Well, you guys got them all (all 6), but no single person person got more than 3.
I'll figure something out. That Subaru dune buggie is a must, what killer build quality for something most people would have ignorantly thrown in the trash. My wife was literally freaking out, "That's my golf cart! That's my golf cart!"
There's probably no way we can leave that auction without it.
The Zonda chronicles continue. It's now going back to Modena. We believe, and Pagani concurs, that the overtightening of the bolts to the chassis was only part of the problem, the monocoque itself is slightly warped. Whether from initial treatment (most likely) or from torsion from the over-tightening (less likely), we can't say. Either way, it's their fault, and they're even admitting it in writing (after my lawyer had a frank talk with their lawyer). Oh, and I threatened to have the whole thing crushed, video it, and post it on Youtube to recoup my losses. Of course I'd never do that, the outcry from the public would make my life a living hell, but I'd say the fear that I could be serious is part of what prompted Horatio to acquiesce. He loves each and every one of these and likely the thought of one of them being destroyed bothers him on a personal level. BTW, his English is perfectly fine, except when he gets upset.
They're paying for transport, to and from, and all required repairs to bring it back to specification (like replacing the tub). I'm going to pay for factory upgrades to bring the car up to the last chassis/powertrain revision (the same as the real Roadster Final Edition, except mine will be keeping its 6-spd MT). Yeah, I'm going to have to fork out even more money on the damned thing, but I felt I had to throw them a bone to keep this from becoming a protracted legal entanglement. Getting it back
in the USA, that could be tricky... One thing's for sure, I can't begin to describe how frustrating this has been, the amount of man-hours that have been put into that car to figure out and fix what's wrong... I wouldn't know where to start in tallying it all up. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself not to buy it, I know
the guys at the shop feel that way. Every time I saw them working on it I felt like apologizing.