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Old 11th May 2009, 08:50   #76
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The best car driven by me was my grandfather's Standard Herald. Would love to trace it and own it. That was the first car I drove.

P.S. Extremely interesting thread. Didn't realize there was a contest going on. What's the prize?

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Extremely interesting thread. Didn't realize there was a contest going on. What's the prize?
I can now only dream of sitting in that car. Thank you for the words of appreciation. This is not a contest though.
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Old 11th May 2009, 12:33   #78
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did you feel SL 55 is too slow for Autobhan?

correct me if i am wrong Autobhan has a one Gallardo as a cop car in blue..
I can't believe I didn't catch this comment before!

1) There is no car in the range of the SLs or such which is too "slow" for the autobahn! What it has become there are now too many damn minivans (MUVs like the Innova) on the road doing about 130-150 at max! That irritates the hell out of you. Especially when you've rented an M5 for the week (Dad was driving, I was 17 and didn't drive due to issues of legality) I swear it's kind of frustrating seeing them in the "fast" lane!

2) NO the blue Gallardo police car belongs to Italian Police Force. Donated by Lamborghini to the police force, I believe they now are running 1 Gallardo and 2 LP-560s. These cars are strictly for medical emergencies, for example reaching organs to hospitals or attending to victims of severe road accidents, or VIPs. So NO THEY CANNOT PULL YOU OVER FOR SPEEDING
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BMW X5-Driven It-(DUBAI)

Porsche Cayenne Turbo- was jst driven around ( DUBAIL)

BMW M5-Driven in It and also drove it in Parking Lot ( USA)

E430-2000- Driven in it USA

Infiniti FX45 2003.. Driven in it (USA) amazing pickup and awsome head turner)

Mitsubishi 3000GTSL 1999-- Drivn in it awsoem machine

Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Hardtop Black 2006.. USA.. awsome ride.. was being driven in it.

Toyota Supra Turbo 1998.. Driven in it.. USA

Mitsubishi Eclipse 1999.. Driven in it. USA

1990s Nissan Skyline 4 door sedan (India) A friend owned it some years back..DRIVEN .

Ferrari 575 Superamerica.. a friend had brought it for some days.. extremely exotic.. didnt get to drive it but surly enjoyed the ride.. .. USA

Ferrari F430 with Tubi Exhaust.. loved the ride and the sound.. USA

Hummer H2 SUT.. didnt drive it.. only enjoyed the ride.... USA again.
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I have my US trip happening for 6 months shortly. Hopefully then I will be able to add some thing meaning ful, till then I have only driven Indian vehicles.
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I have my US trip happening for 6 months shortly. Hopefully then I will be able to add some thing meaning ful, till then I have only driven Indian vehicles.
I recommend you take along a international drivers licenses and a major credit card. This way you will be able to rent out some exotics.
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I would say it is 2008 Ferrari F430SP, the car is amazing. The V8 roars ,the exhaust is like a tuned orchetra. There is no comparison. I own both SL55AMG as well as F430, they are two different cars. Like it is said "The Germans invented the cars, The americans are associated with production but the Italians put the soul and love in it".

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ferrari F430 coupe - driven (India)
Nissan 350z - owned/driven (India)
toyota amazon landcruiser - owned/driven (india)
BMW X5 - Driven 3 Ltr(india)
Nissan skyline GTR - Driven (India)
Audi R8 - driven (India)
RR Phantom - just sat in it while driver drove it (India)
Range Rover Sports TDV8 - Driven (india)
Dodge Nitro - Driven (India)
Merc S-320 CDI - Owned/Driven (India)
merc Sl500 - Driven (India)
Merc SLK 200 - owned/driven (India)
Toyota MRS - Owned/driven (India)
Toyota MR2 - Owned/Driven (India)
BMW 650i convertible - Driven (India)
Lamborghini Gallardo coupe - driven (India)
Audi TT 3.2 Quattro - Driven (India)

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Nissan 350z - owned/driven (India)
Nissan skyline GTR - Driven (India)
I was so wondering on owners of a 350z the other day. About the Skyline; what mfg year is that?
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ok last night i get a call from my friend (owner of the cls 63 i mentioned) he told me to come to his hotel. I did and lo behold his 1 week old sl63 amg white.

I told him i was pissed at him for showing me the car so late, so he let me drive as compensation.

It was exhilerating. Even more so than the cls. The sound addictive. Have never driven the 55, but dont know how much better an sl can be
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ok last night i get a call from my friend (owner of the cls 63 i mentioned) he told me to come to his hotel. I did and lo behold his 1 week old sl63 amg white.
Wow Lucky!!! Would he let you keep it if he was a month late

By the way was this in India or Singapore? You dont have to answer if you dont want to.
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ferrari F430 coupe - driven (India)

Dodge Nitro - Driven (India)

this one is ultra rare in India i bet.
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this one is ultra rare in India i bet.
Agreed!! Very rare. How did I miss reading that? Especially when Nitro is a comman mans car its hard to imagine someone shall import it. Usually most of them import exotics.
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Wow Lucky!!! Would he let you keep it if he was a month late

By the way was this in India or Singapore? You dont have to answer if you dont want to.
Right here in Mumbai...This owner has a great collection, in fact I've driven around 50-60 of his cars, and still have a long way to go to have driven them all, however sadly most of them are repeats, like he owns 12 S classes (Current gen) A few more old gen S classes etc...so yeah.
They are builders and also own a "Gutkha" company which is quite famous! the SL63 is to pass his time till he musters up the courage to order the LP-560 (Later this month )
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Here are some that i've driven..

BMW M3 (Driven - India)
BMW 750li (Driven - Bros Car - India)
Mercedes C63 AMG (Driven around - USA)
Porsche Panamera S (Driven around - Germany)
Mitsubishi Evolution X (Driven - USA)
Nissan Silvia S15 (Driven around - australia)
Audi Q7 (Driven - India)

Thats about it. :-)
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