They tried to capture a little of the `vette feel in that later Riviera, and I like it, but the rest is just too massive for me. I'm not a fan of the big barges (unless it's a Roller or Bentley).
That reporter guy got back with me, after 2 months, and wants to drive the cars. That's cool, we went over some details, but it fell apart when I mentioned liability. I told him the newspaper would have to sign that they're liable if any of the cars are damaged, and he then said it wasn't a review for the `paper (huh?!?), now he claims it's for some independent article. Okay. Well, that may be, but he'd still need to have insurance that covers him and my cars, and sign an agreement. He gets annoyed. I inform him that I only have liability on my cars, and only for my wife and I, the rest is 100% self-insured (it's smart, I put the money that I would pay in collision/comp into low-risk securities, then I can pay out of it if I ever need it). The whole time he acts like he's trying to do me some type of favor, "it's publicity for your cars". LOL! Should I get them an agent? Are they going to go out and make money for me? From the get-go I told him that I don't even want to be mentioned in the articles. PPFFFTTT!!
Ultimately, I put my foot down and said no insurance, no drive. Then he hung up on me. You see? This is more of that sense of entitlement crap, believing that he has some right to do what he wants with no strings. I'd blame Chris Harris and Matt Farah
, but what people don't know is they have $1M policies backing them up.
In other news, I'm buying three investment cars; a minty `71 Euro-spec 246 GT (w/ factory leather), a `71 365 GTC/4, and a "mongrel" `70 Fiat Dino spider. Then, once the DB6 is ready, the same guy that I'm buying those cars from, is buying it from me. In case you're wondering, what I mean by mongrel is that none of it is original except for the frame and body panels. In fact, it doesn't even have its Ferrari/Fiat 2.4L, what's in there now is an Alfa 2.8L (enlarged from a 2.5). It's a looker, but not worth very much. The restoration on it must have been a labor of love, because it sure wasn't for financial gain.Edited by Magick Man - 2/5/13 at 10:04am