CSR 85 - A Wise Investment
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It is the year 2007. Lawrence Whitehall, an “OEP”, meaning “old, eccentric pensioner” is 66 years young and has recently retired after countless decades of diligent work for an upmarket wealth management company based in Harrogate, London where, for the latter years, he work as one of the directors of the company and, as a result, has made his millions. Upon retiring, Lawrence bought himself a country estate just on the outskirts of Virginia Water within close proximity of the Wentworth Golf Club, where he intends to reside until his death alongside his wife of 40 years, Cassandra.
Lawrence & Cassandra’s new home in Virginia Water, Surrey, UK.
With this new property Lawrence decided to make further investments in properties and stocks, but thought it was also worthwhile to change his “aged”, two-year old Lexus LS for a brand new luxury car that demonstrated his wealth and success to those measly peasants. Lawrence adores his Lexus LS thanks to the effortless class and high-end luxury it offers, but also because it isn’t mainstream. Lawrence is anything but normal, and hates to be seen in the norm, but with even the Lexus becoming a more common sight he wants to look for something a bit different.
Lawrence & Cassandra’s beloved “old” Lexus LS.
- Model year must be 2007 or older
- Trim year must be 2007
- Minimum 2 full seats
- 95 RON unleaded fuel only
- Catalytic converters are obligatory
- Maximum loudness of 35
- Maximum emissions of 200 (in engine tab)
- Minimum reliability of 60
- No V16s
- Maximum engine PU/ET of 90/55 respectively
- Maximum trim PU/ET of 175/50 respectively
- Budget of $80,000 @ 80% markup. Note, this can be exceeded but it would have to be really worthwhile.
- An advert of the submitted vehicle must be included within this thread for the vehicle to be accepted
- All Workshop content is acceptable except any unbalanced/broken bodies
- HUGE importance on design. It may not have to be the most gorgeous thing ever, although it helps, but it really must stand out as a very expensive car as this guy is eccentric and wants to display his wealth to everybody. It must also look up-to-date, he is replacing the Lexus LS because it is “too old”. A car with a few fixtures will likely be binned instantly
- Comfort. The higher the better but not so soft it turns into a wobbly mess. We want a car not a yacht, Lawrence has already purchased this.
- Prestige. If he wants to look expensive it also needs to feel and be expensive
- The more luxurious the interior the better
- The more technology the better
- This is an old man, make sure the car is reasonably driveable and it is likely that, given his age, a crash may happen so safety needs to reasonable as well
- Lawrence wants presence, the car must be big
- Although Lawrence is a millionaire, running costs aren’t hugely important but he won’t be best pleased with stopping for fuel every 100 miles
- To summarise, the more eccentric, big and luxurious the better
As always, the same naming system applies!
Car and engine model name: CSR 85 - “username”
Car trim: Brand, model and variant of car
Engine trim: Engine model/variant
Deadline is Friday 12th October @ 23:59:00 CEST (GMT +2)
Please do not rush your entries, take all the time you need, within the obvious limit of course.
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EDIT: Example cars range wildly. Lawrence doesn’t really know what kind of car he wants, but he knows it must be big and stand out. Here are a few to give you an idea:
Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar XJ, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Good luck everyone!