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Old 26th February 2006
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Couple of weeks ago I just happened to see several 900s
and now this car is on sale.
It's a French model 900 aero 2l turbo 16 s which puts out 185 hp, no cat. Leather interior, sunroof etc, 120,000 miles. recent MOT. What to do? Any info on this model. Would this be something like the Carlsson?
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Come on David let's go and enjoy the pleasure of a classic !

It's an Aero (SPG in US) but it's still the old face before 1987 ,it'hard to find now in good condition !

If you have this timeliness don't hesit to do "the" step !
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It's got the same power as the Carlsson but without the boxy front spoiler. Basically it's what they call a T16S in the UK. Looks in nice condition, low mileage.

They are great cars - it will probably feel quite primitive compared to yours, a lot noisier and not so smooth, but they are good fun. Take it for a test drive and see if you like it. Could make a nice runabout for weekends etc.

It will be similar in spec to the T16S Convertible listed here (not the Aero S Convertible as that is an LPT in the UK). Have a look at the C900 buyer's guide on what to look out for.
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What would Sterling Moss do?

Nice stuff in the back ground, artsy. Sorry can't resist. oops!


"At the first bend, I had the clear sensation that Tazio had taken it badly and that we would end up in the ditch; I felt myself stiffen as I waited for the crunch. Instead, we found ourselves on the next straight with the car in a perfect position. I looked at him, his rugged face was calm, just as it always was, and certainly not the face of someone who had just escaped a hair-raising spin. I had the same sensation at the second bend. By the fourth or fifth bend I began to understand; in the meantime, I had noticed that through the entire bend Tazio did not lift his foot from the accelerator, and that, in fact, it was flat on the floor. As bend followed bend, I discovered his secret. Nuvolari entered the bend somewhat earlier than my driver's instinct would have told me to. But he went into the bend in an unusual way: with one movement he aimed the nose of the car at the inside edge, just where the curve itself started. His foot was flat down, and he had obviously changed down to the right gear before going through this fearsome rigmarole. In this way he put the car into a four-wheel drift, making the most of the thrust of the centrifugal force and keeping it on the road with the traction of the driving wheels. Throughout the bend the car shaved the inside edge, and when the bend turned into the straight the car was in the normal position for accelerating down it, with no need for any corrections."
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Looks a great car David and I can see you in it too


With the wealth of experience in the forum you cant lose, go get it fella
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i nearly bought a convertable last week , don't look at me like that chris . the wife put her foot down, we don't need 3 cars
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Did they have different color codes for Europe? In the states, the SPG was only offered in Edwardian Grey in 87 IIRC... I know the 86 was EG... I thought they didn't offer two-tone (IE paint a different color from the lower trim) until '90 -- at least in the US?
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Couple of weeks ago I just happened to see several 900s
and now this car is on sale.
It's a French model 900 aero 2l turbo 16 s which puts out 185 hp, no cat. Leather interior, sunroof etc, 120,000 miles. recent MOT. What to do? Any info on this model. Would this be something like the Carlsson?
She is looking at a 1987 T8 at the moment.....go for it!
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