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Offline sinkman


  • Joined: Feb 2011

  • Location: Melbourne
Trust me...TONS of frustration!
All engaging in their own ways. I have a close, personal relationship with a good tow truck driver.
Some of them are a delight , e.g. the Giulia Spider.
When the V12s are singing it is sublime.
All of them have their own characters and the V12s are very much cars that demand to be respected or they mock you, e.g. splutter at the lights, missed gear changes etc.
I have an understanding wife...



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Hi,
I can recommend Paul Placzek for older and newer Ferrari's & Lambos. He has done my cars for the last 10 years. Lambo Factory trained in the 1970s. He has the diagnostic tools for the new Lambos and Ferraris. Worth a chat
Best Regards
Phil Nash
Espada 1971 S2
Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
Alfa TZ1
Alfa 2600 Sprint
Alfa Giulia Spider Veloce
Alfa SZ "Il Mostro"

actually, Paul uses my Ferrari tester, and I use both his Lambo one, and another one i have. We're virtual neighbours (400 m)

And yes, Paul is highly recommended. Nothing he doesn't know about Lambos.



Offline sinkman


  • Joined: Feb 2011

  • Location: Melbourne
Hi Phil,
Paul speaks very highly of your work and honesty. I must pop in and introduce myself sometime very soon.
Best Regards
Phil



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
Hi Phil,
Paul speaks very highly of your work and honesty. I must pop in and introduce myself sometime very soon.
Best Regards
Phil

All welcome!

well, most, anyway  :cool:


I love the old Alfas... I'm STILL trying to find any old car, but ideally an Alfa, bought or first registered on either 21/4/70 or 12/5/73... got anything ;)

And the importer of the (I assume yours) SZ just sent me pics of another one he has just imported.. you know who I mean?





Offline Rass


  • Joined: Mar 2011

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Whoa Dodger..........
Yes, Porsche stuck to one car for a very long time, except for some dismal flops like the 924 and the 914 built for The USA.
Don't forget that the early Porsche's were just a better built, highly tuned VW Beetle.
The original LM Porsches that actually won at Le Mans had absolutely no Porsche bits at all.
They were 100% VW Beetle mechanicles and suspension and steering.
That;s because the Porsche bits are or were back then, much heavier.
The VW 1300 flat 4 is the same engine as the 1300 Porsche boxer.
You can even get the same performance from the VW ........it just don't last long in that state of tune.

You consider the 944 a Porsche........I consider it a poor joke.
You never considered the 928..........never even driven one.
The 928 S is never going to win Le Mans........BUT........
It would give a good showing in it's class........a very good showing......and it is a LUXERY drive car.



Offline dodger

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  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
You consider the 944 a Porsche........I consider it a poor joke.

I agree, thats what I meant, you either misunderstood or I need to make myself clearer.

Mate of mine is looking closer at the 928 as a result of your posts.

If it's actually "good' how cheap is that ?



Offline Rass


  • Joined: Mar 2011

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Don't know these days, Dodger........
A specialist 2nd hand dealer selling Rollers, Jags, etc had a mint one for exactly $20,000 about 7 or 8 years ago.
He also had 1970's Rollers for about $20,000

They are a little like the Jensen interceptor MK 3.
Never got the appreciation they deserved, and always under valued.

To give you some idea.........
When my uncle used his as his drive car, he also owned 2 by Phase 3 HO's, 2 by MK 2 Cooper S's, a 911, a DB6, several Fords including a Thunderbird, the Miura SV, an Islero, an Espada and a Countach.
He also had at least one near new Volvo......lol
He liked the Cooper s as a drive car.......but chose the 928 S as a better option.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
I'd happily own a 944 Turbo.

~1990 vintage, awesome cars, on the road. I drove one LOTS on the road, bit of a handful on track as a road car. It's the first car I spun on track, and I spun the bloody thing 3 times!


I'd like another crack at it again... I'm a better, wiser driver now  :tilt:



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