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Post by tomsheppard » 08 Jan 2003, 18:57

Does anybody know if the new Rolls-Royce is fitted with Hydropneumatic suspension? It would appear that Big Money Wasted have got it wrong again. The "Mini" aside, they just don't seem to understand what a British motor means. Royces are supposed to be elegant.I don't reckon that this one is.
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Post by tomsheppard » 08 Jan 2003, 19:51

According to their press release, the Phantom is fitted with "Self levelling Air Springs" so I am none the wiser.
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Post by FFX-DM » 08 Jan 2003, 20:19

Mmmm, I just love that shoebox on wheels look, especially if you can get it with the attractive metallic beige paint job. If I had one, I would sell it and buy lots of Citroens! <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Post by tomsheppard » 08 Jan 2003, 21:36

Yes, one for every breakdown of the week[:d]
Joking apart, My next lottery win goes on the new Bentley instead! Still plenty left over for a decent Chapron DS and a Safari and a well sorted SM...
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Post by FFX-DM » 08 Jan 2003, 21:55

Oh go on, are you telling me that you wouldn't also like one of these amusing 4x4 2CV's that Louis Barbour is now doing! That's got to be such fun! If I was going for copious consumption I would probably have a Lotus Elise for on road and a top spec Range Rover for off and some mad Citroën for fun. I still laugh at the memory of the 2CV I saw aeons ago, which has a large clockwork key fitted to the back, which turned as it drove along.
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Post by tomsheppard » 08 Jan 2003, 22:21

Maybe not but I do remember that Car editor Gavin Green had a 2CV with a Turbo which must have been a real hoot until it caught fire... I remember a Fiat 500 that had a key, but it didn't turn. It was a regular sight in Braintree 20 years ago
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Post by allmond » 09 Jan 2003, 01:45

Saw a Diane once with a V8 engine mounted amidships. It nearly rolled on its side when the throttle was blipped.
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Post by FFX-DM » 09 Jan 2003, 19:15

Ah, well I saw a BX (think it was a BX, but was one of those sleek big Cits) which as towing a trailer made out if the rear end of another BX in a nice matching colour. Very flash!
Also laughed a lot at a 2CV which I saw on the M25 which was painted in army camoflage and was covered in cammo netting with oil/water cans and assorted other gubbins hanging off it.
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Post by tomsheppard » 09 Jan 2003, 19:55

So RR camouflaged the prototype to look like a 2CV- damn' cunning!
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