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Today I saw...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by skiba, 26 May 2006.

  1. skiba

    Mobster

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    My walk home from work takes me down Sloane Street and past the Jumeriah Carlton Tower, a hotel mostly frequented by Arabs. I am used to seeing ridiculous examples of wealth, last week on a walk to the tube I saw loads of 911's and RR Sports, an M5, an M6 and an SLR all in the space of about 5 minutes. It's a car enthusiasts wet dream. Anyway, today walking home I saw this little beauty, first one i've seen on the road so thought i'd share it. I don't think anyone turned to look at it except me.

    http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ariel9ui.jpg

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  2. agw_01

    Capodecina

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    Can't really see it very well... Caterham isn't it?

    edit... Oops, I didn't see the filename.
     
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  3. SaBBz

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    Joking?
     
  4. S@njay

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    Duh..its that really fast expencive car of course!

    i forgot the name of the car, it is expenicve though, it was on top gear.
     
  5. rG-tom

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    i see no image :S

    I'd guess from agws guess that its an atom tho?

    Tom.
     
  6. Dreadi

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    im not very big on cars but i like to visit here. :)

    but anyway, i saw a merc slk500 (550???) parked by work the other day, next thing you know someone drove into with a forktruck carrying massive hunks of metal, something like £20,000 worth of damage
     
  7. skiba

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  8. Malachy

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    Ascari? my dad does a lot of work for the factory
    edit nvm its an atom
     
  9. skiba

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    hmmm seems it's only £25k's worth.
     
  10. neil-ste

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    I spotted one the other day just pottering along a local backroad. By pottering I mean dawdling, my friend who I was in the car with had to overtake it.
     
  11. agw_01

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    No?

    I'm not very well up on kit cars.

    Damn you quoting my post though... I was going to edit it :p
     
  12. saitrix

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    It isnt a kit car. It is made by Ariel, which are in the UK. Can't you remember when it was on TG?
     
  13. agw_01

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    ROFL, made a right tit of myself there haven't I :D

    No, I didn't see that episode. I used to work in a pub on Sundays. My shift finished at 8pm, which means by the time I got home, Top Gear was almost over.
     
  14. saitrix

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  15. agw_01

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    Thanks very much Dan. I remember seeing clips of Jeremy's skin being prised away from his body, but I had no idea he'd driven the Atom.

    Oh, and btw... I had actually heard of the Atom... just never seen a picture. I'm not that much of a n00b :p
     
  16. saitrix

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    You did get me worried. :p

    They look much better in person, saw one at the Autosport show. Lovely things.
     
  17. spaz

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    Awesome cars, was one at Santa Pod last month, more or less blitzed everything short of a drag racer.
     
  18. No-One

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    There's been one parked at a house round the corner from me the last few days.
     
  19. Mackass

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    The last time I went Sloane Street, there was some nice Ferrari that flew past me. I honestly didn't get to see what model it was because it was travelling so fast, but the noise it made was gorgeous. :p
     
  20. Mike

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    Saw an atom barrelling through Alderley Edge one day, driver had a leather cap and goggles on like Biggles