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Old 01-26-2013, 10:45 AM
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Oh. My. God.

Still not sure, how this has happened, but I just won Copart Sandy flood lot auction for 1988 Ferrari Testarossa. For the price of average driver chrome bumper C3 big block

Now what should I do with it????











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Try to get it fixed
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get it home.
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Was it saltwater submerged? If so you will need to tear it down asap. Maybe even to late to save much of it if it was saltwater. Depends on how submerged? Salwater is a killer.

If it was freshwater you may have a better chance. I have firends that by fresh water damaged vehicles. Thye flush the engine with clean oil as many times as it takes for the oil to come out clean....not milky. Of course all other parts have to be dried and cleaned. Some electonics will have to be replaced.
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What were you intending to do with it when you bid on it?

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I would drive it before everything starts to corrode. At least if for some reason it doesn't work out, the feel of driving it will last forever in your mind.
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It was not a saltwater. So things are not that bad. Sure, I was thinking about keeping it when I was bidding
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I love the looks of the late 80's Testarossas They were reasonably priced for a while but are coming back. They are expensive to fix and maintain. If it was under salt water you may end up under water trying to make it right. Salt water and electronics do not mix well. Good luck.

I see it's fresh water. That's better but still a challenge.
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IMHO, in the worse case, I would guess you could part it out and still make lots of money!!
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if you can't fix it, you can always just park it in your driveway to impress your neighbors. When they ask why you don't drive it you can tell them the Vette is more fun.
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if you can't fix it, you can always just park it in your driveway to impress your neighbors. When they ask why you don't drive it you can tell them the Vette is more fun.
Exactly!
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Does it run ok?? If not pull the motor out and drop in a crate 572... Throw something American into the Italian!!
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Very nice car, they are iconic '80s supercars!

Fixing it could easily become very expensive; the engine, trans, and electronics for that car are very pricey!!

If it was mine, I would figure out a way to drop an LSx engine and C5/6 transaxle in it, and drive the **** out of it!! That would probably be much cheaper in the end!!

Think something like the Factory Five GTM kit car:

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Does it run ok?? If not pull the motor out and drop in a crate 572... Throw something American into the Italian!!
No idea if it is running. Will see in one month, when shipping container will be opened in Europe. Copart auction is one big gamble, especially in cases, where there is no Run & Drive or Engine Start confirmation in auction description. Anyhow, even if it would be a non-running rust bucket, it is still worth in the European market (at least) twice as much as my winning bid in the auction + shipping + EU import taxes... So I'm fine about this gamble
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No idea if it is running. Will see in one month, when shipping container will be opened in Europe. Copart auction is one big gamble, especially in cases, where there is no Run & Drive or Engine Start confirmation in auction description. Anyhow, even if it would be a non-running rust bucket, it is still worth in the European market (at least) twice as much as my winning bid in the auction + shipping + EU import taxes... So I'm fine about this gamble
If its water it should be easy to get running again.

Get as much water as you can out of the throttle body.

Check the oil and see if its milky. Drain the oil and replace it. Run the car a few minutes and see if the oil turns milk again. If so drain it again. Continue to do this until the oil is no longer milky.

Check the transmission oil for water, change it if necesary.

Dry out all the electronics. Take apart what you can and clean.

You should be good to go.

Once again my friends have done this many times. Ferrari's ,Masaratti's, BMW's etc.

Good luck, let us know how you make out.

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Give it to me ??
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If its water it should be easy to get running again.

Get as much water as you can out of the throttle body.

Check the oil and see if its milky. Drain the oil and replace it. Run the car a few minutes and see if the oil turns milk again. If so drain it again. Continue to do this until the oil is no longer milky.

Check the transmission oil for water, change it if necesary.

Dry out all the electronics. Take apart what you can and clean.

You should be good to go.

Once again my friends have done this many times. Ferrari's ,Masaratti's, BMW's etc.

Good luck, let us know how you make out.

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Thanks a lot, sure I'll make use of those tips!
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Didn't realize where you were from...when you open the crate let us know how it looks and runs. Keep us posted!
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Sell your house, wife, children, and at least one leg. Then, have it fixed.
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