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To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by Scooter Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:58 pm

I'll be doing it in real life from now on!

Just bought this today and I couldn't be more thrilled. My face hurts from grinning like a moron so much today.

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These photos were taken at the first gas stop. A bonus for me was after I handed him the check, we both realized it had factory 18's and Potenza RE040s on it. He has a set of the original 17's with hardly used OE tires which I may buy later. Absolutely nothing wrong with this car!

When we first arrived, we were early, the seller and the car wasn't there yet. I was very pleased to note that there were a couple of El Camino project cars around and a '65 Impala wagon, my kind of guy. One of the El Caminos was parked a ways down the drive and we were bored waiting so I suggested to my friend we go check it out. As we approached the car, in the bed of the EC I saw a mangled Brazen Orange Metallic front fender. It was twisted like a pretzel! What!?!? He never mentioned anything about an accident or repairs.

When he showed up with the car a short while later, it looked stunning. I think I was in love right away. I asked about the fender and he laughed, saying that that was from his PREVIOUS GTO that his brother-in-law wrecked for him. He explained that the one I was looking at was the one they tracked down to replace it. Whew! I did check but I found no evidence of any collision damage on "my" GTO.

Anyway, everything checked out, he got a check, I got a car and loan payment! Drives like a dream.
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by The Apprentice Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:03 am

Congratulations, man. That is one stunning vehicle.
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by Jrecee Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:18 am

I would've been concerned about his "story". Would've gotten a carfax on it before buying.....
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by sevin0seven Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:21 am

awesome ride! Image
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by RyaNtheSlayA Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:49 am

Have myself a limited edition azure blue 1990 Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo.

That's a nice ride you have there.
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by thekorean12 Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:52 am

Nice! And the 6.0 too... That is a badass car. Have fun.
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by Kid Dracula Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:02 am

That is awesome....just awesome.
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by Droid party Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:10 am

A nice piece of Australian muscle car you have yourself there :P . I miss my baby every day and wish I didn't sell it. You won't regret buying this car. An absolute blast to drive hard and very good road manners when you need it to be transport, a great all round car. Enjoy :D
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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by Weekend_Warrior Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:06 am

Nice. But I still like this car better...

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Re: To hell with Gran Tursimo.....

by hashiriya1 Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:17 am

To hell with Gran Turismo is right....if you're only doing the 0-400. That car has balls going in a drag race, but I wouldn't take it to a track with its excessive body roll and weak brakes. When I say weak brakes, I don't mean daily driving, I mean at the racetrack. Once they heat up, they slip A LOT. So before you toss your Gran Turismo out the window, upgrade those brakes. Brembo makes a sick kit for that car...or you can source the Monaro's VXR's stock brakes if you are on a budget.

My buddy (Who owns an EVO MR) autocrossed his wife's GTO for the hell of it, but he said he couldn't push it past 9/10ths with its "cadillac-like" suspension.

Be careful out there, drive safely!

HEre is a sick video of that car....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5TFM4rTZ1c
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