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Aviation For anyone considering one as their next purchase...!!

Discussion in 'The Piston Broke Inn' started by hard top, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
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    So, you’re thinking about buying a Spitfire?
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  2. GazHyde

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    Depending on how much oil it uses, that might be a viable alternative to my Z3 at the moment =))

    Seriously though, dream garage stuff.
     
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  3. badman gee

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    Get one gaz
     
  4. zedonist

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    Sounds like running a 2.8 @bonzo
     
  5. zedonist

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    Interesting fact, the spitfire started off with a three blade prop, and ended life with a five blade prop and a Griffin Engine
     
  6. zedonist

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    Very much like a P51 mustang the MK22:
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  7. bonzo

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    I agree, they both have wonderful sounding engines!
     
  8. Shelly

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    Yeah I'll buy two at that price ;)
    Cheap as chips =))
     
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  9. Rev

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    But the appreciation out runs the running costs!

    Next year it'll be worth a whole lot more!

    Don't be so negative guys!

    Think Z8's!!!!

    :)
     
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  10. Rev

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    It's a strange old world, but there is always someone for the old and passionate things in life. Old cars are really silly money ntil you think about the work that goes into them.

    The rarer the car or the plane and the more history that goes into it then the more passionate people will be about them.

    When people admire things from their youth they will always want to own what they couldn't when they were younger. I suspect that will also come to pass with the Z3 and the Z4.

    I would reckon we're all on good investments given time.

    :)
     
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  11. hard top

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    What Rev?

    ;)
     
  12. Rev

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    Beats a track day though!
     
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  13. badman gee

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    Surprised you haven't got a spitfire in your garage nick!
     
  14. Rev

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    Being married to one is as close as I'll ever get!

    :)
     
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  15. bonzo

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    I take it she doesn't view your posts!:eek:
     
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  16. GazHyde

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    I'd imagine quite a few of you would be in trouble if your other halves knew what you got up to here :wideyed:
     
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  17. t-tony

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    I concur, but not me, I'm a good lad.;)
     
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  18. zedonist

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    My wife knows, its painful but hey ho.........
     
  19. bonzo

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    My girlfriend is ok with it all................................If my wife finds out, I'm dead!
     
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  20. Rev

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    My wife's a good woman and would know it's posted in humour.

    She's actually nothing like a spitfire. A good sort, but never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    :)
     
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