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Italian Cars. old, new, ugly, exotic, anything from Italy

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by AceE, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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  2. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    And here's Toni getting his hands dirty on someone's Italian nightmare.:D
  3. Beils

    Beils Been here awhile

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  4. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Love almost anything Italian but all those drive pads are really inefficient - what a nightmare. Its not elegant engineering, more like baroque.
  5. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Time for the yearly engine-out service, ain't it?! :D

    Expensive to maintain it may be, but once buttoned up, it "sings" Eyetalian Opera... 'Til next year service... :lol3
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  6. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    I read somewhere that it's ~$15K/year for 355/360 etc models requiring engine-out on yearly basis...
  7. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard Long timer

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    Very low miles on this. It's been in their shop since last year just being stored I guess.
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  8. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard Long timer

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  9. ADVer

    ADVer Been here awhile

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  10. blackripley

    blackripley Long timer

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    I want an Alfa Romeo 4c spider, the prices are within reach too. I kinda wish it had a conventional manual gearbox, but I have driven with paddles and that can be fun too
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  11. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard Long timer

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  12. norther

    norther Mind=Yes Body=No

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  13. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard Long timer

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  14. norther

    norther Mind=Yes Body=No

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    1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. I was volunteering at the ski hill where they held all the Downhill Skiing events. Alberto Tomba, the famous Italian ski racer, had one. At the time it was the most insane, exotic, ruggedly beautiful vehicle I had ever seen.

    I lusted after one, but my 23yo broke ass self would have had to buckle down and work hard. As a ski bum it wasn’t going to happen.
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  15. spanky

    spanky Well, maybe....

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    An Italian hummer. I always wanted one.
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  16. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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    ^^^^Me too :imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer:imaposer
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  17. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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  18. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Kiwis and tyre wear eh ?
  19. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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    Maserati Museum
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  20. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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