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  1. Kenn Sakurai said,

    January 4, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    While I was visiting New Zealand for business, the counterpart of the Kiwi side company is the gear-head (they call as the petrol-head) and he told me the shops where they reproduce the cast replica parts which serves the job as the original. He told me to bring the worn out or the broken one for them to refer. So I sent the thing by air parcel post ahead of time to let them see whether it is possible to remake or not. It was the engine parts for the old Toyota and the shop did make it perfectly with even the old casting marks. Nowadays, there are resin with metal particles in it and does the job as the original. I’ve seen a shop making the parts with such resin and putting the steel bearings to add weight. The shop was forced to close by making fake exotic cars. Can’t believe there are people wealthy enough and have such cars for vanity and don’t pay much attentio, or don’t even have the knowledge to what they would have. BTW, when I was resided in England (long time ago) the next door neighbor’s wife was using the 330GTC for grocery shopping and making her husband upset. Well, it means the car was drivable for her for sure. Nowadays, I’m wowing with the car’s price of today’s market. I remember the Daytona at the used car dealer near Newport Beach, CA with the price tag of $16,000.
    330GTC and 365GTC are still my favorites.

  2. Jack Hawkins said,

    January 4, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    so long as you don’t find it in your bed….

  3. admin said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Only a gangster like you would make that comment Jack

  4. admin said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Thanks for the comments Kenn. It is amazing what’s out there both for capacity to make parts on a very small scale and the cubic dollars that affords this kind of service. Thanks for sharing your story on the GTC user, these are very usable cars and very few people use them enough!

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