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  1. Modificata

    Modificata F1 Rookie

    Apr 27, 2003
    2,654
    Hampton, England
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    Andy Rasool
    Well this weekend might be the weekend guys. Off to France to see and hopefully buy a Mondial t. Here is the spec:

    Red with beige leather
    LHD
    15K Miles
    2 owners from new
    Immaculate condition inside and out
    Serviced 3 months ago
    2 brand new extra tyres coming with the car (BoNuS)
    Full Service history

    If the car is as described then i'll be a Ferrari owner on Sunday. If not then we fly back.

    Everything is arranged so we should be ready to fly. Im taking a Ferrari mechanic with me do check the car out. Hopefully will come out clean. I'd hate to have to fly back!

    I'll post pictures of my adventure when I return.
     
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  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Nice 1 .Let's hope the car's a good 'un.Good luck.
    Tony
     
  4. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Stig W
    Adnaan

    Got me fingers crossed for yuh!

    Hope you don't need Hagrid's services!LOL!

    When you post a picture of the car, can you also post a picture of the cash you used? Bet the wad looks pretty damn impressive!

    Stig
     
  5. Steve_nero

    Steve_nero Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Good luck, I know the feeling. I had to go to Birmingham to get mine.....not quite the same I know.

    If you are driving back, you are gonna love it. Make sure you stash a couple of cases of wine in the back seats.
     
  6. Modificata

    Modificata F1 Rookie

    Apr 27, 2003
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    Andy Rasool
    The wad is actually not that impressive. What with 500 Euro notes!

    As for the Wine. Well the back seats are gonna be full of tyres, but maybe the boot space!
     
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  8. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    Adnaan, i hope it works out well dude and i hope its as described.Its a kind of exciting gut fealing ey? Genuine stupid question now, why France? and are good mondials hard to find in the UK, and is it a left hand drive.
     
  9. polartech

    polartech Karting

    Mar 4, 2004
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    Geoff
    >
    The wad is actually not that impressive. What with 500 Euro notes!
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    - This is a good thing.... so psychologically you`re not spending THAT much on your new toy.... are you?!! ;-)

    Good luck. I hope you get to drive back home in style!!
     
  10. andrewg

    andrewg F1 Rookie
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    Sep 10, 2002
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    good luck.

    and dont forget to bring back the duty free!, Mondials have a fair old amount of storage space!!!
     
  11. Modificata

    Modificata F1 Rookie

    Apr 27, 2003
    2,654
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    Andy Rasool
    Cheers Andrew - Im gonna have fun filling up the boot!

    As for for the money it seems like nothing! I had to count it again just to check is that it??? You gotta be kidding!Wheres the rest! Movement of currencies meant that the rate changed to the tune of £150 in two days. Oh well you cant win em all!

    Finally Chaa. Why France? Well its the best value Mondial t i've seen around. Not the cheapest but definately the best value. I didnt pick out France, but it just so happened that the car is located there. Looked in the UK and Germany for a while and then this popped up. Low miler and good condition. SPoke to the dealer and the car seemed good. Only way to find out was to check it out. Plus LHD doesnt bother me. It'll be my 5th LHD car so im used to sitting on the wrong side. And compared to RHD its a big saving. Some people would only buy RHD but im more flexible.
     
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  13. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

    Oct 21, 2003
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    Philip
    Adnaan,

    I went through the same thing when I went to buy my 308 in Geneva.I didn't sleep for 36 hrs before. Flew out there with a rucksack full of CHF. I had checked the dealer out by speaking to the owners club there and I was going to buy a 77 308GTB with 1200km and the plastic upholstery covers still on it ! When I got there discovered that it was undrivable as all the seals had gone and needed a lot of attention.If I returned to UK the exchange rate + trip would have set me back £2,5k + and would have put me out of the car hunt for a while. i then conviced the dealer to speak to the owner of a black QV that was there for service to see if he would sell and after an agonizing wait he did ... I drove it back in the most appauling conditions and by the time I arrived I was awake for over 72 hrs. This was one of the best and most exhillerating 3 days I've ever lived !!!

    Enjoy every moment and good luck !!!

    Philip
     
  14. Dan_London

    Dan_London Karting

    Mar 2, 2004
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    Best of luck Adnaan.

    I friend of mine has owned a couple of Mondials - he upgraded his QV to a T and was delighted with the car.

    Fingers crossed for you...
    Dan
     
  15. tomkranz

    tomkranz Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
    152
    Berkshire
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    Tom
    Adnaan,

    Good luck. Sounds like an excellent car, and I'm sure the drive back will be fun :)

    Cheers,
    TOM
     

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