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#558092 - 05/02/19 05:23 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
Shooter Offline

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Registered: 06/09/07
Posts: 1448
Loc: Oreton, Shropshire
Originally Posted By NickCW
Thanks for the comments all, much food for thought. I agree with everything which is the confusing thing, my head says its not twice the car.. and my heart loves it because I remember watching it on Top Gear when I was younger and wondering what on earth it was - and how amazing it must be to own!

The differences off the top of my head are:
- Larger 4.6l Alpina tuned version of the 4.4v8
- Carbon fibre hardtop
- Side exhausts
- Piano black wood trim
- Carbon fibre dash/console insert
- Bespoke Mota-lita steering wheel
- Cutouts in front valance
- Exclusivity!

Might have missed something else..


I think the most important thing isn't listed and that is the actual build of the car. Seems to have been put together a lot better than the majority of Aero's. I read somewhere that this was down to a small team of people working on the 11 cars. Whether that is correct I cannot say. However it does seem to have a better feel to it compared to all the others I've had.

Found a little snippet below, makes the common mistake about the engine size. Has a few images of mine along with 3 or 4 other GTN's

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=aer...0&FORM=VIRE
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#558096 - 05/02/19 05:30 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Interesting video on the GTN
Thanks for posting
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#558098 - 05/02/19 05:31 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 29/03/16
Posts: 805
Loc: Upminster, Essex
Personally ( and what do I know) buying such a low mileage GTN would pay dividends if you were to store it away for another 10-15 years as an investment, but if you were to drive it, it wouldn’t command such a premium in a few years.

This is just my opinion, and as such, is worth exactly what you paid for it!

Simon


Edited by simonjrw (05/02/19 05:32 PM)
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#558112 - 05/02/19 07:06 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 20/02/16
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Thanks all for your thoughts.

After speaking to a few dealers the general consensus seems to be that the market is flat for cars at the moment, it doesn't mean you can't ask strong money but they aren't selling. As such to sell mine quickly the GTN would be significantly over double the price - which I don't feel is worth it, especially when mine drives very well and I have been told is one of the better ones.

They also seem to think the GTN isn't listed at a price that is reflecting where they think the market is at - so I have decided its not the right time to pursue this.

I appreciate everyone's thoughts, some great advice and on the plus side I got to have a closeup look at the GTN and its detail, which has given me some inspiration and useful information for the future. cheers
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#558116 - 05/02/19 07:25 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 23/05/17
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I contemplated the same car about a year ago , as after researching them it seemed to be reasonable, even mentioned it to shooter at LMC18 for his take on them as a serial Aero owner. Anyway I sat on my hands and it appears everybody else has too, so it seems this is a sticky area of the market.
I believe that the oft mentioned nice driving of these 11 is down to the time and care lavished on the suspension set up as the team did build them off to one side of the series production models.
Re the V10 we had a good look at that last year too ! She must have a very checkered past , as a track day car maybe she has a future.
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#558124 - 05/02/19 07:54 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Interesting re the suspension setup, mine had a full geometry setup at the supplying dealer before I purchased - so perhaps that explains why it drives so well.

The V10 is a very unusual car, S1 centre locks, S2 chassis apparently and an Aeromax body and goodness knows what else if its running a V10, would love to hear it run though..!
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#558135 - 05/02/19 08:27 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 07/09/09
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Loc: Cologne, Germany
I don't have any inside knowledge, and there are a lot of people here in the forum who have had real personal experiences with GTN. And their assessment is much more valuable than the little I say.
But I know someone who had a GTN. He had problems, among others I remember, it was with the steering. There was no spare part anymore.

The only thing I can say for sure is that he made three crosses when he could sell his GTN.
Please, I don't want to be a spoilsport. But apart from the good feeling of anticipation, you have to look very closely at whether the car can stay ready to drive or whether it will stand around most of the time because parts are missing.
If you really like the car and want to have it, the purchase price has to change in these days if the seller really wants to sell it, at least a little bit

If money doesn't matter, and if you can keep your current car, then buying it is a rare opportunity. But if the GTN always has to be ready for work, then I would be suspicious.

I don't want to sound negative, I just want to warn a little.

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#558136 - 05/02/19 08:36 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: NickCW]
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Registered: 29/03/16
Posts: 805
Loc: Upminster, Essex
Problems with steering are common to all S1’s........ask me how Iknow....🙄

Simon
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#558137 - 05/02/19 08:37 PM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: simonjrw]
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Registered: 29/12/18
Posts: 336
Loc: North of Stamford, UK
How do you know???? Please tell me!!!!! I hate missing out 🤪
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#558182 - 06/02/19 08:27 AM Re: Should I? The GTN itch.. [Re: Heinz]
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Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
If it's the steering problem I think you mention Heinz, one of the independent specialists here now makes the parts for power steering that became unavailable.
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