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    And it came in auto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Drinker View Post
    And it came in auto!

    Did Ferrari outsource their CD player head units to Porsche?

    It's identical to a 996



    Just as well, probably more reliable this way.

    Although it looks like you can't put a disc in while in park in the Ferrari.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    ^ I'm zapping that center console below the radio next week. Free up some leg room & replace it w carpet.

    456M is a pretty car but needs a little tuning to look like a Ferrari. Spacers & a size up in OEM wheels would make a big difference imo.
    Success has many fathers, while failure remains an orphan // Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after - HDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontana View Post
    ^ I'm zapping that center console below the radio next week. Free up some leg room & replace it w carpet.

    456M is a pretty car but needs a little tuning to look like a Ferrari. Spacers & a size up in OEM wheels would make a big difference imo.
    I've seen that console delete and it looks clean. It is funny looking in those cd slots and seeing what's been in there for years.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I've bought some good compilation CDs, old school
    Success has many fathers, while failure remains an orphan // Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after - HDT

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    I figure you car nuts might like this. I like music while I drive, too!


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    http://www.davidbrownautomotive.com/mini-remastered/



    Artisinal car manufacturer David Brown Automotive has launched its second model after the much-coveted Speedback GT. While the Speedback GT is an Aston Martin DB5 re-embodiment based on Jaguar XKR underpinnings, the second model is a overhauled icon - the original Mini. Like the Speedback GT, the Mini Remastered offers a thoroughly modern ownership experience wrapped up in a classical bodyshell, and is aimed at the sort of people who find a current-gen MINI just too common.

    Based off a significantly reworked classic Mini chassis, the Mini Remastered employs bespoke bodywork designed to tighten the originals cars shut lines and de-seam the bodywork of the originals weld points. Looking pleasingly familiar, there aren’t many obvious aesthetic differences from the original, aside from a reformed grill and contemporary lighting elements front and rear.

    After undergoing an exhaustive four-week painting process, the cars are then fitted with a brand new interior, bringing with it some modern day conveniences like an infotainment system with Apple carplay and keyless go. The interior is trimmed in the same British-sourced hide that is used in the Speedback GT, available to the owner’s own specification.

    Under the diminutive bonnet sits a heavily reworked and modernised version of the 1275cc four-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual gearbox from the original. Said to produce 50% more power than in its original specification, David Brown Automotive’s engineers have worked to dramatically improve driveability and reliability.

    Prices begin from around 50,000, though the examples seen here are closer to 70,000. We suspect very few owners will pay the base price, as the totally bespoke nature of the David Brown conversion means the sky is the limit when it comes to personalisation and individual touches.

    The Mini Remastered will be shown to the public at the Top Marques event in Monaco, before being available to order in extremely limited numbers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Drinker View Post
    I guess you forgot about the 456




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    not enough nun fisters in that community

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    http://www.davidbrownautomotive.com/mini-remastered/



    Artisinal car manufacturer David Brown Automotive has launched its second model after the much-coveted Speedback GT. While the Speedback GT is an Aston Martin DB5 re-embodiment based on Jaguar XKR underpinnings, the second model is a overhauled icon - the original Mini. Like the Speedback GT, the Mini Remastered offers a thoroughly modern ownership experience wrapped up in a classical bodyshell, and is aimed at the sort of people who find a current-gen MINI just too common.

    Based off a significantly reworked classic Mini chassis, the Mini Remastered employs bespoke bodywork designed to tighten the originals cars shut lines and de-seam the bodywork of the originals weld points. Looking pleasingly familiar, there aren’t many obvious aesthetic differences from the original, aside from a reformed grill and contemporary lighting elements front and rear.

    After undergoing an exhaustive four-week painting process, the cars are then fitted with a brand new interior, bringing with it some modern day conveniences like an infotainment system with Apple carplay and keyless go. The interior is trimmed in the same British-sourced hide that is used in the Speedback GT, available to the owner’s own specification.

    Under the diminutive bonnet sits a heavily reworked and modernised version of the 1275cc four-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual gearbox from the original. Said to produce 50% more power than in its original specification, David Brown Automotive’s engineers have worked to dramatically improve driveability and reliability.

    Prices begin from around 50,000, though the examples seen here are closer to 70,000. We suspect very few owners will pay the base price, as the totally bespoke nature of the David Brown conversion means the sky is the limit when it comes to personalisation and individual touches.

    The Mini Remastered will be shown to the public at the Top Marques event in Monaco, before being available to order in extremely limited numbers.



    That's cool. Love that orange.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    I love those retooled old-school Minis....but 70,000 pounds sterling?? Whewww.

