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208 GT4
04-07-2006, 10:14 PM
Ok, so for the time being, I'm no longer a Ferrari owner :cry:

But am now the proud owner of this early Rover Vitesse.

P.S. Fcars login for sale, 1 careful owner, would suit 208 enthusiast! :wink3:

stevew
04-07-2006, 10:33 PM
Very nice Dan:thumbsup: always been a cracking car the Vitesse.car I could use every day.
Strangely enough,I am buying one tomorrow exactly the same colour,only this one is a bit of shed for breaking.

Fraccie
04-07-2006, 11:34 PM
One car i`ve never owned and wished i had,nice mate...:thumbsup:

Murph7355
04-07-2006, 11:49 PM
Fond memories of these. My dad had one as I passed my test.

Great V8 and a lovely exec car. Don't make em like that any more (with all the good and bad that entails).

Murph7355
04-07-2006, 11:50 PM
PS There are some guys building one with a Rolls Royce Merlin engine in (I **** you not - could be the supercharged version of the engine though. Meteor?).

Think it'll be at Goodwood.

thenumber1
04-07-2006, 11:55 PM
Nice car - not a Ferrari, but the Vitesse has that something... :dude:

What are your plans for the car? I have seen a few track-prepped cars that were pretty bloody quick:thumbsup:

tabletcounter
05-07-2006, 08:14 AM
Apparently when designed they took some of the styling from the Daytona :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

stevew
05-07-2006, 08:24 AM
Apparently when designed they took some of the styling from the Daytona :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You may laugh,but some Daytona replica's have been based on the SD1,they actually looked quite good

rmdferrari
05-07-2006, 08:56 AM
Dan.... love these cars. Remember being taken round Goodwood by Jonathan Palmer in one circa '83. Sideways through the double apex first corner.... what an experience! Bring your car to FOC tonight, I'll re-enact it for you! :grin:

208 GT4
05-07-2006, 07:09 PM
Dan.... love these cars. Remember being taken round Goodwood by Jonathan Palmer in one circa '83. Sideways through the double apex first corner.... what an experience! Bring your car to FOC tonight, I'll re-enact it for you! :grin:Thanks for the comments guys.

Rich, I've got emergency furniture moving to do with the Vitesse tonight - never had that problem with the Ferrari!

Murph, I've been following the progress of the 27 litre Meteor Engined SD1 build by those guys at Practical Performance Car. I wonder if they're gonna sell it after? :wink3:

Murph7355
05-07-2006, 07:48 PM
Murph, I've been following the progress of the 27 litre Meteor Engined SD1 build by those guys at Practical Performance Car. I wonder if they're gonna sell it after? :wink3:
Not sure. I wonder if they'll survive a spirited drive.

Will it go round corners?

Will they even be able to drive it (650bhp+ at 2500rpm :shocked:).

Will they be able to see out of it :)

Madness. But great cars nonetheless.

Enjoy.