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Fewer listings…but better?

Since we’ve moved into our office at Auto Turismo Sport we find ourselves busier than ever. ATS has been in business since ’68 and many of their clients have been with them from the start. And what a diverse client list. photo-1-565x423There is a long-term MGTD owner who knows he has to sell but can’t bring himself to let it go, a well-known author who treasures the ’62 TR3 that he bought new and then there are the multi car folks. Not so much collectors because they drive the heck out their cars. In fact one client drove his ’57 Maserati 200si in the rain to ATS for a “nut & bolt” (race prep). How cool is that.

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Meeting all of these clients allows us to make some important connections that will lead to more and more extraordinary listings. So our Mint2Me business model has morphed into something different from intended. We are no longer a daily that posts cars that interest us and our readers (one of our favorites, BaT, posts a ton of stuff lately). We will be more selective. That does not mean we won’t feature your car when you find the nerve to part with it. On the contrary. If it makes it on Mint, it will be in front of readers with the resource to buy. We welcome your comments as usual.

Ferrari 512BBi engine coming out for service

Ferrari 512BBi engine coming out for service

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Ours: ’08 Volkswagen GTI

GTI front

Every once in a while you’ll see one of our personal cars come up on Mint. Why? Because our cars are Mint after all. We bought the GTI new from our local VW dealer here in Connecticut. We have all of the service records and original documents. It has been great to us and we have enjoyed every mile of the 92,000 we’ve accumulated. It is adult owned, unmodified, never raced and always garaged. Just recently, we performed the required timing belt change along with the water pump. And just last week, we serviced the A/C and recharged it using the new equipment at Auto Turismo Sport. It is mechanically perfect. Read More

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EXCLUSIVE: ’85 Ferrari 308GTS QV

IMG_0218 The Ferrari 308 has come of age. One might even say a feeding frenzy is a brewing. The early cars are prized particularly the first batch of vetroresina or fiberglass cars. In the US the early ’80s delivered us an underpowered 308 and they weren’t much fun. But by ’82, the engineers at Ferrari gave the 308’s motor the engineering version of a Breathe Right Strip. They gave it 4 valves per cylinder or as they say at the pizzeria in Modena, Quattrovalvole.  This ultimate iteration of the 308 featured four-valve cylinder heads and an improved engine-management system that boosted U.S. output to 230 hp. While the QVs are far more refined than the early carburetor models, all 308s are non-temperamental and user-friendly, and can comfortably be used as daily drivers. Our exclusive today is offered by a former client of ours who relocated to North Carolina.
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