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    Thank you - writing can also be a labor of love.:)

    Thank you - writing can also be a labor of love.:)
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    What Defines an “Authorized” or “Authentic” car? and what determines its VALUE?

    Legal Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is intended to harm anyone or impact their cars’ values. This posting is entirely my personal opinion, but I'll support it with as many facts as I can.

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    The entire greenhouse (incl'g front & back...

    The entire greenhouse (incl'g front & back windshields) came from an Intermeccanica Italia Coupe. He modified the C-pillars to add side windows behind the door windows for a lighter look which I...
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    Bravo! & a few suggestions...

    I love it as a concept and I'm assuming you're posting it because you're looking for feedback...

    The curved character line in the tops of the rear fenders is elegant and beautiful - kind of...
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    Who built it...

    It wasn’t just built FOR a club member; it was built BY that member. He runs a Ferrari restoration shop in Sydney, Australia.

    http://www.tomyang.net/cars/ferrari531.htm

    Note: At the bottom of...
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    All I can say is "WOW" - Very Slick!

    All I can say is "WOW" - Very Slick!
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    Proportion, proportion, proportion

    Thanks for the compliment.

    I'm an automotive engineer with a keen eye for design, and you would not be the first artist to design a car so it looks right and then tell the engineers to go figure...
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    Sticky: World's ugliest car?

    Is it real? I did a cursory search on the web and could not find any pictures of the A.I.S.V. Zlatko, though I believe that there is such a car - I just question if this is a picture of any real...
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    Interesting how you turned the front wheel/tire...

    Interesting how you turned the front wheel/tire in your chop.

    A lot of design elements are subjective (i.e. there's no 'right' way or 'wrong' way when it comes to many of the design elements) - so...
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    If I showed YOU the same respect as I showed...

    If I showed YOU the same respect as I showed MrDetroitMetal, you'd think I was a genius,
    (but then everyone else would think I was nuts).
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    LOVE the Martini stripes! - They've always been...

    LOVE the Martini stripes! - They've always been one of my favorite race car color themes since the '60's...

    Nice job changing out the wheels too... but why leave the license plate?
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    Geez, I had to slog through a lot of mouthin' off...

    Geez, I had to slog through a lot of mouthin' off from both sides to read through this thread. I'm new to this website, so I'm unfamiliar with Mr.DetroitMetal's previous work, but I gotta say that I...
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    With all due respect to henk4, please allow me to...

    With all due respect to henk4, please allow me to correct an error before it gets repeated…
    The chassis of the Intermeccanica Italia was NOT in any way based on the chassis of the diminutive TVR...
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    Daring to compare Italias with Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spyders

    Thank you for your kind words.



    & Thank YOU for photographing the Italia and sharing your pics with us! This owner has certainly done a great job restoring it! I love the glass over the...
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    Individuality and Older Cars

    I've done 4 or 5 posts this week, (but I joined maybe five months ago without posting much previously, so I'm still quite a novice). I'm flattered that someone wants to hear more from me. Michigan...
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    Poll: Best of Both Worlds: Euro-American Hybrids

    Me too! - You might consider a Euro-American Hybrid like an Intermeccanica Italia, an Iso Rivolta, a Bizzarini Strada, etc... You get the best of both worlds - a stunningly beautiful, handbuilt...
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    Wow! - Nice work, McReis, identifying all those...

    Wow! - Nice work, McReis, identifying all those cars. I get the feeling that if you were blindfolded, you could still identify cars by smelling the exhaust fumes.

    My first thought on seeing all...
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    I agree with you that it's a matter of taste, and...

    I agree with you that it's a matter of taste, and I agree with your taste - I'd prefer it if the wheels had a deeper dish to them. Many cars in the '60's had some dish to the wheels (especially...
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    The two 'students' I think you are referring to...

    The two 'students' I think you are referring to are Milt Brown and Ron Plescia. They'd met as senior students in high school, but I think they were about 28 at the time they came up with the Apollo....
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    Where to find articles on the Intermeccanica Apollo...

    For articles on the Apollo (and any other Intermeccanica-made car) check out the great website: www.Intermeccanica.org
    There you will find a heading called"Publications" with pages & pages of...
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    Poll: Intermeccanica Italia - Love at first sight

    Intermeccanica Italia - Love at first sight
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    I've seen them several times at the Concorso...

    I've seen them several times at the Concorso Italiano during the Monterey Weekend (third weekend in August every year). I did not attend this past year (2006), but I understand they were supposed to...
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