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  1. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2005
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    Clive
    Gentlemen
    I have been appointed as executor of the will of my late uncle George Stoidi who sadly passed away recently. In his latter years he was forced through ill-health to move to sunnier climes in Southern Spain and leave his beloved Brighton. George made his fortune manufacturing Spas under numerous brand names like Hydra-pool, Dive-pool and Soak-pool.

    Now to the point of this post, George's will states that his "car" should be sold and the proceeds should be donated to a particular Brighton Retirement home, namely the Stoidi Home for the Frail and Elderly.

    His "car" is a 1996 Ferrari 355 Berlinetta, F1,LHD, in Rosso Corsa with a Tan interior, IT HAS DELIVERY MILEAGE, i.e. it's unused and totally as new!All UK taxes and duties have been paid.What is particularly special about this car, apart from it's mileage is that it was factory supplied with twin-turbos similar to the F40 and hand controls!It is fitted with voice-activation for all the minor controls, indicators, wipers etc. It also has double-hinged doors to allow easier access from his wheelchair.Alas George was never fit enough to drive it, hence the mileage.

    I am inviting bids for this magnificent unique vehicle from the kind and generous enthusiasts on F-chat, to help fund the building of a specially designed Olympic size swimming pool at the Stoidi in Georges' honour to be known as the Frail-pool, it will also have a plaque with the successful bidders' name on. It's hoped that the pool will revitalise some of the weaker residents with regular vigorous exercise.

    Please bid generously!

    This offer is made on behalf of charity no.212023120
     
  2. tomw

    tomw Formula 3

    Feb 25, 2004
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    I open the bidding at 10 pence...
     
  3. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    that sounds spectacular, your uncle must have been a rather good customer of ferrari's?

    BTW, F1 wasn't introduced till 97.
     
  4. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    Stoidi being an anagram of what exactly? :D

    Damn, I'm too much of an idiot to figure it out. :(

    My bid comprises of the standard currency of choice, one pork pie.
     
  5. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    ARRGGGGGHHHH NOOOOOOOO
     
  6. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    It's ok, the 12 o'clock rule applies.
     
  7. tomw

    tomw Formula 3

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    He had me until the voice activation :).
     
  8. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

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    I thought you could only April fool up until noon or is that just for idiots ? :D:p
     
  9. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Ask Noony :eek:
     
  10. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    there has been more than noony on here today evan a high ranking FOC offical phoned me at home to check it out if i was leaving guess who ha ha ha
     
  11. Hud

    Hud F1 Veteran
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    Guys this is genuine. George Stiodi passed away in Late January .

    Clive my sympathy to you and your family.
     
  12. Anthony_Ferrari

    Anthony_Ferrari Formula 3

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    Read it backwards ;)
     
  13. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

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    Do you want to tell him Graham ?
     
  14. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    hehheheheh
    Nice one Jackanory
     
  15. GrahamS

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    I was trying to be diplomatic but you've forced my hand...
     

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