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horsewidower 02-21-2017 02:35 PM

1984 Maratona "Ran when parked..."
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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.

racingswim2006 02-22-2017 09:18 AM


horsewidower 02-22-2017 05:09 PM

A picture dump for future reference.
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Vertical surfaces cleaned up pretty well, horizontal will need to have a Comet wash.

Horizontal surface clear is shot.

horsewidower 02-22-2017 05:17 PM

Some more
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HeavyMetalAlfa 02-22-2017 05:29 PM

Sweet car. I think it will clean up good and be a reasonable Restore/Driver project.
Thank you for saving it.

horsewidower 02-24-2017 08:48 AM

LOL, it's Maratona, not Maratonna.

How does one fix a thread title?


ghnl 02-24-2017 08:52 AM

When you wash the magic Alfa the genie grants you one wish...

racingswim2006 02-24-2017 08:55 AM

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.

horsewidower 02-24-2017 02:36 PM

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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Spitfire 02-24-2017 05:48 PM

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They do bear a resemblance to the wheels on my F50. :crying2:

ZaXxon 02-25-2017 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by racingswim2006 (Post 7475649)
liking wheels. Ferrari F50 wheel.

Came to say the exactly identical thangz

horsewidower 03-03-2017 10:33 AM

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.


76Satisfaction 03-03-2017 05:07 PM

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!

How's the interior?
- Art

horsewidower 03-03-2017 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by 76Satisfaction (Post 7488889)
How's the interior?

- Art

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

I'll take some pics this weekend.

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horsewidower 03-04-2017 01:04 PM

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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