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1984 Maratona "Ran when parked..."

Finally, finally made its way to my home. I purchased this GTV6 from a buddy last year, but the impetus to get it home really didn't happen until he decided to move.

The car has been sitting for about 3 years. We resisted the natural inclination to start it to help get it on the trailer, because I wanted to drain the old gas first.

So on a very wet, Northern California, President's Day, we yanked (and by we, I mean him...LOL) yanked the ignition switch (lost key), aired up the tires and pushed it out of his back yard, onto a trailer, and hauled it the hour and a half to my home.

Now it will need to wait it's turn to get into the rotation.
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A picture dump for future reference.

Vertical surfaces cleaned up pretty well, horizontal will need to have a Comet wash.

Horizontal surface clear is shot.
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Sweet car. I think it will clean up good and be a reasonable Restore/Driver project.
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LOL, it's Maratona, not Maratonna.

How does one fix a thread title?

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I'm really liking those wheels. They are very similar to the Ferrari F50 wheel. Any identifiers on them? I don't recognize them off the bat.
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It's good to be the genie, eh?! Thanks a bunch.

I'll see if I can find out about the wheel manufacturer.


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They do bear a resemblance to the wheels on my F50.
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liking wheels. Ferrari F50 wheel.
Came to say the exactly identical thangz
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I purchased a "clay-mitt" product from nanoskin in order to try and get the grunge off the rest of the surfaces. We'll see if I can get that to work.

I'll also drain the gas tank, check the various belts, check the plugs, spray a bit of the appropriate fluids in the cylinder and hot wire it at some point this weekend. Provided it doesn't pour. Yet again.

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Thanks for sharing,
I understand the Maratona consisted of cosmetics, like the Balocco - and I love the looks!

Best wishes for an easy transition to roadworthiness!

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How's the interior?

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Seats are dry, badly need some rejuvenation. Sunroof doesn't seal, it needs all the accumulated garbage pulled out of the back seal area.

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While I'm waiting for cam locks for the LS, it's time to fiddle with this. Only part I dread is draining the bad gas.


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