Wedgie
Hidden away in AMN. Page 10.

http://www.astonmartin.com/en/lagonda
Roger I
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John Purser
You didn't think Andrew Palmer was going to get a bus there did you ?
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DB PHiL
Look forward to seeing it........ might take my camera!
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si1100
Phil you ALWAYS take your camera! ;D
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DB PHiL
wasn't sure you noticed Si 
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tim_c
I saw the Taraf at Geneva and you will not be disappointed

My contact 'in the club' has told me it'll be the best AMOC Concours ever.....
Registrar of Cars, AMHT
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DB PHiL
Lets hope the weathers good
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Wedgie
tim_c wrote:

I saw the Taraf at Geneva and you will not be disappointed

My contact 'in the club' has told me it'll be the best AMOC Concours ever.....


Of course it will!
Roger I
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Russell
thought they were only selling that to middle eastern lemons
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case, coincidence ? i think not.
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Wedgie
Russell wrote:

thought they were only selling that to middle eastern lemons



They changed their mind.
Roger I
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John Purser
Well, slightly more advanced than just that.
The stated demand for such a vehicle plus the recognition of Lagonda as separate marque was enough to make it worthwhile to go through all the type approvals for 'other markets'.
I was able to have an exchange of news and views with Simon Sproule, the new AML Marketing Director (ex Jaguar, Nissan and Tesla) on Tuesday and they have some well thought through plans. Andrew Palmer has really hit the ground running and the new investment shows that the owners of the company like the plans - a lot. Lots of genuine enthusiasm for the Club, too.


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Lord Rowley
That all sounds encouraging.

Would I be able to get a long-case clock in the back though ?
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John Purser
Well, I was well known years ago for 'skip-diving' with my 2/4 MkIII,
and using it to move house, so abnormal loads are nothing to be scared of !
We should be able to run a tape measure over the Taraf on Sunday and see if this vital part of the specification has been overlooked.
As the old joke goes, why can't you wear a wristwatch like the rest of us ?
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Roger I
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John Purser
Andy Palmer and I had a great chat today over load capacity for future cars. He's keen to buy an older car with 4 seats and good load space. I recommended the MkIII.
Maybe you have a better idea !
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John Purser wrote:

Andy Palmer and I had a great chat today over load capacity for future cars. He's keen to buy an older car with 4 seats and good load space. I recommended the MkIII.
Maybe you have a better idea !

I had much the same dilemma as Mr Palmer faces and last year this situation was finally resolved when I happened upon a 2003 Arnage T.  Not only did this car tick all of the boxes on the questions of grace, pace and space (I think that used to be the Jag tag), it also offered incredible value for money which is, sadly, a combination that older Astons cannot match today.  All the same I guess it is a tough decision for the CEO of Aston Martin to be making. ;D
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nmv2and3
Lagonda Rapide for Mr Palmer? AML already own what is probably the best in existence
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John Purser
His  car at present is an AM Rapide - space for a child seat for his daughter. But he certainly likes the 70s V8s
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annereed
We've changed Astons as the girls got older:

  • DB2 had space for the carrycot behind the driver/passenger seat

    [*] DB2/4 fitted the child seats when there were 2 of them

    [*] DB4 was tight getting race kit, picnic box and chairs in the boot

    [*] 1977 V8 when they were teenagers, and they still fit in now.

    Anne
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Wedgie
A Towns LWB Hustler might do the trick? 

Highlander V12 Jaguar engine and do you recognize the bonnet mascot?

Roger I
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