    I've always contemplated taking the body of a classic, say something like a 1966 Mustang fastback, and re-assembling it on a new car chassis and drivetrain of the correct wheelbase and track....keeping the floorpan and trunk, etc of the mustang. Both it and the donor vehicle would need to be a body-on-frame and not a unibody, of course...and can't remember which one the sixties mustangs were.

    It would no doubt cost a shitload of money, so one would have to ask why not just spend the same cash on an immaculate restoration and not an amalgamation.

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    Wow, that's a special car. Not completely to my liking but special regardless.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Rover View Post
    I love those retooled old-school Minis....but 70,000 pounds sterling?? Whewww.

    I've always contemplated taking the body of a classic, say something like a 1966 Mustang fastback, and re-assembling it on a new car chassis and drivetrain of the correct wheelbase and track....keeping the floorpan and trunk, etc of the mustang. Both it and the donor vehicle would need to be a body-on-frame and not a unibody, of course...and can't remember which one the sixties mustangs were.

    It would no doubt cost a shitload of money, so one would have to ask why not just spend the same cash on an immaculate restoration and not an amalgamation.


    How about cramming the entire drive train from a Celica gt4 into an original Mini?

    Warning: their YouTube channel is addictive. Mind bendingly good fabricaton & welding porn.

    Shout out to Shirk for telling me about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Rover View Post
    I love those retooled old-school Minis....but 70,000 pounds sterling?? Whewww.

    I've always contemplated taking the body of a classic, say something like a 1966 Mustang fastback, and re-assembling it on a new car chassis and drivetrain of the correct wheelbase and track....keeping the floorpan and trunk, etc of the mustang. Both it and the donor vehicle would need to be a body-on-frame and not a unibody, of course...and can't remember which one the sixties mustangs were.

    It would no doubt cost a shitload of money, so one would have to ask why not just spend the same cash on an immaculate restoration and not an amalgamation.
    Been done a while back, from SN65.com -

    2003 Cobra reskinned with 1965 fastback body panels... they apparently redid it in carbon fiber to get the weight down to 2900lbs. And it is for sale, s mere $279k!

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    There's only one resto-mod that matters:

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Couldn't say those cars matter... But they sure are nice. Would buy one for $75k.
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    If you find a Singer for $75k PM me immediately.

    With wire instructions.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    If you find a Singer for $75k PM me immediately.

    With wire instructions.
    You've got dibs on the 2nd one...
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    I guess stfu might be right about steel toed boots
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    I know actual transpeople.
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    We is got a good military, maybe cause some kids get to shooting sports early here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Wow, that's a special car. Not completely to my liking but special regardless.
    That damn thing has been for sale forever. I'm not sure what kind of crack they are smoking, but that car is overpriced by about 400-430k.

    I could buy this from Stevinson for prob 330k.

    http://www.stevinsonimports.com/Vehi...-CO/2942073773

    For 795k I am looking at pristine non-silver Carrera GTs.
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    Would not bang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripice351 View Post
    Been done a while back, from SN65.com -

    2003 Cobra reskinned with 1965 fastback body panels... they apparently redid it in carbon fiber to get the weight down to 2900lbs. And it is for sale, s mere $279k!
    Carbon fiber-skinned rework of the the '65 Fastback? Hmmm...I kinda like it!

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    Interesting article on the very special Michelin tires and rims of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar.

    Which leads me to ask what the hell do the wheels and tires of the F-35 fighter jet cost? But then again, I don't think the landing speed of the F-35 CTOL is anywhere near 277mph...so maybe apples to oranges....but still, the friction ANY jet's tires need to survive on a daily basis must be absolutely incredible!

    Evidently, due to the car's weight, even at 253 mph, the tires will only last 15 minutes....but no probs, because fuel will only last 10 minutes on a full tank! And that's old Veyron data...not Chiron...so how long would a Chiron"s tires last at a non-governed presumed topspeed of 277mph?

    http://www.motortrend.com/news/black...o-hit-260-mph/

    EDIT: One annoying thing about that article is that it barely gives any data on the new Chiron tires and talks mostly about the older Veyron tires and wheels....another reason I prefer Car & Driver and its sister publication Road & Track over Motortrend (a publication that I'm not sure how it stays in business).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Drinker View Post
    That damn thing has been for sale forever. I'm not sure what kind of crack they are smoking, but that car is overpriced by about 400-430k.

    I could buy this from Stevinson for prob 330k.

    http://www.stevinsonimports.com/Vehi...-CO/2942073773

    For 795k I am looking at pristine non-silver Carrera GTs.
    I was wondering about that. Marshall Goldman has/had a midnight blue 993 Turbo S for sale recently for around 350k.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Used car I just got.

    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

    Brain dead and made of money.

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