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Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 HalfDork
7/8/09 11:46 a.m.

944 cup car - $4,500 2002 BMW X5 4.4 - $13,000 Case of Beer - $15.00

Grand Total - $17,515.00

docwyte
docwyte New Reader
7/8/09 12:14 p.m.

I like it! Wonder if I could flat tow the 944 behind the X5?

Walter, I'm in the Rocky Mtn region. I also instruct for the Audi club and may do the ITS for BMW.

atlantamx3
atlantamx3 Dork
7/8/09 12:24 p.m.

Doc--I just sent you a PM with a car you might be interested in....

Taiden
Taiden Reader
7/8/09 12:52 p.m.

Turbo R32.

Think about it.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w Dork
7/8/09 12:55 p.m.
atlantamx3 wrote: Doc--I just sent you a PM with a car you might be interested in....

No whispering in class.

2focusedracing
2focusedracing New Reader
7/8/09 1:21 p.m.

04 sti , a very fun DD with 4 doors and wicked fast on track or the street, just get some good rubber & an alignment for autoX & track days track days.

docwyte
docwyte New Reader
7/8/09 4:29 p.m.

Don't think I can find a turbo R32 for $15-20k...

Travis_K
Travis_K HalfDork
7/8/09 4:33 p.m.

Those lancias are more like $40k for a good one here, and i think parts are a pretty big problem, like even oil filters and stuff.

irish44j
irish44j New Reader
7/8/09 6:56 p.m.
Travis_K wrote: Those lancias are more like $40k for a good one here, and i think parts are a pretty big problem, like even oil filters and stuff.

true, but earlier Deltas are now into the "vintage car" age. Theoretically, one can be bought for cheap in Italy, say $5k shipping it over (drivetrain seperate from the car), reassemble, register as vintage kit car.

Or better, just bring the car over without drivetrain and drop one from an STi in there. Register as vintage kit car.

I'm sure it's not that easy, but I know people who have used this general system for bringing vintage non-US-spec cars over. I also know people who have had friends in the military based overseas buy foreign cars and ship them back as their personal vehicles when they return stateside...

now.... to address the specific problems with your specific post:

  1. "for a good one here"
  2. " parts are a pretty big problem, like even oil filters and stuff."

did I take a wrong turn, or is this not the GRM forum?? Since when are "Good condition" or "hard to find parts" key factors in deciding which car to buy here?

dean1484
dean1484 Dork
7/8/09 8:03 p.m.

How about a GTO.. . . No not that GTO the Japanese GTO (Gran Turismo Omogolato) AKA the mitsubishi 3000gt VR4 Twin Turbo with AWD. For 15K you could probably get two.

Or how about a eagle talon / mitsubishi eclipse AWD turbo. I have always wanted to build one of these as a track toy.

docwyte
docwyte New Reader
7/8/09 8:54 p.m.

Dad had a 3000 GT VR4. Big, heavy, ponderous. Not a track car by any stretch of imagination.

If I think about DSM it'll be a Galant VR4...

Osterkraut
Osterkraut Dork
7/8/09 9:30 p.m.

20K?

Turbo Volvo (V70R, anyone?): $15k
SV650: $3k
small bike trailer: $1k.

I win! Yay!

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