We had a weather window in the Northeast when I took a quick trip to Boston to look at a GTC for a customer. I picked him up at Logan Airport and drove out to do a pre-purchase inspection. A Nor’easter was blowing in, and we watched the snow accumulate as the potential buyer and I went over the car and performed a pre-purchase inspection. Inspecting a car together with the buyer is always the best thing. There are some hard truths to inspecting a car, but knowing what the buyer’s expectations during the inspection leaves little to interpret.
We certainly were not in bad company at this dealer. There was something available at all price ranges!
After dropping the customer off at the Airport, I tried to get across Massachusetts for home. I made it about an hour outside of Boston before I90 was stopped dead with traffic. I finally made it to a rest stop after another hour and slept in the car for a couple hours until the traffic cleared and the snow let up. I made it home well into the night. Welcome to winter!
Back in Connecticut, I inspected a SII 330 for another client. This car had a sunroof, which was installed pretty well. I don’t think sunroofs were installed by the factory, but this one had a period look.
…and now for something completely different! I was asked to go to Queens NY to inspect a Bizzarinni. These cars are pretty rare, and this one was “barn fresh.” Despite my passing knowledge on the make and model, the owner asked me to give him my opinion on the car and it’s mechanical condition. These cars are a mix Italian, British, and American parts, but none of them have been in service in the recent past on this car.
It was refreshing to look at something besides a Ferrari, but I prefer to stick with what I know!
Speaking of different, outside I found this sad Ghibli. These Maseratis always make me stop and wonder how different my life would have been. At the time I was looking at buying my 330 America project car, I was also considering a Ghibli. I’m kind of glad I chose the Ferrari!
This car had a fair share of needs, and it’ll be a brave soul that tries to save this one!
It’s been a very disjointed week with much of the Northeast still recovering from the remnants of the Hurricane when another storm rolled in. As much I’ve been busy filling the days with these inspections, I’ve got a ton of work that needs to be done at the shop, and next week, I plan to hit it hard!
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