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I had an interesting albeit short exchange on a social outlet the other day that got me thinking.

The owner had posted a photo of a drag car Countach with the ridiculous breadbox blower and big V8 taking up the front of the car. He then proceeded to propose the idea of reviving that and doing a new build with a dealer, presumably with another Countach or whatever Lamborghini variety. 

I kindly requested he didn't "ruin a Countach" and suggested a more appropriate platform to use the Vector. It was a gentle rib and poke, not to be taken as gospel, however, I was a little surprised by the response. Essentially it was "You do what you want with your cars and I'll do what I want with mine." And then in typical fashion "people" got "offended" by my notion of "don't ruin it".

Now, the above isn't the issue, just context. Anyone who owns a vehicle is free to do as they see fit and that's fine. BUT it did get me thinking about how people view their possessions.

I recognize that I'm in the minority here, but does anyone else feel that certain (for the sake of argument we'll keep it to Lamborghini) models should be preserved for the next generation of stewards?

We all will die at some point, and essentially everything we "own" will be passed along to another down the line. Whether its a family member or a liquidated estate sale.

Does anyone else feel responsibility to care and maintain these incredible machines (while enjoying them) for the next generation of caretakers? Let me be clear, I'm not advocating putting them in a museum and not driving them. That's worse in my book, but using them properly, keeping them running and maintaining them with proper care?

Open for discussion, no right or wrong answer. Just curious to see what some others might think on this.

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The vast majority of Lamborghinis are not exactly crown jewels. Do whatever you want, even if it makes you a douche.

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I think you also have to realize a lot of those people attacking you for feeling the way you do, are only doing so in an effort to suck up to Kris......  And their opinions are probably only molded by that....

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That guy takes the internet way to serious. 

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2 hours ago, porter said:

The vast majority of Lamborghinis are not exactly crown jewels. Do whatever you want, even if it makes you a douche.

:lol2: :lol2: 

I agree, and I wouldn't imagine a plain-jane Gallardo having the same significance as an LP400. I just hate to see something of significance being reduced to a living meme. Agreed though, owners can and should do what they want as it's their property. Even if it does make them a douche, lol.

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32 minutes ago, Kevin2772 said:

I think you also have to realize a lot of those people attacking you for feeling the way you do, are only doing so in an effort to suck up to Kris......  And their opinions are probably only molded by that....

Oh, I fully expected that. There are plenty there to kiss ass for "access" and "recognition".  I'm not losing sleep because of the opinions of sheep. ;) It's sure as hell fun to watch though! 

 

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On 6/12/2019 at 7:40 AM, porter said:

The vast majority of Lamborghinis are not exactly crown jewels. Do whatever you want, even if it makes you a douche.

Lamborghini owners you mean? I have been amazed at some of the people I have run across in 20 years of ownership. It's certainly

made me pull away from here and any other sites. Goes for Ferrari's as well. Money does not buy class, that's for sure. It's a good lesson

in life though.

 

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