End of an era - the 340rR has left the building

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End of an era - the 340rR has left the building

Post by Sanjøy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:42 pm

After 8 years and 2 weeks of ownership I had a final dram with the car last night and Thibault from Pau picked her up today to take her across the channel. First time without a plastic car in 16 years, last time that happened was pre Sarah! I managed to not succumb to the widow maker and still vividly remember Gregg ripping the piss at the festival night the day I bought it. I think he and Benny were arguing over the sweep on which day the following week I would be dead.

What a car, its been emotional.

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Post by tut » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:52 pm

Good to see N3 in pursuit Sanj as a farewell pic.

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Post by Sanjøy » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:53 pm

tut wrote:Good to see N3 in pursuit Sanj as a farewell pic.

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Post by campbell » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:55 pm

Great memories, Sanj. Better to have loved and lost etc. Clinky to you both.
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Post by Victor Meldrew » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:05 am

campbell wrote:Great memories, Sanj. Better to have loved and lost etc. Clinky to you both.
Maybe time for you to buy something slightly more sensible plastic car.... I know someone selling a well looked after Blue Evora...

Hope you find something that you enjoy.
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Post by campbell » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:45 am

That ship has sailed, John. I tried. But he's bought some cabriolet nonsense already :-( :-)
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Post by Scotty C » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:00 am

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Post by Dominic » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:11 am

8 years!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: ...still think of it as Sanj's new lotus! Just hope there is a suitable replacement.
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Post by Andy G » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:17 am

I remember that pic from the Ferrari garage - the only place in Biarritz that would actually change our rear tyres, although they did take 3 hours and charge about £120! Also remember the showroom there and the brand new 458 at that time.
That's was also the trip we were pouring entire bottles of water on our heads trying to stay alive with the 40C temps and you managed to burn your feet on the pedals coming in to town!
I just about ruined myself with dehydration, but apart from that, a truly epic Frolic!

And that's just a quick thought about when you owned it, let alone Scotty!!

Is it staying in SE or off to warmer climbs?
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Post by Sanjøy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:20 am

Andy G wrote:I remember that pic from the Ferrari garage - the only place in Biarritz that would actually change our rear tyres, although they did take 3 hours and charge about £120! Also remember the showroom there and the brand new 458 at that time.
That's was also the trip we were pouring entire bottles of water on our heads trying to stay alive with the 40C temps and you managed to burn your feet on the pedals coming in to town!
I just about ruined myself with dehydration, but apart from that, a truly epic Frolic!

And that's just a quick thought about when you owned it, let alone Scotty!!

Is it staying in SE or off to warmer climbs?
It enjoyed FFX so much it is off to live in Pau with the F1 track and the "double death" left hander at the end of the straight.

The was a crazy trip, the vmax run with Ali and D on the closed road was :shock:
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Post by tut » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:45 am

Was that the August 2007 trip Andy or a later one?

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Post by Andy G » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:51 am

tut wrote:Was that the August 2007 trip Andy or a later one?

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Post by Sanjøy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:54 am

tut wrote:Was that the August 2007 trip Andy or a later one?

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2010, year before my kids were born and the car was used, steady decline in miles after that!
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Re: End of an era - the 340rR has left the building

Post by GregR » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:10 am

The death sweep winnings remain unclaimed. Suppose that means me and Benny both owe you a pint.

I remember that night - Spiegel Tent. Over eight years ago. Wonder how many kids we've all managed to infect the world with since then!

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Post by campbell » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:23 am

My fondest memory of 340rr was it bobbing about in my mirror en route home from the 050709 camping at Gairloch. Sanj was tall enough to see over its windscreen.
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