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Venturi purchase agreed

Postby ewan » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:58 pm

I have just agreed the purchase of one of the two RHD twin-turbo Venturi Atlantique cars sold in the UK in 1998. The plan is to collect it on Friday, so I'm praying for some sunshine (in case the wipers don't wipe!). The other one is coming up for auction in June (at Historics, Brooklands) so that's about to have a new owner also, presumably.

I'd like to contact other Venturi Atlantique owners and thought this a good place to start. Any advice on who to use for servicing and repairs would be much appreciated, as I'm envisaging needing help.

And if there is such a thing as a Venturi owners club or an annual meet, enlighten me and count me in.

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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby mettersl » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:46 pm

Petrol blue one (Ex Richard from Ireland) or the other one? Congratulations, beautiful cars, I am jealous already.
There used to be a Venturi owners club in the Uk, website and all, but I think they have all moved here...not that there are that many left in the UK, a few RHD are back in France if I remember correcty..
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby ewan » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:19 pm

Mine is the darker blue car. Richards old car is the one coming to auction in June, with (IMHO) a surprisingly low estimate. I think they just want to get people interested. But having chatted to the owner, I know he won't sell at the auction guide price.

Mine has had about £20k spent on it over the last 4 years, to bring it back to top condition. The ex owner has a large collection of Porsches, so much of the work has been completed by his preferred mechanics at Porsche Cardiff. But there's still a few jobs (such as the A/C) for me to get my teeth into.

I'm trying to line up a few appropriate summer events to attend. Maybe the Sunday morning meet at Wilton House on the day for French sports cars, and also the French day at Prescott Hill Climb (from memory, the last w/e of May).
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby stephendell » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:49 am

Venturi owners always welcome to join us here and at any events like Prescott :-)
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby simontaylor » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:36 am

Ewan, congratulations and where are you located, Your profile is incomplete.
When forum readers know where you are, they often offer much more help.
See you soon, hopefully.
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby PaulC1959 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:33 am

Hi Ewan

A handful of Venturi owners are on here, I have a 260, though there are a few Atlantique 300 owners on here also. I know of your car and yes it has had a lot spent on it.

La Vie en Bleu, I shall be there, Pauly A610 usually does Sunday and Martin Guard attends sometimes. Also ex owner (200) Paul Dobrowski is attending this year.

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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby ewan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:17 pm

I'm based in central Dorset and have now added that to my profile. Hence events in the southern counties are a bit easier for me.

I'll aim to bring the Venturi to Prescott on Sunday May 29th for the French day. If I go on the Saturday as well I'll probably be in something different (Italian) as that appears to be more an Italian based day.

Does anyone know if the dark green Atlantique 300 is still based in Somerset? It would be nice to try a meet up with the owner for some advice.
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby simontaylor » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:28 pm

Dorset is good, maybe see you sometime for breakfast at Goodwood too.
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby PaulC1959 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:28 pm

ewan wrote:Does anyone know if the dark green Atlantique 300 is still based in Somerset? It would be nice to try a meet up with the owner for some advice.


Ewan

I forgot about that car!!! Iain Jones is his name and I believe he is on here. He normally attends La Vie en Bleu but only usually on the Saturday.

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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby mogster242 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:29 pm

Welcome and congrats,

There are a few of us (gta) in Bournemouth area ;) would be nice to meet up when you have your car

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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby ewan » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:43 pm

Collected the Venturi today. Typically it then started raining for the trip home. But it was still fun and I look forward to getting it out again when the sun finally appears for summer.

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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby miles thomas » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:47 pm

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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby BIG_MVS » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:52 pm

Lovely cars, congrats on the purchase.
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby PaulC1959 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:47 pm

I always did like the colour combo on this car! Very nice :up :up :up
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Re: Venturi purchase agreed

Postby PaulyA610 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:43 pm

Hi Ewan was nice speaking to you today even if it was only by text. Love this car lots and glad to see another classic that will be used and not mothballed away. I will definitely be at Prescott but only on Sunday I am afraid.
Get some more pics of the beast up when you can.
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