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Jay Leno does a GTB QV high miler

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  1. vaccarella

    vaccarella Formula 3

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    There was a rebuild, as you'd expect with those miles. Hats off to him. I'm just about on 50,000 so a fair way to go.
     
  2. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I enjoyed it, the GTB QV have always been my favorite 308.
     
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  3. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Only if it was (really) neglected. Those engines can go forever even when you beat the hell out of them.
     
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  4. vaccarella

    vaccarella Formula 3

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    Oh for sure. I have no idea what the rebuild entailed. Maybe it was just the speedo :)
     
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  5. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

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    Funny that the guy didn't know the HP changes and said the early cars had around 214 hp. I believe the 76-77 had 240HP and the 78-80 had the 214HP until the Q-valve which went up to I think 240HP. All hp numbers were +/- 5 . Thought he would have know this.
     
  6. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

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    It seemed like he skipped right over the carb cars, when he was talking about the early cars his references sounded like the 2 valve injected cars that was kind of strange but maybe he was a bit nervous being on t.v.
     
  7. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

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    Yep plus I believe the early euro's were 255HP.
     
  8. Brian A

    Brian A Formula 3

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    3X8 family engines data sheet
     
  9. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Yes, the most and highest mileage I know on a 308 and it’s still running TODAY is 400,000 miles, yes you read it right 400K miles. I mean why not right? If it’s maintained properly and driven properly I don’t see why it wouldn’t go that high or even higher.
     
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  10. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

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    Wow 400,000 miles would require roughly 14 belt services!
     
  11. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    The US 2Vi cars were closer to 180.
     
  12. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    I forgot to mention, this car still pass smog
     
  13. ncipps

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    I never heard of Donnie before jay's episode. Has anyone heard of him before or better yet has had work done by him?
     
  14. AZ308GTS

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    I tried to buy this car while it was at the “choppers”. It really wasn’t a bad car and it certainly wasn’t anything near needing to be chopped up. It’s good to see it on the road. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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  15. Cuddy K

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    25 MPG??? I'm lucky if I get 14. Original spec was, what..11 or 12? Anyone else getting 20+MPG?
     
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  16. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Downhill on the freeway I do. :)
     
  17. ferrariowner

    ferrariowner Formula Junior

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    As I recall from my owners manual (85 Euro QV) has gas mileage figures of something like 16 city and 34 highway.
     
  18. John M

    John M Formula Junior
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    Agreed. This is Donnie's personal car that he restored after wadding it up somewhat with an off road excursion, so I am sure it gets fixed last. You can follow him on facebook as well. He has a hanger full of Ferraris that he is currently restoring. Great guy in So Cal living the dream.
     
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  19. desmomini

    desmomini F1 Rookie
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    Here's a good overview:

    http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/658-donnie-calloway/

    https://oppositelock.kinja.com/you-know-the-hour-long-drive-is-worth-it-when-the-first-1726209311

    "Donnie restores cars. Obscenely nice, rare, and unique cars. Phil Hill’s Packard, the Miura prototype, and a brushed aluminum Shelby Cobra, to name a few. Undeniably the stuff of legend."

    I've been following him for years on Facebook, and he gets some amazing machines through his very small shop, not to mention all the NOS parts he manages to score, probably thanks to his factory connections. I suspect he gets more than his fill of assignments through word of mouth.
     
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  20. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Formula 3

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    Cool story! Thx
     
  21. Cuddy K

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  22. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Close enough
     

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