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A few months back I mentioned about my friend's Mondial that got stolen from outside his house. If you remember I was considering buying the car, but then it got nicked!

Anyway on Saturday I popped into his garage (He owns a mechanic's garage specialising in Italian cars) to see if he had any news from the police. To my surprise the car was parked in his garage!

Turns out the car was tipped off to the police as being stored in a lock up garage. And get this, the garage is at the top of my road!

The car suffered a little damage but not much. Although they had not driven the car more than 100 miles, they had killed the clutch. The back wheel arch was scratched slightly, and the front grill on the bonnet was damaged slightly where the idiots had tried to pull up the hood the wrong way!

On top of that the main damage was to the barral, which had been ripped out, and for some stupid reason some carpets were ripped up. They can be re-stuck down though.

He said they dont know who done it, but mentioned a gang of car thieves in Hertfordshire who had been stealing exotics and shipping them out to 3rd world countries. The gang has now been caught. This car had stood in the garage for 3months, so its possible they stole the car, and got caught before they could ship it out!

Anyway he's offered the car to me again, and he's already started to put the car right. He took the clutch out, and confirmed its poor condition. He's now replaced that. He's gonna look at doing the rest too. Then its down to me if I buy it or not.....

Keep you posted.

Adnaan
 

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I would hope now that you will get a discounted price.
 

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Let us know how you get on, I would agree that you should try to negotiate a discount if you decide to buy it. At least you will know that the clutch is new though :wink:

Do you have any photos of the car?

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I agree a cheaper price is now in order! He was offering the car to me fairly cheaply before anyway, but the cheaper the better.

Yeah it will have a new clutch to go with the new cambelt he fitted last summer. Its also had a fair bit of time and money spent on the engine too. Im hoping the insurance company decide to write off the car so that he or I can buy it back cheap. But he was saying he would have no claims bonuses to worry about so he might not take the money from the insurance.

Im gonna go again to see him this weekend. I'll take the camera and take some pics.
 

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When you post the pics, I would like to see it in the garage section with the title : "My new Ferrari!"

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If they were gonna ship the car out of the country, I be they tore up the carpet to stash something underneath it. :x
 

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Yeah thats probably true! But most people smuggle things into the country not out of it! Come to think of it the air vents had been taken off too. I guess they were planning of stashing something inside...

About the pics - Hey you never know! It might be mine soon.
 

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well i assume that you still want the car
so if he brings the car in order now, IMO he has too now, the he can still charge the same price, and i wouldn't mind that to be honest because there's a new clutch in there now
 
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