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R.I.P. Luigi Della Grotta

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  1. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    To think, it will now be 5 years that Luigi has passed on. It seems like yesterday.
     
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  3. Peter

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    :(
     
  4. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    Going through my archives, I came across an old article (in Italian) from when Gilles Villenueve`s car was at Luigi`s back in 91....or 92.

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    Luckily we have Ralph.
     
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    Wow, this has been a fantastic read.
     
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    Luigi was a character and a persona.
    Back then, his MO was part of his style and was part of the Ferrari mystique.
    Today, that style of sales and services, would not pass.
     
  9. Peter

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    At least not in the current Ferrari corporate world...
     
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    Met him twice. First time when I completed high school. Chatted with the Italian mechanics. This was on St.Catherine street. Second time was with a friend who was looking after someone's 308 GTB. This was at his new location. He was an older gentleman around 70 and talked up a storm.
    Amazing character.
     
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    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    No one left Luigi's place without a story.
     
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  14. bernardo66

    bernardo66 The Crazy Cat Man
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    Granted that the color combo is rare, that the mileage is uber-low, that it is a GTB and a "Luigi" car.
    But at 200K....it's a tad ambitious. I just checked their site....SOLD! :eek:
     
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    Bump.

    A friend recently gave me a local magazine from 1983, with the following ad.
    I believe that this car is still in Montreal, and often is kept at a popular local Ferrari independent shop.

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  18. robertgarven

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    I love the boxer lines.....
     
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  19. Peter

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    This may have been the car I saw when I first visited his place. It seemed like everytime I visited, there was a silver Boxer in the showroom...
     
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