Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:36 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 557 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ... 56  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:02 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:58 pm
Posts: 4434
Location: Third stone from the sun.
Yeah captain, the sound on your Beetle will be down to the tailpipe on the exhaust, that type acts like a megaphone :lol: , shame you dont like it though, i think it look's cool 8) , lowered cars do tend to look cool but the drawback is the ride comfort suffers, years ago i had a 71 Beetle which was lowered, learned to dodge pot holes, if i drove through a dip in the road i'd get bounced out the seat though :lol: , my Beetle had the same type exhaust as yours too.

Love Alfa's too, the GTV's are superb, also love to own an early Alfasud, idealy a Cloverleaf with the twin Webered boxer four motor, they sound awesome but so many have rotted away, had a 98 155 Twinspark last year, great thing to drive, very expensive for parts though.

Like Top gear said, your not a true petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:17 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 5:32 pm
Posts: 500
Location: Sweden
I had an 155 super 2.0 ts to an 97 forgot about that one, it was really good to drive, but mine acted up and I traded it for a bmw 750 (v12) that was a big mistake...

I drove the bug lowered for a while but, it was unbareble after a while, now it's a bit higher but it still look hardcore cause of the wheels and a cool "GT" sticker in the back. I was thinking of striping it as a rally car, that would be cool. But to be honest I'm thinking about selling it for around 1500-1700euros and get a Jag xj, saab aero or an alfa insted. Saabs are really good to, it's pretty ease to make them even more fun to...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:56 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Posts: 314
Location: Poland
Driving a bug gives a lot of time to think :D
Mine has 6V electric system - that is why it has a low mileage (hardly starts when needed).
On rainy days you have to make a choice - either wipers or headlamps on :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:11 pm
Posts: 1435
Location: God's waiting room !!
Ha ha .... I have something to offer in the way of Beetles and All things German !! Well at least I did have if im honest !!!

Sold my favorite little toy a while back which I dont regret so much as just miss the f*ck out of it !! Had to go as it was impractical and basically an early mid-life crisis of mine !!! Still, well chuffed to say I had a good couple of years of totally ego-tystical driving :D :D Ha ha ....

No really though, I bought it as im a true petrol head who really understands why these kinds of cars are made !! I had true moments of 100% happiness driving it through the country lanes of the South Downs !! Not a care or worry in the world !! Miss you ........


Attachments:
Porsche for retro.jpg
Porsche for retro.jpg [ 115.17 KiB | Viewed 1287 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:08 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Posts: 1719
Location: Midlands
Elise Sport 190 (Now replaced with a double pushchair) the sale of this got me back into riding my bike again though 8)
Image

Daily drive:

BMW M130i
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:11 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:35 pm
Posts: 238
Location: Chudleigh, Devon, UK
The latest edition to the fleet:


Attachments:
Image00045.jpg
Image00045.jpg [ 52.14 KiB | Viewed 1270 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:14 pm 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:35 pm
Posts: 238
Location: Chudleigh, Devon, UK
But the bikes get shifted in this:


Attachments:
Leggy Estate.jpg
Leggy Estate.jpg [ 58.41 KiB | Viewed 1265 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Posts: 314
Location: Poland
Quote:
Ha ha .... I have something to offer in the way of Beetles and All things German !! Well at least I did have if im honest !!!

Sold my favorite little toy a while back which I dont regret so much as just miss the f*ck out of it !! Had to go as it was impractical and basically an early mid-life crisis of mine !!! Still, well chuffed to say I had a good couple of years of totally ego-tystical driving Ha ha ....

No really though, I bought it as im a true petrol head who really understands why these kinds of cars are made !! I had true moments of 100% happiness driving it through the country lanes of the South Downs !! Not a care or worry in the world !! Miss you ........


for me it looks like a beetle but is more flat :lol:
6V or 12V electrics?
Joking, I am just jealous for any of these flat sixes :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:14 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:11 pm
Posts: 1435
Location: God's waiting room !!
Ha ha .... 6v x 2 (Well two sets of dizzys anyway) !! Was a lovely engine that flat 6 with Varioram !! Only 285bhp as standard but took it all the way up to 174mph registered by GPS !! Beat a 2006 M3 all the way up to 160mph then he backed down with towel between legs only around 20 cars or so back :D :D

Bahhhh.... Gonna start crying now :cry: Next mid-life crisis coming soon no doubt !!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:54 pm
Posts: 59
Location: south wales
Was the Car scene that took over from the bikes for me...........
Bought this originaly to carry the bikes, but then it all went out of control!

From this:

Image

To this in 4 Mths:

Image

Got it featured in PVW and then sold it.


My Daily:

Image
Image

Show car:


Image

Current project:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 557 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ... 56  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 29 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group