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Old 25th August 2019, 11:40 AM
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Now-retired racing driver who was at the original D2 A8 UK launch and some of us (me included) have "The book" with his autograph (and others).
Todays Sunday Times has a full-page article about him in the motoring section of the magazine, and his dream car is - a D2 A8!

In fact its's the same 1999 4.2 V8 he bought back in 2004 with almost 100K on the clock and is now nearer 250K!
I wonder who does his maintenance?
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Old 25th August 2019, 01:08 PM
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Cool. The man has good taste

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I wonder who does his maintenance?
Someone should let him know about our Devonshire D2 expert, the forum and its sponsors. Perhaps we could even tempt him to attend one of our meets
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He was my instructor on a Porsche day a while back, we talked about A8s while charging round the demo track.
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Now-retired racing driver who was at the original D2 A8 UK launch and some of us (me included) have "The book" with his autograph (and others).
Todays Sunday Times has a full-page article about him in the motoring section of the magazine, and his dream car is - a D2 A8!

In fact its's the same 1999 4.2 V8 he bought back in 2004 with almost 100K on the clock and is now nearer 250K!
I wonder who does his maintenance?
If you don't already have a copy of "The book", you can still get them on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/3768808513 for as little as 2.29 (or as much as 241.99!). A couple listed have autographs too.

If you're interested in '8s, it's a really good read (as well as a nice 'coffee table book').
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