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How much must this have cost?

Discussion in 'AMG Lounge' started by BIRMA, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Alex

    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yep. The thought of looking at the car from the cost perspective never even crossed my mind.
     
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  2. Scott_F

    Scott_F Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Of course it didn't.....


     
  3. oldguy57

    oldguy57 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ^ This exactly. The engineering looks amazing. I would expect a lot on here spend excessive amounts on cars - whether it's unnecessary is in the eye of the spender. I don't think its a look at me car at all- not like the Lambos et al that get shouted about on The Tube of You.
     
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  4. Alex

    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Can't get me out of your head, hey ;-)

    Why don't you show some of your tasteful and exciting car projects that you've completed.

    You're not just a keyboard warrior Scott_F, right?
     
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  5. longman h

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    I'm glad I didn't spend too long reading the entire thread just to find out there wasn't actually much discussed about the car


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  6. JohnEBoy

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    It's funny how a few on this forum get wound up by how much others spend on cars in whatever respect.

    Beats me... spend as much as you want and I'll happily watch the results.

    I won't be spending that much dosh so interesting to see what can be achieved!

    That's what being a true petrol-head is all about...
     
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  7. nickjonesn4

    nickjonesn4 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That looks to be a mega job. Obviously completely mad but it's always fun reading about cars like this. I wonder at what point it stops spinning its wheels!
     
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    I have nothing but respect for the people who built the project and for the person who commissioned it. My initial comment about the cost was one of genuine interest no other issue as it is obviously a superb piece of engineering work.
     
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  9. Scott_F

    Scott_F Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    No, I'm just someone who has a very different perspective to you Alex, right ?
     
  10. oldguy57

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    I agree, it is amazing work. I don't know that I would have used an original Black Series though. Interesting as well that in terms of huge engine mega buck builds in the States 1000hp won't raise much of an eyebrow . Witness the 2/3000 hp monsters that'll do 6 or 7 second quarter miles and get driven 1000 miles between dragstrips towing trailers. No it's the concept and the engineering that's interesting on this build and the usability.
     
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    I totally agree, choice of a Black Series made me wonder. I’d have preferred it to have been done on a CL65 that way all the tooling and set up costs would have been absorbed in the first prototype making it easier and a bit cheaper for anyone following on.
     
  12. Lee C63

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    Never mind the cost....whoever came up with the idea initially well hats off to them. And if someone can afford to do it then why not.....plenty people P*ss it up the wall or put it up there nose.....so if you want to spend it on your car making something unique then why not......I would say Alex is making a truly unique car (having followed his thread) and learned to weld and do it all himself...now that's a true enthusiast.
     
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    Not like you to start wars! ;)
     
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    If by "very different perspective" you mean being a "clever ar$e hole" then yes?

    Still waiting to see what you've done...
     
  15. Scott_F

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    I'm not really that clever Alex, just comparatively. And as for the ar$ehole bit, well you've got me beaten hands down.......


    So you can assess my "kudos" ?
     
  16. longman h

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    FFS guys, let's save it for the playground shall we.


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    I'm not on here to make enemies, only friends. Agreeing to disagree on this one, Scott_F?
     
  18. Scott_F

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    Vive la difference, Alex.
     
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