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Loaned Mondial to friend, now need new grill...

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by rascalif, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. rascalif

    rascalif Karting

    Dec 20, 2003
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    Hello

    My friend asked me if she could try out my 1986 mondial to make a quick run to the store. I obliged her and a few minutes later got a dreaded phone call from her cell. She was unable to stop and managed to scrape through 4 cars at an intersection. I'm just grateful no one was hurt, and she feels worse about the whole thing than I do.

    Anyway, most of the damage is cosmetic to the left and right sides of the car. Howeve, the right hand grill is shredded. So I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get this part?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ray
     
  2. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Holy ****.

    Many years ago I lent my race car trailer to someone. I really hate lending things to anybody, quite simply because I have met very few people that appreciate anybody elses stuff ... anyway I did this trying to be the nice guy and help a guy out, etc.

    Anyway I got a call back that a wheel had come off the trailer, etc. ... The guy did fix the wheel coming off (a stub axle had broken ... which might not sound like his fault, but it was because for some reason he pumped the tyres up to 60 psi. That would have caused huge stresses to go directly to the stub axle. Idiot ;)). When I got the supposedly repaired trailer back it was in a terrible state. This trailer was brand new before this guy borrowed it, and I had to buy new sheets of alloy panelling and spend a couple of weekends of my time repairing it back to as new state.

    Conclusion: Not worth lending anything to anybody, UNLESS a real close friend that you know has the same values as you ...

    Sounds like your friend got herself a little too excited and out of her depth ... and now you pay the price. One does wonder what other unseen damage she has done to your car ... ie. motor, etc.

    Glad she is not hurt, but you have just learnt a leason. Hope she repays you in, er, some appropriate method ... :D :D ;) ;) :D

    Pete
     
  3. KKSBA

    KKSBA F1 World Champ
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    I regularly see them on eBay for sale. You can also try the Ferrari owners site (Ferrari UK) and/or T Rutlands.
     
  4. F-passione

    F-passione Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
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    Man, I hate to hear about that. "P" was right, you really have to think twice about lending or letting someone else drive your car. In most cases you'll get a "sorry" and unfortunately you're stuck with it some how. I'd suggest F-UK or like someone said eBay or another parts place. Call Norbert Hoffer of Gran Touring Classics in Signal Hill 562-596-9242, he works on older stuff and will help out.
     
  5. norm

    norm Karting

    May 30, 2003
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    when you say "right hand grill", are you refering to the intake grate on the rear quarter? T.Rutlands in Atlanta is a good source, also there is a place in Watertown, NY area, "Strictly British" that had some wrecked Mondials that they were parting out.
     
  6. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Had to read but of this reply twice. When you mentioned F-UK, I thought you were talking about how she could make up for the damage, and I was thinking, or 2 or 3, etc. .... er, then I realised that it stood for Ferrari UK ... oops ;)

    Pete
     
  7. Uberpower

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    lol!
     
  8. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    Pete, LOL, get your mind out of the gutter my friend. I think Ray (starter of this thread) is happily married with kids ;)


    Ray, sorry to hear about the car, hope it all gets fixed in due time.
     
  9. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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  10. MondialTCab

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    Lost my 92 TCab to a friend of my wife...so I truly feel your pain. See this and other thread for glad everyone is ok...the rest can be fixed. Hopefully she will do the right thing and take care of it. unfortunately, you may find insurance goes with the car...not the driver. So let this be a warning to all...friends may want to take a spin, make sure they are the kind of friends that will take responsibility as well.

    - JMG
     
  11. rascalif

    rascalif Karting

    Dec 20, 2003
    82
    Southern California
    Thanks for the feedback. Damage is mostly cosmetic. Car still starts and runs fine. My friend was just a little shaken up. My insurance will take care of it, but luckily my premium will not go up because accidents are tied to the driver, not the car.

    Which brings up my follow-up question: For something as minor as minor scratches and dents to the side, would this accident appear on Carfax? I would hate for this to affect the resale value of the car.

    I will follow up on your leads and let you know how it goes.

    Thanks again!
     
  12. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    You lent your Ferrari to a WOMAN?
     
  13. bobafett

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    Doesn't yours drive one? :D

    --Dan
     
  14. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Yes, but mine can pay for hers.
     
  15. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Always nice...

    --Dan
     
  16. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Oh, and she paid for hers herself.
     
  17. sjmst

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    Agree two great resources.
     
  18. robinh

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    Ahhh - good to hear Alan that you don't own a Ferrari. All of your posts now make a lot more sense to me, the 355 is totally your wifes car. Does she let you drive it?
     
  19. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    No, im not allowed. Shes says i might hurt it. Its fragile according to her.
     
  20. robinh

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    LOL it's fragile because she knows you too well :)
     

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