My 330GT has returned!!

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DBR330GT
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My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:18 am

Hi all,

She's home and I couldnt be more thrilled. Patience has its rewards and all I can say is "perfection"! The car came back 12/8. Since I got the car 7/31/04, Richard has done so much to the car, but this last installment was by far the biggest and the last major work to be done. Total cost is now over 6 figures. Stephen did a sympathetic resto on the car. The major jobs were refinishing the underside and engine bay plus alot more.

It was quite cold when I first fired her up (hence the condensation from the exhaust). I let her warmup for 15 minutes. As the roads outside my neighborhood were salty, I only drove her 9 miles thru the neighborhood. I got up to 40 mph and 4000 rpm. This car is TIGHT and feels new! The engine sounds great and is quite poweful- moreso than before. Its alot quieter- no more valvetrain noise. With the window down I hear equal parts engine and ANSA exhaust- nice balance. The clutch remains heavy (I like it) and the gear box (untouched) is extremely tight. The diff makes no sounds. Car tracks perfectly, and handles well. All brake lines were replaced and the brakes are quite good. The car does NOT feel very vintage to drive- it feels quite modern and utterly capable of keeping up in today's world.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the pictures,

Dan
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:21 am

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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:27 am

"proper" repro battery and NOS window washer system. also I am firing her up for the first time!
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:30 am

The front seats were redone and quite a good match to the rest of the interior. No dying involved.
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:33 am

New light lenses- rears were NOS and front and side good repros
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:35 am

Prince Bernhards license plate was AA13 and this is an accurate repro
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:39 am

This is a 1967 Euro version of a blaupunkt frankfurt AM/FM/SW/LW radio (with an iPod adapter)- not that I will actualy listen to the radio!
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:40 am

She's back home with my 1988 328 GTB
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by DBR330GT » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:59 am

ANSA exhaust and redone underside
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by Alberto » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:04 am

WOW!, Beautiful car. Congratulations, looks absolutely fantastic. I feel a twinge of jelousy (in a good way). No doubt worth the wait and expense.

I hope you drive the hell out of it.

Enjoy it in good health.

Alberto

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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by afwrench » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:50 am

Nice Christmas gift ! Enjoy. Mike
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by Tom Wilson » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:14 pm

Beautiful! This has been a long restoration, but the quality of the work shows. I hope you put many miles on it. Nice color, by the way!
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by TOMKIZER » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:25 pm

Wonderful job, Dan. I wish my Queen could look so good - without the six figures, naturally.

Those exhaust hangers look perfectly located. Did you have to move them to get them to hang properly?

Tom Kizer
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by sam231 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:29 pm

Dan, Congratulations! Now hook up with Tom and the crowd heading south to Cavallino. Extended road test and maybe win an award! :D

Well done.

Sam
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Re: My 330GT has returned!!

Post by tyang » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:05 pm

Congratulations Dan! Looks great. I hope to see it in person sometime when I see you next!

Tom
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