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Offline GTBqv.au

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First drive in my new car today. Finally registered and all done.

Have wanted a GTB quattrovalvole for many years. My mum sent a photo of my student flat from around 1988, and there is the cutaway poster on the wall right above Elle Macpherson in her underwear.

Have had a few false starts looking at a number of cars over the years but got inspired recently by the black '85 that was for sale in Kew. Decided that car was not for me and worked out that I would struggle to find one in Aus but trolled the net to find one in the UK. A low mileage example that was pretty clean looking popped up. Apparently the other owner never drove it after 1990. Just went off for it's annual service ( including several cambelts over the last 1000 miles) and to get an MOT. Did the maths and .... (on the best day for the AUD vs GBP in 15 years - always a recipe for a budget blowout)

Having got a good quote for transport I bit the bullet and sent some $$, sight unseen, to some Ferrari salesman with an accent unlike mine, whom I had never met. Still it arrived as advertised

Customs, more $$, then could at least drive it away

for the most expensive vacuum clean I have ever had

Then it moved into my garage. Unregistered and unregisterable. Clean, no fluid leaks, with fans and windows that work and no sign of rust yet. Eventually got a PPI (post-purchase inspection), then VASSed, roadworthied, new tyres which leads us to today

Registered, just outside of King Lake. I needed to take her for a wee pootle about, just to scrub the releasing compound off the new tyres you understand. I thought it was a nice thing when I was planting the right foot in second. Having had it out to the red line in fourth today, I think I am beginning to understand. I think I should do it again though, just to be sure.

Offline leburpor

  • Loves Tom Cruise

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congrats  :thumbsup: may you have many enjoyable kms in it!

Offline S4Simon

  • The Rubber King of Adelaide

  • Joined: Jul 2006

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  • Location: Not the Badlands
Ah - Another person living the dream.

Well done.

Now just sit back and enjoy.   :)
I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better

Offline Kelsa

  • Token Asian Guy
  • Crazy Chinaman @ Work

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Congrats mate, looks awesome!!

Offline Aircon

  • Master Baiter 300kph+ club
  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
well done!

let us know next time you're going out for a mid week fang...we might be able to get a few of us together.

I love my car. Buy your own

Offline coco

  • "sdrawkcab"

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congrats dude. well done. enjoy and drive safe, and take care of it :)
V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted, rear wheel drive, Dual overhead camshafts, four valves/cylinder, 5167 cc, 455 bhp at 7000 rpm, 501 Nm (369 lbs.ft.) at 5200 rpm, 293 Km/h, ON A SESAME SEED BUN!

Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

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  • Location: under its skin
I bit the bullet and sent some $$, sight unseen, to some Ferrari salesman with an accent unlike mine, whom I had never met. Still it arrived as advertised

that'll be dad!  :thumbsup:

congrats and enjoy  :thumbsup:

Offline RMV

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Offline 993tits

  • Pepé Le Porsche

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From the dark side.......congrats to you............enjoy it, not everyone can! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Always Gunna

Offline mondi

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Nice job, and car!!!

Hope to be posting something like this fairly soon as well.   :rolleyes:

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