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post #1 of 46 Old 03-10-2010, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I would share my new purchase with you. I have bought this orignal gold 308 GTB through Sal Garcia from Waterfront Automobili in San Fran and importing to Australia. It is feels great to be part of something special and I feel privileged to be able to own one of these beautiful cars. Sal saids he has serviced this car for over 25+ years and it has been well looked after so hopefully I will have many years of enjoyment from her.
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Even today these new cars would fit into the newest cars of today on appearance, i doubt performance wise they could keep up though. Just goes to show what you can have if you look after your car.
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Welcome to FerrariLife and congrats on tyhe lovely 308.
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Great car, great color! You will love the gated shifter!

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Welcome to FLife Rtorr. Congrats on the purchase.

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I love 308 GTBs!!! That's a great looking car!
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post #7 of 46 Old 03-10-2010, 04:31 PM
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Welcome, and very nice 308! I think it looks great in gold!

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post #8 of 46 Old 03-14-2010, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Beginning it's Journey

It is on its way tomorrow from San Fran, hopefully will arrive without damage. Thanks guys for the welcome to Ferrari Life.
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post #9 of 46 Old 03-15-2010, 01:10 AM
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What a cracking colour, how cool is that.

Welcome and enjoy her !

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Welcome to FL, and congrats for that beauty. Very nice color and unusual one too. Hope to hear more and also pics ? Thanx. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Stunning colour. Looks a bit like Oro Chiaro or Grigio Ingrid - can you enlighten us?

Congrats! They're lovely cars.


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post #12 of 46 Old 03-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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Welcome to FerrariLife! Sal is a great guy, he used to work on my old 308. Great looking color, nice to see 308s in different colors.
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WOW, nice. Too bad leaving the Bay Area, oh, well.....From the sounds of it it is a WELL sorted example.

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Oro Chiaro 106-Y-137 is the paint colour I believe, certainly one of very few that was painted this colour at the factory.
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Hi Guys,

Just thought I would share my new purchase with you. I have bought this orignal gold 308 GTB through Sal Garcia from Waterfront Automobili in San Fran and importing to Australia. It is feels great to be part of something special and I feel privileged to be able to own one of these beautiful cars. Sal saids he has serviced this car for over 25+ years and it has been well looked after so hopefully I will have many years of enjoyment from her.
Hi,

good to see another 308 in Brisbane. When do you expect to have it on the road here?

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post #16 of 46 Old 03-18-2010, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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I would say a little over a month I would say before it arrives.
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Congratulations on your purchase.

As a fellow Aussie (Sydney) who has toyed with bringing in a 308 from the UK, I'm curious to know if you have worked out what needs to be done to meet ADR's then rego?

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Hi Reid,
Great looking 308. Congrats! That is a rare colour but I do like the look of it.

I was admiring the pictures and you are importing it all the way to Australia, I got looking at it and the thought struck me - Isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car for you? I'm sure you made a good purchase to justify the transportation costs. You won't mind the left hand drive? Kind of makes it tougher when you want to pass someone. Just wondering why you didn't search for a car with right hand drive. Unless you did and simply couldn't locate one you were pleased with.

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If you want me to look at the car before it ships (if it has not) let me know. Would be happy to do so.

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Hi Reid,
Great looking 308. Congrats! That is a rare colour but I do like the look of it.

I was admiring the pictures and you are importing it all the way to Australia, I got looking at it and the thought struck me - Isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car for you? I'm sure you made a good purchase to justify the transportation costs. You won't mind the left hand drive? Kind of makes it tougher when you want to pass someone. Just wondering why you didn't search for a car with right hand drive. Unless you did and simply couldn't locate one you were pleased with.
Pete, I drive LHD in the RHD UK all the time. Once you get used ot it, not a big deal at all. Actually prefer a manual LHD to a manual RHD as shifting with my right hand is much more natural (and quicker) than my left.
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