How many Ferrari owners have a Bentley too?

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  1. jvmax

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    #1 jvmax, May 24, 2007
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    So I was wondering since Ferrari is the Ultimate sports car, how many of us also have a Bentley which is the Ultimate Luxury car? I personally like the 1999-2007 Arnage which I am currently considering adding to my stable. It's a classy 4 door sedan and last of the real "Bentley's" before Audi took over.
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  2. tiara4300

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    I just got a 2004 Arnage T to replace the 1997 Turbo R that I am selling. The Arnage is so fast and smooth that you. The Turbo R drove more like a classic bus.
     
  3. xavior

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    i just don't see the like in Bentleys. i guess cause there is not to many in Japan. And if there is, it is wannabe black rapper Japaneses guys... Are they really that nice? Got some inside shots?
     
  4. Todd Helme

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    I think that would look great in your stable!
     
  5. ag512bbi

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    Definitely a good combo. I have a Flying Spur, Azure & an Arnage.
     
  6. Darolls

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    Not a Bentley, but I do have a Rolls Royce.
     
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  8. DM18

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    Bentley and Ferrari is like gin and tonic
     
  9. Prancing 12

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    mmmmmmmm!
     
  10. Edward S

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    Love the Bentley Gt (daily driver) it's like having a powerful elegant woman then come home to take out a crazy hot wild screamer (F430) it's the best of both worlds.
     
  11. jvmax

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    #10 jvmax, May 24, 2007
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    Here are some Arnage T interior shots, I love the turned aluminum dash and the diamond stitch leather.
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  12. Modenafan

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    My friend isn't on this board, but he has a 430 Spider and Bentley GT.
     
  13. Bullfighter

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    Beautiful car. Much more elegant than the usual S-Class/BMW 7.

    Not sure I would ever consider one, though. They seem to scream "I'M RICH!!" without having the motorsports cachet of a Ferrari.
     
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  15. Big red

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    Being in loud attention cars already in the fcar, i choose to go Lexus...very understanded, and i dont feel as guilty. As much as i love the bent...i took one out and found it to much for me as a daily driver. Maybe when i fully retire i will add...i guess you ahve to feel comfortable with it.
     
  16. Minch00

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    #14 Minch00, May 24, 2007
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    YOu may be on to something.....
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  17. yoda

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    My Uncle owns an Arnage along with his Ferraris. It is fun to drive, feels a bit heavy but the twin turbos make up for that.
     
  18. ross

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    i thought about it. one of the problems i have with the continental gt (apart from some of the angles in which it doesnt look so good), is some of the other people that own it..............i may change my mind at some point though
     
  19. WCH

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    My wife drives a GTC and loves it.

    ross-I find the car a bit showy, but it's winning me over with the engine note, power and luxury - it's a sort of guilty pleasure.
     
  20. rollsorferrari?

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    i think they're awesome cars, never driven one, but know more than i probably should about them. (i've done a lot of research on bentley's and rollers) of the 3 rolls-royces i've driven, (none newer than 85) i think they're great cars, and definitely a great compliment to any collection.
     
  21. tchaic

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    I had a Bentley Salon 8 beater... does that count? For an older car with 131K miles it was still amazingly clean and reliable. I only put about 1500 miles on it while I owned it because it was just to big and pompous for me. The Bentley GT or Arnage are another story altogether... Would love one if I could afford it!
     
  22. MGD416

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    hahaha
     
  23. xavior

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    Hmmm.... I may want to go that route..... What does one run these days? Is it better then the Maybach?
     
  24. jvmax

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    You can get a 2002-2003 Arnage T for $110-$130k USD, or a 1999-2001 Arnage Red Label for $70k-$95k USD.
     
  25. Hutch360

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    I own a 1988 RR Cornishe, which is an hybrid Rolls/Bentley. Last non assembly line Rolls.
     
  26. defros

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    I have an Arnage T and have enjoyed it on many long trips. Not a replacement to my Ferrari's, but an excellent complement. The Arnage is very quick and smooth. Yes, Armen, it too is Red.
     
