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Old 3rd August 2009, 17:48   #46
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5. Muscle Cars - Dodge Charger General Lee


Again not as spectacular as the previous car. This one is a movie star. It was the star of a show called Dukes of Hazzard.

Err, correction!
The car from the dukes of hazard "General Lee" car is orange and has the confederate flag painted on the roof, not to forget large numbering on the sides!

I may not know a lot about cars but I do know my TV shows
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Err, correction!
The car from the dukes of hazard "General Lee" car is orange and has the confederate flag painted on the roof, not to forget large numbering on the sides!

I may not know a lot about cars but I do know my TV shows
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Agreed. What I meant was that this is the General Lee model, not the same car.

Incidentally, bhpian Harit has 2 Dodge Chargers, though not the GL model.

The Porsche 917 however, might be the same car used in Le Mans!
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This is the '69 Dodge charger if I can identify it correctly
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Pic 1: 1964 AM DB5 (the one features in Bond movies, latest being Casino Royale)
Pic 2: Standing ahead is a 1967-72 AM DBS (the iconic car and the last one in the DB series, these were succeeded by the V series)
Pic 3: The green one is an 1947 AM DB2, This looks like a sports variant a 2-ltr one... But these were only 15 made, Is that the rare beauty?

Funky Devil: You're the luckiest guy ever wandered this planet I must say. You've seen these beauties within your lifetime and Thanks for sharing the info as to where to find these next time .

Predator: I was searching one such post where you've written gyan Dil Se... and here's the one, its a pleasure listening/reading you on these beauties.
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Awesome picture my friend. I so envy you. This is motoring nirvana for the eyes.

Just 1 thing - did anyone notice that the Jaguar in the initial pages looks so much like a BMW from the front. I mean the way the lines go on the bonnet and the way they gel into the headlights.
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Awesome picture my friend. I so envy you. This is motoring nirvana for the eyes.

Just 1 thing - did anyone notice that the Jaguar in the initial pages looks so much like a BMW from the front. I mean the way the lines go on the bonnet and the way they gel into the headlights.
Naaaa......
If your'e talking about the XJ '10 in the first set of pics... Simply NO... The Jag has a daimond mesh whereas BMWs normally have linear vertical ones. moreover, the Jag looks are typically wild cat eyes and a portruding snout, the BMWs are subtle with more German practicality and prudence as compared to the Brit attitude.
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DAMN !!! this is why I love TBHP, you get to learn something new everyday. Thank you so much predator, for providing the wonderful information on those Le Mans cars. Never knew cars back in those days had THAT MUCH POWER !!!

Anyway, here's my last set of pictures of the other cars that have been described in the last few posts.

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009155.jpg

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009156.jpg

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009159.jpg

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009157.jpg

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009276.jpg

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009277.jpg

The picture above is of a 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009210.jpg

And lastly the vintage masterpieces,

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-1930-mercedes-710-ss-castagna-cabriolet-36208.jpg

Pics: Salon Privé, the Luxury Supecar Event-24072009164.jpg

(Green-1930 Mercedes 710 SS Castagna Cabriolet 36208) (Yellow-1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Springfield

The names of the cars above are follows,

A Green-1930 Mercedes 710 SS Castagna Cabriolet, Yellow-1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Springfield, Black-1933 Hispano-Suiza J12 Labourdette Cabriolet and there also is a very old Bugatti in the middle of the last pic.

And that my friends, is the end of my picture collection of the 2009 Salon Prive. I hope all the Bhpians have enjoyed these posts, and would like to thank them for naming some of the cars I didn't know of.

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Hey funkydevil, How much did the entry tickets cost?
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The de Tomaso Pantera is my fav among all these beauties..Its got this menacing,low,wide Lambo look.And the rear with its high set overhang,small lights and fat wheels is to die for!!
Yep, its a very attractive car. Incidentally, the August 09 issue of "Classic & Sports car" features a comparo between the Maserati Bora and the De Tomaso Pantera. If either of these cars is your favourite, do grab a copy of the issue. If you cant, just come over to my place.

OT - When will you let us know what that mystery micro car in "Official guess the car thread" is?

