eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
In my queue of personal favorites, this one, as the kids would say, is trending:
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The body of that magnificent beast makes for a beautiful redhead! However, considering the low slug stance, stiff suspension and cramped cockpit, she is nice to look at and perhaps even lust after, but I suspect she might make for a decidedly punishing ride for some of us! I think I will stick with my Cadillac! LOL. ;)
 

TKI67

Super Member
Yesterday afternoon I went to the grocery store, and my little thirteen year old Oxford green Mini S convertible parked next to a new bright red Ferrari. I think it was a Spider Convertible but am not sufficiently versed in current Ferraris to be sure. It is humbling to park a car you think is pretty cool next to one for which a set of tires would cost more than your whole car could fetch! I'll bet he was buying halibut or rib lamb chops! I got dog treats.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
The body of that magnificent beast makes for a beautiful redhead! However, considering the low slug stance, stiff suspension and cramped cockpit, she is nice to look at and perhaps even lust after, but I suspect she might make for a decidedly punishing ride for some of us! I think I will stick with my Cadillac! LOL. ;)
Since it's all fantasy, I can have the magnificent beast plus another more comfortable car for every day. Oh heck, since it's all in my mind, I'll have more than one fun car. :)

Yesterday afternoon I went to the grocery store, and my little thirteen year old Oxford green Mini S convertible parked next to a new bright red Ferrari. I think it was a Spider Convertible but am not sufficiently versed in current Ferraris to be sure. It is humbling to park a car you think is pretty cool next to one for which a set of tires would cost more than your whole car could fetch! I'll bet he was buying halibut or rib lamb chops! I got dog treats.
This reminds me of a private banker I used to work with - what are you talking about FF? As do most AAAC member, I dress pretty well and usually was the nicest dressed guy in the room at work - not necessarily with the most expensive clothes - but well-tailored and matched, at least, IMO.

But for several years, I worked with a private banker (my trading team supported his team's clients) and he was always dressed impeccably in beautiful suits, shirt, ties that were either custom or from the uber-luxury top brands. And this guy knew how to buy clothes, have them tailored and assembled into an outfit.

He always - every single day - looked like he walked out of a Savile Row shop. As with your very nice car parked next to the Ferrari, I always felt a bit humbled when I was in a meeting with him.

I kid you not, I would joke with my girlfriend at night, as we finished a dinner of leftover sammies, screw-top wine, followed up by us washing the dishes and taking the dog out for a walk that this man probably had just finished having his butler serve him a meal the equivalent of the finest five-star restaurant with a bottle of vintage blah, blah, blah from the side of the wine list that I never even look at.
 

TKI67

Super Member
Since it's all fantasy, I can have the magnificent beast plus another more comfortable car for every day. Oh heck, since it's all in my mind, I'll have more than one fun car. :)



This reminds me of a private banker I used to work with - what are you talking about FF? As do most AAAC member, I dress pretty well and usually was the nicest dressed guy in the room at work - not necessarily with the most expensive clothes - but well-tailored and matched, at least, IMO.

But for several years, I worked with a private banker (my trading team supported his team's clients) and he was always dressed impeccably in beautiful suits, shirt, ties that were either custom or from the uber-luxury top brands. And this guy knew how to buy clothes, have them tailored and assembled into an outfit.

He always - every single day - looked like he walked out of a Savile Row shop. As with your very nice car parked next to the Ferrari, I always felt a bit humbled when I was in a meeting with him.

I kid you not, I would joke with my girlfriend at night, as we finished a dinner of leftover sammies, screw-top wine, followed up by us washing the dishes and taking the dog out for a walk that this man probably had just finished having his butler serve him a meal the equivalent of the finest five-star restaurant with a bottle of vintage blah, blah, blah from the side of the wine list that I never even look at.
One of the things I love about being hardcore TNSIL is being OTR except for the occasional sweater or socks knitted by a loved one.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
One of the things I love about being hardcore TNSIL is being OTR except for the occasional sweater or socks knitted by a loved one.
You're spot on. This guy was not TNSIL, but more English with a Continental flair.

Even if I had his budget for clothes, I wouldn't dress the way he did, but I respected that he had both money and taste.

I lot of guys on Wall St spend ridiculous amounts of money on clothes, but don't look well turned out - expensive, but not well done. This guy knew what he was doing.
 

London380sl

Senior Member
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Here something you'll likely never see - a Mercedes 450Sl Shooting Brake. Too bad Mercedes never made these cars. Somebody took a 1979 450sl Convertible and made it into a wagon. There are few things I dislike about the car, such as wheels, but In my opinion they did a real nice conversion job. Sold On Bring a Trailer a couple of years ago for $30,000. For more pics and description go here:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-mercedes-benz-450sl-5/

Reminds of the Mustang wagon concept cars that were floated in the 60'S

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fishertw

Advanced Member
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Here something you'll likely never see - a Mercedes 450Sl Shooting Brake. Too bad Mercedes never made these cars. Somebody took a 1979 450sl Convertible and made it into a wagon. There are few things I dislike about the car, such as wheels, but In my opinion they did a real nice conversion job. Sold On Bring a Trailer a couple of years ago for $30,000. For more pics and description go here:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-mercedes-benz-450sl-5/

Reminds of the Mustang wagon concept cars that were floated in the 60'S

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I think the Mustang would not have been called shooting brake but a shag wagon.
 

Dhaller

Advanced Member
I came very close to buying an XK120 when I was in college. I happened upon one for sale in some used car lot, in heavy need of restoration... it was $5000 or thereabouts.

British racing green is definitely it's rightful color.

To this day I an at once (1) thankful and (2) full of regrets that I didn't buy it.

(I bought and restored an Austin Healy instead.)

DH
 
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