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FestivAli

973 posts

123 months

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I have always liked these; weapon of choice for racing against FTO's and 325i's in Grand Turismo 2 (enough power to beat that black silvia on high speed ring, on the second race of clubman cup? Or smash the Kei-cars on Tahiti road? absolutely. Vs the S2000's on Red Rock Speedway, maybe not).

I even saw one (a real one no less!) a few years ago in Donvale, a little suburb in Melbourne, outside a computer shop. Given that they never sold them downunder, I was pretty impressed. If I lived in the UK, where cars are ridiculously cheap secondhand compared to here, I would be all over that.

Ali.

A lex

11,909 posts

118 months

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Quite a lot of these (LHD ones anyway) are starting to make the move across the water to Canada! Under the 15yr rule the earliest Coupes (along with Alfa GTVS and Spiders) are now eligible for private import.

They make pretty solid money over there!

carinaman

7,962 posts

57 months

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FestivAli said:
If I lived in the UK, where cars are ridiculously cheap secondhand compared to here, I would be all over that.

Ali.
Nah, if you lived here you'd get a better one for the same or slightly more money. smile

Robsti

5,596 posts

91 months

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Had a Sprint blue 20vt from new for 6 years.
The car was immaculate but sold it because of all the expensive maintenance that was approaching.
Wish now I had kept it.
Not the most expensive car I have ever owned and not the most prestigious but the one that stole my heart!

rtz62

614 posts

40 months

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Unfortunately these have become 'council estate' cars; once expensive motors that are usually in their umpteenth owner who can't afford to maintain them.
There's one near me, on aforementioned estate in yellow, body-kitted to the 9's that hadn't moved in 12+months.
And the cambelt is an engine-out job, so I'd want to see the bill AND receipts for the parts as cambelt failure will write-off a car of this value!
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LordHaveMurci

4,209 posts

54 months

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Had two of these, great cars, a big part of me wishes I still had one. Hardly any boy racers tried it on as they didn't know what it was, swapped for a Mk5 Golf Gti & the barry boys were crawling over my back bumper.

george123

143 posts

67 months

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Remember seeing one in France when they first came out and thinking cool
Forward to now I think they look dated when compared to the same era Alfa GTV....which I looking to buy one of now in v6 form. Shed-ish money at £2.5 to £3.5 for something with low mile for the age, a lot of history, (usually) enthusiast owned. GTV V6 is a lot of car for that kind of cash. wink

Itsallicanafford

825 posts

44 months

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george123 said:
Remember seeing one in France when they first came out and thinking cool
Forward to now I think they look dated when compared to the same era Alfa GTV....which I looking to buy one of now in v6 form. Shed-ish money at £2.5 to £3.5 for something with low mile for the age, a lot of history, (usually) enthusiast owned. GTV V6 is a lot of car for that kind of cash. wink
GTV V6 is a good choice, but in a dog fight, i would always pick the Fiat, i have nothing to prove this but i bet the fiat would start to walk away from the Alfa from 60 onwards.....

KP

190 posts

86 months

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I think the car looks great in that colour combo. Aged well.

KP

VidalBaboon

9,073 posts

100 months

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Remember trying to convince my parents to buy a yellow 16V Turbo when they first came out. I think I bought my first 20VT at 23, it was stunning in Portofino Blue which is a sort of gay lilac colour.

Everything that you want a car to be (with the exception of it being FWD perhaps, AWD would have been nice) it was, more than quick enough, knicker elastic snapper, achingly beautiful.

Christ I need to buy another one.



I don't have any decent pics of my first onefrown but this was my second one- remaped to somewhere north of 260bhp. Certainly surprised a few PHers on a runsmile

Foxtrot Oscar

246 posts

87 months

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One of these pulled up at a set of lights near me on the approach to an empty dual carriageway a couple of weeks ago and I knew what it was when I heard him pull up. When the lights changed he went for it, the sound was glorious. I managed to keep my nose in front of him all the way up the hill but I was made to work hard for it! I dont think I managed to pull more than 3 or 4 car lengths on it. I was in an E46 330i.

s m

10,231 posts

88 months

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rtz62 said:
And the cambelt is an engine-out job, so I'd want to see the bill AND receipts for the parts as cambelt failure will write-off a car of this value!
Can't some places do it without removing the engine, thus lessening the cost?

VidalBaboon

9,073 posts

100 months

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s m said:
rtz62 said:
And the cambelt is an engine-out job, so I'd want to see the bill AND receipts for the parts as cambelt failure will write-off a car of this value!
Can't some places do it without removing the engine, thus lessening the cost?
Yeah, engine shifted sideways.

Owlwood

131 posts

41 months

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Bit of a bargain. Not crazy about the wheels but I think it looks pretty good in green. Nice shed.

pixelpimp

619 posts

82 months

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s m said:
Can't some places do it without removing the engine, thus lessening the cost?
Yes, any competant mechanic can change the cam belt, the engine out scare mongering is just uninformed 80110X.

Killer2005

16,040 posts

113 months

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Tempting

s m

10,231 posts

88 months

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pixelpimp said:
s m said:
Can't some places do it without removing the engine, thus lessening the cost?
Yes, any competant mechanic can change the cam belt, the engine out scare mongering is just uninformed 80110X.
Thought so, some places know, some don't, like E36 brake pipes

Gouki

229 posts

69 months

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Foxtrot Oscar said:
One of these pulled up at a set of lights near me on the approach to an empty dual carriageway a couple of weeks ago and I knew what it was when I heard him pull up. When the lights changed he went for it, the sound was glorious. I managed to keep my nose in front of him all the way up the hill but I was made to work hard for it! I dont think I managed to pull more than 3 or 4 car lengths on it. I was in an E46 330i.
Must have been broken then, or not a 20vt. Book 1/4 mile time on a fiat coupe 20vt is 14.5 secs, which is achievable.

stuckmojo

1,001 posts

73 months

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Not bad for 1k, I guess. I remember it caused quite a storm back in Italy when this was released alongside the GTV and the Barchetta.

I like the design - don't shoot me, but it may have been Chris Bangle. I guess he had to balance for the Multipla.

My cousin had one a few years back but hated the fact it was FWD and moved on to an older Integrale 16v, which he much preferred.


jimslops

6,419 posts

39 months

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Gouki said:
Must have been broken then, or not a 20vt. Book 1/4 mile time on a fiat coupe 20vt is 14.5 secs, which is achievable.
Or never got a perfect change? What is book time on 330 1/4 mile?
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