G'day from Down Under

Discussion in '308/328' started by myfazzman1, May 26, 2009.

  1. myfazzman1

    myfazzman1 Formula Junior

    May 25, 2009
    down under,australia
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    #1 myfazzman1, May 26, 2009
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    Hi there fellow F'Chatters.

    My name is Peter

    I am in Australia and following a lifelong dream,am now the proud owner of a 1984 308 GTSi QV!

    I can not begin to say a HUGE thank you to all on this site,it has been the immense source of much knowledge,some humourous laughs at times and above all the best reason for being connected to the Net!

    I look forward to being a regular and thank you one and all!!!

    Here is a picture of my pride and joy taken at the Victorian Ferrari Club Concours last month.
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  3. f308jack

    f308jack F1 Rookie

    Jun 7, 2007
    Cape Town, South Afr
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    Jack Verschuur
    Welcome and congratulations!

    Great looking car, I love the colour.

    Tell us a little more about the car!

    Above all, enjoy it, as well as your stay here.
  4. MrSweden

    MrSweden Karting

    Sep 30, 2008
    Hasslö, Sweden
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    Lovely color on the car, more pics and a little story around the car when you have the time. Hmmmm way are you all looking at the F355 in the picture ;-)

    // Mr Sweden
  5. redgear

    redgear Karting

    Jul 18, 2008
    Melbourne Australia
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    Alan S
    Hi Peter

    WELCOME!! That's a MIGHTY FINE looking car there - I am from Oz (Melbourne ) as well and look forward to meeting up with you in the not too distant future.
    Unf I was unable to attend that day due to other (happy) family events.

    Some questions for you - was that car from WA - I was looking at 308's a while back and saw what I thought was a really good one being advertised over there??

    WHo is going to do your servicing?

    Tell us about the history of the car - S/No, n of owners, delivery, kms etc etc - how many you looked at before buying - why you bought that one??
  6. stevenwk

    stevenwk F1 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2007
    Metro Detroit
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    Welcome. Great car and GREAT color and congrats....
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  8. mwr4440

    mwr4440 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Jun 8, 2007
    Bavaria, The 'Other' Germany
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    Mark W.R.

    Beautiful Color !!!!!!!!!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your car.

    Oh, BTW, you reversed the pic before you posted it. The steering wheel is on the wrong (passenger) side :)D).
  9. branko

    branko F1 Rookie

    Mar 17, 2003
    Birmingham, Alabama
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    Branko Medenica
    Fantastic color! I love the blue. I was noticing you have a Euro 308, but the mirrors are not euro?
  10. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

    Oct 11, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
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    #8 b27, May 26, 2009
    Last edited: May 26, 2009
    Welcome to F-Chat Peter. Beautiful car. There is another owner of a car just like yours in this colour in Oz so you'll have great support.

    Look forward to seeing you in the Oz section.

    BTW was that pic taken at the recent FCA event down at Birrarung marr? Was a great day. ;) Doh
  11. FF8929

    FF8929 Formula Junior

    Apr 12, 2008
    Livonia, Michigan
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    Fred Flynn
    Well done.
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  13. Gleggy

    Gleggy Formula 3

    Sep 22, 2004
    Land of Oz
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    Well done on the QV. Are you comming to the Queensland Ferrari club Rally in September, it would be great to see you and the car in person! There are a few in the aussie section comming up and you may be able to tag along which is always a great deal of pleasure.
    Cheers MG
  14. Neonzapper

    Neonzapper F1 Rookie

    Oct 19, 2008
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    Great looking car, Peter! Welcome to F-Chat and the world Ferrari Tifosi :)
  15. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Feb 24, 2006
    Cerritos, CA.
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    I noticed you have a Euro with the US side mirror, but all in all it's a great looking car. I love the color.:)
  16. myfazzman1

    myfazzman1 Formula Junior

    May 25, 2009
    down under,australia
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    Hi there fellow F'chatters,

    What a huge welcome,thank you all so much!!!

    To answer all your questions and please forgive anyone I may have missed!!

    1/In Australia our steering wheel is on the right hand side and we drive on the left,like the UK.

    2/All Australian delivered 308 QV's and 328's came with the USA type outside rear view mirrors,not the European spec ones.A government ruling I think? Australian 308 QV's ran on "super" petrol,unleaded not yet being introduced at the time and were 240 HP rated.

    3/The chassis no. is 52763,production date is September 1984,delivered new to first owner in Australia in October 1984

    4/I am the third owner and bought her in September 2008 and when purchased she had 42,313 genuine kilometres on the clock(not sure what that is in miles!)She cam with all tools/books and full service history which I intend to maintain!!!

    5/The colour is Azzuro (code 505/C) with cream leather interior.I think our US friends know it as Azzuro California?She was the first 308 I looked at and fell in love! Although I did lot's of research on the model and armed myself with "Original Ferrari V8" by Keith Bluemel.

    6/For our local F'chatters,yes the car came from Western Australia,having been originally delivered new in South Australia.

    7/Servicing and maintenance? That's a good question. I like to think I am a reasonable "shade tree" mechanic but so far the only work needed was to overhaul the rear brake calipers due to leak and that was done by Black Stallion Motors here in Melbourne and that experience was positive!

    8/NO!!! That's not me looking at the 355 in the photo(like to think I have a bit more hair up top!),yes the pic.was taken at the Melbourne Ferrari Club Concours(the only non red 308 GTS on the day if I remember right) and it was a great day out!

    thanks again guys,

  17. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Mar 18, 2008
    Seattle Area
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    Great car! Awesome color! Please do make this a regular place to visit and post...

    Drive her in peace

  18. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Formula 3

    Jun 17, 2004
    Northen California
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    One of the best color for a 308!
  19. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

    Feb 13, 2004
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    Welcome to the world of Ferrari's. May the grin never leave your face :)
  20. MBFerrari

    MBFerrari F1 Veteran

    Jul 2, 2008
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    Matt B
    Great looking car - congrats!!! Drive her and enjoy; these cars are a ton of fun.

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