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What happened to ItalianAuto.com in AZ?

Discussion in 'Arizona & New Mexico' started by tifosi12, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    At the risk of a repost, I thought somebody in this regional section might know:

    Today I went on www.italianauto.com and it was gone. This used to be a website from AZ (?) where they sold a bunch of aftermarket parts and did amongst other things 308 to 288 GTO conversions.

    Anybody what happened? Did they go belly up?
     
  2. Challenge64

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    288 Conversions? Sounds like Jim Carpenters old place in Tempe?
     
  3. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    I think that's the place.

    They had all kinds of aftermarket parts, not just conversions. I had my eyes set on a bunch of stuff I wanted to buy. :(
     
  4. AZLambo

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    #4 AZLambo, Aug 3, 2009
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    A guy that lived near me (Butch Hooper, I think) bought all of Jim Carpenter's stuff, and kept the business going for a couple of years. I saw all of the body kits, parts, etc. that he had stored in a building in the back of his lot. He sold all of the stuff to a guy in Colorado a few years back. I don't know what happened after that.
     
  5. FerrariFrank1

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    I used to go there when I was out in AZ. Don't know what happened to him. He used to have ads every month in Hemmings, but no more. Hey guys, what's been happening? I've been busy out on the Farm. lol! You CANNOT put a price on peace and quiet! That is for Sure! My son who used to ride along with me is now 20 and a Junior in college. Can you believe it! Speaking of which, I can't believe that my login stuff still works here! Been many years since I visited old Fchat..Probably won't be a few more since I do again. LOL! Just stumbled upon the Italian Auto thread while I was looking for another F car. I hope that everyone is doing well! Even all of the jags that I used to piss off with my med induced rants! lol! Ok gotta run, take care all!
     
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  6. FerrariFrank1

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    Was hoping to get one of those 288 GTO body kits to put on a 4x4 chevy small Blazer chassis with a big ass motor with a blower sticking out and zoomies. Now THAT would be freakin cool!!!!! (as the Ferrari purists faint LOL!) :)
     
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  7. Ingenere

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    Looks like Frank is on another drug induced rant! :)
     
  8. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Say hello to your son. I remember him when he was riding shotgun in your lovely 308.
     

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