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    View Poll Results: would you buy a GT?

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    Thread: Now that clean Bentley GTs are solid $65,000 cars would you buy one?

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      10-11-2012 06:26 PM #71
      Sorry, no. I would buy a BOSS 302 again and some sort of cheap dd-able vehicle like a civic.

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      10-11-2012 06:36 PM #72
      I love the GT and would pick one up if I had the extra cash, $65k is a good price. Here's one we did a few years ago with a previous company I was with.




      After we were done it put down 512WHP/738WTQ (691BHP/996 ft-lbs of torque to the crank) VS 412WHP/445WTQ from the factory. These mods can be done relatively cheap (exhaust & tune) as well and you have a monster of a daily/weekend car.
      Last edited by a4; 10-11-2012 at 06:41 PM.

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      10-11-2012 06:43 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      I really like the modern big Karmann Ghia styling.

      i totally get the Camry reference, but "Karmann Ghia styling" - say what?!!?

      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      FWD Mercedes, 4cyl Mustangs, unreliable Toyotas... WTF is this world coming to?
      and my new pet peeve: the "woah" misspelling of whoa: it's W-H-O-A, people! "learn it. know it. live it." seriously. #FFS #SMH

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      10-12-2012 11:02 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by slirt View Post
      i totally get the Camry reference, but "Karmann Ghia styling" - say what?!!?


      Note the kickup on the rear flanks (that starts down at the rockers)? The fadeway front fenders? And the short coupe roofline? All similar styling elements. The Chrysler Chronos had them as well.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      10-12-2012 09:54 PM #75
      I can see it.

    6. 10-12-2012 10:03 PM #76
      Almost forgot about these $65k...


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      10-12-2012 10:19 PM #77
      I'd be in either a V8 Vantage or Evora S for that price, I think.

    8. 10-13-2012 12:00 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Or this with a major service for $63k:



      http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/3259403108.html

      Or maybe even this for just $7k more:



      http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/ctd/3307352665.html
      I liek the cut of your jib on the Modena

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      10-13-2012 01:21 AM #79
      I love big comfy coupes so I'd definitely look at one if I was considering a newish CL550 or 6-series.

    10. 10-13-2012 06:52 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      lucky for you well maintained early turbo Rs are in the teens!
      Show me!

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      10-13-2012 02:28 PM #81
      Sadly I can't link RROC threads, but they're out there... It's unlikely you'll find any killer deals on auto trader or ebay but they might be out there.
      If you're serious about your search sign up for RROC.

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      10-13-2012 03:58 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      Sorry, no. I would buy a BOSS 302 again and some sort of cheap dd-able vehicle like a civic.



      Compared to a D1 platform car, especially a W12 twin turbo.. a mustang IS a cheap civic.

      I'm sure I'll get the typical retort of "it is lighter, faster around a track, for the money, etc" but they are not even close to the same level of car.
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      10-13-2012 04:08 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Compared to a D1 platform car, especially a W12 twin turbo.. a mustang IS a cheap civic.

      I'm sure I'll get the typical retort of "it is lighter, faster around a track, for the money, etc" but they are not even close to the same level of car.
      By your logic, Bentleys bought for $65k are for proles, too.
      Looking for a ratty Miata? My '90 is for sale.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      4+ pages and at least 1 death threat in a compact-car comparison test thread - oh wait, this is TCL.

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      10-13-2012 04:08 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      Almost forgot about these $65k...

      Now that's a powerful 65k AWD coupe I could be more interested in.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are in the land of rust and honey.

    15. 10-13-2012 04:32 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Biff Beltsander View Post
      Now that's a powerful 65k AWD coupe I could be more interested in.
      Here ya go

      Posted a few days ago;


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      10-13-2012 04:41 PM #86
      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Bentley-Conti...item257634c778

      4 minutes left on the auction. going for $52,100.00


      edit - jesus only 15,XXX miles on her!!

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      10-13-2012 04:50 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Bentley-Conti...item257634c778

      4 minutes left on the auction. going for $52,100.00


      edit - jesus only 15,XXX miles on her!!
      Must have been an Athlete's, or belonged to somebody else on the plus-size of things. Those seats are beat for 15k miles.
      Looking for a ratty Miata? My '90 is for sale.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      4+ pages and at least 1 death threat in a compact-car comparison test thread - oh wait, this is TCL.

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      10-13-2012 07:16 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCfarkas View Post
      Sure, people can probably afford a 70k dollar luxury vehicle... but I bet they can't afford to maintain it.
      This

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      10-14-2012 12:24 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      Sadly I can't link RROC threads, but they're out there... It's unlikely you'll find any killer deals on auto trader or ebay but they might be out there.
      If you're serious about your search sign up for RROC.
      too bad one needs to pay to be part of that forum

      several posts of the early 90s bentleys and rolls royce vehicles sparked some interest, and they were equipped with hydraulics similar to those of the mercedes 600 grosser, some of the repair bills people who are selling them are claiming is nuts!

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