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Hi, i've noticed a few Bordeaux models coming up on Autotrader recently. Is there anything particularly special about these other than the liberal use of the red palette?

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Mine is a 2001 - 4l petrol.( with LPG conversion by Simon)...........nothing really special about it, maybe it's just because they only made 100 of each fuel type.

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We have one too - a 2001 V8. Again, nothing really special about them - to be honest it feels a little bit like a parts bin car... no heated screen or seats (well, that's not right - the seats do have (broken) heating elements in them but the controller has blanks), basic sound system, that's about it. Red carpets are nice.

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Thanks, so not really a collector's item then?

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Might become a collectors item one day purely for rarity reasons. The do seem a bit of an oddball, nice paintwork, red piped seats and red carpets but lacking many options. No headlamp wash/wipe along with the other things Sloth mentioned.

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Almost bought one instead of my current one..

Sparsely equipped when compared to a Vogue, had nice carpets though...

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To be perfectly honest - I don't see most 'special' P38s as collectable items - about the only two that might fall into that category in my opinion would be an actual Overfinch 630R or a Linley.

The 'Overfinch tuned' ones that are supposedly about seem just like a normal P38, and all of the other options are basically standard with different bits of trim.

Underneath the rest are pretty much all the same - unlike other vehicles where a special one has something you can't easily replicate - like an E39 M5, Audi RS2, etc. Just my opinion of course.

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I have a strange affection for the Green on Green anniversary models with picnic tables and DVDs. But there's nothing in there that would really make me want to pay lots of money for one.

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Sloth is right, I tend to agree more than exotic collector's items, in time most P38 will only appeal to a few enthusiasts, which I think the British call 'anoraks' ...
The 'special editions' are really valued only because of the rarer accessories, some of them really hard to find.