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Post by philsaunders » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:04 pm

What he said. You can also set various filters, including searching worldwide. It will default to only searching listings that are posted to your national website. It won't list items that don't list shipping to your location, however. I will occasionally search localized ebay sites and if I find something that doesn't ship to me, I'll just message the seller. Often they'll be happy to give you a shipping price. Some of my more important searches I have send me a daily new listing summary via email.
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by reeft1 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:29 am

I will have to give this a try then. Thanks

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by The Maltings » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:28 am

reeft1 wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:54 pm
philsaunders wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:40 pm
BTW did this one ever race? I've only ever seen one photo of it with numbers, but it could have been doctored or be from a heritage exhibition event.
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The Abarth team started to plan a new rally car after the 131 Abarth grp 4 had turned uncompetitive, and were working on the grp B Lancia 037 which was going to have both a supercharger and turbo. Abarth needed a test bench for the new engine, and it was based on 131 and 031 Abarth, although it had a different body and was called the Abarth 035.

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No - never raced as far as im aware. Strict test bed as far as I know. I've seen one with some race decals but always believed it was a post exhibition event.
Interesting info here:

http://www.sfconline.org.uk/models/131/131abarth.asp

The 035 was entered in practice for Le Mans in 1980 but didn't make the race....

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by Jager » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:24 am

Interesting info regarding Le Mans as the car isn't listed in most of the 1980 entry lists :

http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/L ... rt=Results
http://www.lemans-history.com/equipas.p ... C&ano=1980

Maybe it ran at the April test session rather than practice for the race in June ?
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by reeft1 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:55 pm

1972 Citroen SM - Verrier - Tour de France - Altaya plus bought decals -1st in class/25th overall
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Post by Alfaholic » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:44 am

Not the first car that comes to mind when I think of rallying, but I like it a lot.
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Post by JSB33 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:44 am

Works for me.
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Post by Jager » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:37 am

There was a Citroen SM entered at Le Mans in 1972 which didn't qualify for the race. I'm guessing its the same car given the common sponsors.....a decal set is available for this one too :

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by LM24HRS » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:51 pm

Ian, I never knew that :shock:
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by The Maltings » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:07 am

Spark's new Targa Florio range should tickle your fancy Paul!

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Post by reeft1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:35 am

I have a couple, plus two on order!

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Post by philsaunders » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:39 am

Love the SM. I really want the shortened SM photo from the Moroccan(?) rally. Or maybe it was the Bandama...
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by LM24HRS » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:04 am

The Maltings wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:07 am
Spark's new Targa Florio range should tickle your fancy Paul!
From an interest point I would love to know more about the TF but if I do venture into the history books I fear it will start a chain reaction with my collecting needs and reduce my wallet contents some what!

I'm off to Paris Retromibile in a couple of weeks and I will pay a visit to the Spark stand to inspect the TF range.........................so I suspect you will be right and I'll end up with one or two in my bag, what this space ;)
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by The Maltings » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 am

Steered away myself from the Targa and Giro as a collection sideline to my normal rally fare. I started on the path as several iconic rally cars such as the Stratos first broke cover on these events however have moved onto Pikes Peak instead however will be watching the Spark series with interest.

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by reeft1 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:32 pm

73 De Tomaso Pantera Group 4 Casoni Giro D'Italia Spark base plus Arena 692 Decals Winner
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by Jager » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Given the price of the base Spark Pantera's, that's an expensive conversion :shock: . Looks very good though.
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by Alfaholic » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:17 pm

Very tasty - nice work.
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by Tom » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:59 am

Indeed!

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Post by reeft1 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:55 am

Jager wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Given the price of the base Spark Pantera's, that's an expensive conversion :shock: . Looks very good though.

The base and decals combined were £15 more than an unbuilt kit, so I didn’t think that was a bad premium to pay.

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by philsaunders » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:44 am

Very nice! How much repainting was necessary?
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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by reeft1 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 am

Hardly any repainting. I used 2 layers of white waterslide decal paper on the bonnet to cover the black thats on the spark, and some red printed decal paper on the leading edge of the bonnet. Plus 2 spot lights amd some cannibalised wing mirrors. Can’t remember if the spark comes with race harnesses but if it didn’t I had some harness decals added. Painted the silver wheels gold and Roberts your mothers brother.

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by Jager » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:22 pm

reeft1 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 am
Painted the silver wheels gold and Roberts your mothers brother.
Ah, got it now. You used the Spark road car for the base :

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I was thinking you'd stripped one of the expensive competition versions (which already have gold wheels) :

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by reeft1 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:17 pm

You are correct Ian!

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Re: Tour and Tarmac Events

Post by reeft1 » Sun May 13, 2018 12:22 pm

79 De Tomaso Pantera Group 5 Micangeli Giro D'Italia Spark base plus Arena 711 decals Finish Unknown (I've hated every minute of this conversion. A blooming nightmare).
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