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post #1 of 13 Old 08-05-2009, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure how the non ferrari content will go, but heres my shed full.

1951 Jaguar I've had for 15 years bought from the original owner.

77 308gtb I've had for a year.

1969 Ford Falcon GT replica (Australian model) - 302 windsor V8 being built as a track car.

1973 Yamaha XS650 (TX650)

All good clean fun

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-05-2009, 04:25 AM
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Well,
my current list is as follows

2000 360 Modena (F1)
1992 Mazda MX5/Miata (my first love)
2002 BMW M3
2006 Range Rover Sport
1994 Ducati 916 (in the living room) (4th owner - the first 3 being Michael Hutchence, and Adam Clayton, then Bono, both of U2)
2008 Ducati 848

Will post a few pics later...
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Looks great. This way, you'd appreciate Ferrari even more by riding different cars. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Nice collection of vehicles, should give you some very different driving experiences. Do you have anything modern as a daily driver?

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Daily ride is a modern Ford sedan and my wife has a Lexus RX350 which she absolutely loves. (I'd say it's got a lot of Toyota DNA, which annoys her greatly).

I love taking the Jag through traffic to work. It is very different to everything else on the road.

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The Jag looks superb and in great condition, does it take much to keep it on the road. I love the colour of your 308 too, nice to see another non rosso 308.

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The Jag looks superb and in great condition, does it take much to keep it on the road. I love the colour of your 308 too, nice to see another non rosso 308.
Hi Archie

Thanks for your comments about the Jag - its not really mainstream and a lot of people don't 'get' it. IE I get more comments about the lovely Rolls Royce or Bentley, than Jag, would you believe.

In terms of keeping it on the road, its effectively a 4 door long wheelbase XK120. So pretty much everything seems to be available. I get parts from a fellow in Worcester who specialises in these beasts.

A mate here also races one, so we have bought a couple of spares cars over the years, and we have cannabalised them when needed.

The funny thing is that here in Oz, it is worth about one fifth the 308, whereas in the UK they would be much closer to being worth the same money! Go figure that.

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Well,
my current list is as follows

2000 360 Modena (F1)
1992 Mazda MX5/Miata (my first love)
2002 BMW M3
2006 Range Rover Sport
1994 Ducati 916 (in the living room) (4th owner - the first 3 being Michael Hutchence, and Adam Clayton, then Bono, both of U2)
2008 Ducati 848

Will post a few pics later...
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man i didnt know you had ducatis, that is crazy to own a bike that has been owned by the latter, did you personally know them? i hope to own a 748 soon as my first bike

I want to Race.
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man i didnt know you had ducatis, that is crazy to own a bike that has been owned by the latter, did you personally know them? i hope to own a 748 soon as my first bike

Yeah, bit of a Ducati fan too. Would love to say I know the lads in U2 but living in the same town as them is about as close it gets. I bought the 916 at an auction for Riders for Health charity in Birmingham (UK) in December 2007.

Here's a link to an article that appeared in one of the Irish national newspapers at the time...
http://www.independent.ie/national-n...e-1235152.html


And here's the bike!... it's in my living room now...
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Great story Barry. It must be great to have a piece of rock history previously owned by two of the all time great front men. Forget Hendrix's Marshall stack, or Elvis's belts, they are ancient and before my time. Hutchence and Bono are Rock legends and will be for generations. No offence to Adam Clayton

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Yeah, bit of a Ducati fan too.

And here's the bike!... it's in my living room now...
that is pretty dang cool, i hope you enjoy the bike alot, i hope to own one one day. i love the red also

I want to Race.
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1969 Ford Falcon GT replica (Australian model) ...........Kon

Kon !

replica Falcon !!! WTH...I just sold a real falcon, 63 about 1.5 years ago...and something tells me it cost a lot less than a replica.

REPLICA...!!!!!!!!! I mean buying the real car can't be that rare or expensive is it?

I paid like $1k for that falcon... never heard of such a thing

BTW, rest of the stuff = very nice.

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replica Falcon !!! WTH...I just sold a real falcon, 63 about 1.5 years ago...and something tells me it cost a lot less than a replica.

REPLICA...!!!!!!!!! I mean buying the real car can't be that rare or expensive is it?

I paid like $1k for that falcon... never heard of such a thing

BTW, rest of the stuff = very nice.

Sorry to freak you out like that.

It's not a replica falcon, its a real falcon dressed up as a falcon GT which was an australia only model which was used for touring car racing here. A bit like buying a 6 cylinder 60's mustang and putting in shelby mechanicals.

Genuine GT's go for up to $500k here so a $10k project that I can thrash on the track makes sense for me.
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