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Another Bespoke Car!

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Old 05-05-11, 08:23 PM
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Default Another Bespoke Car!

fOUND A WEBSITE FOR THIS CAR MAKER AFTER MY SON SAW ONE.
An aquired taste but the specification and technology sounds impressive.
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Old 05-05-11, 08:50 PM
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Default Bufori, buffooni????

Can you say 'grotesque'? Wow! And I'll bet is has a price to match it's wierdness. Best to pick out your all-time best model and have it custom built to your specifications, and it will cost less......
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Old 05-05-11, 09:27 PM
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I've just spent a very depressing 10 minutes looking though their website.
I know one should always respect other people's taste but.............

Ironic that as Bristol wanes Bufori is waxing...........
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Old 06-05-11, 02:21 PM
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I've just spent a very depressing 10 minutes looking though their website.
I know one should always respect other people's taste but.............

Ironic that as Bristol wanes Bufori is waxing...........
The nose is pretty bad, it manages to look cheap even though it probably isn't, although some views are less bad. Beauty/beholder etc
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Old 06-05-11, 02:23 PM
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Default Bristols forever!

Like the legendary Phoenix, the Bristol marque will be with us long after so many of these 'upstarts' have disappeared from the scene. The real difference is the people who buy and own Bristols. I have been an auto enthusiast most of my life, and have never seen the likes of the Bristol fans.
The one long message on another thread spells out what is taking place, and I have no doubt that we will see 'modernized' Bristols again, each hand made, one at a time ,for people who appreciate quality and tradition, rather than fads. Please understand that Bristol is not General Motors, Ford or Chrysler; even Jaguar or Aston-Martin. It is a small, specialist manufacturer (and that is a stretch to call it a manufacturer). It is best described as a tidy little shop catering to a small group of people. Were Bristol to make one car per week would be amazing, and the firm likely would take orders and put buyers on a waiting list, just like the 'old days'. Enough said.
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Old 01-06-11, 09:07 AM
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It reminds me a bit of the Lea Francis that someone spent lots of money producing a few years ago in vain.
The saloon actually looks quite elegant in a Morganesque kind of way. They probably have quite a good home market following as I expect the taxes on imported luxury cars makes them look like good value.
They must have also purchased a job lot of Jaguar XJ Series 3 rear lights for the coupe version....
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There used to be a kit car called a 'Madison'... I think the small coupe is using the same shell. Was VW beetle based.

The Geneva looks a right mess... Very heavy pillars in particular.
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