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Old 27th December 2008, 12:03   #181
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Yes , that is the case here with me. All the information I had about the LP was from my cousin in L.A as he had driven one extensively and from reviews on the net.
I did not have the time to travel to europe or the States to see cars before I buy them. I do not know how many of the present 8 LP owners had the opportunity to check the cars out before buying them.
I did , however , had the chance to check out the FS and Porsche before buying them.
Wow! That's crazy! I mean obviously you're busy, so time is precious, but still...I don't think I could ever buy a car just on word of mouth. Here's a website you may want to have some fun with the next time you're in the UK... Driving Experiences with Thruxton Motorsport Centre in Hampshire. Drive a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, racing cars and more.
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Old 29th December 2008, 22:46   #182
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If its true. Then it must not be parked at his Juhu homes atleast. Ive never seen this in his parking lot.
I have seen him getting out of his house in his white lp640 like a month back .
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Old 3rd January 2009, 21:54   #183
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Amitabh's ex car --
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That is an SL55 AMG with panoramic roof(and this one seems to be a convertible at that), Big B owned a white SL500 coupe sans the panoramic roof. Awesome pics nonetheless.

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so thats not AB's car afterall ,cool another sl55 amg on our shores
also there is an x5 in the background of the last pic

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This IS (or was) Amitabh Bacchan's SL500. The new owner has put AMG badges and V8 Kompressor badges on the car now. You can make out clearly this is not an AMG. Also I guess the roof has been painted black and its not a panoramic roof.

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This IS (or was) Amitabh Bacchan's SL500. The new owner has put AMG badges and V8 Kompressor badges on the car now. You can make out clearly this is not an AMG. Also I guess the roof has been painted black and its not a panoramic roof.
If that is the case , then wow , what a poser. I wonder what they get out of doing this?
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If that is the case , then wow , what a poser. I wonder what they get out of doing this?

My apologies v10. Since you did'nt specify that it was modified by the buyer, I being a layman could not make out the difference. It's really sad that it's become an exotic poser! It's a sheep in wolfs clothing.

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Yep, its the SL500. Changed badges et all but the exhausts are the dead give away.
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The bumpers, wheels, lights, exhausts are a dead giveaway! The car however is still in very good condition.

Here's a pic of Abhishek's CGT. Not blanking the plates since the pics are already in the papers.

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It's a sheep in sheep's clothing if you ask me. It's even white to make it more baa-latant.
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It's really sad that it's become an exotic poser! It's a sheep in wolfs clothing.
More like a jackal in wolves' clothing!
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Saw two new S classes presumably 350's at their residence one white with the panoramic roof and the other the new blueish grey colour. the wheels were of the 350 and so i am guessing they are 350's. There was also the old shape X5 standing in the compound.
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The bumpers, wheels, lights, exhausts are a dead giveaway! The car however is still in very good condition.

Here's a pic of Abhishek's CGT. Not blanking the plates since the pics are already in the papers.

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i'm sorry but i dont agree with you there
my dad drove this car and he is the one driving it in those pics.. i have seen the car too.. it was underwater during the floods uptil the door knobs and had a repair bill of 87 lacks from autohangar but still bits and pieces of the car are..
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i'm sorry but i dont agree with you there
my dad drove this car and he is the one driving it in those pics.. i have seen the car too.. it was underwater during the floods uptil the door knobs and had a repair bill of 87 lacks from autohangar but still bits and pieces of the car are..
You mean .. your dad is driving in the 2nd pic. But it looks like Abhishek to me.

(My apologies if I am wrong )

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