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Trip Report – RTW – London Cars

I am a huge car nut, and owning, modifying and spotting cars is a hobby. London had its share of eyecandy, and here are a few interesting ones I’d come across.

First night in, just taxiing from LHR to our crappy Days Inn… look at that. A Ferrari F40, an Aston Martin DB4 (as featured in James Bond, of course), a Jaguar E-Type convertible, and so on…


Love countries where an Aston Martin DB7 can just be parked on the street.IMG_1784

A wild abundance of Land Rovers:IMG_1786

… and Porsches.IMG_1793

A Nissan Figaro! Never thought I’d see one outside Japan, what a rare and unique car!IMG_1794 IMG_1795

Oh wait, here’s another one. Maybe not so much. 😛IMG_1882

A Rolls Royce Silver Spur, again, parked outside:IMG_1796

Loved this one, considering it’s not available in North America, but that I’d buy in a flash – the Audi RS3. Oh, the sound of this thing.IMG_1811

An AC Schnitzer bodykit BMW X6… except not only is this not the X6M, but it’s not even the X6 5.0. It’s just … a regular one. A bit surprising that this much money went into it.IMG_1846 IMG_1849

This one I couldn’t identify. Based on the plate, I believe it’s a 1984-1985 car. But I don’t know which one – my knowledge comes up blank, and none of my Rolls Royce searches come up with anything, so I haven’t a clue what this is.IMG_1855 IMG_1856

Liked the plate on this one.IMG_1866

A Phantom peeking out, and an Aston Martin DB9 down the street.IMG_1872

A Cadillac Escalade from Saudi Arabia…IMG_1873 IMG_1874

An Audi TT-RS followed by a Ferrari 458 Italia.IMG_1875

Another Ferrari 458 Italia (love the plate):IMG_1876 IMG_1877

A huge waste of money (turning a regular Porsche Cayenne matte black)… notice how it’s not even the Turbo.IMG_1880

Nice montage of a Jaguar XJS12 (one of my favourite Jaguars) and a Porsche 911 Turbo.IMG_1892


And an old Austin Mini versus the new BMW Mini Cooper (for some strange reason, with a JCW Aero kit, blacked out grilles and so on – despite it being just a regular Cooper, non-S).IMG_1893 IMG_1894

Mini Cooper invasion!!!IMG_1898

A nice Bentley Continental parked. Look how long the tail is – doesn’t even fit in the parking space 🙂IMG_1904

A heavily modded 1980s Austin Mini.IMG_1907 IMG_1908 IMG_1909

And another Ferrari 458 Italia. A pet, it seems, based on the plate. The owner looks like a Bollywood actor.IMG_1912 IMG_1913

And a Ferrari dealership.IMG_1917 IMG_1918 IMG_1919 IMG_1920

A Lamborghini Aventador with Kuwaiti license plates.IMG_1928

A Ginetta G40R! IMG_1980