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Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 8:55 a.m.

So over last weekend we, or I, bought a new car. This one is not really much of a project, it has a few small needs that need attending to, basically a front valance paint chip repair and a dash repair, leather is pulling up a little. I know not much of a project but this car is a keeper for sure.

Yes there is no way David or Tim actually believe I will ever really keep a car longer that 6 months but this one is different.

Wow that sounds like I am in need of a 12 step program about cars. :)

We will have it in Monterey and it is blue...

Oh and it is much more of a Modern Classic.

Guesses? There is a prize for the first correct guess.

rconlon
rconlon HalfDork
6/24/10 9:30 a.m.

Datsun 240Z

aeronca65t
aeronca65t Dork
6/24/10 9:39 a.m.

Humber Super Snipe?

Borgward Isabella Combi?

Delahaye Type 135 - Figoni & Falaschi?

Just a few random guesses..

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 9:47 a.m.

Well again it is a modern classic... Also it is not Japanese.

bravenrace
bravenrace Dork
6/24/10 10:09 a.m.

944

911

928

M3

M ROADSTER

Just a few I can think of. I know you recently sold a 911, but maybe you found another?

KaptKaos
KaptKaos Reader
6/24/10 10:56 a.m.

It's either a Ferrari 308 or a Bentley Turbo R.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 11:01 a.m.

Neither but great guesses Kapt. Kaos. :) You must read the Buy&Sell column regularly.

Same for Bravenrace, all good guesses but keep trying.

Need more hints?

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
6/24/10 11:20 a.m.

Ferrari 400/412? They often came in blue.

Of course I might be guessing that because those have been on my personal buy list just about forever...

mdawley
mdawley New Reader
6/24/10 11:44 a.m.

Modern Classic that's a keeper for an autoholic? Hmmmm........'Benz 500E or a BMW M6?

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 12:23 p.m.

It's not a BMW or a Mercedes.

Tim, I am quite insane enough to buy a 400i. I know better. :) Great cars that are miserable to service and have super high service costs.

earthcruiser
earthcruiser None
6/24/10 12:47 p.m.

How about a lotus... or an abarth...

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 12:50 p.m.

Abarth for a modern classic?

I can tell you we have never had one in our fleet.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
6/24/10 1:01 p.m.

Maybe I'm putting too much stock in the 'blue' thing but two other cars that come to mind are the various Alfa Alfetta based sedans or Jaguar XJ6/XJ12s.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 1:04 p.m.

Nope. I can say it is not too common in blue. Oh and it is not a roadster or convertible. Also it is not American made either.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
6/24/10 1:07 p.m.

Four seater? Made somewhere in Europe?

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 1:17 p.m.

Yes to Europe, some would disagree that it has 4 seats...

rconlon
rconlon HalfDork
6/24/10 2:03 p.m.

Mondial

bravenrace
bravenrace Dork
6/24/10 2:49 p.m.

TVR Tuscan.

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Webmaster
6/24/10 2:50 p.m.
bravenrace wrote: TVR Tuscan.

This is a good guess, and would have been my choice in a dream world where I could afford one.

Not quite on the mark, though...

KaptKaos
KaptKaos Reader
6/24/10 2:53 p.m.

So its a 2+2 with a leather dash. I am guessing mid to late 80s.

Hmm... XJS

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
6/24/10 2:59 p.m.

Renault Alpine A310/A610/GTA?

bravenrace
bravenrace Dork
6/24/10 3:05 p.m.
Tom Heath wrote:
bravenrace wrote: TVR Tuscan.

This is a good guess, and would have been my choice in a dream world where I could afford one.

Not quite on the mark, though...

I'd prefer a Sagaris myself, but I don't believe there are any in the US. I think there's only a couple late model Tuscans.

bravenrace
bravenrace Dork
6/24/10 3:07 p.m.

XKE?

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 3:08 p.m.

Not a TVR though after driving one a 280i is on my short list.

Not a Mondial either.

The car is a car marque I have owned but never the specific model.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid Auction Editor
6/24/10 3:13 p.m.

It has 55,000 original miles.

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