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    Thread: The Official "Was that you?" Phaeton Spotted Thread

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      06-25-2007 06:10 PM #1
      Other Forums seem to have this thread going, so I thought I would start one here.

      Was that you I saw around the Bogie Lake, Michigan area this weekend in the 05/06 Coucou Grey Phaeton turning off of Commerce Road?

      --Chris

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      06-25-2007 07:00 PM #2
      I was on the Moon according to the sat-nav
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    3. 06-25-2007 08:16 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by bobm »
      You probably had this disk in:


      Now we all know you really didn't go to the moon!!!!


      You didn't, did you???


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      06-25-2007 08:57 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by dcowan699 »
      Now we all know you really didn't go to the moon!!!!
      You didn't, did you???

      Well, if you have done the "flux capacitor" mod to the Phaeton, I would say it could be done.

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      06-26-2007 05:14 AM #5
      I don't have the flux capacitor mod, but my Homelink has been modded to operate the Stargate hidden in my back yard....this is how the Phaeton got to the Moon. Its also likely that the large EM field from the Stargate is causing occasional GPS interference in Southern England.

      Quote, originally posted by W126C »

      Well, if you have done the "flux capacitor" mod to the Phaeton, I would say it could be done.

      Regards,
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      06-26-2007 06:51 AM #6
      I saw my first Phaeton in London for 4 months; a silver Diesel in Eaton Place, Belgravia. Anyone here?

    7. 06-26-2007 09:29 AM #7
      I've recently spotted two other black Phaetons around Chigwell/Buckhurst Hill, Essex. I tooted my horn to one of them - no response. Boo.


      And a very tasty black new Rolls was tailgaiting me down the A1 this morning! Maybe I'll get one of them next!


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      06-26-2007 09:40 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by bobm »
      Mooning is always better in a Phaeton

      Fixed it for you, Bob.

      Now, if you've all finished...

      --Chris

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      06-26-2007 09:55 AM #9
      That's my neck of the woods.....but it wasnt me on this occasion.
      The car was probably in the workshop at the time

      Quote, originally posted by chrishabberley »
      I've recently spotted two other black Phaetons around Chigwell/Buckhurst Hill, Essex. I tooted my horn to one of them - no response. Boo.
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    10. 06-26-2007 02:10 PM #10
      I spotted a tasty W12 with plate:
      V12 VWW something or other at Goodwood FoS carpark Gate1.
      Anybody here? Saturday.
      Mine was the Black Phaeton 3.0tdi.

      Apart from the purple Mosler I think the w12 was the rarest thing in THAT carpark!

      Cheers

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    11. 06-26-2007 06:06 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by chrisj428 »
      Other Forums seem to have this thread going, so I thought I would start one here.

      Was that you I saw around the Bogie Lake, Michigan area this weekend in the 05/06 Coucou Grey Phaeton turning off of Commerce Road?

      Wait, what? You were in my neighborhood this past weekend and did not call? Oh the guilt, the shame!

      Foo on you, we were out in the Callaway C6...

      PC


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      06-26-2007 06:21 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by PhaetonChix »
      Wait, what? You were in my neighborhood this past weekend and did not call? Oh the guilt, the shame!

      Figured you were busy.

      --Chris

    13. 06-26-2007 08:19 PM #13
      Anyone here own the Black Phaeton that I see every morning in the North White Plains, NY train station parking lot?

    14. 06-26-2007 11:11 PM #14
      I drive by a mirror every morning on my way to work and see a black W12 -- does this count?


    15. 06-27-2007 01:01 AM #15
      I have seen my old Phaeton twice now on the road. I know it was mine for sure because of the color. Car still looks great!

    16. 06-27-2007 07:10 AM #16
      I know this would be highly unlikely, but are there any other Singaporean Phaeton owners here at all?

