Got the VIN number today

…and I learned that 17 digit VINs started in 1981.  I could order the birth certificate for 50€, but it doesn’t tell you much.

I guess the engine number is more important with these things anyway.

Maybe September?

I know I’ve said this a hundred times, but it looks like I might be finally getting my Ghia to Georgia.

My buddy just got a truck and another buddy has a trailer.  I’m hoping we can arrange a little geocaching run up north and grab the car while we are up there.

Crossing my fingers…


Yet another year and no Ghia here.  I’m beginning to wonder if it’ll ever be here.

Email from Rancho Transaxels

Mike Herbert <>
07/21/2011 01:46 PM


I would suggest our Pro Street Plus. The Quaife would be a nice upgrade. It takes about 3-4 weeks to get a Quaife right now. We are about 3 weeks out before we could start the build. A 3.88 R/P would work well with the Turbo Engine.

Pro Street Plus    $1199
3.88 R/P                $195
Quaife                     $1295
Trans Core            $195 refunded on return of good core.

Total                        $2884