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    Senior Member Aredes's Avatar
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    Hi everyone.

    I had been thinking about selling the car for a while and I finally managed to do it.
    The "italian character" just got too much for me. I was worrying more and more about what could go wrong, I have less and less time to use the car and so she went. If I lived in the UK maybe I would have kept the car but here in Portugal there really isn't anywhere I can take the car to, apart from the main dealer. I had a great mechanic who really knew a lot about these cars but unfortunately he passed away last year.

    I want to thank everyone on this forum for all the help along the years. I had the Maserati for 5 and a half years and it was an interesting experience but I doubt I will ever have another one.
    I'll keep checking the forum once in a while.

    Cheers guys.

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    That is sad news indeed, never say never, they get under your skin!
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
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    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

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    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

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    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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    Completely understand. Local expertise is one of the main reasons I have the classic cars I have. Also the reason I no longer have the Jensen (nobody could tune the 6 pack carby properly, and the reason I won't buy a TVR with a TVR engine.
    2006 QP Sport GT 3200GT Manual and 1984 TVR 280i

    Past: Jensen Interceptor 3, Lancia HPE, Alfa 33, Lancia Beta Sedan, Fiat 124 AC, Mazda RX7 Series 1.

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    SportsMaserati.com Moderator Contigo's Avatar
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    Well done Aredes on owning one that's a brave choice in Portugal and I love your country. I hope you will continue to post!
    Phil

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    Current Fleet: 4.7 GTS MC Shift with Larini Sports Cats and ASBO H-pipe , 3200GTA, Mk1 Golf GTI 1.8 , Eunos Roadster, Audi A3 TQS Track (Tracy) Toy.
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    Always sad to see someone selling a Maser but I must admit with out a knowledgeable specialist owning one is madness
    Andy


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    Sad to hear that you let her go.Portugal as long as greece are nice places to own a sportscar.

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    Forum Owner Conaero's Avatar
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    Sad to see you go, I last about 3 months before I start hankering after another one.

    Great to here the efforts on SM are appreciated.


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    Senior Member Aredes's Avatar
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    Thanks for the words guys.
    I will definitely continue to post in any threads where my experience with the car can help.

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    From experience, you're going to feel financial relief today, you'll get into your normal German car tomorrow and think "Wow, what was I doing with a crazy Italian." You'll then somehow see a picture of your Gransport in the evening, and start hunting for the next one This is exactly what happened with me the last 5 times I sold my Maserati's and ESPECIALLY with the GS.
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    2010 Maserati Granturismo MC Shift
    2003 Volkswagen Polo 1.9 SDI (For the 100 mile daily grind)

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    Cars

    2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS (White)
    2008 Maserati Granturismo 4.2 (Bordeux with MC Carbon Spoiler/ MC side skirts/ MC Oval Exhausts and Neptune Rims)
    2007 Maserati Gransport (Rosso)
    2008 Porsche Carrera S
    2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS (Black)
    2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
    2004 Maserati Coupe (Ross)

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    2013 Ducati 1199 Paningale
    2006 Honda CBR 1000 RR

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