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      06-27-2007 06:53 PM #17
      After 3 months of seeing no Phaetons in London, I saw three today in Sussex! Was the silver one I saw at about 4:45 between Balcombe and Cuckfield anyone here's?

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      06-28-2007 07:29 PM #18
      If some of the locals who bought Phaetons in my area (actually quite a few) stopped at the same pubs my car seems to track down I could be a player in this post.
      RB

    19. 06-28-2007 08:22 PM #19
      Stephen-

      Where did you see me?? I've only put 3000 miles on her since December, so I haven't really given you much of opportunity to spot me.

      Quote, originally posted by reneestreg »
      I have seen my old Phaeton twice now on the road. I know it was mine for sure because of the color. Car still looks great!

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      06-29-2007 03:20 PM #20
      Just spotted a Pheaton on the road during a TV program about the Red Bull X-Alps race in 2005. The shot was just outside Chur in Switzerland.
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    21. 06-30-2007 02:29 AM #21
      I am confused.
      If my memory serves me, you had a Phaeton, but abandoned it.
      Was it not due to your being under pressure because you are employed by a rival maufacturer?
      Also, I believe your post at that time sounded like it was goodbye forever.
      When did you rejoin, or did you never really leave?
      Curious.

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      06-30-2007 07:58 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by R8ordered »
      I am confused.
      If my memory serves me, you had a Phaeton, but abandoned it.
      Was it not due to your being under pressure because you are employed by a rival maufacturer?
      Also, I believe your post at that time sounded like it was goodbye forever.
      When did you rejoin, or did you never really leave?
      Curious.

      Eve is family, always has been and always will be. She was employed by VWoNAR as a Phaeton trainer to introduce the car to dealers. Her job ended and so her car had to be turned back in to VW. She now is employed by some GM company. That is way she doesn't drive a nice Campy White Phaeton. She is always watching and continues to communicate with many of us. In fact, I'll be having dinner with her in two weeks.

      Regards,
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      07-01-2007 12:24 PM #23
      At last ... a live sighting of a fellow forum dweller in London/Essex.

      I was driving down the A12 towards Newbury Park at 15:00 today when Chris in HBZ3 (hope I got this right) was waiting to turn from Parham Drive on to the A12.

      I was driving my wife's A4 at the time....en route to rescue my car from a parking garage that had been cordoned off by police earlier due to a security alert caused by an abandoned car next to the garage.

      Adam

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    24. 07-02-2007 12:38 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by R8ordered »
      I am confused.
      If my memory serves me, you had a Phaeton, but abandoned it.
      Was it not due to your being under pressure because you are employed by a rival maufacturer?
      Also, I believe your post at that time sounded like it was goodbye forever.
      When did you rejoin, or did you never really leave?
      Curious.

      Please don't be confused! I never was a Phaeton owner, but I've always been a Phaeton fan. I had a company Phaeton while under contract to VWoA. I served as the NE Regional Phaeton Touareg Luxury Ambassador and had the privilege of meeting Michael (Pan European) out in the field toward the end of the program. I never really left the Phaeton community; I've made too many friends here. Because of the Phaeton program I have good friend in Chicago, Ohio, Kansas and Canada. I'm still close to my former boss; he's moved on to another VWAG division, we speak often, mostly about F1 and concours events. Unfortunately I had to return the Phaeton to VWoA at the end of the program (March 2005). A day does not go by that I do not miss driving it. Maybe the fact that I drive by VWoA everyday on my way to work that keeps the Phaeton fresh in my memory.

      Currently, I work for one of the oldest automotive ad agencies. Non-domestic vehicles are frowned upon, though there is no written policy that says you MUST drive a Chevy. Besides, I have close friends with a Callaway Corvette franchise, it's not like I'm starved for fun cars. Along with my more conventional tasks I get paid to write about Corvettes and the Corvette culture. Through my friends dealership I have access to Porsches, RR, Lotus and Bentleys plus the occasional truly exotic vehicle like Ford GT and Gallardos. (An R8 in an Italian suit?)

