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  • Simon Jones

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    I really enjoyed reading your story about that trip through Italy and got fully sucked into it by the teaser video where the bonnet kept opening up with opera playing over the video.
    Sorry to read that Ludie was hiding so much horror!! Its hard to believe that someone can actually stick a car back together like that and sell it to someone else, then sleep at night!
    Good luck with the resto, she is certainly in good hands now back the look of it. Looking forward to the results

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  • Afshin Behnia

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    Thanks Simon! Glad you enjoyed the series.
    Yeah, it's very unfortunate what some people do to make a buck. I was faced with deciding between throwing the car away or doing a complete restoration that would cost more than the purchase price. I certainly could NOT throw it away after it was such an integral part of our wedding journey. I'm very much looking forward to being reunited with her in a few months. Will keep everyone updated.

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  • Michael Williams

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    WOW! Such a beautiful GTV to be hiding such horrors. Always the risk buying a car long distance. Even more so internationally I am afraid. But a great idea. We shipped our Duetto to europe for the same idea... touring in true style. Well worth it! Hope you get another nice euro trip out of the end result.

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  • Afshin Behnia

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    Lovely! There's nothing like touring European countryside in a vintage car. Are you driving that in e Targa California this year?

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  • Chris B

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    So cool picture !! ;)

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  • Frazer Spowart

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    Wow! Sorry to hear of all the problems with the Alfa, but glad you decided to keep her and give her the love she needed! Too good of a story attached to you both now to have let the car go. You should definitely do a vintage car rally in Europe when you go to pick her up if you have the chance! Will you be shipping the car back to the states? I'm toying with the idea of importing an Triumph Dolomite Sprint from the UK, let me know how easy/difficult it ends up being!

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  • Afshin Behnia

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    Thanks, Frazer! A vintage rally is definitely in the plans. There are tons of great rallies in Italy during the summer. I'm planning on keeping her in Italy as we go back often, but I do have experience shipping cars to the US from Europe. I'll be happy to share my experience.

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  • Brompty

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    Is the car ready yet? Update please (and photographs of the car too).

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