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Old 04-07-2008   #421
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Re: Superspotter's Barchetta Project,well Doc's done it....

Here ya go Clive, found your next car for you...............

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Well, well. 7 years have passed and I have just rediscovered this thread
Are any of you guys still around??
A friend of mine has just unexpectedly bought a Barchetta and he has got my juices dribbling....
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Hi SS, remember reading this thread with interest, loads of friendly dialogue between you and LRB, I had just bought my Barchetta, and read with interest things that you and Doc were doing to your cars.
LRB I presume has sold up a good few years ago, not seen him on this site for ages. Doc I am sure still had his Barchetta, doesn't post on here so often now,
Just read through some of your posts good to read again.
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Welcome back, SS - we miss you! The banter in your posts with LRB, Alan.D and Robot was priceless!

Your friend is very lucky (a) to have acquired a B, and (b) to have a friend who's such an expert on fettling them!

So the big question is ... has it whetted your appetite to put another B in that sad, empty garage of yours?
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Thanks Dave M & Gar-074!
I spent two hours going through my old posts etc last night and I had even forgotten half of the things I and done to the yellow one. The one thing that did hit me is the fact that I truly regret selling it
My problem is the same as it was 8 years ago, I still do not spend enough time at home to warrant buying a second car to play with. I have just this week bought a 15 plate family estate and I told the missus that I may keep this one after the 3 years finance has ended and instead of investing in another "family" car, I very well may purchase another convertible but, I am thinking Mercedes SL.....I am still a little wide around the flanks and the portly Merc would suit me better
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Has the warranty expired on R255 KAF yet? Do you recognize it? BiL posted on YouTube Paul's Sports Cars. I bought a AMG too
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Its still running sweetly then? and still in spain? Miss that thing!
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In Spain just now, never see another on 1300 mile e/w journeys but v/ often in UK too, managed about 3k miles pa ave ish, little gone wrong ever really, except throttle cable, only break down. Engine still v/sweet (thanks) variator noise unchanged. Over time, had full bare metal re-spray, welding, exhaust, new R pads & discs !, 3 sets of handbrake cables (still not 100%) new radiator, battery, both drive shaft rubbers, n/s/r wheel bearing + suspension arm (thread was peaned not nut) new R springs, another air filter box (std). Upper o/s/f strut bearing. New R bumper (RTA) Recent new hood after yours was up & down a zillion times. Still gets admired often with requests for a ride, but my MB AMG SLK has spoilt me, A/C, hard top for security, Harman Kardon sounds, 'neck scarf' electric everything etc. I bought a new S-Max 2.2 too which is v/nippy 200 Bhp. Time to out the B looming, too many toys.
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Quote Originally Posted by CasaPaulo View Post
Time to out the B looming, too many toys.
Get in there, SS
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Hmm. Give me first refusal Paul. I may not bite but I would appreciate the chance....
Also if it might be cheaper to buy it whilst its still in spain then I may be even more tempted as I can get there in my job for nowt!
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Re: Superspotter's Barchetta Project,well Doc's done it....

Well, it's been a while, again.......
Reading this thread reminded me of how much fun I had whilst I owned the Barchetta, I quite forgot that.
So, now it's time I have a mid-life crisis, I went out and bought a brand new 124 Abarth, like you do!
This is purely a stress relief toy for when I am not working.....roll on summer!
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Ah, good shout!!!

I came within a gnat's whisker of leasing an Abarth 124 from Mangoletsi a few weeks ago, at a ridiculously cheap price (under 200 pm) but stupidly managed to talk myself out of it ("why do you need another sports car? why not sort out the B instead?" etc).

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That's exactly what I have done and from Mangoletsi! I thought I would try the lease option first and then if I remain in love with it, then look to buy, which you can incidentally after the two year lease. I am paying 215 as I opted to up the mileage allowance to 7000 per annum.
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Looks great! That's a better price than they offered me (they only had ones with Bose and metallic paint left by the time I joined the party, which bumped the monthlies up considerably).

I think they look better without the Heritage Pack, which is a bit too "Hey, look at me!" for my liking (as if everyone won't already be looking at you, with an exhaust note loud enough to wake the dead!)

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