On the road…..

Alfa Romeo GTV6

UPDATE: The car has been driven, and an agreement has been made!!!

I’ll pick it up in around 3 hours from now. Pictures will be forthcoming in the few hours after that.

Woohoo!!

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G’day all.

Word to the wise – taxi drivers in Hobart are extortionists. I live about as close to the airport as you can without actually seeing/hearing the planes and it still cost me $40 to get a cab there at 5am. Unbelievable.

Anyway, my journey has changed somewhat. I’m now buying my new vehicle from Melbourne instead of Sydney. Thankfully the flight that I booked between Hobart and Sydney had a stop in Melbourne anyway, so I just got off halfway.

I’ll be viewing the car at lunchtime and all going well, which I think it will, I’ll be buying this evening.

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This is an exciting trip not just because of the car purchase.

While I’m here, I’m going to catch up with an old friend of mine who I haven’t seen for well over 10 years, probably more.

This guy’s pretty significant for me and what I’ve been doing for the last 7 or so year because he’s the guy who first introduced me to Saab back in the early 1990’s. Back then he had a 1986 Saab 9000 Turbo, which was the first Saab I ever drove.

Today he’s got a later model 9000 Aero and apparently it’s like a rolling showcase for Abbott Racing.

It should be interesting!

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I’ll get some photos of the new car up here by the end of the day. Maybe even some video.

Have a great weekend, all.

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16 Comments

    1. Yeah, I remember Morag had one, but I never even sat in that one (kermit green Saab 99, IIRC) much less drive it. I think I was more interested in Roger’s Citroen (has he still got it?). Actually, I couldn’t have driven it anyway. I was only 17 (which means it was actually 25 years ago!! How old is that making us feel NOW 🙂

      Greetings from not too far away…….. (at Leanne’s).

  1. Ahhhh! Missed you by a day Swade… I’ve just headed up to Sydney. Otherwise I’d have dropped by to say hello with the Viggen.

    God I hope you’re buying a Viggen.

    So awesome.

  2. Ahhhh!

    Missed you by a day Swade… I’ve just headed up to Sydney. Otherwise I’d have dropped by to say hello with the Viggen.

    God I hope you’re buying a Viggen.

    So awesome.

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