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Old 11-19-2011, 01:28 PM   #16
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By the way - look up -
"24 hours of LeMans - 1967" (maybe 1968)
(Sorry, not sure of the exact year)

GT-40!

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:43 PM   #17
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I was talking about production cars, not low volume specialty cars. You do not order special engines, transmissions, spoilers, ground effects, etc. on a Bugatti . The seats are made to fit you and mounted/located properly and you select the color combinations. It is a production car and the volume is dictated by how many they want to sell, since they are not made for a profit. When you have 11 computers that are integrated integrated including the ride height and pressure sensors on the sheet metal. Few are sold in the U.S., by choice of VW/Porsche.

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This was my first car. (bottom picture) Sentimentally, I'd have to say this just might edge out the Cobra...... IF it had the same engine and handling.

The top picture would have been perfection in my eyes.
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My sentimental one would be to find another car like my first one - 1963 Buick Skylark convertible in dark metallic blue-green (teal) with a white interior and bucket seats. - $ speed with an aluminumum 215 V8 and 215 hp and about 2700#. Great performance and great mileage and it cost $2800.With no budget, my dream car would be a Bugatti Veyron coupe, but the $240,000 cash down payment for an order and coming up with the rest of the $2,430,000 (and rising daily) in two years. World's fastest production car (268 mph), powered by 2- rare small VW V8s (238 ci)with twin turbo chargers (4 total), computer controlled spoiler, computer controlled everything, leather interior, silver and wood interior. You have to go to Germany the be measured before production starts and then return to approve before receiving. Since Bugatti is owned by VW Porsche, it is the ultimate in design and production. It is one of the two ways to get a VW V8 into the U.S. - You can dream, cant' you?

chrisn - You must have a tan leather interior and a tan top.
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I don't recognize it - looks like it's got "style", though!
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(Studebaker?)
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I thought so.
Had a friend (a long time ago)
He owned one - yes, "Jaquar Green".
I got to ride in it!
Nice machine - very nice!!!
Too bad they have "tuning" problems
(So do the XJ-12's)
Still - Nice!

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I had a friend in high school( 1969) that bought a junk one for a thousand bucks, tore the engine out, rebuilt it. It ran great but that sob would NOT let me drive it.
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"chrisn"
At least I got some rides.
Nice car!
I didn't want the responsibility, entailed, with driving it!
I think, that might be possible to understand!!

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Ross -
It is a Studebaker about the same time they merged with Packard (1957?).

There were also Silver Hawks and Golden Hawks, but the ultimate was a Packard Hawk V8 (supercharged, I think).

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alright right, sunbeam tiger what tv show did the star drive a sunbeam tiger p/s ill know if you google it
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I don't recognize it - looks like it's got "style", though!
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'53 Studebaker Champion Starlight/Starliner Coupe. Split bench seat that sorta looked like bucket seats, small 6 cylinder w/overdrive. Over 31 MPG on the hiway, and it cost me all of $150 from an old man.
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alright right, sunbeam tiger what tv show did the star drive a sunbeam tiger p/s ill know if you google it
I'm not "Smart" enough to figure that one out.
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I'm not "Smart" enough to figure that one out.
you got it man . that cars kinda of forgotten but cool none the less
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I was talking about production cars, not low volume specialty cars. You do not order special engines, transmissions, spoilers, ground effects, etc. on a Bugatti . The seats are made to fit you and mounted/located properly and you select the color combinations. It is a production car and the volume is dictated by how many they want to sell, since they are not made for a profit. When you have 11 computers that are integrated integrated including the ride height and pressure sensors on the sheet metal. Few are sold in the U.S., by choice of VW/Porsche.

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Bugatti and The Ultimate Aero both are considered production cars hence The Guiness Book of World Records titling them as such. Besides, my car came with Kim K. and all of her lovely assets, hhHhhhhhHHHHmmmmmm?

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Tom Cruise both own Bugatti Veyrons. I'll pass.
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Sunbeam Tiger is -
a Sunbeam Alpine with a 289, "shoe-horned" in.
(Force fit!)
Change the plugs?? - pull the engine!
Not much room under the hood!!
(Can't remember the TV show!)

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I would build this exact thing:

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