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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:01 am    Post subject: The real Porsche credit crunch... Reply with quote

The real credit crunch: The moment a banker crashed his Porsche 997.

This is the moment a wealthy banker experienced a real credit crunch and crashed his Porsche into a stone bollard.

A senior banker and investor, spun his Porsche Carrera 2 on a corner and mounted a curb - narrowly missing a 'For Sale' sign. But the top-of-the range motor landed on top of a stone bollard - causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to the chassis.

The non-executive chairman of Close International Private Banking which is worth $1billion, was then forced to explain his actions to a passing policeman. An eyewitness said: 'He was a very dapper chap - he was wearing an expensive suit and is clearly very wealthy.

'The car but it ended up perched on top of a bollard. He just lost it on a corner. What with all the turmoil in the markets it probably topped a very bad week.'

The car crashed on a tight bend in the island's St Peter's Port.

Close Brothers is Britain's largest independent merchant bank and provides offshore investments, private banking, investments trusts and pensions.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Close Bros very well. Shame I don't know that chap or I'd give him a call. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a C4S.














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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie Islam wrote:
It's a C4S.

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Look how rigid the chassis is, no twist at all. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did he do that? I'm sure he'd have to exceed the island's 35mph speed limit to launch the car like that!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie Islam wrote:
It's a C4S.

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Proves there is absolutely no point to the C4 model.... even with a 4wd he still couldn't keep it on the road....

sorry, I'll just never understand 4wd Porsches that don't have turbos.....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff wrote:
Maxie Islam wrote:
It's a C4S.

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Proves there is absolutely no point to the C4 model.... even with a 4wd he still couldn't keep it on the road....

sorry, I'll just never understand 4wd Porsches that don't have turbos.....


996 4S in Lapis Blue are divine Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a banker Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff wrote:
Maxie Islam wrote:
It's a C4S.

Laughing


Proves there is absolutely no point to the C4 model.... even with a 4wd he still couldn't keep it on the road....

sorry, I'll just never understand 4wd Porsches that don't have turbos.....


OK...

I'll race your GT3 with my non-turbo 4wd next time there's snow on the roads then... Wink Very Happy
 
  
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