Wow Factor (after all these years) - Pugugly {P}
Today - wet and misty dual carriagway bearing on me at a considrable rate of knots a Bently GT - I want one ! In the same way that I wanted an XJS when I was 14. Glad to see that a car can still float your boat after all these years.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - volvoman
Wet? Misty?? Where???
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Pugugly {P}
Sorry - gone to North Wales for the weekend, predictable rain I fear.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - volvoman
Might have guessed ! Enjoy anyway.

On the original question I'm not a great car devotee but I always get a very special feeling when I see just about any Aston Martin and if I was going to buy a serious car it would be an AM.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - matt35 {P}
Pugugly,
A bit off topic, but my neighbour across the street has had a BMW 700 something for 12 years - registration WOW***.
Yesterday she got her new BMW518 delivered - she has kept the WOW*** number on the new car.
Funny to see them side by side with the same reg.

Matt35.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - mike hannon
You're quite right Pugugly - the Bentley GT is a corker!
How can one lot of Germans (BMW) get it so wrong with the RR Phantom and another bunch (VAG) get it so right?
A few years ago the late historian, politician and car nut Alan Clark went to the Crewe works for a look-see before he bought his latest Continental T and wasn't impressed with the workforce, so lets hope the morale problems are sorted out and the product is as good as the wow!-factor.
Sadly, I've been a Bentley Continental nut since the 60s and lusted after almost every one from Olga (OLG 490, the prototype fastback of the early 50s) to the GT. Some say the current big Continental, the R or T, is an anachronism with nothing for the modern motoring world - but what a shape! When you see one or look at a picture you have to have someone standing by it to gauge the scale because the lines are so perfect it could be any size at all. Ah well, sigh, back to the bangernomics Honda...
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Bromptonaut
Similar experience yesterday. Coming off Stony Stratford roundabout onto the Milton Keynes bypass a metallic blue sports car shot past, just in sight long enough to eyeball the makers badge VAUXHALL!!!. Looking at the car by car breakdown probably a VX220. Some goodlooking car.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Rob the Bus {P}
Simon,

The VX220 is virtually a Lotus Elise but with different clothes on, IIRC. And what clothes! It seems almost inconceivable that the saame company that made the MK1 Vectra can come up with something so drool-inducing as the VX220.

I want one!

Cheers

Rob
Wow Factor (after all these years) - LongDriver {P}
If I didn't need more than two seats, there would be one on my driveway at this moment!
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Bromptonaut
Citroen SM working it's way up the M1 on Saturday morning. Thirty some years old and still looking futuristic.

Don't want one though!!
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Altea Ego
Jensen Interceptor. Looks the part, sounds the part, still has wow after all these years........
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Marcos{P}
My Auntie used to drive around in a Jenson Interceptor many moons ago when I was a pup. I used to drool over the thing and if given the chance I would buy one now as they still look the part.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Burnout2
Aston DB7 - a modern classic. Gorgeous then, gorgeous now - the rear light cluster is about the only detail that could possibly be improved on. Awareness of the Jax XJS origins of the chassis doesn't dampen my ardour one bit when seeing one. Buying an early example would of course be the height of financial folly, but what a car...
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Phoenicks
Ooh, i dont know about a DB7 being financial folly. Ford Mondeo switches dont cost a lot......
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Dipstick
Jenson Interceptor? Quiller drove one of those. Don't know who Quiller is? Shame on you. Look him up (hint "Adam Hall") and be prepared for some damn fine fiction.

Wow Factor (after all these years) - Pugugly {P}
Saw one of those Porsche Cayenne things - no WOW factor, Figure I'll have to stalk it and park (really close) in the Defender..
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Bromptonaut
Saw one of those Porsche Cayenne things - no WOW factor,
Figure I'll have to stalk it and park (really close) in
the Defender..



Also came across one yesterday in that rural wilderness known as Breams Buildings London EC4. Parked in a disabled bay by the Immigration Appeal Tribunal's premises. Agree with PU, awful, like a suzuki vitara on steroids.
Wow Factor (after all these years) - Hugo {P}
My late uncle had one of the first Alfetta GTVs 2.0 - British Racing green. That was truely a car to behold.

OK not in the same class as the Bently, but still a good enthusiasts car. Much better looking with the chrome than those later versions with the plastic bumpers.

Due to ill health (kidney removal) he only covered 1000 miles in the first year, but had it for years after.

Sadly he had to sell it when he had a stroke, he never recovered.

H
 

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