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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 09:15 PM
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I thought it might have been yours actually. How many GTV6's are there in Ashburton?

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Just two i think?

There used to be a nice black one aswell 10 years ago but it has gone south somewhere.

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that GTV6 is Mike Hill`s car and is a good example, perhaps better dare I say than the previous GTV6 on TradeMe (but I didn`t like those stripes). doesn`t have any suspension mods though but rust free and unmolested by any f/whit previous owners.
Mike is a pretty particular guy and the car gets plenty of open road hot running when he commutes to the school he is Deputy Principal of about 30km`s south of AshVegas. It would be a good one for any serious lookers.

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Did the Ashburton GTV6 sell?
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It says it was withdrawan by seller.

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post #36 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 01:40 PM
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I spoke to Mike on Thursday and he says it has sold. He thinks it's coming up to Auckland, so we're getting one back after losing the previous one to the south!!
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The GTV6 from ChCh area did make it up to Auckland. The new owner brought it over a week back and its a nice car. He seemed wrapped with it

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Maybe its a bit off topic but any chance that you can post any photos of your GTV in the NZ picture thread Rik ?

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Hi all, yes it's in Auckland alright. I am the new owner and love it. I bought the car within hours of it being listed, the seller getting a deposit within 24hrs. Flew down to CHCH with a friend paid the seller the balance jumped in the car (only the second GTV6 I have ever driven) and drove straight back home to Auckland stopping overnight in Wellington
I's a funny thing that another GTV6 should appear soon after the racing striped one in Auckland (of which I was the second-to-last bidder). That car was the other GTV6 that I drove. A very nice car too, it had a lot of money spent on the suspension front and rear and at $8300 I thought it was a real bargin but I just could not stretch for the extra cash as i had also just bought a red 75TS from Hamilton as a quick fix to get transport since my 33 1.7 slipped a belt and bent some valves:-(
What I always wanted was a GTV6 but none where on the market so I settled on the 75 only to see 2 x GTV6's advertised just after I bought it. And yes the GTV6 is all that I wished for, such a spunky, but butch but pretty GT all rolled into one. The 75 though is a much better car and fells very modern and well sorted in comparison, it is such an overlooked car, the styling dosent suit everbody.
Anyway back onto the topic. The GTV6 came with a spare motor as well, hmmm just as well cos the motor that is in the car is a little smokey, smooth quiet and punchy but smokey . Also the suspension (rubbers and bushes ) all need to be replaced as they are flogged and makes for a sloppy drive when pushed. Gearbox is perfect though absolutely no issues unlike the striped one which was snicky in second
But the drive back was one to remember, it was a fantastic journey only made better by the fact I was behind the wheel of my new GTV6.

Just a quick question, would you guys replace the rubber suspension bushes with rubber or nolathane, keeping in mind I don't want a crash bang ride quality.

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It`s the drives like that you remember for the rest of your life. Glad you enjoy and appreciate the car.
As far as suspension goes it will be more cost effective, I believe, to put in the aftermarket products on but for a road car it depends whether you wish to increase the harshness a little for a very modest gain. Well worthwhile lowering just a little though and replacing the shock absorbers, which if the bushes are worn, the shocks will be too.

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Yes I'm inclined to agree with you re aftermarket parts. The shocks have been replaced by the looks as they are yellow (Koni?)which I doubt are factory. I think lowering her just a little is on the cards as well, no more than an inch should be just ideal.
The ride is actually very smooth and quiet, no wobbles, shimmys or rattles, quite a bit of body roll though which gives the impression that the GTV6 is struggling to hang on on corners, I know I am! I know that suspension travel is a good thing and that's what enables cars to stay on the road and negotiate tight corners, but it would be nice if the car cornered flatter.

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You have to trust the car. rather than corner absolutely flat like a modern car who rely on high grip low profile tyres and very stiff anti roll bars these cars are designed to slide and will settle but not roll over or let go suddenly-they just don`t have the grip of a modern. What they are is a very well sorted vintage chassis. Takes a bit of getting used to but the chassis is very very safe and predictable with absolutely no vices. On real life roads though still a very effective tool but different to moderns.
Just for interest look up pictures of old road going Ferraris up to the mid engined Berlinetta Boxer and you will see that they roll in corners far more than anything current to put things into perspective.

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