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My new Testarossa

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by Gary Sandberg, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Gary Sandberg

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  3. Zeff

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    It’s a tr I would take it.
     
  4. Manda racing

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    soooo envious. congrats!
     
  5. ggbh8

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    Congrats. May you enjoy in good health.
     
  6. todd6363

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    Congrats, good looking car.
     
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  8. jgmblair

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    Congrats Gary! I have an 86 Testarossa and there is a 90 here in Winnipeg as well. Feel free to reach out if you need anything, i've amassed quite a bit of literature on our cars and don't mind sharing.
    Jeff
     
  9. Shamile

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    Congrats!

    A big "Freeze....Miami Vice!" out to you.

    Shamile

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  10. blkdiablo33

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    congrats beautiful tr enjoy in good health
     
  11. Veedub00

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    no front side blinkers. interesting. Are all canada cars euro cars?
     
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  14. Gary Sandberg

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    I would think that Canadian and US cars would be the same. This car was originally sold in Japan and was imported into Canada.
     
  15. Veedub00

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    oh neat.
     
  16. turbo-joe

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    sure?
    as I see it the steering wheel is on the left side, not the right side as usual for japan
     
  17. Shamile

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    Probably an import when the Japanese real estate bubble was at it's peak in the late 80's

    Remember Nakatomi towers! ;) lol

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  18. Gary Sandberg

    Gary Sandberg Formula Junior

    I looked through the Testarossa service manual and apparently only GB and Australia had right hand steering wheels.

    It is interesting that the VIN: ZFFA17B0000XXXXX supports the car as being European (B) vs J for Japan, also there is no check digit (A) or model number (P) that indicate Japan, although that may only have been done for the earlier models. But the importation documents and the appraisal that was done in 2017 indicate the car as being sold originally in Japan.

    I've attached a copy of the page from the service manual.
     

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  19. MGJBLKTR

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    Congrats on a beautiful purchase.
     
  20. dickyb

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    for some reason the Japanese buy their exotic cars in the format of their home country, so for Italian cars for example they almost always choose LHD despite them driving on the correct side of the road (!) as it is seen as more prestigious.

    Beautiful TR, looks great in yellow :)
     
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  21. Gary Sandberg

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  22. Gary Sandberg

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    Hi Jeff:

    I would be very much interested. I didn't see a way to PM me.

    All the best,

    Gary.
     
  23. jgmblair

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    Sent you a message
     
  24. MOSS

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    Lol. That is an understatement! I love yellow and its super nice. Congrats!
     
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  25. curtisc63

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    Congrats on getting the TR! Yellow is awesome and is what I was looking for when I fell in love with a White/Red model.
     
  26. Gary Sandberg

    Gary Sandberg Formula Junior

    Car arrived today!! Feels almost like Christmas. Had to do a safety inspection (Ontario to BC) which of course it passed. Some minor things that I already knew about (suspension bushings for example and new tires), but no problem. Here are a few more pics - inlcuding the engine bay.

    Oh, and also attached of a photo of a sticker from the driver's visor - in japanese.
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  27. Gary Sandberg

    Gary Sandberg Formula Junior

    Just a few thoughts on driving. I was tentative based on what I had read about the manual steering, stiff shifting when cold, etc.

    Manual steering, yes is a bit of a challenge at low speeds. Shifting, no problem after letting it run for a few minutes, but I then also, I always double-clutch. Does that ever make a difference for this car. Everything becomes so much smoother and the gated shifter - I would never want to go without one again.

    Quite easy to drive and man, when you hit 3000 rpm, it's like a rocket booster kicked in.

    I love this car and plan to add a few more km to its 14,633.
     
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  28. turbo-joe

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    I like this yellow color, enjoy the car

    that makes only sense when you have unsynchronised gears
     

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