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AMG GT R - Der Tag

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Housey, 4 Mar 2021.

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  1. Housey

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    I am sitting here like an excited little boy, which at 53 is a rare feeling these days. My new car is on the trailer and due to arrive around 10am. We live for these days as petrol heads. As I did with my last car I thought I would do an ownership thread and try to keep it up to date when events occur.

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    The car is a 2 owner car, with the current dealer being the second owner. It has been a dry weather car and is in incredible condition for the videos and vast collection of images I have seen, many of which I have not shared here. I have been watching this particular car for some weeks now and bid them on Friday last week and did the deal. It is heavily optioned up and the only things missing, which I am not bothered about is carbon fibre packs inside and out and that is fine with me as it costs big to replace and I am over carbon fibre trim, which my R8 had all over it,

    I will add to this thread as I go but this is the starting point. Now for more coffee, to insure it and then to wait some more for it to arrive....
     
  2. Simon

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    :cool: Massive road presence in that. Lovely machine
     
  3. Joe T

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    Quite a machine.

    Is the dealer using it for personal purposes then? :)
     
  4. Housey

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    The dealer has been exceptional, a proper petrol head with his own track car as well. The car has been sitting under cover since August and has not moved and it was dry use only up to that point, I have many pictures of the underside (a work of art!). I will of course address that lack of use shortly. He was keen to move the car on so he could release funding for other cars, they are a small new partnership and have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I would heartily recommend them.
     
  5. Martynt74

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  6. Housey

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    I have just insured the car with Manning UK, who also provide track cover.

    £1680
     
  7. watercooledman

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    that is pure sex
     
  8. pugheaven

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    That is gorgeous. I've never in my life been a merc fan other than this particular car which is simply stunning design and hits all my check boxes. Very very very nice purchase mate and really chuffed for you. Looks amazing condition, beautiful and I don't use them words often with cars and never for a Merc! That front end and the side profile of these things are stunning!:cool::cool::cool:
     
  9. Conscript

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    Starlight headliner going in it?
     
  10. kindai

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    Oooooooooof. I feel an essential car meet in the not too distant future
     
  11. Maccy

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    Another ban for posting filth
     
  12. Housey

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    Thanks.

    Even though I already have a Mercedes E Class for daily duties, I have never really been a Mercedes kind of guy. I never expected to buy one of these, thinking it was likely McLaren or Porsche to replace my R8 but then I borrowed one and all that changed. It isn't as 'feelsome' as a GT3 or McLaren but I need to appreciate I am 53 years old now. My use profile is long trips to Europe with friends for some Ring/Spa laps, posing and making some noise, running top speed on autobahns and back home. I want different things from a car and this felt special and mad fast and a me sort of car. So I watched the market, found a car, kept my eye on it and pushed the button.

    Time will tell if I made the right call.
     
  13. Squidward

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    That first pic! Wow looks ace OP
    lol!
     
  14. Housey

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    To be honest, I am more worried about crisp grease on my alcantara wheel.
     
  15. Le Clandestin Brun

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    Oh ****! Welcome back :) and what an entrance!! #welljel
     
  16. Simon

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    At least theres no rear seat to be creased and upset Fox
     
  17. Sui

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    Such a stunning car, congratulations.

    not sure I’d be able to stop looking out the window looking for the lorry to turn up.
     
  18. NathWraith

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    Very nice, these sound incredible too. The 4.0 is a brilliant engine.
     
  19. pugheaven

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    And pllleasseeeeee post a video of her idling and a cheeky rev... I'm excited and it's not even my car, we love car porn!
     
  20. floatindolphin

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    Lovely!!

    That's the only colour callipers I'd have on a car, Red is Soooooooooooo cheesy

    Same with Carbon, same reason as you. Must be getting old.....