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  1. joe sackey

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    By the way, please post the images you have, that would be helpful as it relates to the discussion, and cool to see.
     
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    Steering wheel of very original triple-Bianco LHD Downdraft UK-registered B 577 NAB in Gloucestershire, said to be factory original, I have no independent corroboration of this

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  6. Lemacc

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    This is a folder for all documents of the car from the owner.
     
  7. Lemacc

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    Do you know this car by VIN? Looks like a MY85-86 Version. White steering wheels are just for glove drivers!
     
  8. Lemacc

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    If the book is correct, the photo which i posted must be Geneva Show 1987. Geneva Shows are around March, so before the italian summer brake. My guess is the new bonnet were used after September.
     
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    August 1986, but on the Geneva Show they did not use always brand new cars, sometimes those which were around at Dealers.
    It's definitely 1987, since I was at geneva 1985/86 and also inside the stand.
     
  10. joe sackey

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    Yes, UK-registered B 577 NAB, it's a 1985 car, you have the VIN as posted here a number of times.

    Right on schedule.

    Do you have images from your 1985 & 1986 visits, and if so, can you please post them?

    As Raymond says those hoods stopped being production in the summer of 1986, this appears to be a Press car with painted Pirelli script on the tires.

    Lots of speculation & guessing but it appears we have an image with a red Jalpa, a white Downdraft and Bleu Acapulco LM002, cool to see regardless.
     
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    Wow! Love Nero with no wing!!
     
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    Please help if you’re able. I’m looking for a leather manuals pouch. If you have one to sell or know of one, please send me a pm. Thank you.
     
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    Contact Vince F (you have his email) he may still have several.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Just sold one last week!
     
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    That's very helpful ;)
     
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    This one is for you John:

    Imagine walking along the sidewalk in Paris checking your phone when in the distance you hear the deep bassy sound of what must be a V12 engine, then as it gets closer you realize this has to be a carbureted Countach! Then it swings into view and flashes by with a glorious symphony of snap-crackle-pop on the overrun, low, wide and menacing, a black/black Downdraft! You just about gather your senses in time to get a picture or two, realize that you have just randomly encountered an Automotive God, and your day has become just a bit special

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    Hopefully we all get to see Darth Vader's ride this weekend. Per John's request NO wing.
     
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