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Basil
06-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Went to lunch with some co-workers today at the Elephant Bar, and there was a beautiful new black Bentley Coupe sitting there. I took a couple pictures with the iPhone and will post them later.

NutmegCT
06-10-2010, 04:37 PM
Actually that was mine. I told my driver to make a quick stop to get me a gin and tonic.

(in my dreams ...)

Tom

Mickey Richaud
06-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Tanqueray or Beefeater's?

NutmegCT
06-10-2010, 05:13 PM
Tanqueray or Beefeater's?



"Great Value"
https://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:YMNYe2foz9GRgM:https://cassieandluke.com/Pictures/walmart-logo.jpg

JPSmit
06-10-2010, 06:21 PM
walmart sells Bentleys?

TOC
06-10-2010, 06:41 PM
walmart sells Bentleys?

Chinese copies with lead paint, or didn't you know?

Basil
06-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Ok, in an effort to get this thread off the Walmart bashing and back to the topic, here are some pictures I took with my iPhone at lunch today.

JPSmit
06-10-2010, 10:20 PM
pretty! should have its own parking lot though

Basil
06-10-2010, 10:33 PM
pretty! should have its own parking lot though

No kidding! The base price on that car (according to Edmunds dot com) is $183,000! IF I could afford that car, there is no way on Earth I'd park it between two other cars like that!

NutmegCT
06-11-2010, 04:53 AM
pretty! should have its own parking lot though

No kidding! The base price on that car (according to Edmunds dot com) is $183,000! IF I could afford that car, there is no way on Earth I'd park it between two other cars like that!

Which raises a good question: where do you drive/park a car like that?

If you have a luxury car, do you drive it to the drugstore, supermarket, gas station, restaurant, etc.? Or do you only drive it to parties at Bill Gates' house?

I'd be so afraid of parking lot rash I'd probably never drive it out of its [air conditioned, heated, humidity controlled, granite floored] garage.

Except when Bill G. asks, of course.

T.

JPSmit
06-11-2010, 07:34 AM
which just reminds me of picking up a friend at a downtown hotel last summer. we got in the midst of guest arriving for a SOCIETY wedding - watching the cars and the valets hopping they actually did have a special parking lot. sheesh.

ecurie_ecosse
06-11-2010, 09:25 AM
If I could afford one,I'd drive it all the time. :driving:
It's a Bentley,after all. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Stuart. :cheers:

DrEntropy
06-11-2010, 10:08 AM
...there was a beautiful new black Bentley Coupe...

JMHO but: "beautiful" and "new (black) Bentley Coupe" are NOT well matched. I think th' things look like an artist's concept of some "Dark Knight" Gotham prop car. Ugh.

Sinistra-mobile. :smirk:

If I had that much money to put into a new car purchase, THAT one wouldn't make the first cut.

NutmegCT
06-11-2010, 10:35 AM
Doc - guess I have to agree. It's "pretty", but seems strangely reminiscent of a new Ford Taurus.

If I had me druthers on a British saloon, I think I'd go for a 1955 Jaguar Mk VII:

https://imcdb.org/images/035/567.jpg

Basil
06-11-2010, 08:30 PM
It looks better in person than in the picture - honest

Mickey Richaud
06-11-2010, 08:39 PM
It looks better in person than in the picture - honest

Dunno, Boss. Seems designers have declined into giving us the amorphous jellybean as their bread and butter these days.

Basil
06-11-2010, 08:41 PM
It looks better in person than in the picture - honest

Dunno, Boss. Seems designers have declined into giving us the amorphous jellybean as their bread and butter these days.
In this case an almost 600 hp 12 Cyl Jelly Bean - I wouldn't kick it out of my garage for leaking oil!

Basil
06-11-2010, 08:51 PM
Eric Bell takes a Jelly Bean for a spin:


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Darwin
06-11-2010, 10:56 PM
If ya got the 183 grand to buy it, ya got the money to have it fixed if it breaks or gets a scratch or something. Ain't my cuppa tea however.

AngliaGT
06-12-2010, 01:25 AM
Man,

I'm lucky if I see an exotic Ford Taurus!

- Doug

DrEntropy
06-12-2010, 06:23 AM
Here on th' left coast of the peninsula they're not uncommon.
I'd say its the deities' way of indicating some folks have tooo much money. :smirk: