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Re: derin-integrale import (archive)

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Posted by Derin on December 03, 1999 at 14:39:22:

In Reply to: derin-integrale import posted by sw on December 02, 1999 at 13:17:41:

: derin-
: i was wondering if you knew of any companies that imported the integrale to the states. i desperately want one. i could not find any for sale here in california. do you know if it was even imported at all? it seems like the only thing i could find that offers the same performance of the e30 and can be driven daily.
: i have a friend who owns a stratos, but he couldn't remember the company who imported it. it was a grey market car, so not much is known about it. any information would be appreciated. thanks

SW

Having read the detailed info on the 'John Whalley' site that I directed you to the other the day I think your best bet may be to contact them directly. They are a well known (probably 'the' dealer) for this model here in the UK.

It seems from their appraisal of prices etc. that it would be risky to buy one independently yourself from a private seller? Prices vary wildly depending on model, history, mileage etc here in the UK. I would think that to buy one direct from Italy might entail significant risk - bear in mind that companies like 'John Whalley' and others, possibly in Germany, will have their scouts out in Italy looking to cream the best of the stuff that comes up in Italy - before people like you and I can get to them. It's probably better to 'bite the bullet' and pay their mark up and get the car from them - you can be sure they won't have bought crap! - and I'm sure they could arrange shipment to the U.S?

I did note that they suggest Switzerland may be a good source??

If you give me your e-mail address I can look up cars for sale on the UK Autotrader site and send details to you or give you the site address for you to keep a look out yourself. I looked the other day and there were a number of Integrales up for sale - problem is I don't know myself what is good or bad!

Good luck

Derin




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