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    Should I trade my Spitfire?

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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    I suppose if your Spitfire looked like this it could be an even trade?

    spitfire.jpg

    PS Just checked - not far off an even trade - https://www.controller.com/listings/...itfire-mkxviii

    a replica can be had for fraction

    https://www.controller.com/listings/...spitfire-mk26b

    which you can also do with the Bugatti

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...ugar-for-sale/
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    It doesn't rattle, shake, click, tick or drip and it goes 200mph too fast. Nah
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    I probably couldn't afford a lug nut for that car.
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    About the same HP as the early Spitfire.

    Looks like he nearly got a ticket on his test drive.

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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    About the same HP as the early Spitfire.

    Looks like he nearly got a ticket on his test drive.

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    I do recall the story (likely an urban myth) of the guy who got a speeding ticket in his lambo between the traffic lights in an intersection
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    I do recall the story (likely an urban myth) of the guy who got a speeding ticket in his lambo between the traffic lights in an intersection
    I have known guys (back in high school) who got tickets for "show of speed" or reckless driving for peeling out when the light changed green.
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    A good number of those 500 will either be put on pedestals in climate controlled garages or abandoned on some Arabian desert road because it ran out of gas. Others smashed to shards someplace like the Pacific Coast Highway due to stupidity.
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    I may be the odd man out but if I were offered a straight across trade of one of those for a Spitty, I'd only take it because of the number of LBCs I could buy once I sold that monstrosity.
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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    These kind of cars are interesting,& to me,for bragging rights.
    We have an Audi R8 that see driven regularly on the street.Most of these
    rarely get driven,& are used just to impress the owner's friends. -
    "You want to see my Chiron?"
    I would never want to own one of those types of cars.You could
    never drive it as it was intended to be,without having your license revoked.
    Just Remember.......
    NOBODY ever says "COOL PRIUS!"

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    Re: Should I trade my Spitfire?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    "You want to see my Chiron?"
    Said the male insect to the female...

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