166 gone but not
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 166 3.0 V6 Slipping clutch
I didn't actually pay for it so the cost was not my issue. I saw a '53 reg, 67000 miles advertised for £3700 at the times but it was over 100 miles away to get it. My one was local to me, so I don't have to travel a million miles to get it seen to by them. I might chase the SoGA route as I requested a full service & MOT at the time. Main thing is that Veloces changed the timing belt & tensioner at 46k 2 years ago. It's had plenty of service stamps, reguarly serviced once a year or 6 months, so I'm going to go on those strengths.
I said originally it was owned by an Italian. It has italian service stamps too, so I believe he took it over there for a few years before bringing it back here to sell on, which worried me a little at first. I don't think the previous owner before me was a big enthusiast, I was hoping he'd be on here, alas no.
With the cars I've owned I'm used to things going wrong (apart from my Skoda, touchwood - another story) so I'm not in for any shocks here, I knew it wasn't going to be cheap.
Anyway guys, thanks for all the help & advice, I'm going to need it. I'm also going to try & make any meets that happen too