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The "other" Exotic Car dealer/Newport Beach

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by Jet-X, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Jet-X

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    Dammit, can't remember the street (not Newport Boulevard, but on the other side of Hoag Hospital), but there is a "Auto Collection" or something to that effect, been there a while, gated non-descript corner building with an F-40, F-50, etc. inside.

    Anyone know anything about it.
     
  2. Bart

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    The rental place???????
     
  3. jordan747_400

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    Its actually a private collection. I believe Armen knows the guy so hopefully he can tell you more.
     
  4. Jet-X

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    No, not on Pacific Coast Highway.

    I think Jordan knows where it is. It's on Superior and I think Dana Drive.

    (should have mapquested earlier)
     
  5. Tipo815

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    It is a private showroom called JHS Collectors.
     
  6. Senna1994

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    Jeffrey, remember our old buddy Mike used to work on these cars.
     
  7. Jet-X

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    Sounds like another collection I knew in the Bay Area: The Dani Collection (guy that oversaw it was named Dane). Under one roof, 5 Daytona Spyders, fully restored; 2 F-40s; 2 or 3 288 GTOs; 1 original Cobra; few other cars.

    -brian
     
  8. TestShoot

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    I pass by there frequently. There are some good cars under restoration by some of the Newport Locals around town. That place you are talking about is on Superior.

    I usually hike over there from Tower Records rather than fight that cluster**** of traffic to go a block.

    That F50 has been spotted cruising around Triangle square, probably just to prevent the tank from settling.
     
  9. ag512bbi

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    First of All: MERYY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!
    The collection on Superior Blvd. Is owned by a guy named John Seroonian. He has a great Collection.
    TDF
    Ca. Spider (The last one built)
    Daytona spider (CUTTOP)??????
    F50
    F40
    275GTB/4 Comp.
    Testarossa 80's
    a few hot rods and probably i'm forgeting a few.
    They all are in great condition. His Detailer was my detailer at Newport Autosport years ago. He went solo and now works behind the building in which Seroonian owns. He is THE BEST detailer (by far!!!!!) and not really expensive. His name is Jose. If anyone needs his # let me know.
     
  10. jordan747_400

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    Was this his 275 at CC the other day? Beautiful car!
     
  11. Edward 96GTS

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    I've heard good things about the Marconi Museum. Open to public. On Industrial Way, Tustin.
     
  12. jordan747_400

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    Me too! Can you believe I live 10 minutes away from the Marconi, have known about it for a while, and still havent been? AHH!

    They aren't open today but I will give them a call tomorrow and see if they have any openings on Saturday. Maybe we can all head over after Crystal Cove.
     
  13. ag512bbi

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    Jordan,
    No it wasn't him. His is a Dark red Metallic. Jose usually takes them to the shows. Did you go to the show at Irvine Meadows in Sept.? His was parked next to the XJ220 Jag. I believe it has racing stickers on it.
     
  14. jordan747_400

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    Oh I remember his car! Here it is...I think thats Jose partly in the photo as well! Now that car was beautiful.
     
  15. ag512bbi

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    Thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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