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Was There A "Cove Thomas Motors" in Hawaii late 70's?

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  1. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    A Porsche Audi Ferrari dealer I believe. Late 70's, early 80's?
     
  2. WPOZZZ

    WPOZZZ F1 Rookie

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    Love Thomas. It was on Kapiolani Blvd, and iirc, it was where Uraku tower is located.
     
  3. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Was it Thomas or Cove Thomas?
     
  4. WPOZZZ

    WPOZZZ F1 Rookie

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    The dealership name was Love Thomas Porsche + Audi, not Cove Thomas or Thomas. I don't remember seeing Ferraris there, but they had a TVR, Jensens and a gorgeous MGA. Mom was smitten with a white 356.
     
  5. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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  6. WPOZZZ

    WPOZZZ F1 Rookie

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    What was the address of the dealership? Just wondering if my memory is still good. I keep thinking it was at 1341 Kapiolani, and as said before,that is now Uraku Tower.
     
  7. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I don't see an address
     
  8. WPOZZZ

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    Upper left of the receipt, right below the Porsche and Audi logos.
     
  9. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I'm sorry, what I meant to say was I can't read it on the TV.
     
  10. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    If they were a Ferrari dealer at the time they should be listed in the old dealer network book your car came with. Do you have that book?
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  11. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I do. I'll look tonight
     
  12. WPOZZZ

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    I thought you bought a car that was used on the tv show and was researching the dealership. lol
     
  13. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I would if I could find it.
     
  14. Tracy Thomas

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    The dealership Love Thomas motors was owned by my Dad Ed Thomas. He had a partner Mr. Love so the name Love Thomas! Any way he did sell Ferraris. He leased two Ferraris to Magnum PI. The address was 1341 Kapiolani Blvd. so you were right on that!! Fun reading all of this about the old days in Hawaii. Tracy
     
  15. WPOZZZ

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    Your dad had some cool cars there. My mom likes the white 356 with a lot of chrome in the engine. Dad liked the Jensen Interceptor. My brother got an MGB and my sister got an Audi Fox from there. I liked the old MGA and TVRs.
     
  16. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Cool!

    Glad I saw that on Magnum and asked about it here.
     
  17. Tracy Thomas

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    My Dad drove the Jensen Interceptor for quite awhile. He really loved that car even though it gave him a lot of problems!! My brother and I both got to drive an old mini cooper white with a red top. Lots of fun to drive. The engine was really loud!!
     

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