      I really should change my handle to something more generic, but I’m “known” as the PhaetonChix, I just hope I don’t come to the same fiery end as Phaeton did.

      Look for me at the Detroit GP, I'll be there cheering on Corvette Racing.

      Never lift!

      PC


    25. 07-02-2007 02:28 PM #25
      I was in central London Thursday evening about 6:30pm and saw one glide by westbound on Birdcage Walk. It was the only one I saw all week. I saw plenty of Bentleys.

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      07-06-2007 05:07 PM #26
      I was on Hwy 24 tuesday as I spotted one getting off in the Lafayette, CA area. Had a chance to get next to him and give

    27. 07-07-2007 02:18 AM #27
      I just returned from a trip to Madrid, and I did not see a single Phaeton there this time, but I did see lots of Passats and one Bentley Continental Flying Spur. I also saw some amazing Spanish women (but that deserves its own thread...).

      Back in the OC: today I merged on to the 405 right in front of a '04 Mirror Silver V8 Phaeton -- just like mine -- except for the wheels, and that was a first...

      Michael S.


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      07-07-2007 07:42 AM #28
      I saw a silver Phaeton earlier this week as I walked along in the morning on my journey to work. It reminded me of earlier this year when I saw a black Phaeton going down the Hendon Way in London on several occasions at about 8am in the morning. I’m not sure if the owner of this Phaeton has already made their presence known on this forum but the number plate was PH52TON and I’m interested to know if it is the same car that is in the press information packs or if it’s the same number plate on another car. The car in the press pack doesn’t have any number badges on the back of it so I can’t tell what engine it has, although no exhausts are visible so that limits which model it could be.

    29. 07-07-2007 05:35 PM #29
      I saw a light metallic blue one in Walthamstow once. Probably a local East End gangster, I imagine!

      I tooted my horn at the time - he ignored me.

      Charming.


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      07-08-2007 05:35 PM #30
      Saw a silver Phaeton with registration ending OVZ (or similar) on Belgrave Road at about 3:20pm today...

    31. 07-08-2007 05:44 PM #31
      I saw 4 Phaetons on the 7th July!!! Two were Silver, one was Luna Blue, and the other was a dark green 3.2 V6. My dad flashed his hazards at the green Phaeton, which had a private plate (I can't remember what the plate read) and it had a black interior with Chestnut wood. That was the first Phaeton I've ever seen up close!! We saw it on the M1, I think at about Junction 12-ish? Was it anyone here?



      Modified by JSingh at 1:57 PM 7-8-2007

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      07-13-2007 08:49 AM #32
      Luna Blue one wasn't me, did a spinning class in the morning for 90 minutes then laid in a heap for the rest of the day!

      Seen a few about recently Yesterday saw one on the Grantham to Sleaford Road. about 4pm.

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    33. 07-15-2007 12:43 AM #33
      June 3 in Greenwich, CT - Phaeton 4motion


    34. 07-15-2007 02:06 PM #34
      i saw one last night (july 14th) around 7:00 pm in Alameda (ca). It was coucou grey just like mine, EXCEPT I wasnt driving mine.

      This marks as only the 2nd Phaeton I have ever seen in person (besides mine of course).


    35. 07-16-2007 10:30 AM #35
      Brent (W126C) and I were driving around the Detroit suburbs last Friday night (Friday the 13th) and saw a 2007 Bentley Flying Spur, a new Ford GT, a 2007 RS4, a 2007 S8, a 2004 Luna/Beige Phaeton V8 and a 2007 Coucou Gray/Anthracite V8 (or maybe a 2006?). Ok, we were cheating, the last four cars were parked up at VWoA.

      The Flying Spur does not have the Phaeton stealth factor IMHO, it's just a HUGE car.

      PC


      Modified by PhaetonChix at 9:47 AM 7-16-2007


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