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Old 11th February 2021, 09:32 PM
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may well get bestowed the S8 GUD number plate shortly!
That plate has been burning a hole in the back of your brain for many years!

But how will you cope with the extra 500 normally-aspirated cc's...….
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
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Old 11th February 2021, 09:44 PM
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That plate has been burning a hole in the back of your brain for many years!

But how will you cope with the extra 500 normally-aspirated cc's....
I've experienced Neil's driving and expect he will waft as smoothly as ever, the pro he is, no matter how many cc's or BHP's nestle under his finely calibrated right foot.
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Old 11th February 2021, 10:12 PM
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Is the 3rd car in pic also an 8 ? ,if so thats a fairly serious addiction ,( ps i like your new addition)
Can't say for certain, but it may well be this one here with the S8 plate.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 11th February 2021, 10:18 PM
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Congratulations Neil, looks like you got a lovely well looked after example, let's hope we can see it soon when all this Covid malarky is over
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Old 12th February 2021, 09:21 AM
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Can't say for certain, but it may well be this one here with the S8 plate.
Beverley reminded me the other day that it looked like we had 5 big black identical-looking cars there, but actually they were all different and I don't think any were black!
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 12th February 2021, 10:35 AM
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Well done, Neil, congratulations though I do have to confess I guessed someone else.
Thanks Andrew - I'm intrigued who you thought it was?!

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Quite the collection... and I don't mean the sets of wheels
Thanks Sean, yes erm. . . wheels are another small distraction

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Is the 3rd car in pic also an 8 ? ,if so thats a fairly serious addiction ,( ps i like your new addition)
Yes that one is an A8L 4.2 D3 Petrol / LPG I have a few more 8's I do Unit Car and Chauffeur Car work with . . . . or rather I DID before this current pandemic

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Well, id never have guessed you'll be spoilt for choice now Neil. Good news all round though.
Thanks David - I'll try to rotate all of the cars fairly so none get too jealous! I havent even mentioned the A2 1.6 FSi Sport I just bought in Dolphin Grey with a Votex Body Kit and the seperate Red leather interior which is going into it . . . .

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He's got nearly as many as I have!

Edit: all of Neil's work though
Not D2's I havent!! and this is my first S8 and FE so its allowed

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Ian/IT's clue was a bit of giveaway, I think (if you didn't know already...)
I still think he has a size fixation, needs some therapy I think
I've had many engine sizes and BHPs but his memory is also probably fading as he gets older

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Garage of joy Congratulations. I hope you all have a long and happy relationship, with perhaps the putter of a little one in your future
Thank you Nick - as above I've already had the joyful arrival of a baby D2, its called an A2!

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That plate has been burning a hole in the back of your brain for many years!

But how will you cope with the extra 500 normally-aspirated cc's....
Not in the least - I actually quite like the plate which is on the car its an MK plate which probably means the car was first registered by Audi UK at Milton Keynes, and the letters are FFE . . .Fantastic Final Edition!

Perhaps you've caught Ians condition as well Andrew?

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I've experienced Neil's driving and expect he will waft as smoothly as ever, the pro he is, no matter how many cc's or BHP's nestle under his finely calibrated right foot.
Why thank you kind sire . . . .and as TinTin will attest this also presents itself as much improved MPG when I want it to as well!

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Can't say for certain, but it may well be this one here with the S8 plate.
Yup its that very one!

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Congratulations Neil, looks like you got a lovely well looked after example, let's hope we can see it soon when all this Covid malarky is over
Thanks Brian! Yes same here - can't wait to be able to meet up again and talk more car b*ll0cks!

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Beverley reminded me the other day that it looked like we had 5 big black identical-looking cars there, but actually they were all different and I don't think any were black!
I think Nick's D3 S8 was Metallic black but it was hard to tell due to being mostly covered in sand!
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Old 12th February 2021, 10:42 AM
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Thanks Andrew - I'm intrigued who you thought it was?
It's a bit off the wall, but I actually suspected Connor!
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 12th February 2021, 10:44 AM
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It's a bit off the wall, but I actually suspected Connor!
Really?
It would appear for now that he's gone down a darker route (BMW)
Come on Brian - sort him out!!
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Audi A8 D2 3.7 Quattro Sport 1999 FL - Melange
20" x 9" Bentley GTC Wheels with 385mm W12 Front Discs & Bentley Caliper Covers, Front Lowered on Coilovers, Xenons, Combined DRLs and LED Foglights to modified OEM front fog lamp position, Alcantara/Leather, Full Black Alcantara headlining + pillars and blind shelf, Bespoke Flat Bottomed Sports Steering Wheel, Dark Myrtle Wood, Autodim Mirrors, Bose, Blinds, Digital TV, Ski Hatch, Modified rear exhaust section for extra V8 Burble
Audi S8 D2 Final Edition 2002, Avus Silver with Red Leather Interior
Tiptronic with Sport mode button, Sony rear entertainment package, Bose sound system, Audi Navigation Plus, 20 inch Final Edition alloys, Full Cat Back Stainless Milltek exhaust, giving a great V8 burble
Audi A8L D3 4.2 Petrol with LPG - Oyster Grey
Audi A8L D4 FL 4.0T Petrol twin turbo - Havana Black
Audi A2 1.6 FSi Sport - Dolphin Grey with Votex body kit and Red Leather Interior
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Old 12th February 2021, 11:06 AM
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It's a bit off the wall, but I actually suspected Connor!
Funniest thing I've heard today. At some point, maybe, but not for a while, I suspect...
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Old 12th February 2021, 12:46 PM
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Sad to see you leave the D2 fold David, but I’m happy you still have the Audi S5

That is a stunning TR6 you have there. My Dad has a Tahiti Blue Triumph Stag which he’s been slowing doing up over the past 18 months. He gets more looks in that than any other car he drives. You will find the same thing for you in the TR6 I’m sure

Neil, congrats on the purchase. I’ve seen David’s FE in person when we met at the Black Swan Breakfast club and it’s a fine example. You’ve chosen well
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