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WTB-308 or Tesstarossa

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  1. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Jun 24, 2013
    488
    Austin TX
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    Amir
    Hello, I almost had a deal done on a 308 but it has been put on hold for a few weeks due to seller as of today. So meanwhile I will keep searching for something else until he is ready...
    Looking for 83-85 QV or a Testarossa. I am familiar with most of the ones advertised here and other outlets and nothing has jumped at me yet. Looking to see if any members here have one,or know of one which is not on the normal outlets. Or possibly entertaining selling and have not advertised yet. In a perfect world it would be in central Texas so I can put my hands on it. Please let me know if you have one or know of one.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Jun 24, 2013
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    Amir
    Still looking... Have had some leads on 308's but no TR's. Anyone?
    Thanks
     
  4. okiedude

    okiedude Formula 3

    Jul 11, 2011
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    Blake
    The TR just listed here, looks to a great deal.
     
  5. MASR04

    MASR04 Formula 3

    Feb 20, 2013
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    I've had a 328 before and am told the driving experience is a lot like a 308. With that said, focus your efforts on a recently serviced TR. Thought process detailed below:

    1) Less worry about rust
    2) More fun
    3) Great Sound
    4) Overall it is a much neater car
    5) No lack of power

    Cons
    1) 308 will appreciate past the TR more than likely or be about the same as a v12 vs. low powered classic v8..


    *If you want a driver, get the TR..
     
  6. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Jun 24, 2013
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    Amir
    Thank you everyone for all the emails and leads. It looks like I incredibly lucked out. Through the Ferrari club chapter here in Austin I was able to find a very clean 1986 Testarossa right here in my home town! The funny thing is that I already knew the car and had been in it before. I just didn't know the owner was considering a sale. Deposit has been given and pending a PPI on Tuesday I should have her home by Wednesday.
    While I was searching, the original 308 I was looking got the green light as well. I liked that car so much that I decided to get it as well. Just couldn't pass it up even with the Testarossa. The 308 should be ready by the end of the month hopefully. So it looks like I am ending up with two instead of one. Can't tell you guys how excited I am!
    Pictures to follow as soon as each one arrives.
     
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  8. UpNorth

    UpNorth Formula 3
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    Sep 30, 2006
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    Good for you!!
    Having both will be a lot of fun.
     
  9. colorinc

    colorinc Karting

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    Austin TX
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    Tim Kasberger
    Congrats Amir!
     
  10. Scaledetails

    Scaledetails F1 Rookie
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Wow, great story. Congrats! Pics please!
     
  11. MASR04

    MASR04 Formula 3

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    Best story ever! Congrats, I just saw my new to me 99 F550 today for the first time! Cannot wait to see pictures of both side by side. You are doing the right thing getting both!
     
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  13. zuesspronto

    zuesspronto Rookie

    Jul 9, 2013
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    Wow you certainly did get lucky .Cant wait to see some photos of the TR especially.Still looking for my TR but nothing is jumping out at me either.Hopefully soon.Good luck with your purchase
     
  14. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Jun 24, 2013
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    Great news! The Testarossa passed the PPI on Tuesday afternoon. It was almost the end of the day so I had a small window to get a ride to the shop to pick it up. Luckily the shop is not that far from my house so I literally ran about 6 miles to go and get it!!! I brought it home and I had it for a total of 24 hours. It was dropped off today for a complete engine out service plus whatever else it needs. The bad news is that it won't be ready for about three weeks :(
    Now I am waiting on the 308. It looks like the 308 will make it here just before this one is ready...
    It's gonna be a lonnnggg 2-3 weeks.
    I tried to put up some pictures but for some reason the "manage attachment" is not showing. But I was able to put up some pictures in "my garage" section. You can see them there for now. I'll try to put up some pictures tomorrow.
     
  15. 123howie

    123howie F1 World Champ
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    The more you get, the more you want. Yes post some photos when the time is right.
     
  16. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Actually it'll be three ;)
     
  17. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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  18. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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  19. Bob in Texas

    Bob in Texas F1 Rookie
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    Congrats Amir! Maybe we'll see one of 'em at the FCA breakfast tomorrow.


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  20. khayes

    khayes Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Kelly Hayes
    I'm missing Isabella already. Enjoy her Amir!
     
  21. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Thanks Kelly. You have visitation rights whenever you want!
     
  22. Vonbarron

    Vonbarron Formula 3
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    Aug 26, 2014
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    I'm curious what the major service costs on a testarossa, I've run across one in my budget but will need a major, everyone closed till Monday and money is burning a hole in my pocket
     
  23. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Jun 24, 2013
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    I was told between 6 to 12 grand depending on what all it needs. I'll let you know when it's ready and when I get the final bill.
     
  24. Rostami6

    Rostami6 Formula Junior
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    Jun 24, 2013
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    I was at the shop today. The car should be ready by Friday. It looks like the bill will be right around eleven grand as of right now. That includes a new alternator and AC compressor and a rebuilt water pump. Of course that is not including the tax and new set of tires which are incoming...
     

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