Aston Martin Production Returns to Newport Pagnell

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Aston Martin Production Returns to Newport Pagnell

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I'm delighted to see that a run of DB4s are to be built in my home town again ten years after the last Aston Martin was built here...

I have a special interest as the Aston Martin works is but a swallow's flight from my house...

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Yay!!!

Now, how can we convince Aston Martin to get permission to use, and then to make actual use, of Hydro Pneumatic suspension on their cars?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote: Now, how can we convince Aston Martin to get permission to use, and then to make actual use, of Hydro Pneumatic suspension on their cars?
That's easy James, let them drive my Activa ;)

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Now there is a thought. Then get them to try Alasdairs' Activa afterwards.

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The Chairman (South West) of the AMOC has driven mine a short distance when I visited a friend who owns AutoClassico in Bristol, he said "well I never thought a Citroen would do that !"

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Stickyfinger wrote:The Chairman (South West) of the AMOC has driven mine a short distance when I visited a friend who owns AutoClassico in Bristol, he said "well I never thought a Citroen would do that !"
Now that's praise indeed :D

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Not surprising if you have ever driven one of the older DB's (up to 6 and the V8S) , fecking rubbish things in reality Jim

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Stickyfinger wrote:fecking rubbish things in reality Jim
Not surprising really from the makers of tractors* :lol: Tractors do not have handling as a top priority...

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Didn't the Italian supercar makers consider Aston Martin made the fastest lorries in Europe?

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No, that was the Bently.

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Ah, now I remember. My Great Uncle Jim was not impressed with the 3.5l Bentley that was the squadron staff car (he described it as a 3.5 ton lorry!). Mind you, he did like the American V8 cars he got to drive while he was over there training fighter pilots.

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Have you got your order in Jim?

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Stickyfinger wrote:The Chairman (South West) of the AMOC has driven mine a short distance when I visited a friend who owns AutoClassico in Bristol, he said "well I never thought a Citroen would do that !"
I think Hydractive/Activa was something rather a lot of people never knew (and still don't know) anything about - even folk who you would think should - let alone experience.

Everyone "on the inside" knew, but what on earth were Citroen marketing up to? Now it's too late.

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demag wrote:Have you got your order in Jim?
No, I spoke to them but because they would not offer any discount for being a local I declined.
white exec wrote: Everyone "on the inside" knew, but what on earth were Citroen marketing up to? Now it's too late.
An opportunity truly lost :( The Activa was originally intended to be what became the Pug 406 Coupe... A gorgeously attractive car with ho-hum mechanicals :( Just imagine it as an Activa and it would really have taken your breath away and given that lovely Pininfarina body design the mechanicals it deserved...