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  1. Rossocorsa1

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    #11026 Rossocorsa1, Jun 10, 2019
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  2. joe sackey

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    Hard to see the detail.
     
  3. Rossocorsa1

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    That’s as clear as I could make them. Maybe some online digging can unearth a clearer image.
     
  4. Spyder-Man

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    Joe you must be one hell of an Internet warrior! You find so many pictures of our cars. Well played sir!

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  5. joe sackey

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    I can't take all the credit, at this point many images get sent to me.

    For example this one of Bertone SpA's Downdraft and the famed Marzal

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    Stephane's GLA12909 will soon have a new stablemate along with his Diablo SVR, Murcielago SV, and Murcielago R-SV GT1, the new Aventador SVJ.

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  9. Rossocorsa1

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    Question for other downdraft owners. Please watch and listen to the 2:39 mark on this video:



    You’ll notice the warning siren/chime, common in Italian cars of the 80’s and 90’s (both my 328 and 355 have this). Can you please confirm that your cars have this? Though the car in the video is a fueling, the chime is not unique to US. Are. My car currently does not make this sound, though I suspect the sound box is either dead or the previous owner had it disconnected (as often happens). Please advise.
     
  10. Ellagirl

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    Great article. I have this magazine.
     
  11. vfinaldi

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    Great photo! I wonder where this was taken?
     
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  12. Astonish78

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    Hello Mr. Finaldi,

    it was taken at the Bertone Museum in Caprie (Italy)

    Best regards

    Zdenek ;)
     
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    Er... do you mean the Nero car in Australia FLA12832?
     
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    Wow, that's awesome! I purchased and own some original Bertone items from the Caprie facility.
     
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    Vince, sent you a PM.
     
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  16. joe sackey

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    I thought this was a USA thing, I didn't have it in my first Downdraft in the 80s when that car was nearly new, nor in the current Downdraft, nor in fact have I heard it in any Downdraft.

    Yes Kevin already confirmed a page ago that the dealer advertised it as FLA12632.

    That said the new owner loves how it drives.
     
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  18. Rossocorsa1

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    Good to know. Thanks.

     
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    Jeff, Review the first 10 seconds of Harry’s video
     
  20. Rossocorsa1

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    #11045 Rossocorsa1, Jun 13, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    That’s interesting. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to compare that more closely with the other chime. Also, one can hear that harry disengages something (likely a security device) before he strikes the ignition. Also, the chime seems more related to the doors being open than to the ignition. For example, on my Ferrari’s, the chime sounds when you first insert the key and turn it to position one. It goes off after a couple seconds if the engine is and the doors are shut, however it remains on (and will sound) if the doors are open.
     
  21. vfinaldi

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    I responded to your PM.
     
  22. joe sackey

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    So this is basically an open-door alarm or warning buzzer, I think USA, Canada, Middle East & UK cars were fitted with these probably post-1986.
     
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  24. Rossocorsa1

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    Gorgeous
     
  25. Rossocorsa1

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    Does anyone have a pdf file of an 85 downdraft parts manual? If so, please send me a message. Much appreciated.
     

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