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Offline euroboy

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Two Abarth 500s together!
« on: January 02, 2009, 07:52:28 pm »
I went to the local spa tonight and when looking for a parking space came across this little beauty!  It was on Finnish plates, so a helluva way from home.  Had to take some cheeky snaps :thumb:



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    Offline TomCat

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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 10:34:23 pm »
    maybe its warmer in Holland? :) bit foggy though
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 08:47:51 am »
    ...It was on Finnish plates, so a helluva way from home.  ...

    The plates are indeed Finnish and it's very interesting that it is registered in here since Abarth is not officially imported to Finland. The Finnish Customs also publishes lists of all privately imported cars and there hasn't been any 500A's on those lists. Strange.

    Seems like somebody beat me to it and I won't be the first 500A owner in Finland.  It would be useful for me to know how much the Finnish Customs thinks the car is worth since that affects the registration taxes. Well, maybe the car will turn up on the Customs lists later on.
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 08:53:19 am »
    maybe its warmer in Holland? :) bit foggy though

    Yes, it's definitely warmer in Holland. At the moment the temperature is -13C here in southern Finland.
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 09:53:03 am »
    Got a friend in Alavus who's put some money into getting a A500, asked him, but its not his.
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 04:28:35 pm »
    Got a friend in Alavus who's put some money into getting a A500, asked him, but its not his.

    Interesting. How is he planning to get the car to Finland? Is he going to import it himself or is he planning to use some dealer/middleman to get the car to Finland?

    By the way I did a search based on the registration plates on the car which Euroboy posted and the name of the owner of the car sounds like he could be Dutch (or perhaps German) even though the plates are Finnish.
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 01:10:21 pm »
    You got me guys! Good to know that I was already on the forum before knowing it ;)

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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 03:22:57 pm »
    You got me guys! Good to know that I was already on the forum before knowing it ;)

    Hi Redmirror, car looks good; a similar spec to the one I have on order (Funk white, red stripe kit with red mirror backs). :thumb:
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009, 04:27:44 pm »
    Except that I have not red stripes, only red mirrors (afterwards done in original colour). Must be the only one or one of a few  :D.

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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 04:30:02 pm »
    Except that I have not red stripes, only red mirrors (afterwards done in original colour). Must be the only one or one of a few  :D.

    Yes, unique I would have thought. I feel that the Funk White is a good choice as it will set them apart from the first LE 200 cars. :thumb:
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #10 on: March 02, 2009, 04:30:18 pm »
    Looks smart, I'm thinking of changing the wing mirrors on mine to either black to blend in with the posts or body coloured. Good to see you've got the right wheels on it too  :whistle:

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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 05:57:39 pm »
    Looks really nice, wondering how it would look with the *uhum* chrome mirrors....  ::)
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    Re: Two Abarth 500s together!
    « Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 07:38:16 pm »
    Looks really nice, wondering how it would look with the *uhum* chrome mirrors....  ::)

    Interesting you should say that SDM because I also pondered the thought of the chrome with my Funk White spec to match the door handles. In the end I opted for red backed mirrors with the logic that I can always procure chrome ones later if I so desired.

    Anyone know of any pics of a Funk White A500 with chrome mirrors please?
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