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Postby JR8 » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:23 am

There was one of these (Merc 170S) parked around the corner this pm. Immaculate. What a beauty!

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Postby jsc20 » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:42 am

seems to be a new type of mod designed to look like real carbon fibre

btw seems to be a trend of having a black stripe running from bonnet across roof and over the boot against a white body...seen it on a Bently continental GT, Nissan GTR and a lambo....often see them driving around town together

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 7:11 am

Those have been around for 40 years. We used to call them "racing stripes" Cobra's were famous for them back in the 60's

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 5:55 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Those have been around for 40 years. We used to call them "racing stripes" Cobra's were famous for them back in the 60's


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May 2007, Paddington London. Ford GT40 with CA plates!?
You can imagine my surprise walking up the street and coming upon that!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 6:00 pm

jsc20 wrote:btw seems to be a trend of having a black stripe running from bonnet across roof and over the boot against a white body...seen it on a Bently continental GT, Nissan GTR and a lambo....often see them driving around town together
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Together? Perhaps a bunch of friends over from the Gulf for the summer.

This time of year hordes of them turn the streets of SW1/3/7 into their personal racetrack :roll:


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