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  1. Olivier NAMECHE

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  3. bb4635

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    Hi all,
    Can anyone provide documented info about a particular Islero (chassis #6009 - the Islero Le Mans - Rilly car) ?
    I had a particular interest in this car - historically speaking. But with nothing new progressing new infos coming out, I was wondering in case there is a specifical problem on this car ?
    From what I've understood, this car has been discovered, after many years of deep
    research by O.N., in 2009, then almost immediately entered in a restoration process - We are now in 2020 and I've just had the opportunity to recently see this Islero in a workshop here in France.
    Status of the car which is surprisingly today still in a "body-in white" (not finished) partially restored condition. Still not yet completed.
    Is there any reason explaing why this interesting car is still in such an uncompleted bare-chassis-restored status only ? after so much +10 years now restoration work ? Just curious what is the issue with it ?
    I personally like this car, and I'm impatient to see and hear again its exhaust/engine noise, physically, during a vintage race track event soon...
     
  4. Olivier NAMECHE

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    Bruno,

    You could have asked me directly....

    What is of your interest in fact ?

    I owned it since I found that "real barn find" , not a claimed barn find like Miura #5102" as discussed in another thread, after chasing it for 20 years untill 2008.

    9 years of ownership while I was also owning 5x Lambo at the same time, there was no hurry for that one, but its restoration has started directly in 2009 that I financed step by step.

    Back in 2017, I sold it to a good friend of mine who is continuing to restore it at the rythm he has decided... with other priorities... and I continue to give him the coaching he asked me to provide him.

    BTW, how long did it take you to restore your Miura ?

    The car is not "body in white", it is clearly body ready, already resprayed in the "rosso" that it weared at Le Mans 1975... looking at the picture, I still do not understand how you can declare another statut.

    They are many different reasons - not of your concern - for which that car is not a priority among a collection of close to 15 cars, as well as, the Covid situation struggles many people.

    One day for sure, you may hear it screaming at the Hunaudières, one day... I hope this clarification satisfies your curiosity !

    In case you still need details or info, feel free to PM me.




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  5. bb4635

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    Thank-You Olivier for your update.
     
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    is this color Verde Pallido?

    thanks,
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    Yes Verde Pallido
     
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    Olivier,
    Perhaps you can help me out? The color in your photo (your car, I presume) is the very light metallic green. Other "Verde Pallido" cars such as the one from the Petrolicious (#6492) article, show a much less subtle, brighter green, but are also supposedly Verde Pallido? Is this the light? Are there two "Verde Pallido" colors? Is the Metallizzato a darker color? I would appreciate any insight.
    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  9. Olivier NAMECHE

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    Alex,

    It is not my car, but a car actually restored for a client of mine.

    There is only one shade of Verde Pallido.

    The light of picture may change the shade on the pic.

    Here is the period pPg code : 2.443.543
     
  10. Olivier NAMECHE

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    Looking for a factory differential 10X45 or even lower if you have....
     
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    Does anyone have a drawing of the frame of an Islero S with measurements? My car had (at some point in the past) a small "bump" and I am trying to make sure the front area from the firewall to the radiator area are exactly correct. This area also (by eye) seems to "droop" or "go downhill" relative to the rest of the frame. It looks correct, but this is the only Islero we've seen with the wheels off, so it's hard to know. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
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    Also, we are trying to recreate our missing hood pad. If anyone has photos or, even better, measurements, I'd be grateful. We'd also be interested in buying one, either NOS or something usable as a pattern.

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
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    Exterior mirrors on an Islero, what is the correct version? I see all kind of mirrors on Islero's, therefor I ask
     
  14. Olivier NAMECHE

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    Mirrors were not fitted at factory, it was according to the exportation market, thus it was aftermarket mirrors...


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    Thank you. I'm considering buying an Islero. I have a long experience with '70 Ferrari's but none with Lambo's. I'm concerned about parts availability, how easy/difficult is it to find spare parts? Simple things like brake discs, pads, suspension parts etc. Exterior and interior parts?
     
  17. Olivier NAMECHE

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    very difficult to get parts interior and exterior, mechanically yes you can find, that's why marque specialists service them

    are you planning to buy a car to restore ? or with job ? feel free to share your selection !
     
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    I have seen a couple of cars "life", huge prices but poor quality. I'm looking for a car which is very well maintained with a rustfree body, good technique and complete trim in boot and interior. Oh yes, with a realistic price. Looking a internet asking prices are very high, but they don't sell
     
  19. Olivier NAMECHE

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    I have sold several Islero these last years, the last fully restored went for 370.000 € back in october.

    I have another one available for same quality, PM me your email address if you are interested.
     
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    I'm going to look at a beautiful Islero with a low mileage original engine. I know these engines have no valve seals, so i guess these engines will smoke a bit. What is 'normal' for such an engine with regard to visible smoke in your rear mirror and oil consumption?
     
  22. Olivier NAMECHE

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    If you wish, PM me to get details of the one you want to look at, I have the factory records...

    [email protected]
     
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