supporting a bank
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
Well, we got got back last night (Sunday 7th). 3000 very hard miles, it wasnt the twisty hilly bits, but the long motorway stretches where 110 - 120kph was needed to cover et 400km to the next stop that was so tiring.
The car ran well, but sounds very tired right now (like me!). Did have a few minor problems, bracket on the boot hinge where the spring assist fixes on broke, so we used the cameras mono pod to prop the boot open when needed, also the wing nut came undone and fell off the end of the air filter canister, simply fixed with gaffer tape! Finally after a few days of rough running one of the plugs gave up completely one morning. The garage where we stopped did not have any, but ordered some for us to arrive in an Italian 1/2 hour, 1 1/2 hours later they arrived and normal service was continued. At first I thought the rough running was as a result of the blistering heat, in Milan and Turin we suffered 42 deg C.
I will put together a proper report soon with photos. Driving a LHD classic spider in Italy was a hoot, flashed, beeped and waved at from everything from trucks, bikers, people on the side of the road, a Porsche and a newish Ferrari.