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Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
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I'm interested re the 348.

Can you email me some info and rebuild pics?
From the questions you asked me by pm:

- I only have history/books of it since 2004. I know the previous owner though.
- I bought it in 2008.
- I did the resto on it in 2009. So there is some very minor wear and tear on it as expected since it has covered 8,000km since.
- it has the original tool kit which is almost complete. I also bought another replacement tool kit. It has the original tyre inflation kit. Also I bought a replacement leather pouch for the books.
- the original 348 wheels will need refurbishment as they have scratches and wear on them. The tyres on them are as new tread wise, but they would be hard as rocks by now.
- rebuild details were posted somewhere here and on Fchat in 2009 on the 348 forum.
- you are welcome to speak to Phil Hughes who knows this car very well.
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Offline andecorp

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This was the mechanical rebuild cost WITHOUT the clutch and exhaust bills. Just to give you a quick idea:
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Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
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The only thing wrong with the car. The part is not available from the factory and I have not been able to trace anybody in the world that has one. So you either live with the crack like I have or pray to find one:
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Offline djt77


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Good luck finding new homes for the cars they deserve it looking at how you have kept them in top condition, the racing Esprit looks amazing.

Be interested to know how you intend to bring an SE in as was recently talking with someone who mentioned purple one in HK might be available. Only way I could think of was taking it back to UK and housing it with family there, but in that instance might as well go for LHD for Europe and just keep it there.

Love your thinking with collection of Diablo.



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
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Good luck finding new homes for the cars they deserve it looking at how you have kept them in top condition, the racing Esprit looks amazing.

Be interested to know how you intend to bring an SE in as was recently talking with someone who mentioned purple one in HK might be available. Only way I could think of was taking it back to UK and housing it with family there, but in that instance might as well go for LHD for Europe and just keep it there.

Love your thinking with collection of Diablo.
When I made a comment on the Lambo forums 2 weeks ago, I was offered 3 SE's the same day - purple/black in HK, purple/blue in UK and black/tan in UK.

In a few years they qualify for personal import (over 25yo).
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Offline djt77


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Thanks for that, wasn't aware of the 25 years rule, I thought it was only for cars pre '89. Although rules may be different here in WA. Purple with blue alacantra would be my fist choice, not sure how many produced in this combination though. FYI when I asked on Fchat I was told 12 RHD made.



Offline andecorp

  • Biggest daddy in the park 300kph+ club
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  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: too many cars for one ass
Thanks for that, wasn't aware of the 25 years rule, I thought it was only for cars pre '89. Although rules may be different here in WA. Purple with blue alacantra would be my fist choice, not sure how many produced in this combination though. FYI when I asked on Fchat I was told 12 RHD made.
Correct, and yes, purple/blue alcantara is the ONLY choice :)
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Offline andecorp

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All three cars for sale have factory car covers too.
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Offline NBTBRV8


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When I made a comment on the Lambo forums 2 weeks ago, I was offered 3 SE's the same day - purple/black in HK, purple/blue in UK and black/tan in UK.

In a few years they qualify for personal import (over 25yo).

There is no 25 year rule.  It is fixed at pre-1989 cars for unrestricted use.



Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

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8 Diablos is what I'm shooting for:

Early 2WD (white)
VT (red) - almost finalised the deal
SV (blue) - got it
Roadster (black) - got it
VTR (yellow) - need to come up with the HIGH amount of cash the seller wants
SE (purple)
6.0 (orange) - almost finalised the deal
SVR (green)

Andrei, I greatly admire your obsessive approach. :D



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