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Ooh ooh ooh!!!

I have been investing the possibility of importing one under the new regs too. Basically instead of the 20 year rule now there is an annual ballot of 200 cars. If you show that the car of your interest meets the criteria (which an SZ does) and you achieve the ballot you have 6 months to land it in NZ. I think 6 months is too short as if you need to go shopping it may take longer than 6 months to find the right car. But anyway...

SZ's go for around 18 - 22k UKP which pushes them into Ferrari 308/348 territory once landed (don't forget GST?).

All that has stopped me is lack of garage space (soon to be sorted) and lack of spare cash (baby due, hence not to be sorted for a while I suspect). :rolleyes:

Would be very interested in seeing it.
 

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SZ here wow. I`d thought of perhaps getting an SZ instead of having multiple cars but pictures is the closest I`ve got so far. I`d love to see one in the flesh (or carbon fibre to be correct). I have an idea whose it might be and as I`m back in ChCh for a couple of weeks I`ll see if I can find out.
 

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According to the SZ website run by Alfa BB member Ed van de Beek its car no. 524 and owned by an A. Rowland. He's dated it September last year.

He also states the only known RHD converted SZ was here in NZ but now thought to be in Zimbabwe.

I have laid eyes on one of these many years ago in the UK and can vouch for them being unapologetically ugly in the best possible way. This is what the GTV6 should have become I reckon.

Rik
 

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Well its not who I thought it was. I`d love to see one close up -I`d be the anorak type who would be crawling all over and underneath it. I`d embarrass myself I know I would.
 

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White GTV6 in the Tauranga region?

Spotted outside of Katikati last weekend: a white GTV6 with a bonnet scoop as opposed to bonnet bulge, i.e. more like the South African 3.0L versions. The front grill was matching white too as were the bumpers. I managed to get a reasonable look at it as we were in slow traffic. Definitely a series two [early/mid 1980s] GTV/GTV6...looked great compared to all the other cars on the road.
 

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Having had another look at the SA model 3l GTV6s, the bonnet scoop was different, as it was a definite slit rather than the two circular air vents they had. Given the "all-white' look it took a second to recognise it as an Alfa as the 'whiteness' tended to blur the alfa badge/grill etc, but that, a red 105 coupe, a 164 and assorted 156s/147s were all the Alfas I saw in the Tauranga area last week.
 

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guiletta

I saw a white/tan guiletta in papamoa, mount maunganui the other week, probably, It would be an early 80's car. Looked tidy and good to see another older alfa around, I so need to get my 75 up an rocking daily.
 

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Stopped by police

If you'd been on SH1 between CHC and Ashburton a couple of weeks ago, you could have seen my red '72 GTV on the side of the road with a police car parked behind it!
I was cruising back from CHC and came upon a long line of traffic going at 90 to 95 km/h. At each passing lane, no one seemed to be overtaking so I just kept picking off a few cars at a time. When I got near the front of the line, I saw the police car but, as my speedo was still registering 90 to 95 km/h, I thought "what the hell?" and at the next passing lane, I sauntered past at exactly 100 km/h. Oops! Big mistake.
The conversation with the officer went something like this:
Good afternoon officer, is there a problem ?
Good afternoon sir, I was just wondering why you overtook me.
Well, I thought you were going a little slow.
I was doing 100 km/h sir.
Oh really? So was I, according to my speedometer.
Sir, I have a calibrated speedometer and a calibrated radar in my car. I was doing 100 km/h.
Oh! Well I only have a 37 year old speedometer in my car, so I have to rely on that, sorry. I'm sure you realise I wouldn't have passed you if I thought I would be speeding.
Didn't you wonder why nobody else had overtaken me?
I thought maybe they were too intimidated to.
In future sir, don't overtake a police car, and get your speedometer checked!
Yes officer.

Anyone know where to get a speedo calibrated?
 

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Parrots in Christchurch, although there may be someone in Timaru I haven`t heard of. Parrots have been around for 50 yrs or so and are instrument repairers-that is all they do.
 

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Yeah, quite funny actually. Mind you, I can just imagine the smug looks on the faces of the drivers of all the cars I'd previously passed!
 

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For speedos, Magoos in timaru can do a readout on their rollling road, then you could change your tire dia to re calibrate and recheck, but parrots in chch can do a full calibration so i have been told.
 

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I took my cluster into parrots out of my 75 and those muppets stuffed up putting the rev counter needle in the wrong place, at still they read 500 revs, mine was set to zero and always reads low, i took it back apart and fixed it, lol

think im a one off though as i havent heard much bad about them other than cost.
 

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Unless you are ultra familiar with Alfa 75`s it is normal to expect the rev counter at zero revs to start at zero revs not 500rpm. Hardly muppet territory. They do have a good reputation and employ experienced competent technicians. When I had my workshop we sent a lot of instruments to them -usually faulty speedos-and never any problems. I still use them.
 

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Sorry guys, I seem to have hijacked this thread with my post. That wasn't my intention. I'll give the companies mentioned a call and gt my speedo checked.
Now, back to the Alfa spotting!
 

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Giulietta SZ

Leon Witte's Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca at a recent Italian car display in Hagley Park, Christchurch. This car is one of about 40 SZ made with the Kamm tail. It has Sebring/Daytona history from the early 1960's with the Martini & Rossi Racing Team. Weighs less than 800kg. A very special car!
 

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Did Leon bring any of his other cars? He has owned a (driven daily) a white Dino 2.4 since it was new, plus he owns (I assume he still owns it) a P3. He is one of the owners of Auto Restorations although daily occupation is farmer (at Teddington).
 
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