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Post by red rocket » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 pm

In Northern Ireland
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Amazing pics Trev, still love that car


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Post by turbster » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Amazing pics Trev, still love that car
It’s just so right!!


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Post by Mikeincoleshill » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 pm

It's a lovely car and Ireland is as a wonderful place. Ring of Kerry would be good.



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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:51 pm

Have you disabled the passenger door lock to stop your dad getting out. :roll:


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Post by guybetts » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Lovely pics of, at least, Portrush, the Antrim coast, Balintoy and round Strangford (though a petrol station ain't as nice as some of the views around the lough :lol: )
Great to see JOAN on a holiday. Maybe I should aim to get over there in my Scim, and visit the wife's relations someday.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 am

I think there is something very refreshing about seeing a 5 series GTE with tidy styling cues in a soft clean and subtle colour.

I see JOAN very much as being brisk and tidy thing, which seems very in keeping with the driver.


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Post by David Tew » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:28 am

Those wheels look so good with that body colour.


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Post by *JP* » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:06 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:27 am
I think there is something very refreshing about seeing a 5 series GTE with tidy styling cues in a soft clean and subtle colour.

I see JOAN very much as being brisk and tidy thing, which seems very in keeping with the driver.
Agreed.
More specifically...nice wheels,good lowered stance,front spoiler,door mirrors in keeping and webasto roof open in the sunshine.

... (and any one who does away with the webasto in the course of restoration is a criminal skinflint IMO).

If only all GTEs looked looked that. :)



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Post by red rocket » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Thank you for the positive comments all. It's a nice car and the styling is the work of the previous owner. I've simply had the engine breathed on and then enjoyed the drive!


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Post by red rocket » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:11 pm

And in the evening sun at the Silverstone Classic
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Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 pm

Having been fortunate on a few occassions to drive this gorgeous car can confirm it does go as well as it looks, only problem not I have is that my 5a isn't really going to be up to matching it.
Thanks for the loans Trevor, appreciated


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