News

Winter spotters thread

Discussion in 'Chicago' started by tifosi12, Dec 1, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Carsleuth

    Carsleuth F1 Rookie

    Dec 22, 2006
    4,172
    Chicago/NYC
    Full Name:
    Dan C.
    I've seen that car around that exact spot during the day. It's actually very dark blue and it appears to be a replica. There were some exposed metal panels when I last saw it. I've seen it maybe 3 or 4 times. It doesn't sound anything like the actual thing either.
     
  2. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Oct 3, 2002
    45,365
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Andreas
    In the eighties Koenig Tuning offered packages which removed the cheese graters and it actually looked great (then again I say that about everything Koenig did). Just one giant hole to suck in naughty kids (as Clarkson would say). Very cool I thought.
     
  3. -EZtrader-

    -EZtrader- Formula Junior

    Mar 16, 2009
    291
    ya - still have it- debating on IF and When to move into a 458 - can't wait to see it in person



     
  4. spike308

    spike308 F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 8, 2003
    3,929
    Austin TX!
    Full Name:
    Mike Z
    well, it was dark, I was in a hurry, and saw it briefly... never seen it before. Could be a replica.
    there is a Black TR in Glenview (at least there was one last year - shorter gal driving it!)


    ... and I loved the NSX! lets face it... that car made everyone "up their game". Car was reliable, could easily be driven every day, interesting shape (interior not so exotic)....
     
  5. Carsleuth

    Carsleuth F1 Rookie

    Dec 22, 2006
    4,172
    Chicago/NYC
    Full Name:
    Dan C.
    Oh yes, I've seen that one as well! :)
     
  6. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Oct 3, 2002
    45,365
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Andreas
    #281 tifosi12, Feb 22, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  7. SKNKWRX

    SKNKWRX Formula Junior

    Mar 25, 2009
    252
    Makes me feel bad about how much *****ing I did this morning when LSD was shut down. Sad.
     
  8. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    Ditto.....
     
  9. Townshend

    Townshend F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jul 20, 2005
    6,478
    Chicago
    Full Name:
    Walter
    #284 Townshend, Feb 23, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  10. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    In my estimation RR has destroyed its image with this car. I think it's butt-ugly and thought so the 1st time I saw it a few years ago at a RROC event.
     
  11. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,376
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    Rolls, (pre BMW) was a dying breed,outdated in every possible regard.
    BMW seems to restored the image and Phantom is one of the best selling cars in it's segment (Arnage and Maybach reduced to insignificance).
    It also drives like a real Rolls Royce should (and none since the Silver Cloud and previous Phantom ever did).
    I predict that Ghost will also be a runaway success (not so the Mulsanne).....
     
  12. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    27,491
    Paris / Chicago
    Full Name:
    Andrew Menasce
    The Phantom brought RR back on the desirability map. No one wanted a Silver Seraph..And the Silver Spur before it was nothing more than a very expensive and outdated car for its day. My boss had one, and i dreaded every time i had to drive it. No brakes, 0 feedback , you were in a boat but without the luxury of having the ocean to move around in.
     
  13. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,376
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    Very accurate description.
    Scary car to drive....
     
  14. johnei

    johnei Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 22, 2006
    1,200
    Seattle
    Full Name:
    John Wiley
    Saw a RR Phantom convertible parked in the court of the Elysian. Only other car visible was a highly desirable yellow Aveo sedan!
     
  15. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    Excuse me, I'm not trying to be an educator nor a know-it-all, but the proper term is Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé ! ;)
     
  16. Townshend

    Townshend F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jul 20, 2005
    6,478
    Chicago
    Full Name:
    Walter
    You are correct sir.
     
  17. Townshend

    Townshend F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jul 20, 2005
    6,478
    Chicago
    Full Name:
    Walter
    Agreed. I think the Bentley will sell, but the Ghost has a much greater aura to it. It just looks sharper looking. Sex sells..
     
  18. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    I agree but, aesthetically I think it's a flop!

    Definitely not a pretty looking machine on the outside.................Mechanically superior to many previous RRs, but it's appearance is very unattractive to my eye. It almost looks like a cartoon rendition of an automobile!
     
  19. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    I totally disagree! There wasn't a decent handling RR before the Shadow, and it was pretty scrappy too.
     
  20. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,376
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    I'm not talking about handling itself (few buyers were looking for sports car handling in a Rolls anyway),rather that "Rolls feeling" that some call "wafting".
    Got a ride (in late 60s) in a gorgeous '65 Silver Cloud and that was my first experience of that phenomenon.
    It stayed with me until got a chance to drive a Phantom in '04,
    BMW managed to recreate and enhance that feeling so well that no other car can match it.
    Agree about the "cartoonish" design though.....
     
  21. RocketBoy

    RocketBoy Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2004
    1,079
    Wisconsin
    Full Name:
    Professor Hajji
    Wow, spot on. I enjoy reading your descriptions of certain cars and this small blurb couldn't have been stated any better.

    Empereror Skip, with all due respect to you, I like the new look Roller. The ones my family had were very raunchy and aged terribly despite constant care. The German influence in build quality is great. Maybe perhaps am I younger and didn't grow up with the Clouds and Phantoms, but standing side by side, especially today, the new Phantom looks like a polished brick and the older cars ratty tin cans. I am very much on the fence looks wise with the Supersports, but man that car can fly. I have seen them more and more zipping out of Foley to new buyers. The best thing about the aging of the Bent/Roller brand is something you and I would definitely agree on, Vermin went of of age and vanished.
     
  22. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Oct 3, 2002
    45,365
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Andreas
    This morning: Yellow Lotus Exige Southbound on LSD.
     
  23. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    Hi RocketBoy, to each their own and I know what you're talkin' about!

    Last I heard, Vermin went to GCB working for JA, the environment would serve him well! He always was a master of deceit.......:(

    Sparky (formerly known as Skippity)
     
  24. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,376
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    A Black Phantom Coupe on Lake Cook Rd this afternoon.
    Looked really good....
     
  25. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran
    BANNED

    Jul 2, 2003
    6,799
    Full Name:
    Sparky
    You tried to make a 'FUNNY' but it didn't work!

    We all know that there isn't ANY Phantom that "Looked really good...." :D
     

Share This Page