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Offline AustinR

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Abarth comes home
« on: February 02, 2009, 09:36:10 pm »
Finally took delivery today of my 1949 white GP Abarth. Drove home very carefully in the snow ! Are the brakes so fierce on every car or is it just mine ? With the weather how it is just now you realise that the car isn't white at all - it's cream. My previous Punto Sporting was blue so the colour change will take a bit of getting used to. My wife reckons I'm a " boy racer " with the red stripe down the side. The car will now stay safely locked away in the garage until all this nasty snow has gone.

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    Offline Missing in Action

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    Re: Abarth comes home
    « Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 06:19:34 am »
    The car will now stay safely locked away in the garage until all this nasty snow has gone.

    good plan!

    yes the brakes are a HUGE inprovement over the fiat GP sportings. that have a LOT of stoping power.

    glad you got it home in 1 peice. enjoy it!!! (just wait for snow to go first though eh?!?!? ;))
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    Offline John501

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    Re: Abarth comes home
    « Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 06:22:30 pm »
    Great to hear you like it. The Esse esse brakes are even better  :thumb: Any thoughts on the upgrade?
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    Offline AustinR

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    Re: Abarth comes home
    « Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 07:05:00 pm »
    No upgrade for me. I'm all show and no go ! Just wanted a genuine Abarth to cruise around in and now I've got one. My previous Punto was not the Grande version, it was a Mk 3 Punto Sporting in what I think they called Sprint Blue or something like that. Good little car actually. Owned it nearly 5 yrs and all I replaced were 2 front tyres, set of wiper blades and the pollen filter. Original exhaust and original battery still on. Never ever let me down. The brakes were a little more, shall we say " progressive" than the Abarth .When I drove that out of Platt's yesterday and touched the brake at the end of the road it virtually stopped dead ! So it was gently does it on the brakes all  the way home. Anway, as the " worst snow for 18 years " has nearly all melted round here, I'll be taking it out on the road tomorrow for a little try out.

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    Re: Abarth comes home
    « Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 07:10:15 pm »
    Hope you enjoy your drive tomorrow....
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    Re: Abarth comes home
    « Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 06:32:51 pm »
    io'm sure you'll love the car.

    we'd love some pics. ;)
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