[V8] Departing for Italy in the morning - V8 ready for sale!

Murphy, Joseph-Colleen yumamurphy at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 29 21:32:06 EDT 2004


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 transaction.  

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...

Semper Fidelis,


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 years]
1991 Audi V8 5-Speed [His...alas, no more]
1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport [His...whoops!...sold her two weeks ago]
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXI [Hers...sitting in a warehouse in Naples, awaiting our arrival]

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