Hey gang, Well... I've gone and done it. I put a deposit down on a gorgeous 1978 308 GTS. I really thought I would be holding out for a QV but this car is so clean and beautiful that I broke down. The car has just been freshly and fully serviced by the dealer, Bobileff Motorcars, an exceedingly reputable sales and service facility in San Diego. The car has just passed smog; yes, even in CA, though I imagine the jetting is pretty lean. Oh, and it sounds freaking awesome! Of course, once the transaction is finalized and I'm assured that no other smogging crap will be needed for two years, those li'l ol' carbs will be tweaked and the air pump belt...well...you know... Now...I know you gents have read my other posts, and you're probably under the impression that I prefer QV's. Well...you may be right. Truth be told, it was a little hard to get a definitive feel for the car I am 80% certain of buying because, as mentioned, I think the car is running lean to pass smog. If it runs out like the carb car I drove in Palm Desert a few days ago (and I expect that it should run better once properly set up), Scotty would be a more-than-satisfied boy The only thing I do kind of miss is that immediate "kick" that the QV gives; you can stomp (so to speak) on the throttle and it responds immedately. The carb car takes different technique, more of a quick push on the throttle I'd say. The seling points of this car are 1. awesome sound, 2. gorgeous color, 3. Very clean, 4. major service just performed by one of the best 5. 35K price tag. If you guys would like to see the car, here is the link: www.bobileff.com Uh...the mirrors are being changed pronto, before it goes out the door. Anyway...I had a question for you fellers: Whe you guys were buying your first F-cars, did you have moments of indecision, doubt, or question whether or not the car you finally bought was, indeed, the right car for you? Or did it hit you like WHAM! This is the one! I love this GTS, but I'm not a mechanic buy any stretch of the imagination, and I know carb cars can take a bit more "trained fiddling" than does a QV. Damn! Trying to decided this stuff is stressful! The again, how lucky to be in this position! All right, I'll let y' all get back to your other tasks. As always, any insights/help is profoundly appreciated. My best, Scott p.s. Jon aka "Bullfighter" stopped by to see the car and hung out for my test drive. He also was kind enough to give me a quick ride in his gorgeous metalic black 328. Thanks again, Jon.