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I went to my coffee roaster today. Was about to drive off when I spotted an E-type across the street at the Concours garage. I sighed and said "if only it were an old E" - and as I said it this pulled up and parked.
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So I spent a moment walking around her and being young again.

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Looks like a S3 2+2 - they pretty much went out of their way at this point to ruin the looks of the E-Type at this point. The XK8 is not the greatest looking car out there, but overall, it's proportions are better than the the last, fat, much manipulated S3 2+2 E-Type, imho
 

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Alfa Romeo Spiders, series 2 and 3
 

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This was my wife's car----until she ran it into a 4wd pickup. Totaled out but one of my very favorite cars to really go fast. Porsche 928S. She had this one and I had the 911SC in the second picture and I still own and drive the 911SC.

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Luckily the SC was spared - much more fun than the 928. And cheaper to work on too...

Surprisingly the 928 was very easy on the maintenance budget. Brake pads which I did myself. Adjustment on headlights, recharge the air conditioner. We had the car for about 4 years and just had normal oil, filter, and other normal maintenance.
The 911 SC is not driven much is a garage queen but cost me over a grand on a new shift linkage, oil change, filter, new O2 sensor, and fluid top-ups. And I supplied the parts but very few Porsche mechanics still work on air-cooled engines. My guy was a Porsche/VW guy and while the price seems high, the linkage had broken and he had not only to replace some but do some welding to keep me from spending a few more thousand dollars on further transmission parts. The parts for the 911sc are out of sight at the dealership so I order from Pelican Parts.
I have tried to keep it very good. I have the original seats, a second leather set of seats, two original Targa Tops, the original tool kit, the original manual and a service guide with original cover. Since this is a US Model, it came in with an 85mph speedo which has been changed to 180mph speedo but I still have the original speedo.
 
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I think this might be fun on dirt roads, assuming that the handling isn’t totally screwed up by the modifications. No idea of the car make though.

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