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|06-21-2019 11:47 AM|
Going forward it's a good idea to start a new thread with any questions or referral requests etc.
Enjoy the GTV and don't be shy!
|06-19-2019 07:59 PM|
I to had a good experience with Rich. I had a broken piston ring and he recommended a engine swap. He did good work and my spider runs strong!
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|06-18-2019 09:29 PM|
Rich is a good guy.
I was driving a newly acquired GTV down from Lake Tahoe to Santa Barbara over the four day Thanksgiving weekend one year and it broke down in San Jose. Rich opened his shop on Saturday and together we fixed the problem. I had never talked to Rich before my call to him on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Good mechanic, nice human being.
|06-18-2019 08:43 PM|
Late to the thread, but it's because I just got my '74 GTV last month. I'm in SF, whereas the car is currently located in Mountain View. Happy to get together and do some manual garage labor, if you're inclined. How was your experience with Rich at Continental Motors? I was just about to take mine to Roselli's in SJ for transmission work.
|04-19-2019 08:22 AM|
FWIW, the first post on BaT regarding this car and the follow-up by the same person:
Apr 9 at 1:39 PM
@pinshaw, itís not that carÖ..
Apr 9 at 1:42 PM (the follow up gave the link to this thread - seems I need three more posts myself before AlfaBB will allow me to quote or post a link).
The only reason that this thread and car was even brought up in that BaT auction was because the seller was being less than transparent and tended to obfuscate with some of his answers about the condition of the car. The whole experience relating to the car here is that you need to do your own due diligence before you plunk down your hard earned dollars. I hope that the buyer of the BaT car got what he expected for his money, although, I am skeptical about that.
|04-19-2019 04:03 AM|
Originally Posted by PSk View Post
|04-18-2019 11:01 PM|
I am resolved to thinking that rust was mandatory on ALL cars leaving Italian factories in the 70's... Not a question of how good or bad the example you bought is, it's a question of WHEN you will start cutting and welding and bonding with your panel beater and googling "rust treatment solutions". Attachment 1561920
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|04-18-2019 08:36 PM|
I agree , the undercarriage photos were dark and/or blurry. And I don't know what was up with that spare tire well and the area around it.
I also noticed the flash showed they had sprayed some of the floor pan black, which isn't necessarily bad, but why would n't take the time to take care of some of the other suspension parts etc...
|04-18-2019 08:29 PM|
Someone suggested it was the same car. Another someone posted this link to show it was NOT.
|04-18-2019 08:21 PM|
|04-18-2019 08:15 PM|
No, the car on BAT is not the one from this post. Sorry for the confusion.
The car on BAT seemed to be sketchy and someone put a link to this thread. Not that it's the same car, but to show what can happen when someone buys a bad GTV.
|04-18-2019 07:50 PM|
|Pedroplaya||Don't see how at all possible …. go back and look at the first page pics of the BHCC GTV.|
|04-18-2019 06:06 PM|
|04-18-2019 05:47 PM|
|04-18-2019 04:15 PM|
|autobroker||Yes, that's the car.|
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