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Re: 959 (No Audi Content)
> I also think I recorded my only encounter with a 959 here on the list. I
> was southbound on the M1 in atrocious weather, cruising at not much over
> 70mph. A 959 came past in the outside lane, doing only a couple of mph
> more than me. The driver looked across as he passed, and then he smiled
> and gave me a really expressive 'thumbs up' signal.
Talking of 959 encounters I had a chance to sit in one (see my web
page for pictures)..
And it happened on Canadian soil.
A british buisnessman brought it over for his trip to Canada.
During the shipping the clutch frose up (moisture) and the car
was brought to a authorised dealership (where I know most of the
people including the owner) and is located in my town. The clutch
was ordered from Germany and the car spent about 3 weeks here.
Couple of times I missed when the car was moved out of the showroom
but I did get to see it in detail when it was on the hoist taken
apart. Aperantly the dealer (PFAFF) is authorised to work on these.
They also work on all the press and comertial vehicles. One twin
turbo came with a broken gearbox after a car magazine reprter
mishifted at high speed?! That's the explanation I got.
Trully a magnificent car!
1982 Coupe TURBO (473,150 km)
1984 4000s quattro (soon to be a rally car)
1986 4000s quattro (306,000 km) with four Nokia 10's
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (for sale)
1982 Coupe (154,000) parts car
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