Schlepped the F12 around Berkeley today and got a VIN inspection from a Berkeley PD officer who'd never done one before. She was happy to defer to me. What do I write and where? No problem.
Cruised by Patrick Otis and Laurence Anderson. My luck holds on tires. I bought a set of Firestone Cavallino 185-16 radials a couple years ago, confused and thinking they were 185-15. 16s were not use to me, so I gave them to Laurence, who deals with ACs, Bentleys, and the like, in the thought that he might have a customer who could use them. They've sat in his loft, unused and unsold, and he gave them back to me today! Perfect for the F12, and soooooo sporty. So I'll put them on maybe this week. Anyone need a set of 215/65-16? For your offroad E36 328i perhaps?
Conrad checked it out, and said while the basic body is essentially the same as his Romeo 2, in detail it's utterly different, and the F12 seems so much more modern and "of a piece." He says the Romeo is a challenge to use, all 1100cc two-stroke supercharged diesel, drum brakes, fuel cutoff as part of the accelerator pedal, etc. We drove around a few blocks and he dug it. He describes the Romeo as really pre-war in feel and detail, in spite of being from the Giulietta era, with 6C 2500 pieces and the like on it. I will hope to compare up close.
Check out the cavernous flat-floor rear, and all the primary colors parked in our street today (the Penske truck is not mine).