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Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by Dr. Bob, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. paul 308

    paul 308 Karting

    Jan 13, 2004
    110
    Guildford, Surrey UK
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    Paul Deslandes
    Hi Sepp

    pics as requested. The 308 was bought September last year at the Goodwood Revival meeting auction. It had one previous owner from new who had only done 7000 miles in it. Its in excellent condition although, as with any car 28 years old, it needs a bit of tidying up here and there. I've been following the current Technical Forum threads on suspension rebuilds as that is the first major job that needs doing before too long. Fortunately, being fibreglass and having been kept in good controlled climate conditions, the body work is in little or no need of attention although the paint finish needs bringing up a bit to make it shine. Another nice thing about it is that its not good-old Ferrari red but Rosso Rubino (I think that's right), so just a bit different. After a quick check over to make sure the belts were ok and nothing was about to fall off, we took her down through France to the classic race meeting at Angouleme in September and did 1000 miles. A fitting start to an enjoyable ownership.

    The Ferrari stays on the road, but the Caterham 7 goes to the track!

    Enjoy the pics

    Paul
     
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  3. sepp forcher

    sepp forcher Karting

    Dec 27, 2003
    69
    first of all thank you for the pictures

    second of all i really like that car. the colour is just incredible, furthermore it's a pleasure to see an europeen version of the 308 gtb. you can hardly find any 308 gtb. as a matter of fact you find a lot of 308 gts.

    thank you very much

    sepp forcher
     
  4. 365boy

    365boy Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
    345
    Brighton, England
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    John Leaman
    Hey, thanks for the pics of the (other) blue Daytona. that's great !

    I think Noony is right - the one in Germany looks darker than mine.

    Mine was originally blue metallic Dino, but not sure if it still is. It has tan carpets, not blue.

    There are at least two other Blue & Tan Daytonas in the UK - one run as part of the UK importer's press fleet... (which they tell me does 2000 miles a year and is 'bullet-proof' !)

    I think originally they all had the leather sleeve over the gate, but a lot of cars - including mine - have had them removed.

    Thanks again, John
     
  5. BassMan097

    BassMan097 Rookie

    Mar 10, 2004
    3
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  6. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
    7,731
    CA
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    Jerry
    lol

    Nice first post!
     
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  8. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

    Nov 30, 2002
    1,691
    SE England Yorkie
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    Andy
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  9. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
    3,504
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    Chris
    I was thinking the same thing. Hahaha
     
  10. BassMan097

    BassMan097 Rookie

    Mar 10, 2004
    3

    Hehe, thanks. Im serious though. 450 bhp on pump gas, close to 600 on 116 octane, and its not a drag car.
     
  11. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    I like your angle of view on your 355 photo. Here are mine from weird angle
     
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  13. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
    458
    Irvine, California
    Full Name:
    Sean Salter
  14. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2002
    3,053
    so california
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    wayne skiles
    #386 G-force, Mar 25, 2004
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  15. DropGems

    DropGems Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
    407
    Atlantic City, NJ
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  16. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    Great looking car with a superb color, and also, nice picture as well
     
  17. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2002
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    wayne skiles
    Thanks Tony ...no one has ever complimented me on my photograhy!
    Better quit while I'm ahead!!!
     
  18. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2004
    884
    Houston
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    Thomas
    Nice, very nice.

    One of my friends sent his car into Cobb Tuning to get a wide body kit and a bigger turbo and intercooler which is said to have 450HP on pump gas.
     
  19. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    5,938
    USA
    I checked out the Cobb Tuning website, but they only list much lower HP packages. (bleow 300HP at Stage 1 and Stage 2) Do you know how much these performance mods cost your friend? Is Cobb Tuning the best out there? Thanks.
     
  20. BassMan097

    BassMan097 Rookie

    Mar 10, 2004
    3
    I didn't use Cobb Tuning. I have a turbo from Forced Performance and the rest of the parts are from different companies.
     
  21. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2004
    884
    Houston
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    Thomas
    Zack - Its $8,000 for the body work(body kit, spoiler, paint) and around $15,000 for tuning.(turbo, intercooler, engine internals, exhaust, timing, wheels, etc)
     
  22. Shank360

    Shank360 Rookie

    Mar 28, 2004
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    Shank
  23. keof50

    keof50 Guest

    wow shank360 those pics are realy nice i love your GT2, have you got a 1024x768 version of your first pic, if so would you please email it me at keelingkeo@aol.com thanks. I want it as my background
     
  24. mclarenxj220

    mclarenxj220 Karting

    Feb 19, 2004
    112
    Edmonton, Canada
    Full Name:
    Kevin
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  25. keof50

    keof50 Guest

    thats a cool S2000 have you done any engine mods
     
  26. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2004
    884
    Houston
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    Thomas
    I think you should contact Honda Motor Company and ask for the rest of your engine. Ohh ya, dis boi cold as ice. Just kidding.
     
  27. Harry-SZ

    Harry-SZ F1 Rookie

    #399 Harry-SZ, Mar 29, 2004
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  28. Mickey

    Mickey Formula Junior

    Jan 20, 2004
    409
    Linnet Drive
    Full Name:
    Mike
    can you show us some pics of the engine and the front and back ?
     

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