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massiveluvbuddy67

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Re: 1965 2600 Sprint for auction in Melbourne
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 07:35:29 PM »
Bravo David! With you all the way!

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Re: 1965 2600 Sprint for auction in Melbourne
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2011, 11:26:52 AM »
Mmmm.....I was reading this and thought, remembering I am still new to the forum, can I add anything constructive having just bought a pristine 2600 Sprint a few weeks back at the top range of the Shannon's estimate....?

I wasn't looking for a 2600 at all but rather an older 105 (still am) but when I saw my one "fell" for it - if that makes sense. It has had a lot done to it (totally restored but not everything changed) and it feels "newish" but still "old" in many ways.  Looks great standing still :) and my view is whenever buying something like this we are all after more than just transport........

So my point on value I guess is it that it is in whatever someone is willing to pay. I am happy with my purchase and doubt, no am certain, I could not recreate such a vehicle with my skill set. As for the Shannons one I have to defer to the experts.........would have made me feel a touch better had it sold of course ......

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Emmanuel

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Re: 1965 2600 Sprint for auction in Melbourne
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2011, 03:53:29 PM »
Hi Emmanuel, good for you, for you sure will have bought a great Alfa.  I think it it is a wise person, who if realises they don't have the skills, time, space or even inclination to restore a car (whatever it is), then the next best course of action is to buy someone else's completed restoration.  Especially if you can confirm it has been properly done and/or you have the means to do so.  Often it can cost less than the restoration itself.

I so understand the journey David Mills is taking as I too have been working on my Giulia Super on and off for the past 9 years and still have a long way to go, let alone $$$ to spend on it.  Oh and then there is my '69 series 1 1750 GTV that patiently waits its turn.

What none of us ever wish to do is spend a lot of hard earned $ on a shiny but problem child that is going to cost a fortune to put right.

The main thing is that like all Alfisti, I hope you do get to use it and enjoy it as it was intended.  Welcome to the Alfa virus.

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Re: 1965 2600 Sprint for auction in Melbourne
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2011, 06:07:16 PM »
Well said David. Having restored them (at great expense), buying duds both here and overseas and buying someelses restoration, David is spot on. Enjoy your 2600 Emmanuel and drive it.

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Re: 1965 2600 Sprint for auction in Melbourne
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2011, 07:21:14 PM »
Emmanuel enjoy it. They are wonderful cars.  Maybe bring it to Tourismo Tasmania next Easter?

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Re: 1965 2600 Sprint for auction in Melbourne
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2011, 11:22:21 PM »
Hi David,

I intend to get to the event but not sure if it will be with the 2600 yet. Let's see. I appreciate all of the encouragement.

Emmanuel