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by abrent
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is it time to Sell?
Replies: 97
Views: 38982

I cannot believe that such a simple topic has brought out all the sappy, teary-eyed old men. Super Dave, really...Tom, take the money and run dude. Buy back another one during the next real-estate boom when everyone is pulling out of cars. For now get a GTC, or if you keep the America, get something...
by abrent
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is it time to Sell?
Replies: 97
Views: 38982

[quote="Yale"]But but, I've seen hotted up Lussos, and that seems to be a cool way to go. GTO cams et el, (and maybe a blower coming out of the hood?) Yale[/quote]

Yeah baby - how about a 330 4H, bagged with 20" rims, Blower, Flamethrower exhaust, custom interior and pearl paint. Waddya tink homey.
by abrent
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is it time to Sell?
Replies: 97
Views: 38982

When I bought my car in 1999, it was still a lot of money for a car in parts in pieces, Tom HA!, I saw the original Hemmings ad dude, busted... Look, I for one am not buying into this fantasy that 2+2 ferrari's are the fabulous investment that others seem to think. I bought our car in 1995, at what...
by abrent
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is it time to Sell?
Replies: 97
Views: 38982

I'd like to hear David Booth's opinion on this. Simply because he is one person I know who owned a GTE through the nutty 88-91 period where cars went up and then down again in value. While I agree that fear is making me hold my car, like Tom, (fear of getting back in the game - that is), I dunno if ...
by abrent
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC/4
Replies: 18
Views: 7558

[quote="Rudy van Daalen Wetters"]Than what happened to the GTF model?


Chenetti thought that 330 America had a better ring to the name perhaps?
;-)
by abrent
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC/4
Replies: 18
Views: 7558

Hi Tom, yes as I mentioned the 128E thing was what I have read/been told etc over the years. The one thing that doesn't fit is the fact that all these cars seem to have the 128F engine. Even the later larger valve series all are called 128F, so I dunno where the 128E thing comes from. The Extenso re...
by abrent
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC/4
Replies: 18
Views: 7558

Wow, you know I've had our car for 12 years now and that's the first time I have got an answer on this topic.

Thanks.

Regards,

Andrew.
by abrent
Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC/4
Replies: 18
Views: 7558

alright, so if (C) means Coupe 2+2 - what does the (E) mean in the GTE. I have heard it relates to the engine tipo, however, all the cars I have seen have a type F, 128 Motor.

Any ideas?
by abrent
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is he really retiring?
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

He's never going to retire.
-However-

We are the lucky ones who can tell stories about when he was really active in the trade........
by abrent
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is the Customer always right?
Replies: 12
Views: 5104

Yale, I think you are having a moan without any substance. When it's time to sell a car I don't believe the majority of old ferrari owners are out to stick it to the next guy. I too have heard about the "newly rebuilt" engine which drops a valve or boils it's bum out within a year later. Sometimes i...
by abrent
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Two Funny Stories from Monterey
Replies: 19
Views: 7425

Hi John, yes, I have an old 12 banger GTE. Currently it's in about 2000 bits, so while I would love to be out driving it in March 08 it's going to be a little premature. As for the KFC, probably I worked for the previous owner as I heard it was sold shortly after I left. Keep in mind my Essendon day...
by abrent
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: |N ew catagory/worst Ferrari repair you have encountered
Replies: 10
Views: 5172

My GTE had a VW 6V electric fuel pump fitted when I got it. The Mechanical pump would not keep up so I had to run the Electric, and that would die about 1.25 hours into any Journey. I fitted a heat shield, that did not work. It was figured out when in the parts store I gave them the P/n off the old ...
by abrent
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Two Funny Stories from Monterey
Replies: 19
Views: 7425

come on, no-one lives in Moone Ponds. Here's a bit of trivia, I used to work in the KFC there. Even met my wife there. Anyway, a few years ago there was TV show in the US. I can't remember the name, but it was a "boston Legal" type show. Dame edna had a role in this show where he played an actress. ...
by abrent
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Chuck McCreight
Replies: 20
Views: 7943

I called Chuck this morning. He seems in good spirits and is looking forward to gettng back home. No complications at this point, which is the good news. I mentioned that we are all thinking of him.
by abrent
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Concorso Italiano
Replies: 17
Views: 7499

I think David went on a bit. My summary is this: The lack of cars older cars at the concorso was simply a statistical anomoly. (yes - spelling, I know). Cars are now possibly five places on Friday (track, concorso, concorso parking lot, quail and quail parking lot). Three years ago, the last time I ...