Always Remembered RIP
Date registered: Nov 2006
Vehicle: 1991 560SEC AMG
Location: Grass Valley, N. Calif. / Gardnerville, Nevada
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A friend of mine had a new '76 Alfetta. He got a "deal" on it because there was a fire on the ship over to the USA while it was being shipped and there was smoke damage supposedly to it.
But, it turns out they used salt water to put out the fire and the car started rusting out after he had it for a few months. He got rid of it after a year, some bargain that turned out to be. Replaced it with a new Dodge Omni/Horizon. Replaced THAT after a year with an RX7!!!
I drove it one time to Reno, Nevada and loved it, it was like a rocket ship on rails.
However, they aren't known for reliability or longevity. Italian cars, I would NEVER want to own one of them. I'd include them in the 3 F category (if it flies, f**ks or floats, RENT them.)
Compare them to the old Mercedes diesels that are still around.
<--- superschnelle 300 hp 10:1 ECE euro HV, Hochverdichtung = high compression (11/2011) ... Wie im Freien Fall. Nur horizontal.
"I swear to god, it's like I live in a trailer of common sense, and stare out the window at a tornado of stupidity." >'='<