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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by pc233, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. pc233

    pc233 Karting

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    #1 pc233, Aug 17, 2010
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    I thought I would try a new thread idea out. I have been lucky enough to visit the factory once in 1993, but I find the history of the place fascinating. As such, I thought I would start a thread showing pictures of the factory throughout the years.
    If you want to contribute, your pictures of any visits to the factory would be most welcome. If you can include who took them and when, that would be even better, as it all helps place things into context.
    The first B&W images are from the material I was able to find at CAR magazine, as are the images of the Countach production line and the Silver Jalpa and the image of Valentino in the cafeteria. The images from 1993 are mine, while the Diablo assembly line and partially assembled cars are also from CAR.
    I hope you enjoy my idea.

    Regards,
    Paul
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  2. pc233

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    The first attempt was a bit too dark, so I've brightened it up a bit, but it now looks a bit strange. I'd love to know what the documents on Ferruccio's desk say...
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    Great idea and great pics - thanks for sharing.
     
  4. rush109

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    these pics are fantastic
     
  5. 355dreamer

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    Thank you Paul,
    One of the best threads on Fchat in some time.
     
  6. 87-Countach

    87-Countach Karting

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    I want that sign in the cafeteria!!!
     
  7. SFchallenge

    SFchallenge Formula Junior

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    Brilliant idea & some very valuable pics u have there. I visited the factory in 07 & had a thread about it. Let me see if I can find the pics for you.
     
  8. raymondQV

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    Paul, you know that this jalpa pic is almost historic since it shows the very first car after the prototype and most supposely the car which was later converted into the spyder now being in Tonino's musuem?
     
  9. EMILIO

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    i was going to say the same thing
    very interesting pic!

    it was tested by more than one mag. and was still a proto (different seats...)
    the first production car should be a black one
     
  10. raymondQV

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    CLA12002 was unfortunately destroyed by fire...

    Emilio, can you ask in Tonino's museum whether it's possible to take pictures of the engine bay to check for the VIN?
     
  11. EMILIO

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    #13 EMILIO, Aug 18, 2010
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    Raymond,

    i think it is very likely to be possible, next time i will be there i will try
    i know one guy there so i think is doable!

    Raymond: where is the VIN stamped on jalpas? i do not remember
     
  12. raymondQV

    raymondQV F1 Rookie

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    Chassis plate in the engine bay and/or on one of the suspension domes.

    http://www.jalpa.ch/Register/index.html
     
  13. Diablo_4_Ever

    Diablo_4_Ever Formula Junior

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    Great pics, love the one of the cafetaria
     
  14. pc233

    pc233 Karting

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    pc233 Karting

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    #17 pc233, Aug 18, 2010
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    Yes, I was aware it was an important Jalpa and was wondering what had happened to it. When the late and much missed Marcel de Lange scanned in some of my slides and images on to a disc, he titled the pictures of this car with JalpaCLA12001 in the name. He's a more well-known image taken at the same time.
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  16. EMILIO

    EMILIO F1 Rookie

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    tks, next time i will be there i try! :)

    i sent you an e mail
     
  17. EMILIO

    EMILIO F1 Rookie

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    yes, a nice and famous pic

    this very one car i think is featured on AutoCapital italian article on the jalpa in 1982
    i have the mag.
     
  18. raymondQV

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    He sent me these pictures as well but with a car magazine watermark and said they are protected and should not been shown public...
     
  19. raymondQV

    raymondQV F1 Rookie

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    Could you please scan it and sent to the jalpa-email since that magazine is missing in the list.
     
  20. EMILIO

    EMILIO F1 Rookie

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    sure, i was looking at it the other day :)

    if i would forget about it, please remind me by e mail
     
  21. joe sackey

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    Jack Robinson (the USA tech director in the Miura days) told me he had the distinction of being thrown out of that office by Ferruccio when he stopped by to complain about the insufficient technical data of the owners manuals by showing what Porsche's manuals were like. The next day Ferruccio made up for it by taking him out to lunch!
     
  22. Olivier NAMECHE

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    Good idea Joe and guess what... I'm right there at Santa Agata B... spending tonight at Grand Hotel Bologna - Pieve di Cento.

    Tomorrow after my "usual trip" at factory, I will spend rest of the day with some Lamborghini family members... gonna to be thrilling !

    Emilio, you can call me around 5 PM on 0032 477 763 911 and we can meet at Crevalcore ?
    Overwise, I will stay near Lucca untill 28th August.

    I will report when I'll be back in Belgium by 5th September.

    Ciao from SAB,
    Olivier
     
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  23. EMILIO

    EMILIO F1 Rookie

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    ciao olivier

    lambo shop is closed all this weeck for holidays unfortunately

    but if you are in Lucca we should arrange a meet next weeck! :)

    Emilio
     

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