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  1. joe sackey

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    Joey, you know I'm just busting your balls ;)

    But, we do have a still-active and longstanding 25th Anniversario thread, and that's a 25th Anniversario engine cover.
     
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    Oh I know. Yes, we also have a Countach thread as well. It's your thread. If you like I can change the title to something like 1985-1988 Countach Downdraft & exclude the Anni dd cars.
     
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    And not nearly as elegant.
     
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    No thanks the title is just fine in all it's simplicity, all good.
     
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    #12283 joe sackey, Dec 13, 2019
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    Such a good day! Dan pluck took the wonderful pictures. Harry Metcalfe came to that event, he made a video which is on his youtube channel.

    I hear that John is looking to organsie an event in the US. I'm sure that some of the UK owners: JB21, footsoldier could make it? Think it would be a bridge too far for me to ship Daisy over for the event. But I'm sure it will be a great turnout and a spectular event!

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    LOL "a bridge too far", I like that English expression.

    I'd feel the same way about flying my car anywhere, I recall a client who owned a priceless (to him) Italian car who arranged for it to air-freighted in a 747's cargo hold on the very same flight he was on, his logic was that if his priceless baby had to go down, he'd be going down with it ;)
     
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    Agreed. I shipped my car from Italy. Aside from not being interested in paying the premium to fly it (which, of course, would have gotten it to the US much faster), I was much more comfortable with my car loaded into its own freight container. Fortunately it arrived without incident.
     
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    When I was a senior in high school, I went to visit my older brother in New York when he was a student at Columbia University. One afternoon, I took the tube from Manhattan to North Bergen, NJ to visit Joe Nastasi‘s showroom. For a Countach obsessed teen, it was like walking into heaven. Seeing Countach’s, Jalpa’s and LM002’s sitting on a showroom floor with plastic on the seats, etc., like other new car showrooms. So surreal.
     
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    Nice story, thanks for sharing the dream
     
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    By the way, the 80s was the beginning of the era of lots of random misinformation about these cars, which we've worked long and hard to correct.

    For example the notion that Nastasi imported just 12 or 13 Downdrafts were imported into the country is erroneous, I mentioned that to him and he laughed it off, anyway, here is an Ad from the Du Pont Registry suggesting that there were just 6

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    Continuing with our Unidentified Flying Objects, here's a RHD Downdraft in Hong Kong that Robert might be able to help us identify

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    I know we identified his 25th Anniversario definitively, but did we ever conclude which Downdraft that Formula 1 pilot Gerhard Berger owned?

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    Do we know the name of THE designer that designed the QV engine cover? Was it penned in-house, or someone at Bertone? Did they go back to Gandini? Would be great to know.
     
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    Great question.
     
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