Turbo Love @ First Sight....

Turbo Love @ First Sight....

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3,721 posts

117 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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CS Garth said:
Great story, you must have been elated when you found it even if just to get closure.
Yes, total shock tinged with great sadness. Particularly on seeing the colour that it had been re painted in and also looking at the dk tan seats and interior, which looked identical to how I last saw it in September 1975.

Deep

752 posts

190 months

Thursday 24th October
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Thank you Garth, much appreciated !
He died aged just 41, in September 1975.
I started trying to find his Ghibli in about 1990. My Mum sold it to a Daytona owning pal of his and his Dad. They sold it to the States in 1976.
But just before Xmas last year, I finally found it in Austria with a dealer. Sadly it was re painted yellow about 10 years ago along with some some poor quality body work. I still have all of its early paper work. The dealer laughably wants £200,000 for it !!! It's £100,000 Tops.
It's actually the 50 th Ghibli built, my Dad's pal Joe Bojalad ordered it in Summer 67 and it was finished in Sept 67. It went straight out to Jo in Pennslevania.
Great story, thanks for sharing. Btw I know the stretch of road where the picture of your dad was taken very well.

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Thursday 24th October
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Deep said:
Great story, thanks for sharing. Btw I know the stretch of road where the picture of your dad was taken very well.
No way ! I am sure that it is the stretch of road from the old Wakes Arms roundabout ) which takes one to High Beach. The Ghibli is facing towards the direction of the Wakes Arms. Behind the car is the T junction. Turn left for High Beech or turn right and down the hill towards the two pubs and the M.25 Swallow Hotel.
Over the years I've driven down that piece of road many times, from an RD400, H1500, Z900, then my first 3 Litre Capri ( and more 3 Litre Capris ) a Few TR6s and up to the recent present with my old E46 M3 and now in the Griff and on the R1.

I So want that Ghibli back, tried to find a buyer for it here in England, but it's way too ££ expensive.

Davey S2

12,128 posts

201 months

Thursday 24th October
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Unless you're a collector they're not worth the premium IMO.

I'd rather just buy a Turbo S and get it wrapped / Topaz skin if you like the colour.

Adam B

16,652 posts

201 months

Thursday 24th October
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Agreed, really not a fan, bit chintzy

https://www.romansinternational.com/used-vehicle-d...

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3,721 posts

117 months

Friday 25th October
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Romans car is sold.

Adam B

16,652 posts

201 months

Friday 25th October
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I know - I just linked as it had lots of nice pictures

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3,721 posts

117 months

Sunday 27th October
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Im in shock.....
After looking for Dads V-12 E Type for 30 odd years i found it last night.....