Appears we found a cool project in Houston. This Enzo, which is a little famous, due to being the first ever wrecked in the USA back in 2004, has been sitting, neglected for >10 years. The guy who bought it like this intended to fix it but never got around to it, plus he was getting jerked around by the Italians trying to get parts. We've personally never had issues getting parts from Ferrari, but we use flattery and small bribes, rather than bluster and threats. What's their incentive to help you? If you yell at them you only make them more stubborn and obnoxious, and in that respect Italians are just like Latinos, and being one of those I know from experience.
Our office manager is usually a sweetheart, and she can really lay on the southern charm, leaving the Italian parts guys fumbling all over themselves to help her. We had all the Aventador parts in <2 weeks, which is faster than the dealerships could get them and we even got the same discount! Naturally Ferrari is a little harder to work with, but I don't mind using small bribes, if it helps to get things done.
Originally Posted by Hutnicks
I don't think marriage has much to do with it.
Experience has taught me to never let a girfriend try your Serengetti's on though.
Oh, you're so wrong there.
Right after the wedding they automatically think of everything you have as "ours".