Well, it is finally here! We were in Monterey for car week. Did all of the concours and car shows, virtually all of the auctions. FCA national meet, stayed at Carmel Highlands, visited Casa Ferrari everyday, dined at Monterey fish house, stopped at Dodi's, etc. Goodings...should have purchased the Vetroresina 308 but she did get a fabulous consulation price when we stopped at Canepa in Scotts Valley:
1971 Used Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV at Canepa Serving Scotts Valley, IID 13542819
It was a wonderful way to end the best car week of our lives. We were lucky that Bruce was there, and it was late in the day, so he gave us a personal tour. First of all the shop is flawless. Everything is in its place, and the cars have to be among the best in the world. You just will not see this type of shop or collection in very many places although there are a few like Motion Products.
It was the condition, attitude, and records on this particular car that caught our attention. And then we were explained about the Canepa Way. First you buy the car, then it goes to our shop, and we go over it from top to bottom. You may not get the car back for two to four months or more. There will be lots of invoices but no additional bills.
We watched the shop tours on line that were posted every week to note that the engine was out and it was being serviced. It has a few leaks, so they removed the engine and replaced all of the gaskets. Then they did the valves and tuned it.
Finally Bruce wringed it out for several hundred miles to make sure it was right. What a life. Selling cool cars, racing the best cars, and driving the hell out of your customers cars before they are sent off!
So, finally it is in it's place next to it's stable mates, waiting for her to drive it..any day now, when the rain stops...