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Pic 1: 1964 AM DB5 (the one features in Bond movies, latest being Casino Royale)
Pic 2: Standing ahead is a 1967-72 AM DBS (the iconic car and the last one in the DB series, these were succeeded by the V series)
Pic 3: The green one is an 1947 AM DB2, This looks like a sports variant a 2-ltr one... But these were only 15 made, Is that the rare beauty?
Just a few corrections, bud. Though Astons did feature in all Bond movies (except Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and one more I cant recollect - these had BMWs) the DB5 only appeared in a handful. The last guest appearance it made was in the opening scene of Goldeneye, when Bond in a silver DB5 (with a beautiful woman seated next, obviously) has a car duel with the stunning Isabella Scorupco in a red Ferrari along sweeping mediterranean mountain passes.

Secondly, though the DB series was succeeded by the V series in 72, the DB name made a comeback with the DB7 sometime in the late 90s.

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Predator: I was searching one such post where you've written gyan Dil Se... and here's the one, its a pleasure listening/reading you on these beauties.
Thank you, old buddy. I do miss our old discussions, and thank you for putting up with my incessant rambling about cars. (Though I suspect the best of Goa's liquids had something to do with your patience)

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DAMN !!! this is why I love TBHP, you get to learn something new everyday. Thank you so much predator, for providing the wonderful information on those Le Mans cars. Never knew cars back in those days had THAT MUCH POWER !!!
My pleasure Funkydude. Often we see antiques lying in the dust and pass them by for what appears new and shiny. This was just an effort to highlight what you did pass by!

Incidentally, that "Very old Bugatti" is a Type 57. Rarest of rare cars. I'll not tell you how much one is worth today, google it!
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Just a few corrections, bud. Though Astons did feature in all Bond movies (except Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and one more I cant recollect - these had BMWs) the DB5 only appeared in a handful. The last guest appearance it made was in the opening scene of Goldeneye, when Bond in a silver DB5 (with a beautiful woman seated next, obviously) has a car duel with the stunning Isabella Scorupco in a red Ferrari along sweeping mediterranean mountain passes.
Hey preds, this one, the 1964 DB5 appeared the Casino Royale, remember Craig winning a poker game, the bet was the 1964 AM DB5, silver colored, belonging to Dimmitrios.
I have tried attaching one of the movie still, it was indeed a nice cameo by the car
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The "VJY 232" in post #40 is a Ford AC Cobra
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Hey funkydevil, How much did the entry tickets cost?
Hey alto, the ticket prices varied according to the event happening on a particular day. There were usually 2 events scheduled to happen per day.

At this years event, on the first day, was the function of Andrew Flintoff's charity foundation for children known as 'AF Foundation'.

This event had a ticket price of around 195 pounds (Per Person).

The next day was a was a Ladies Day Luxury Spa Conference. (Whatever that is !!!). Cost - 125 Pounds P/P.

On that very night, was the Summer Ball with tickets starting at 325 P/P.

The third and final Day was the Judging Day of the cars costing about 125 Pounds P/P and at that very night was the award function of the cars that had won, with ticket prices starting at 245 Pounds P/P.

For more information the event, here's the link to their official site,

Salon Privé : The Luxury and Supercar Show

(Note: The pics in the gallery on the site are from previous year Salon Prive shows)
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I think the final day daytime tickets cost reasonably ok, considering the fact that you get to see such exotics and vintage all in the same panorama. rest of the prices are HIGH.
Sometime next year I maybe there, actually you've given me an option to fulfill a dream of being into one such a special event. Earlier I was wondering to get into Wimbledon at RG, but the prices were exorbitant... This one looks ok !, I can afford to see wimbledon on TV rather than these exotics.
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Yep, its a very attractive car. Incidentally, the August 09 issue of "Classic & Sports car" features a comparo between the Maserati Bora and the De Tomaso Pantera. If either of these cars is your favourite, do grab a copy of the issue. If you cant, just come over to my place.
Yup I saw the issue in Starmark. Expensive though.Where's your place BTW?? PM me!!
The Bora's also an attractive car.But mon the lines of the legendary Miura!
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Wow what a treat for the eyes. By far one of the best threads i have come across so far. Funkydevil, thanks so much for this fabulous visual treat. Simply awsome and I really envy you to have seen such beauties in person. You are one lucky guy dude. just love all those snaps especially the one with the enzo, zonda and koenigsegg together and the ultimate McLaren GTR. You have achieved automotive nirvana. You have seen the best of the best.
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