Last Call: Dually Lambo'd Edition

When you’re Italian industrial magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini and you want to go for a boat ride, you do it in spectacular fashion. That means a specially crafted Riva Aquarama powered by not one, but two 3.5-litre V12 engines originally meant for the 350 GT and when combined pumping out 700 horsepower. Yes, if you were Ferruccio Lamborghini, that’s exactly how you’d row.
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  1. P161911 Avatar

    Later they made a 7.2L V-12 for off shore boats.

    1. AlexG55 Avatar

      Wasn’t that also available in the LM002?

      1. P161911 Avatar

        According to Wikipedi it was.

  2. 0A5599 Avatar

    Even more spectacular in color.
    The boat was built in 1968. The engines would have been 4.0 liters by then instead of 3.5s.

      1. neight428 Avatar

        The time necessary for polishing wood and synchronizing carbs would pretty much require a career commitment.

        1. Tiller188 Avatar

          Well, it would for SOMEbody, but if you have the kind of money I imagine you’d need to buy one of these, you could probably afford for it to be somebody else.

  3. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

    So my wife and I are moving to Washington in June or July and we’ve been toying with the idea of selling her Honda Fit and getting her a different car when we get there.
    Reasons to sell it: It has lots of little problems with it, including two cracks in the unibody near where the hatch, roof, and d-pillar meet (one on each side), a quickly rusting exhaust system, loose bits and pieces in the interior, the front and rear bumpers are loose, any shields/plating underneath the car are missing (thanks to the many off-road adventures it has had when my wife, who is in the military, took it to ranges and from the many HUGE curbs here in lower Alabama), and other little odds and ends, including a perpetually musty/mildewy smell from the previous owner (who were pretty sure lived in the car) and from the leak from the cracks in the unibody (which I sealed up with silicon, but apparently not well enough).
    Reasons not to sell: It only has about 103k on it and is in great shape mechanically with new tires and a new alignment. We’d be losing about $2k-$3k on it thanks to the lower value down here in Alabama. I feel I have a responsibility to fix what’s wrong with it before unloading it on someone else. The hassle of buying another car. It’s really cheap on gas and insurance. The leisure of not having any car payments.
    What are your thoughts? I guess the biggest thing that scares me are the cracks, which I’d like to get fixed, but I don’t think it would be cheap to do (especially since they’re in an awkward place), and I’m worried they’d come back even if they were welded.

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      Do you really want to live in a rainy location with a daily driver that’s already leaky and musty, and showing signs of rust?
      If it’s worth $3k elsewhere, put it on Ebay with a buy it now price in that range and offer free shipping to the upper 48.

      1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

        That’s a very good point. I suppose I could leave it with one of our parents who live up north (where we purchased the car) where the value of it is a bit higher too.

        1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
          dead_elvis, inc.

          Counterpoint: drive it up here (I’m in Seattle – are you guys headed to JBLM?), fix what you can, advertise it honestly, and enjoy getting more for it due to WA vs AL. There’s a huge market here for high MPG daily drivers with meh cosmetics. Marginal rust isn’t a big deal here.

          1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

            My wife and I were just talking about that. (We are headed to JBLM, yes, and we’re pretty excited about it). We have a really good Honda dealership near us, so I might take it to them to get an estimate for getting the cracks repaired. If it can be permanently fixed for not much money then we may keep it since most of the other little stuff I can fix a little at a time.

  4. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Sooo not a river in Egypt.

  5. stigshift Avatar

    Do NOT listen to this without decent speakers. It is positively symphonic…

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