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WTB 308 GTS in PNW

Discussion in '308/328' started by flyngti, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. flyngti

    flyngti Formula 3

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    I'm in the PNW and am looking for a 308 GTS. I would prefer an 84-85 QV, but I'm open to any year and I'm not afraid of carbs. Local is even better as I don't want to have to jet across the country. The main thing is I want a color other than Rosso Corsa. Well, almost the main thing -- it needs to be in good shape with a good service history.

    Please let me know of any leads.

    Eric
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  3. Neonzapper

    Neonzapper F1 Rookie

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    Welcome Eric!

    My .02

    Check out the threads in the NW section --> http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=30
    and get to know the guys there, as well as where they go for service. Once you find a good service facility, go check it out and talk to the owners of the facility and ask they what they know about cars for sale.

    Again, welcome!
     
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  8. TheGeeMan

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    If interested in a 1983 QV black mine is available. Pics are in my profile album.
     
  9. Sledge4.2

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    Just because you have had a few months of sunshine dont get all excited...

    just kidding, good luck with the seach. Norcal is just 800 miles away to broaded your search
     
  10. flyngti

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    #8 flyngti, Aug 1, 2009
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    It's funny how things just come together. After I posted this message, fellow lister kiesan emailed me with his "project" 78' 308 GTS http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=247038 . I had not really considered a project, but one thing lead to another and now I am the proud new owner of said 308. It sits in my garage waiting for me to clear out some working space.

    Over the next few weeks, I'll take inventory and figure out where to start. Be on the lookout for a build thread at some point. This will be my first time cracking open a Ferrari so I can use all the help and advice I can get!
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  11. Helmut

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    :) :) No comment

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  13. flyngti

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    Ummm...yeah...I pretty much blew past all three of my "requirements".

    YES, it's Rosso Corsa
    NO, it's not in good shape
    NO, it doesn't have a good service history

    Like I said, funny how things work out:)
     
  14. irondogmike

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    I'm not laughing,if you were honest what you would've excepted there might 've been more cars or offers that you would've have. to late now,good luck, hope it works out for you
     
  15. irondogmike

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    +1
     
  16. Owens84QV

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    Haven't we seen how this usually goes a few times in the past?
     
  17. irondogmike

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    yep!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Newman

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    Double yep!
     
  19. kiesan

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    Geez why are all you guys busting the op's ballz so hard? He was indeed completely honest about what he was looking for. He had no idea I would spam him with a pm asking if he might want to take a look at my project car even though it clearly did not fit his description. He and the wifey took a look and decided to go this route instead after lots of poking, prodding and soul-searching. The end result is another 308 will be saved. After meeting the two of them it was clear this car will get the necessary luv/attention to make her roadworthy again so whats not to like about that?

    Eric I look forward to the build/resto thread... don't let these naysayers be a bummer! And that missing horsie nose emblem is being sourced as we speak so consider that my contribution to the project :)
     
  20. Newman

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    I guess they are ball busting a bit only because he was very specific about what he wanted, people went through the trouble to offer up something along the lines then he bought the very opposite. Its kind of like when somone asks me for advice as a mechanic then they ignore my suggestion, makes me wonder why they even asked. I think its reasonable to take some heat for asking for help then pulling a 180.

    As long as the guy knows what he's in for, buying a better example is always the smarter financial choice. Its nice to see someone else actually restore one if indeed thats what he does.
     
  21. flyngti

    flyngti Formula 3

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    Nah, it's all good. Naysayers only make me work harder.

    Don't try to paint me as someone who's not appreciative of help or advice. I appreciate everyone who responded to my post. If you look at the timestamps, the whole thing happened very fast. I posted a reply as soon as I could.

    Since we're being nitpicky, let's look at my original post since I was "very specific" about what I wanted:

    - 308 GTS
    - local to the PNW
    - prefer 84-85, but ok with any year
    - not red
    - good shape
    - good service history

    By my count, that's 6 items. Let's see:

    308 GTS - check
    local to the PNW - check
    any year - check
    not red - blank
    good shape - partial check
    good service history - partial check

    Looks to me like that's over 50%. Only Kie and I are qualified to judge #5 and #6. Since none of you naysayers actually know anything about this particular car, or the particular circumstance under which it exchanged hands, let's please keep the ball-busting to a minimum:)
     
  22. Jet Lag

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    Congratulations! For now you've got a piece of art in your garage, and a goal with a lot of satisfaction and fun to look forward to. If you haven't already read Newman's '79 308 restoration it's a good place to start - one of the best 308 studies out there.

    Good Luck!
     

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