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Hi folks, new to this forum. Have owned a 97 limited addition silver red top Barchetta for a couple of years now. Bought in Italy by us, the car was initially registered in Germany, exported to U.K., then the English owner brought it back home to Italy in about 2009. We keep it at our place in Italy where we live 95% of the time with the odd visit back to the UK to see family and friends. We use the car to have days out to the coast (20 mins) with the top down on sunny days. Insurance is expensive 500 for six months (third party only!)
Joined the forum to look for possible solutions to poor battery charging. Useful comments found here. Looks like 1) change battery (which doesn't charge well on battery charger so is main suspect) then 2) have tha alternator looked at. I'm not very bendy in the middle(and elsewhere too) so finding the alternator would be a challenge, never mind changing it !
So, I reckon the battery is a good few years old so that's for the chop
Regards to all. This forum looks really useful.
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Welcome to the forum new person......

Where in Italy are you ?....I've driven mine from England down to it's homeland
4 times in 5 years and stay at a village near Lucca,Tuscany.

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The spotted forum is a bit of a barren desert so I'll put it here.

Saw a P reg yellow B this evening, around 7pm on the A217 ,I was on foot.

Driver didn't have the hood down ,on a beautiful evening.....
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Where near Lucca do you stay....its a lovely city...we have a place to the north in Lunigiana, near Licciana Nardi.
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Where near Lucca do you stay....its a lovely city...we have a place to the north in Lunigiana, near Licciana Nardi.

My sister owns a house in Anchiano ,a village off the SS12 about 12 miles north of the city.

It's ideal as I can stay for free and with no one else there ,my favourite time to visit Italy is May, when the Mille Miglia is on.
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My sister owns a house in Anchiano ,a village off the SS12 about 12 miles north of the city.

It's ideal as I can stay for free and with no one else there ,my favourite time to visit Italy is May, when the Mille Miglia is on.
Nice...close to Garfagnana... driven through there a few times..also rented a '71 alfa GT Veloce 2000 from chainticlassic hire about 5 years ago....
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Not sure if I've posted this before.

Me n the Fiat at La Ponte de la Madalena,at Borgo a Mozzano,just a couple of miles north of the village.

You've probably been past it too.
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Not sure if I've posted this before.

Me n the Fiat at La Ponte de la Madalena,at Borgo a Mozzano,just a couple of miles north of the village.

You've probably been past it too.
Yep....near Borgo or Barga on the road past castlenuovo garfagnana....remember once being on a really scary road on up there to st pelligrino in alpe...just went along a narrow ridge with snow on both sides well above 1000m.... wife wasnt impressed..!!
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Spotted this one in a town about 10 miles from the Nurburgring in May .
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