[V8] Departing for Italy in the morning - V8 ready for sale!
sfevold at wwdb.org
Thu Jul 1 01:10:41 EDT 2004
Dino, Thanks very much for serving our country! Too bad you're putting your
V8 up for sale. Perhaps you can bring a 4 wheeled souvenir back from that
side of the pond.
To anyone else, I live about a block away from the shop were Dino has his
car, if there is anyone out there who like me stop in there to check it out
and\or take a few pictures drop me a line.
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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:31:58 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: "Murphy, Joseph-Colleen" <yumamurphy at mindspring.com>
Subject: [V8] Departing for Italy in the morning - V8 ready
To: v8 at audifans.com
Cc: yumamurphy at hotmail.com
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Quick refresher...my orders have me out of the cockpit for a
few years to knock out my "staff" tour - luckily I have been selected to a
position at a NATO command in Naples, Italy. Alas, the V8 will not be
coming with us, so she must go to someone who will appreciate her.
Currently, she (1991 V8 5-speed, Pearl/Black, 126,000 with
only 64,000 on a new engine...) is in at Autohaus-Vick in Bellevue, WA for a
Steering Rack replacement. The rack was the last of the big ticket items
that needed to be accomplished (Timing Belt, Brakes/Rotors, Clutch, etc...),
but I needed to wait until I made my way up here to the Pacific Northwest to
get her in the hands of a trusted shop. I will not regurgitate the list of
everything else that has been done in the last year, but suffice it to say
she is in prime condition!
Unfortunately, I will never drive her again, as she will not
be ready until tomorrow (Wednesday, 30 June), and I fly out of SeaTac at
0715. My father will be picking her up and then bringing her back to their
home which is just up the road from Autohaus-Vick in Northeast Bellevue. I
have spoken to Tom Vick, Autohaus' Service Manager and he understands the
situation. If any of you are interested in the vehicle (which many of you
were when I initially mentioned the impending parting that would occur
around this time...), please feel free to contact Tom or go by their shop to
see her up on the rack, as this would be a great chance for you to be
assured of her condition.
Regardless, my father and mother, Robert & Eugenia Murphy,
will need to be contacted to coordinate test drives/showings of my V8. They
have a Power of Attorney, and will be the ones that will execute the
Please contact them at...
MurphyER at earthlink.net
...for coordination, and "Cc" me at...
YumaMurphy at mindspring.com
Thanks again to all of you out there that have helped me and
my V8 over the years "own" the wide open roads of the Desert Southwest under
those endless clear blue skies...
P.S. Although I did not see any of you during the trip,
rest assured that she had a GREAT run up I-5, with memorable four wheel
drifts through the curves of Shasta north of Redding and the Siskiyous
bordering California and Oregon.
Maj Joseph "Dino" Murphy
Pilot: AV-8B Harrier II+ [His...well, not for a couple of
1991 Audi V8 5-Speed [His...alas, no more]
1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport [His...whoops!...sold her two
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXI [Hers...sitting in a
warehouse in Naples, awaiting our arrival]
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