  27. I'm gone

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    #25 I'm gone, May 27, 2007
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    I love bentley's
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  28. I'm gone

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    here's another
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  29. BluMalago

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    I personally know someone who has a 612 and a Flying Spur. I drove that flying spur and I've driven a Ferrari, and I think they compliment each other well
     
  30. GoFerrari28

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    I have both a 2000 360 and a 2000 RR Silver Seraph. I need to take a picture of them together.
     
  31. kvisser

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    I know a gentleman that drives a Phantom and a Maybach. He prefers the Phantom hands down. I've driven that Phantom as well. Incredible car, insane gas consuming power. I've driven a Bentley Continental as well. If any car can get you arrested, its this one. It is so fast and quiet, you have no concept how fast you are traveling. Incredible brakes as well. I stomped on them a couple of times and felt my brain move forward due to braking capability.

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  32. GoFerrari28

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    #30 GoFerrari28, May 28, 2007
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    Took Sugar out for a drive today.
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  33. Webby

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    beautiful Rolls ... is that your house?? :eek: wow
     
  34. kvisser

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    Next time, could you try to make sure the driveway is a little cleaner before taking pictures?

    Thanks for sharing and love that brick work!

    ken
     
  35. GoFerrari28

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    Sorry, I only have one toothbrush.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Angelo
     
  36. LetsJet

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    Was looking at one, but bought the S600 instead.

    I have a hat, does that count?
     
  37. coverland

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    I like Bentley, would own one, but I'm more of a fan of the 7-series. I don't know why. Price, maybe.
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  38. Miura Jota

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    Will it ever get old ?

    is there something wrong with this globalization thing ?
     
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    I love the Arnage!!!
    If I could justify one I would get one in a sec :)
    also, always found it funny how the stearing wheel looks just like the one in my 98 Dodge Ram lol
     
  41. Dino Martini

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    I think that cars like the Arnage and Flying Spur are ment to be driven by their owners. Where as cars like the Maybach, Phantom, are supposed to be enjoyed by the owners in the back while some one else drives them to their important meeting. The Maybach 62s is in a class of its own but then again it cost's alot more then a Arnage.

    Bentley Arnage - $220k ish to start
    Maybach 62s - $426K to start
     
  42. GoFerrari28

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    It depends on whom you ask. I'm a bit of a purist so I wasn't a big fan of RR/Bentley being bought by BMW but I also like good electronics, switches and stuff, so I appreciate all the BMW AC controls in conjucntion with the English style dash guages, and I especially like the BMW V-12 and transmission in my car. It really makes for a wonderful combination.
     
  43. Waldoonay

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    That was the first RR I saw in the flesh. Very beautiful car!
     
  44. rollsorferrari?

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    bentleys are meant to be driven, rolls royces are meant to be ridden in. however, driving a rolls is seriously like floating on air, it's amazing.
     
  45. GoFerrari28

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    I disagree. I think Rolls are meant to be driven as well. That's why I'd like to pick up a late 60's Corniche convertible and restore it, so I can drive it for fun. I'm thinking seychelles blue with biscuit interior.
     
  46. bergxu

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    1990 Turbo R owner here. Love it!
     
  47. Auraraptor

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    Not to mention the BMW tuned ZF steering is leagues better then the old sedan steering racks.
     
  48. BDOLIN

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    I think I have 2 classic or iconic cars -1983 Red Ferrari 308GTSi QV and 2001 Blue Bentley Arnage RL. Both beautiful, great lookers,good runners.
     
  49. onboost

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    Yes.. I second that!

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  50. Bradwilliams

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    AMEN. This is my number one issue with this car and it has kept me at bay. Everytime I get close to buying one, I immediately talk myself out of it for this very reason.... There are alot of trashy celebs and low-life athletes that drive these things for the sole purpose of flashing their car keys around. The brand is definitely not as well regarded as it was pre mid 90s. I saw a mini documentary on the Silver cloud (my favorite RR) that seemed to have told the same story about brand image, but 60 years ago.

    They're very tempting at the price-point, good looking cars, and you can get the tax deduction on them due to the gross weight.
     
  51. steveandtracy

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    Own a '12 Mulsanne as well as the '04 360 Spider. Love both and each has its specific task. The Mulsanne is for road trips and evenings out on the town, while the Ferrari cessiates the primal need for flight........at the ground level.
     

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