Largest Engine Capacity.

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Dave Wheatley
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Re: Largest Engine Capacity.

Post by Dave Wheatley » Sun May 03, 2020 2:29 pm

I had a 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville 390cu.ins. about 6.5 litres. Had it from 1990 to 2005. If driven with a very light foot, I got very nearly 20 mpg on a trip round Argyll and Isle of Mull. Local trips though 14 or 15 mpg.
Lovely car to drive, and if required had scary acceleration!
1978 MGB GT
1931 Austin 7 RM
1955 Standard 10
1972 Ford Cortina
No modern!

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Paul Heffernan
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Re: Largest Engine Capacity.

Post by Paul Heffernan » Tue May 05, 2020 2:58 pm

If the question is driven not owned, then my contribution is an early '70's Rolls Royce SIlver Shadow with a 6750cc V8.

The largest engined car I've ever owned, is my current "daily" Which is a 2016 Audi A6 allroad. It has a 2976cc V6 Turbo Diesel (272 PS) which in all seriousness, is a far and I mean FAR better car to drive than the old Roller.

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Re: Largest Engine Capacity.

Post by David Witham » Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 am

I have also driven a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with a 6750cc engine. We hired one back in 2011 to celebrate my 50th birthday. Recently, I suggested I buy one next year! That didn't go down too well.

A few months before my 50th my wife and I were sitting in a bar in Leamington Spa when she asked me what I wanted for my birthday. My response was a Ferrari Mondial. So she asked if this was to replace the MGB. To which I replied it would be as well. Her ruling on the matter was that until both children had finished at university I needed to drive a large car. While my youngest was still at uni I changed by MG ZT for a Jaguar XJR (X350 generation). So 4200cc with a supercharger is the largest I have driven on a regular basis.

Still no Ferrari though as we have evolved from carting children about to carrying elderly friends and relatives.

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