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Was in Stamford yesterday, in an antique shop looking for some fire irons.  Got some, but as I was at the till with one of the pokers in my hand, I heard a Spitfire fly over. 

Chuffing low as it was very loud (was low cloud yesterday).

 

I wanted to run outside and have a look, but knowing my luck I would have stabbed someone with it as I ran.  Get arrested for maiming someone and trying to steal it! 

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Talking of hearing things, I was sitting in the car earlier enjoying the sunshine, nodding off and having a quick half hour nap with the window down so a nice gentle breeze was wafting across me, when I hear a distant rumbling of a fruity exhaust.

 

I was half asleep so wasn't sure if I was dreaming or not, although I was conscious that I wasn't sure if I was dreaming or not if you see what I mean?

 

Anyway, the rumbling gets nearer and louder, sounded really, really nice, goes past and off down the road, didn't bother to open my eyes, just enjoyed the sound, 2 mins later it comes back and rumbles up next to me, and sits there, so I opened my eyes and the chap wanted directions to the place I was sitting almost outside.

 

I offered him my parking space as there wasn't really anywhere else to park and I didn't need to be there, I could snooze anywhere, so I moved forwards and just listened to him park it up, I tried to record the sound on my phone but it didn't pick anything up.

 

It was a brand new Bentley Conti GT, but most definitely wasn't on a standard exhaust, it had a proper deep rumble and was much louder than you'd expect, sounded absolutely amazing, it was his retirement present to himself apparently.

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We got married at the George. Lovely old hotel.

 

In my days in the press sector, our central payroll office was in Stamford...opposite the George.

 

I used to go there to maintain the systems in my early days and the Payroll Manager would take me for lunch at the George. 

 

As you say, it's a fabulous place.  When the summer comes and the flowers are in bloom outside it was a place I loved to go to.

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It was a brand new Bentley Conti GT, but most definitely wasn't on a standard exhaust, it had a proper deep rumble and was much louder than you'd expect, sounded absolutely amazing, it was his retirement present to himself apparently.

 

Sounds like a new GT Speed.  They're much louder than the standard model and it is also quite common for them to be fitted with after market exhausts (at very high cost).

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Not sure to be honest, it was gold, although I'm sure it's probably officially called Saharan racing sand or something!

 

It had a very V8 like rumble to it, most un-Bentley like and almost old school yank V8.

 

They've stuck a new V8 in the GT  too.  So, a choice of 4.0 twin turbo V8 or 6.0 twin turbo W12!!!

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