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PostPost by: gordy7 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:02 pm

Looking at buying a Spyder Zetec plus2. I'm aware of the views falling either side of the Zetec or not coin but I think for me it's the ideal combination or compromise.

I own a Caterham owner and dare I admit a water cooled flat six from Stutgart!

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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:30 am

Welcome Gordy! Post up some pics when you bring her home.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:07 am

Welcome.

There’s a long Spyder Zetec thread on here, you’d be well advised to take advice from Spyderfan (Alan) on here as there are a couple of gearbox types one of which has advantages over the other.

Good luck in your search. If you’re in no hurry and you fancy a free day out come to Castle Combe on 25th May there’ll be hundred+ Elans and probably a few Spyder Elans there on the day.
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PostPost by: gordy7 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:23 pm

Thanks chaps!.

25th May would be ideal, I'm may be able to wrangle a trip. I'm in East Anglia so it may prove to much with familly committments!

I've been viewing threads on this forum for a while so am getting a good idea of the pitfalls and benefits of a Zetec. I actually came very close to going to Spyder directly back in 2001 but ended up buying an Alfa 105 GTV instead - as a daily company car. So the itch has been with me for a while!
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PostPost by: SF69Elan » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:17 pm

Welcome aboard, Gordy! As I'm sure you're aware, this is a great community - I've received a lot of very helpful info and advice here - an outstanding group of folks.

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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:44 pm

gordy7 wrote:I own a Caterham owner
:D


Doe s(he) let you drive the Caterham? :wink:
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PostPost by: gordy7 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:07 pm

To the question 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' I don't ever remember answering 'a typist'

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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm

Welcome Gordy!
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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:39 am

gordy7 wrote:To the question 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' I don't ever remember answering 'a typist'

:D :D

nice one . You'll fit in well here . welcome 8)
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PostPost by: gordy7 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:07 am

RichC,

Thank you. I'm not all that good with being active on forums, I reckon I'm on for the PistonHeads longest lurker but this forum will no doubt be different...

It looks like you're in Essex so you're not too far away. Is there a local meet that you know of that's worth attending. I'm on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders.

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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:28 pm

coach and horse pub melton 4th thurs in month 7pm . pm me if you want me to pass on your contact details to Ben & Mary who arrange ..
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PostPost by: gordy7 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:46 pm

Melton nr Woodbridge? Yes please send my details. I have two small children so getting away can be tricky but I would like to attend when I can.

Thanks :D
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PostPost by: gavk » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:08 pm

Hi Gordy

I'm a Zetec+2 owner but like you I'm not on the forums as much as I'd like to be (young kids also ruling my life).

Any questions feel free to ask away. I bought mine 5 years ago and to date have covered about 40'000miles!

Do you still have the GTV?

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PostPost by: gordy7 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:05 am

Hi Gav,

Thanks for the welcome...…
I sold the GTV as I had bought a 911 (964) to use as a daily which I sold after several years of enjoying. The chap I sold the GTV to has had it up for sale recently, I was very tempted to contact him but the thought of paying a huge amount of money more than I sold it for is a step too far, and don't mention the increase in value of the 964!!! My advise is - by a classic car off me and then watch the values rise!!!

I'm going to test drive the +2 on Thursday...…...
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PostPost by: gavk » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:15 am

Hi Gordy

Thats a shame, I have a strong itch for a 105 GTV! I know that now they are worth a fair chunk more than a +2 but a few years a go that could've been a swop that would work out for both of us....never mind.

GTVs seem to be advertised at approx £30k now from what I'm seeing

Good luck with the viewing
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