Sightings of 'unusual/rare' cars

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  1. Mike Walker

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    Driving down the A41 from Bicester to the M40 yesterday afternoon and saw a black BMW sports car behind me but not a Z3/Z4.

    Thought I knew what it was but slowed at the roundabout and it passed me - F reg ZI.

    Never seen one on the road before although saw one at a BMW event a few years ago :ban:

    Anyone seen anything unusual lately?
     
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    One of these? :)
     
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    Only ever seen those in Lisbon.. :D
     
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    :D Could be the same one!
     
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    I saw one a few months back too, it was kitted out like the 'Back to the Future' car.....
     
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    I've seen quote a few interesting cars out and about over the years. A C-Type Jaguar (before the replicas became popular), a few XJ220s, an F40, a blower Bentley.

    But the thing which left a lasting impression on me was late one night returning home along the M54 back to Telford, I saw a pair of headlamps approaching fast in my mirror. They were big and yellow. Then one of these bellowed past me at considerably more than the NSL:

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    It was not only the speed which made an impression. So did the size. They're huge. :)
     
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    There's a guy a couple of miles from me who uses one as his daily driver. Parks it on the road outside his house...
     
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    Were doors an optional extra?
     
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    LOL!! They slid down into the sills.. :D
     
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    Ha ha. Very funny!
     
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    Not sure if it counts, but I saw a 1972 Ferrari Daytona on friday - driving into the place where I store my cars when I'm away! One of my 2 childhood dream cars! :)
     
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    That BMW has a strong look of a Fiat Barchetta.

    Which came first though?
     
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    The doors raise up from the sills of the Z1. Very concept car!
     
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    Forgot to mention on the same journey yesterday also saw 2 Roll Royce Silver Shadow's in convoy on the M40 going south. Both had plaques on the front suggesting that they had been to some sort of GTG I assume?
     
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    Funny you should mention that, I saw my first one "in the flesh" on Saturday afternoon going through South London.
     
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    I saw one of these a few weeks back in a local village:

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    Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS, for those who don't recognise it - a thing of beauty. RHD, as well, must be like r*ck*ng h*rse p**. I was in the Barchetta (another pretty Italian car, but nowhere near as rare) so I beeped and gave the bloke driving it the thumbs up and got a smile and wave in return. :)

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