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  1. Rossocorsa1

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    It’s my understanding that this car is now back in Europe.
     
  2. joe sackey

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    In more recent years Downdraft traffic has been the other direction, inbound to the USA, one more is imminent.
     
  3. Ciro Izzo

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    If I’m not mistaken, Tony Rienzi sold this car for a very high price for the time. And it would be a steal today.
     
  4. Rossocorsa1

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    I can’t say that I know what he sold it for, but he did tell me it was sent back to Europe. I’m all but certain he said it went to Switzerland.
     
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  6. Rossocorsa1

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    Let’s hope
     
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    As with other fabled marques, as values increase, the cars tend to revert to their maker’s original status.
     
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    Does anyone have contact to the owner of HLA12118? Not sure if its a FI or carbed. But i have access to the original pouch/owners manual and service book of this particular car.

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  9. Rossocorsa1

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    Just sent you an email.
     
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    Yet another variation of the Nuova Automobili Lamborghini pouch, I haven’t seen this style before.
     
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    Given the work-intensive nature of restorations and considering rare parts, sublets and specialist labor, some restorers will set up a timeframe but it is always subject to the project running smoothly, sublet being done correctly and parts arriving on time. Reasonable expectations is the basic premise. Some restorations can finish exactly on time, others will run over by months or even years. It’s no different than any other type of project, for instance, the construction of property. It’s not for the faint of heart or for everyone, not everyone is predisposed to handling the process well.

    I have never heard of a restorer entering into an agreement accepting to be fined for not being on target, I know this one doesn’t, neither would I if I were a restorer. Which begs the question, is that how it works in the boat building world?

    Also, since you ask, are you planning on subjecting your car to a high end restoration?
     
  20. Rossocorsa1

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    Correct to all of this. Restoring a car like a Countach, if done correctly, is an intensive process, and one I am enjoying. Still, it isn’t for everyone. I’m not the type to send me car out to anyone and just say “call me when it’s done”. I’m deeply engaged, and we talk at least twice a week. I have also visited the shop multiple times. We discuss every detail, and I view my role in this restoration as a partner in the process, not just the client. To be clear, I do this for selfish reasons as I want my car done at the very highest standards. When we decide to replace a part, for example, I spend a good degree of my free time hunting globally for precisely what we’re looking for. I alone have farmed NOS flasher lights, a NOS steering column switch assembly, a NOS rear fog light, NOS Bertone Badges, NOS headlights,, etc. (to mention just a few items). There are other ancillaries that I alone have sourced through many months for research - like my tool kit, manuals, correct keys, etc. The interior alone is an incredibly detailed process, which we will take our time deciding on every nuance from materials, stitch style, padding depth, etc. Having a superb restorer is only part of the process, in my view. If it’s to be done right, it needs to be afforded the care and attention it deserves.
     
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