Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ
I have seen a beautiful 512TR for sale in Newport Beach, it looked brand new! IIRC they wanted $135-$140k for the car.
Anybody remember Bob Norwood? The guy that added twin turbos and S/C to Ferrari's and other cars. That guy did some crazy ish back then and really paved the way for Exotic tuning houses today.
Definitely rings a bell. The owner of the company I worked at at the time used a shop in Santa Monica, the name escapes me. He had them put 12 Weber carbs on his Countach. The acceleration of that car from 100 mph was unforgettable.
Funny story if you'll indulge me some more off topic excursions.
One day the owner and I had to go to one of our plants in San Bernadino and we took the 512. We were smoking by everyone doing 90 - 100 MPH having a great time. Of course some Smokie rolls in behind us and commands us to pull over. So, as the cop walks up to his window, my boss is on his cell phone. This is one of those early cell phones that came in a briefcase sized case. The "Mr. Important" phones.
So, my boss doesn't even roll his window down and is talking on his phone. The cop raps on his window and gives the "roll yer window down moron" gesture. My boss, with the balls of many bulls, looks at him and gives him the " give me a minute, I'm on the phone, idiot" gesture. Not to surprisingly, the cops jaw just dropped. My boss spent another 30 seconds on the phone, calmly rolled the window down, and said "can I help you, officer?" I've never seen a cop so red faced and pissed off. He wrote the ticket rather angrily and we dropped it down to about 80 mph for the rest of the trip and cracked up for the rest of the day.